Oude Geuze Cuvée Armand & Gaston | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Cuvée Armand & Gaston is a geuze released in 2016 that consists only of lambic brewed by 3 Fonteinen in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The oldest lambic in the blend is some of the first lambic brewed on the new 40-hectoliter brewing system installed in the same year.

Added by cultclassic89 on 06-11-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#172
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
456
pDev:
5.32%
 
 
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38
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Photo of T_Hass
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eppie82
4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Season 16/17, Blend No.17.

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Photo of Holderness
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very slightly hazy straw body with a nice white head that retains and laces well. Definitely very funk forward with all the nice barnyard, hay, horse hair, etc. Tastes are largely the same. I much prefer sour styles that lean more funky and less acetic, I guess Brett? Clean, refreshing, crisp mouthfeel that pairs wonderfully with most food. Somewhat pricey in Belgium but not wallet busting

89/100

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Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of steverx8
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MephistosCafe
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrismattlin
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Buck89
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass. Fairly hazy golden amber color with a large white head. Oak barrel and funky aroma with diesel fuel. Faint lemon and floral notes. Fairly tart on the palate. Lemon and citrus mixed with oak and vanilla. Huge earthy funk with petrol. Dry clean finish. Light on the palate. Outstanding beer.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fehrminator
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of driftlessbeer
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChittyChambers
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sbrock22
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Damian
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 25.4 fl. oz. corked and caged bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Bottling Date 10/14/16
Best Before 10/26/36
Blend no 1 • season 16|17
Served in a Drie Fonteinen gueuze tumbler

Review #1650

Very dramatic appearance. Even with a careful pour, a gigantic, rocky, bright white crop of foam rose above the nearly crystal clear, medium amber body. The head slowly dropped to a bubbly film. A patchy wall of thick, sticky lacing coated the glass.

The nose was fantastic. Really crisp and bright. Uber powdery and dry with strong yeasty notes. Lots of dry, oaky barrel character too. Some musty funk and barnyard notes were also apparent. As the head does down, the must and funk intensified. The aroma eventually displayed a Brie cheese-like quality.

The flavor was also terrific and perhaps a bit more balanced. Nice bready, Pilsner malt backbone on the front end. Super crisp, lemony and bright in the center. Tart but not excessively so. Hay like too. Big, dry, oaky barrel and woody notes appeared on the back end and crescendoed in the finish. There was a surprisingly strong, lingering earthy hop character as well.

Terrific frothy, fluffy mouthfeel. Medium-light bodied for the style. The liquid contained a fairly spritzy, somewhat aggressive effervescence that turned creamy and slick on the palate.

While this is a fantastic gueuze, it still lacked a bit of the deep earthy funk and overall depth I was hoping for. Even though this bottle had two years of age on it, the hoppy notes and the overall brightness suggested that this would likely stand up well to extended aging. If I manage to procure another bottle, I might throw it in my cellar and forget about it for a very long while.

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Photo of safaricook
4.09/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I got assemblage no 18. of the series with a blend from 4 different barrels. the old lambik was brewed with darker malts.
Hence it pours a sparkling clear light amber colored body with a 2 finger head that dissipates to a layer of fine bubbles.
Aroma has some woody notes, typical geuze funk, leathery, restraint not too expressive
dry, tart, woody
strong prickling carbonation that is building throughout the sip and forms a refreshing unity with the tartness towards the end then succeded by anstringency and puckering dry mouth. body is maybe a bit fuller than your usual Geuze

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mcrawford
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rcjennings
4.24/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cemos
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vutoq
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cgwami
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gbiello
4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnlatona
4.23/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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