Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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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

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738
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132
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
8.65%
 
 
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3.67/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ogv 12 375ml on 172207

Pours a clouded amber color with a small, soon disappearing head, which is unusual for 3F's Geuze, which normally stays coated by a fluffy lacing the whole time.

Smells of oak, sweeter blue cheese, stale malts, earthen mushrooms and a wet cellar quality. The typical 3F funk settles also in, together with a nice lemon zest sourness, softer than on their regular Geuze. Leans heavily on the oaken barrel with an intriguing sweet and sour interplay on top.

Has a soft mouthfeel with a pleasant complexity to it, amped up by an effervescent finish, holding the sourness in balance.

Tastes aqueous, almost flat, with some wood bark and muted toffee malts. Turns more wooden during midpalate with an uncompromising lemon tartness during the finish. The beer ends utmost dry, with a lingering lemon zest tartness, revealing mushrooms, mold and cream cheese.

Actually, this appears less balanced than the regular Geuze, especially next to A&G the OGV is just not as complex. Its late sourness is almost too much to take, overpowering everything else, with just a crisp lemon appearance cutting noteably through.

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

Photo of DraftDaddy
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mad3air
4.19/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pletser
4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
4.69/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2010

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Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The regular Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze is rock solid. This is definitely a notch above when trying them side by side.

2012 375 ml bottle.

Everything is heightened with this vs the regular Oude Geuze. Brighter smell and flavor. Awesome Geuze.

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

Photo of beefbucket
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rabbott2
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 batch drank on 5/13/2017

golden yellow with limited carbonation. smell and taste are funky, hay, barnyard funk, pretty tart, lemony, and some tart apples. great feel, easy to drink and pretty tart.

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4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of unclekeith
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.16/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

2008 vintage.
Pours amber with small white head.
Aroma has funk, hay, green apples, wet cellar, lemon.
Taste is lemon tart, green apples, dusty, moderate funk.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2012 vintage poured into a snifter. Pours a deep orange body with a pretty frothy off white head that reduces fairly quickly to leave a small ring of lacing.

Aromas are potent and forward, apparent the second it's opened. Heavy funk and wood, ripe cheese, cedar, musty basement, citrus and orange zest, tangerine.

On the tongue it's super tart with lots of lemon and barnyard, hay, yeasty funk, citrus and orange rind, finishing crisp and dry, leaving a woody, oaky, barrel flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel is easy, crisp, medium-light.

What can I say, this was one of the best Gueuze's I've ever tasted. I would drink this every day if I could.

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

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4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love 3F, and feel no other lambic producer comes close to their quality and complexity of gueuze.

The OGVs I have had fall short of A&T, but are decidedly more interesting than regular Oude gueuze (even older vintages of regular Oude gueuze).

I have had OGV '07 (oxidized and flat due to artificial cork), '08 (huge funk and fruit), '12 (brisk acidity and wonderful mouthfeel - may become the best of the bunch with time).

All are world class with significant funk and complexity. Wish they weren't so hard to obtain!

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

Photo of sfr26
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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