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
Ratings:
736
Reviews:
131
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
8.63%
 
 
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924
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4.95/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.37/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BNarc
4.62/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of amano_h
4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2005 vintage, 37.5cl bottle from In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst (Lennik, Belgium)

Damp, musty basement, mushroom-y, cheesy funk, but with more intensity than the regular Oude Gueuze upon first whiff. An unexpected wave of honey is also mixed into the initial gueuze-y funk, with some tart lemon nearby the end as expected.

A lot more acidic than I expected, and more notes of vinegar than the regular Oude Gueuze. Here's the kicker -- it's surprisingly sweet. The tried and true oak, funky cheese, and leather flavors follow. Wow I must be a goddamn masochist to enjoy these kind of flavors in a beer.

Medium body, well-carbonated, and dry to the bone on the finish; my lips did pucker quite a bit toward the end, but not as much as it would with American Wilds.

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4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was lucky enough to stumble upon this one at a recent share in San Francisco for the Super Bowl! Tough to track down but worth the wait! Nice and tart yet very drinkable!

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4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.42/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2005 vintage

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4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.99/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.95/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

375ml bottle from 2010 vintage drank in Nov 2015. Drank at room temperature and poured into a 3F stemmed glass. Hard to imagine an improvement on the regular Oude Geuze from 3F, but this one delivers. Everything is more subtle and complex than the regular and there is a much deeper golden color. I'm really glad I was able to pick this one up from 3F. Could easily drink only this beer for the rest of my life.

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4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.02/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
4.52 out of 5 based on 736 ratings.
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