Drie Fonteinen Doesjel | 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:
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Added by weeare138 on 10-26-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
397
Reviews:
162
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
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108
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82
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Photo of Stevedore
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml cork and caged bottle, dated 5 March 2015. Served in a tumbler glass. Pours a clear, darker copper body, like a clear dry cider; not a single bubble comes up for air, as expected. So obviously there is nothing to retain or create any lacing. Smell is mildly muted, slight cidery sweetness, touch of cobweb. I think the carbonation needs to be there to bring out the aroma. That being said, the flavour is pretty nice. Light cidery sweetness, light funk, touch of green apple, pear, oak and moderate acidity. Easy drinking. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, not much carbonation. Slight oaky bitter finish. An interesting take on the regular Oude Gueuze, and it gives me an appreciation for the beer itself without the carbonation.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.93/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

'06 vintage

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of breadwinner
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I always thought of this and Cantillon GCB as the same, though I realize this is, in fact, geuze, a blend of different year lambics, rather than the 3-year which comprises GCB. That said, tasted side by side, there's definitely similarities, not only in the stillness (though Doesjel does display the lightest touch of carbonation), but also in the ability to pick out all the distinctive elements of lambic. This is a touch richer and sweeter than GCB, with more funk in the nose and perhaps less acidity on the palate. It feels a bit decadent to me, whereas GCB felt delicate. And yet, they strike so many similar notes. Both are a refreshing change of pace from the more overt and forward (though equally delicious) notes of geuze. A real treat.

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Photo of Brewski
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrenihan
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The cork comes out without a pop, and no head results from the pour. The nose is very nice. A mix of funky yeasts, berries, lemon and other citrus. Lovely- you can just keep smelling this beer.

The flavour is very good, but not nearly as remarkable as the smell. Fairly sour, with a lemon flavour, along with wheat, light fruits, oak and a slightly dry, funky finish. There is a fair bit of sweetness here that offsets the dry funk.

While obviously not unusual for this style, the lack of carbonation does result in a body that feels rather thin. I think it would benefit from a bit more activity. That said, it goes down smoothly and is very inviting to drink.

Overall, a really good beer, which is no surprise given its origin. Very complex. You have to allow the beer to sit in your mouth for awhile and explore what is going on. Lovely.

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Photo of epyon396
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothman
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 bottle. Obviously still. Golden color.

Lots of funk. Lemon acidity. Sour. Cobweb and basement musk. Very classic 3F flavor.

No carbobation. Light bodied.

Very enjoyable. Easy to drink. Unique.

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Photo of bobv
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xdtfx
3.44/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BartS
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with no head. Aroma has sweet malt and honey, some farmhouse funk and lemon notes. Taste starts malty but you also get immediately hit with lambic sourness. Finish is quite bitter and dry. Light, dry body with low carbonation. Quite good but not one of the best from 3 Fonteinen.

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Photo of anteater
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into a matching 3F geuze tumbler. The brew appears copper in color with a thin white head that fades slowly leaving stringy lace.

It displays a wonderful citrus zestiness overtop classic 3f funk, slight oak and plenty of earthen brett. The taste has almost a mandarine rindy bitterness, more citrus, earth, oak and lasting fruity qualities with a slight alcohol tingle. Long into the aftertaste is a flavor reminescent of sweetened grapefruit juice.

This is medium in body with low carbonation. This is classic, timeless and so easy drinking/enjoyable. A mistake/lazy bottling or not, i wish i could get this by the case and cheap. I really prefer the low/lack of carbonation as it really lets the beer character shine and has a much more approachable level of tartness without any carbonic bite.

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Photo of Farnswurth
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2006

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Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikexw
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Drie Fonteinen Doesjel from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
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