Drie Fonteinen Doesjel | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by weeare138 on 10-26-2007

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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Photo of stakem
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
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 ricke
3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Orange color, slightly hazy, with a very small head.

S: Fruity with lots of funky notes and some acidity.

T: Quite a mild taste. The flavor is tart with some added sweetness. Mild fruit notes of lemon and green apples. Hints of wood. Rather clean character. The finish also clean with a very gentle bitterness and mild tartness.

M: Medium body, basically no carbonation.

D: Good, but slightly uninteresting.

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Photo of weatherdog
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

375mL bottle split with my wife before the Super Bowl

It pours a very still looking apple juice/cider looking beer, no head which conforms to the still nature of the beer.

A huge dose of funk with lingering acid apple. Not a burning acidity but firm nonetheless. a little bit of sulfur on the backend.

The beginning of the taste is surprisingly watery and mellow, after an initial wateriness and nice mellow acid character comes through with some green apple at the backend. It's really not terribly puckering or offensive and much more mellow a beer than I would have thought from a 5-6 year unblended lambic.

Mouthfeel is smooth and perfectly in line where I expect a still beer to be. Because of the reduced perception of sourness it it very drinkable and actually approachable to many beer fans regardless of carbonation level. I'm just starting to get into still lambic and have a handful. I really love the style and this one stands out as one of my favorites.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled Feb 23, 2006

Pours into my glass a deep harvest orange with good clarity and as per the style no discernible head at all. Cork was quite a workout to get out. Aroma is big on the funk with barnyard and old oak all over the place. Mellow sweet crisp malt with sharp acidic tones. Vinegar mingles with light fruit scents. Bright and wild.

First sip brings big wood / oak tannins upfront. Hay and barnyard funk flowing around with lemon juice and puckering citric accents. Mild malt sweetness midway through with an acidic finish and lingering oak. Tartness wins in the end and develops more so as it warms.

Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp with just a mellow tingle of carbonation as it flows down. This "sleepy" lambic is pretty tasty and the only other beer I have to compare this to is the Cantillon Loerik I drank a few years ago. Overall, it's fun to drink a beer like this that shows off another aspect of brewing and the variations that can occur. I wonder what 10 or 20 years in the cellar might do to this!

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Photo of Marc33
5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of kingcrowing
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Corked and caged 37.5cl bottle from 23/01/2006 poured into an oud beersel glass.

Pours a very clear light amber wutg a very small head that fades. Nose is all wet horse blanket, funk and sweet malt.

Taste is VERY tart, over the top almost - it's mouth puckering the whole way down but every sip makes you want more. It's a very slow drinker but every drop is awesome and it gets better as it warms.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


Zwanze Day 2011
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Stone Brew Co.
Escondido, CA

Clear gold and light amber body. Thin sheets and spots of lacing mess the glass.

Bright, explosive tart and sour aroma: tart citrus (lemon), pear, grass, earth, and strong sourness throughout.

Taste follows the aroma very similarly: huge sour and tart character, lots of lemon, earth, rock, grass, and lots of funk. A pleasure, though not quite as good as the classic.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

A delicious gueuze, though not quite as good as the classic.

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Photo of mondegreen
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12.7oz bottle into a stemmed Cantillon glass. Bottled on 2/23/2006.

Pours a hazy orange with no head at all. Very attractive hazy color.

Smells funky. Barnyard aromas waft up from the glass. I can tell this will be a wild one.

Taste is pretty funky, too. Pretty sour with funky grape flavors. Hard to describe unless you are familiar with the style.

Mouth is flat, but it says it will be on the bottle. No carbonation at all none. Fits the flavor just fine, though.

Drinks great. More like a funky white grape juice than a beer. I really like it, even sans carbonation.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of glid02
3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Tower on Piedmont in Atlanta.

Pours a hazy orange juice color with a thin head that dissipates almost immediately into nothing, leaving no lacing.

Smells of tart citrus fruits with good amounts of funk. The funky aromas overtake everything else as the beer warms.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though the funkiness overpowers everything else from the beginning. The ending is very dry.

Mouthfeel is what it is - it's slick with very slight carbonation.

Drinkability is alright. The mouthfeel, even though it's made this way, detracts from the drinkability, as it's just too tart and the carbonation doesn't mitigate anything.

Overall this is a decent beer, but I just can't get past the carbonation. Still, it's worth a try to see for yourself.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

(served in a chalice) bottled on Feb 23, 2006
A- This beer has a clean orange body with a faint density. Not a bubble or head in sight.
S- The slight musty horse hint is all that comes through in the smell.
T- The tart pucker start gives way to a dry grapefruit note with a slight woody note and a grapefruit zest finish. There is a light tartness that lingers and the acid note hangs on the tongue. There is a light iced tea note that comes through as it warms.
M- This beer has a watery texture that is pretty flat with no alcohol heat and no real astringency.
D- This beer has no carbonation at all, a little would help a lot. The astringency is soft and the tartness is pretty mild but not much supporting flavors.

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Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ggaughan
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle samnpled sitting at the bar at Delirium in Brussels. I had previously purchased a bottle of this in Antwerp but have had it cellaring. The beer poured a clear golden body with a medium white head. The nose was a bit funky, earthy and had hits of wood. The taste was more of the same from the nose. The beer was tart, dry and had definite notes of oak and maybe even some smoke. Very interesting beer and another hit from Drie Fonteinen.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

apple juice cloudy appearance, no head whatsoever.A very mild geuze vinegar aroma. A malted masked taste that fills the mouth over time, with mild fruit and vinegar. Very easy drinking, controlled tartness and refreshing. Lemon and apricot, and no carbonation. Stomach warming.

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Photo of jh1982
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of tylermains
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of MADPolo
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
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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Drie Fonteinen Doesjel from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
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