Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary) | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary)Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary)
BA SCORE
97.6%
Liked This Beer
4.46 w/ 83 ratings
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary)Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by baggio on 02-12-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
83
Liked:
81
Avg:
4.46/5
pDev:
9.87%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
8
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of kevanb
4.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, poured into a Drie Fonteinen "3" wine glass. Enjoyed on 1.28.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a nice copper color, light amber that's cloudy and hazy with a huge off white head, great retention with spots of lace. The aroma is super funky, a bit minty with dead dry leaves, loads of barnyard and horseblanket with light spice, wildflower that ends up being a bit herbal as it warms up with wheat and old grain and hops, exceptionally fragrant. The flavors are wonderful, super dry and funky, lots of barnyard character, stale grain, aged hops offer some green leafy character a touch of citrus. Wildflower bouquet builds as it warms, a bit herbal and minty with a nice lingering mineral water character. The mouthfeel is nice, lively and crisp with zippy carbonation, coats well that's smooth and easy with a tart finish.

Verdict: An awesome gueuze, quite lively and fragrant despite the age. Complex and refreshing, the minty character is unusual but it subsides as it warms and the balance feels more natural. Definitely a real treat of a beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.01/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle shared on 7/20/15 in a blind tasting

This bottle really fell short in comparison to it's counterparts. Which really isn't fair, BUT, this bottle was clearly over the hill. There was barely any odors on the nose, and the taste was muted. Sad that it was only a shell of it's former self, but happy to have drank!

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4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.93/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.3/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.26/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers The Festival 2014 held at Crafted in San Pedro, CA.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, lemon, acidic, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with sour lemon, funk, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that still has awesome sour and funk qualities all around after 16 years in the bottle.

Serving type: bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.7/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of jegross2
2.16/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Reviewing the 50th Anniversary Oude Gueze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen out of Belgium.

Score: 40

1998 vintage bottle served in a Kuhnhenn snifter and enjoyed on 02/11/14. Big thank you to Paul for sharing this bottle.

Appearance: Pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head off the pour that settles to a thin layer. Good lacing, above average retention for the style. 4/5

Smell: Minty Clorox bleach, a little lemon and ample feet funk. This is not what I was expecting...not terrible, but not good. 3/5

Taste: BLEH! More lemon and less bleach than the nose, but substantially more feet funk and blue cheese, followed by a little bit of that mint. There is a very faint tartness, but this nose is mostly just lasting funkiness with a minty cleaning product twist. Quite unpleasant, and difficult to drink. I drain-poured at least half of my glass. 1.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, nice heft for a gueze. Medium carbonation. Light tartness, tons of funk that coats the palate. 2.5/5

Overall: This beer was simply terrible. All funk, no real tartness. We drain poured over half of the bottle. What a waste.

Cost: $350 for a 750 ml (aftermarket prices).

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary) from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 97.6% out of 100 with 83 ratings
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