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:
#71
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
770
pDev:
8.32%
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4.74/5  rDev +3.7%
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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Review number 2900. Big thanks to JLindros for sharing this with me in honor of his 5000th review. 2004 Vintage.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden copper hue with a good one finger white head that fades to leave good wisps and lacing.

S - Aromas of huge acid notes, excellent cheesy barnyard funk. Excellent almost grapefruit like aroma, hay, very fruity. The beer just pops with Drie Fontain.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, really good acidity with excellent funk. Really good barnyard funk nice cheesy funk. The fruity notes are excellent with good grapefruit citrus notes.

M - Mouthfeel is lowly carbonated, a bit slick.

O - Overall this was a very good Belgium beer, excellent funk. Really glad I got to try this beer!

Serving Type: Bottle

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4.19/5  rDev -8.3%
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4.49/5  rDev -1.8%
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4.88/5  rDev +6.8%
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4.64/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Review 5000, holy Shit, never expected to get here, a huge number, incredible.

Bottled 8/04/2004, don't remember how I got this

Pours light fizzy head that fades fairly quickly, hazy orange slight amber color, and even has good lacing.

Nose is incredible, basically the epitome of everything good about gueuze, some horse blanket funk, cheesy funk, big tart fruit, sour acidic funk, aged lactic acetic acid, an acidic citrus grapefruit, kiwi berry fruit, aged funk, just yes!

Taste is very tart, tons of grapefruit rind, super bitter funky fruit, big farmhouse funk, horse blanket, cheesy funk, big vinous grape skin, tons of funk, great gueuze typical Drie Fonteinen at its best. Finish is dry big funk, little flemmy and acidic, fruit, grapefruit.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lighter carb though, typical acidity flemmy

Overall just ridiculous, I'm so glad I got to drink this. Wish I could make this into a candle and candy to smell and suck on all the time.

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 770 ratings