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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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4.57/5
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763 Ratings
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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:
#74
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
763
pDev:
8.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.94/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ead73
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.59/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kash2112
4.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Burgh1328
4.33/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of WTKeene
4.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nedster10
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rudzud
4.59/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.68/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.93/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.49/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.88/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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4.66/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.17/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed much more than I expected to. I'm one of those rare people who's not in love with the standard Oude Geuze, but found this to be much more approachable. That being said, I'd take the Golden Blend over this in a heartbeat.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

2012 version, at Lambik-o-droom. Slightly hazy dark golden color with creamy beige head. Aroma starts with hay, dry meadow flowers, unripe stonefruits and some lemon. Taste starts tart upfront with unripe fruits, but also with a fruit pits, seeds and skin bitterness. Hay and farmhouse notes throughout, funky but not too extreme. Light to medium body, dry, light to medium carbonation. A really well rounded gueuze, sour but quite easy to drink, funky but not cloying.

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 763 ratings
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