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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This listing refers ONLY to beers that explicitly say "Vintage" on the label. These currently date from 2002 onwards, and feature either the red label ("Nightlights" by Felix de Boeck) or the word Vintage printed directly below the words Oude Gueuze as in the profile picture.

This is NOT for old vintages of the standard Oude Geuze.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#74
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
763
pDev:
8.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.65/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.99/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMikeWBuckley
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beast464
4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrfehon33
4.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaulFox
4.83/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ChrisG523
4.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jmonah3
4.63/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AndrewPalmer
4.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dleiner
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had '14 and '03 750ml, '08 and ' 12 375ml and '04 Magnum on 10/7/2017 at Drie. '08 was the best, followed by '04, then '03, '14 and '12 was last although it was a great beer

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4.9/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of edthehead
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Was a 2005 bottle

Look was a nice hazy typical geuze color.

Smell was funky and sour

Taste was very low carb, very sour, nice mouth feel very smooth funky notes in beginning to end. Little flat on the taste but was a good flat taste with oak and age coming through.

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Photo of Shogun250
4.16/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375 ml 2005. Maybe it was a little long in the tooth. Funk and apple juciy on the nose, not that sour but smooth. Still terrific mouthfeel. Had side by side with Whalezblood by Crooked stave and I thought that had more sourness and complexity. This was like an old funky cider that was just a little tart.

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4.9/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Side-by-side at Lambik O Droom. All of them had that signature green apple and barnyard funk but I'm gonna focus more on what distinguishes them from each other/from typical bottles of Oude Geuze.
2003 OGV: orange-gold color, full and thicker body, plenty of carb, old and musty, huge brett pineapple, shellfish notes, super unique and absolutely delicious: 4.9
2004 OGV Magnum: bright and well-balanced. Apparently the bottles had a lot of off flavors originally and they were thinking they would have to dump these bottles. They held onto them, and I'm so glad they did. Totally turned the corner: 4.8
2008 OGV: tons of funk yet relatively mellow compared to the rest, smooth and absurdly balanced: 4.9
2010 OGV: super balanced but the least interesting of the five: 4.75
2012 OGV: Paint and drywall, smells and tastes like a new townhome, incredibly cheesy. In-your-face flavor: 4.8

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4.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Marius
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle at the brewery, 2012 vintage. Hazy bright orange with a thin white head and visible carbonation. Notes of peaches, apricots, barnyard funk, lactic acid, mineral components, salt, macerated apples, grape vinegar, light apple cider. Medium body with high carbonation and a sour and refreshing aftertaste. Delicious.

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4.93/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2008 ogv

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Photo of kevanb
4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, 2008 vintage, poured into a Drie Fonteinen fountains tumbler glass. Enjoyed on 1.28.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a hazy and cloudy copper color, big foamy white head, good retention, great lace clings to the glass. The aroma is super frunky, excellent expression of that distinct Drie funk that is so earthy yet citrusy and complex, lightly floral and herbal notes come forward with oak, green aged hops with some soft wheaty grain. The aroma is super bright and delicate, a really excellent display of what Drie is capable of. The flavors are excellent as well, great funk, dry dirty leaves, musty oak, bright citrus and an excellent floral character lingers well with some soft grain. The mouthfeel is great, very lively and crisp that coats very well with a tart and dry finish.

Verdict: A stunning gueuze from Drie Fonteinen. Excellent complexity, beautiful expression of funk with tons of depth bringing out nuances of fruit, oak, spice and grassiness, really delicious and special stuff.

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4.93/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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