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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Honing | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
20
pDev:
3.99%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
1
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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.12/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle. Hazy orange with a big fluffy white head. Very foamy. Smells of a soft oakiness, a bit of citrus, dried grass, and carbonation. Tastes of oak, citrus, lots of carbonation, slight sweetness to the malt flavor, but it isn't honey. Sourness builds into the back end. High carbonation, but it isn't tingly. Medium body. This reminds me more of regular Oude Geuze than the Armand & Gaston that it is labeled as.

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Photo of kitch
4.67/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A 750ml bottle at 3 Fonteinen lambik-O-droom, 2015 vintage, bottled on 12th January 2015. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A clear dark orange, copper colour with a three finger off white head that had great retention and thick stick lacing.

Aroma: Funk, grass, hay, lightly sweet honey, light herbs and lemon peel.

Taste: Sour, funk, lightly sweet, grass, hay, lemon peel, sherry vinegar and light berries.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.

Overall: Another amazing lambic by 3 Fonteinen. Just so enjoyable and relaxing to drink.

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Photo of xtonytx
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of halo3one
4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HopBelT
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of DVMin98
4.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mig100
4.32/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dleiner
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Honing. Bottle from lambic-o-droom.

White head. Lace golden orange color.

Deep 3f funk and minerality. It tastes much older than it is. Lemon citrus and wet oak. The honey is honestly hard to find. It is a bit sweeter but not much.

This reminds me so much of ogv. Very nice. Just nothing different (which is fine). Well done.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of chippo33
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Fux
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a blend of 1 year old and 2 years old lambics fermented with linden honey. Honey is added during the cooling at a temperature of around 80°C.
Sampled at LambicOdroom, generously offered by Werner. As far as I understand, this should be available for on site consumption only in a near future.
A: Pours the same as the regular oude gueuze except for the foam which is really impressive, vivid, massive and long lasting.
S: No honey from the smell, but the flavors from the regular oude gueuze. I don't get either the fruity flavours from the Armand & Gaston, whereas it's made with 3F lambic only (though it doesn't contain 3 years old lambic). Yet, it has the mineral signature from the best 3F blends. Also very funky.
T: Taste is not very different from the oude gueuze either, rather the same on steroids. It's strong and bold, long lasting with some bitterness on the finish (it's not very sour for the style). The taste highlights hay, barnyard, minerals and light citruses. There is not a single trace of residual sugar in the taste.
M: The mouthfeel is exceptional, with a rather vivid carbonation and a creamy sensation on the tongue and palate. The body is very strong for the style, but the beer is perfectly refreshing and dangerously drinkable (I don't know the alcohol content which I suppose must be higher than the oude gueuze, but it's not perceptible).
O: Very good beer and funny experiment. It seems that the lambic has eaten all the sugar from the honey, not even letting the flavors of the lime honey come through but the result is an oude gueuze on steroid with an impressive mouthfeel.
We had a '12 OGV just after that (which is an excellent vintage), and it seemed somehow watery after the honey lambic!
I'm glad 3F now has the ability to start new projects with its new location in Lot. I hope I will see other experiments like this one in the future!

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Honing from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 20 ratings