Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze VintageDrie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage
BA SCORE
4.57/5
755 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:
#75
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
755
pDev:
8.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of dasenebler
3.97/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL, Vintage 2006, from notes on 3/27/11.

Pours a clear strawberry-blond, brilliant for the style. The head is small and wispy.

The nose is pungently funky in a woody, resiny way, along with some earthy and plastic-phenolic notes. Excellent.

Huge tartness is immediately revealed. Borderline harsh sourness is near Cantillon territory. The fruitiness comes mid-palate, with apple, grapefruit and sour cherry notes. Oaky barrel flavor is apparent, and the finish is acidic, dry, and bitter. The mouthfeel has surprisingly low carbonation, so this drinks almost like apple juice. Really, really sour and funky apple juice that is.

I don't know about this one. It was quite the complex sour experience, but I was expecting something smooth and refined with all the age on it. I enjoyed the standard 3 Fonteinen Gueuze more. Worth a try, it might be your thing.

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Photo of dcisco44
3.98/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Metalmonk
4/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought this in Brugge, Belgium, September 2006...it is indeed the Oude Geuze Vintage. I could only hold out a full year before popping the cork.

A huge fluffy head that looks lighter than air sits on top of a coppery gold teaming with bubbles which are almost champagne-like in their hyperactivity. Gobs of sticky lace at first, but that falls away to minimal lacing after a bit.

Aroma reminds of good white wine, vinous and musty, dried fruits and sharp sourness...like the most decadently stinky cheese. You gotta love the funk to enjoy this.

Flavor is sour white grape, moldy cheese, leather, yogurt. Tart and puckery finish, like intensely sour apples and very young white grapes. It completely coats the mouth, and if you can feel your way through the intense puckeriness, you'll find it on the more buttery side, with modern carbonation to keep things alive and kicking. That coating had me spitting off my deck a couple times, to clear my mouth for the next sip...maybe that's not the idea. But it did, and I'm not really a spittin' kind of guy.

A love for stinky stuff (beers, cheeses...socks?) helps. As has been said a zillion times before, this style is an acquired taste, but Drie Fonteinen stuff can be counted on to see you through. Enjoyable and unique...I only wish I would've bought at least one more bottle.

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 755 ratings
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