Geuze Cuvée J&J (Joost En Jessie) Blauw (Blue) | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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Geuze Cuvée J&J (Joost En Jessie) Blauw (Blue)Geuze Cuvée J&J (Joost En Jessie) Blauw (Blue)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 05-15-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
214
Reviews:
91
Avg:
4.64
pDev:
6.68%
 
 
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Photo of cpetrone84
4.8/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Re-reviewed at Akkurat next to millennium, blauw, and other main players. Pour is golden yellow, hazy, thin white head with big gentle bubbles. Very light funk, paper and dusty cobweb, salty and rindy with light hint of soap. Golden fruits behind, sour and citrusy, fantastic balance. Flavor actually falls off slightly, still great. Dusty, salty up front with cheese rind notes and lots of mineral mid palate. Good golden fruits, rather bright and nice level of sourness. Light body, soft palate, highly carbonated and nice dry finish. Such a great beer and still holding up incredibly well, had several bottles throughout the trip and each was great.
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Big thanks to Kevin for sharing this at the Epic tasting where he, Frank, and Jeremy really shook the groud we sat on with insane beers.

A-dark hazy golden amber color with orange edges and tons of a tight creamy head with a spotty lace.

S-the nose brings a yeasty funkiness with notes of an earthy mushroom and cheese. a lemon tartness comes in towards the back.

T-the funky earthy musk is right up front, notes of aged cheese and chardonnay, tart white grapes, soft peaches, with a touch of sweetness. acidity comes in at the finish with the lemon from the nose.

M-great feel, a little grainy, huge carbonation with a crisp finish and solid body throughout.

D-extremely tasty with the highest utmost complexity. subtle flavors ranging all over the map but truly working together. couldn't drink a ton of this; but this is insanely well done.

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Photo of hooliganlife
4.57/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pour was golden orange, nice fluffy white head. built up quick and just stuck there.

nose was very interesting. along with the cheese and funk was a mild berry aspect. picked up very faint blueberry and lemon. nice old oak. stunning nose.

very tart with the help of light lemon and sour berry. cheesy and funky with a strong old barnyard presence. a fair strong oak and musty flavor through the finish which helped the dry bitterness.

fairly carbonated with strong bite. very dry and bitter.

delicious, worthy, amazing.

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Photo of bsuedekum
4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Bobbydigi
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of MrFootstones
4.67/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a slightly hazy bright golden color with a big bone white head that settles into a decent foam cap.

Sweet, tangy fruit. Berries, citrus, and slight peach. Dirty, stanky, horsey funk. Ancient oak barrels. Slight enteric raunch. Old, potentially past-their-prime hay bales.

Humongous funk and cheese. Tangy fruit and mild fruity sweetness. Lingering musty oak. Lemons and underripe stone fruit. Old forgotten barns with lots of hay and cobwebs. Oddly, but not unpleasantly, lactic cured artisan salami lingers in the finish. Cedar like spice arises as it opens up.

Highly carbonated, pretty spritzy, leaves your palate scrubbed as if with a Brillo pad, what with all the acid and tannins.

One of my favorite beers I have had. Fantastic stuff. I am a fan of this intense funk.

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4.5/5  rDev -3%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of dmsohyea
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of nathanjohnson
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jerz
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of WeisGuy
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
4.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Drank this superb blended Geuze on many occasions with more to come!

Hazy reddish orange with a huge two finger bright white head, leaving a light film and thin wisps of lace down the glass; perfect!! Aroma is typical Armand geuze with the funkiness you expect from his Lambics. Barnyard, horse blanket, lemon peel, sour apples, drying oak tannins, and a bright acidic tartness; it doesn't get much better than this. I could savour this aroma for hours without a taste from the glass; very complex! Then comes the taste with a nice lemony zest but balanced with other fruit like sweetness and hints of oak and earth and of course funky barnyard, horse blanket, and just the perfect touch of tartness. Mouthfeel has light tannins, delicate, nuanced and well balanced with a nice puckering aftertaste that leaves me drooling for more.

Personally, this once in a life time Geuze is second to none; Fantastic!!!

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Photo of stx00lax
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of starrdogg
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Ineedabeerhere
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ChaseT
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jh1982
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of SourNotes
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of JAHMUR
5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of DaveJanssen
4.72/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750 split two ways at De heeren. Poured into 3F geuze glasses. Served at celalr temp. Reviewed 19 June 2011.

Ar: Fruity, berries, dirty funk, barn, straw/hay, good sourness, tropical fruit, cherry, woody, msty/earthy, definitely has the 3F fdirty funk.

Ap: Mild haze orange amber, thick off white head, great retention, lace

T: Sour, strong lemon, grapefruit bitterness, hay, tart fruit, green apple, strong grapefruit rind, very grassy/hay oriented, very complex, tropical fruit, cherry, berries, dirty barn character comes out with time, goaty, complex earthy/musty/woody, strong pithy citrus, earthy blackberr (blackberry, overripe blackberry, dusty old deaad vines, young green vines) strong bitter and sour up front, fades to more fruity, ends with strong earthy with blackberry, lingering hay and barn.

M: high fine carbonation, slightly puchering acidity, warming acid, pithy bitterness at end

O: Unique, nice fruitiness, very complex, not as dirty in the taste as in the aroma, very good, long finish, not as dirty/cheesy as other 3F geuze of similar vintage.

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Photo of popery
4.92/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Notes from 6/4/19. Huge thank you to cpferris. This was one of the best beers that I’ve ever tried. It looked great - hazy, yellow liquid with a surprisingly nice head. The aroma was fantastic - complex, sour and earthy. In a good way, it smelled like old books, lemon peels and acorns. Lots of oak and sour were apparent. The flavor was possibly even better. The sour wasn’t overpowering but inviting and interesting. It starts with sweetness and acidity but finishes quite dry. Great funk. Gentle feel. An absolutely excellent gueuze. More notes from 6/2011 BA BA tasting at GHS. Once again, I loved this beer. It's got some of the best funk that I've come across. It's just a wonderfully complex gueuze. Lots of lemon, horse blanket and subtle forest-like aromas. Great stuff. One of my very favorite beers.

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Geuze Cuvée J&J (Joost En Jessie) Blauw (Blue) from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
4.64 out of 5 based on 214 ratings.
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