Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze VintageDrie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage
BA SCORE
98.1%
Liked This Beer
4.57 w/ 746 ratings
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze VintageDrie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage
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:
#73
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
746
Liked:
732
Avg:
4.57/5
pDev:
8.53%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
925
Gots:
135
Trade:
14
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Photo of emerge077
4.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Mark for sharing, and to Dan for hosting :thumbup:
Quick review from written notes, 2008 vintage.

Bright saturated golden orange, spotty lacing around the edges, visible carb trails rising in the glass. Foam subsided rapidly.

Mineral and sulfur traces in the nose, wet hay, lightly funky.

Sour grapefruit, lemon pith, bitter woody tannins towards the end. Clean and crisp, very smooth with a bone dry finish. Body is supple and full at the same time. Overall this was nice to try, it seems like a case of emperors new clothes, but it's a classic Drie Fonteinen gueuze all the same.

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Photo of thewimperoo
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of SourinQns
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of obiwan_k3n00bi
4.25/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Gushue3
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of deekyn
4/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of allouez86
4/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Smarty_Pints
4/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of blabaer
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of thatisgrossman
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of ATabs
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of dcp27
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of spicelab
4.26/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375mL bottle, 2008 vintage. Shared 3 ways and reviewed from notes.

Vigorous pop with corkage. Pours a heavily clouded apricot with a respectable white head that falls at a moderate pace to a collar.

Thick and meaty aromas of grapefruit pith and sour pineapple shaken up by a wild floral, herbal streak contributing big heather and dandelion notes. Hefty blue cheese contingent. Stonking nose.

Beefy green capsicum, brutally tart lemon and grapefruit pith, blue cheese, ground coriander and sage.

Thick, chewy, almost chalky texture with tingly carbonation doing little to mitigate the heft. Finishes with a very earthy tartness.

Aggressive and formidable gueuze. Not for the faint-hearted and very impressive.

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Photo of mtrog313
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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

Photo of chinchill
2.25/5  rDev -50.8%

Photo of MWolverines66
3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Devman171
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of iamdariusstone
4.25/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of hombrepalo
4/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Jeffo
4.22/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Recently shared at sour day by rvdoorn and papaeugene. Thanks again for a wonderful day guys!

From a 75cl bottle into a wine glass.
Bottled 13 April 2002

APPEARANCE: Pours a big, fluffy, white head with good retention. Gamboge orange in color, hazy, with medium levels of carbonation. A ring remains until the end but leaves no lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Funky and acidic with tart lemon citrus notes, green apples, barnyard, hay, as well as some leather on the nose. Very nice.

TASTE: Funky, moldy, with lots of tart, lemon citrus flavors and sour green apples up front. Lots of smoky leather as well, with a good dose of acidic sourness and tart citrus fruits lingering on the palate. Soft and very well balanced, with lots of funk and slightly acidic sourness.

PALATE: Lighter body with higher levels of carbonation. Airy and bubbly on the palate, goes down okay and and finishes puckering. It calms and becomes creamier as it sits, turning into a smooth treat after a while.

OVERALL: This is really fantastic stuff. The feel needs a few minutes to calm a bit, but the overall quality of this aged gueuze is excellent. Well meshed and balanced flavors highlighting both the funky and acidic sourness sides of the style. A real treat and I'm happy to have had the chance to try this first vintage. Thanks again guys! Was another great sour day.

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Photo of marine1975
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Jpepe08
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of LockeSD
4.25/5  rDev -7%

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 98.1% out of 100 with 746 ratings
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