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

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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
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
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127
Gots:
8
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a wine stem. Enjoyed 12/7/2013.

Pour is a deep orange with a billowing, 3 finger off white head. Lots of retention and lacing. Smell is a deep musty funk up front, with some lemon, and a floral touch. Taste is a bit subdued on all accounts. Nice lemony bite, cobwebs, hay, and mineral funk, but with the same floral aspect, and a touch of mint on the finish. Drinkable, and only a touch dirty on the back of the throat. Medium dryness. A privilege to try this one, but I think it falls short of other geuzes of similar age.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle at Akkurat, date hand-written on the back of 21 Nov. '98, poured into a gueuze glass.

A- Pours a cloudy apricot color, topped with a huge, billowy white head, leaves nice lacing.

S- Incredible. Has a great damp, earthy, woody funk, along with a nice amount of honey aroma (got the same thing from Lente), sweat, there's a bit of mint as well, along with a ton of hay.

T- Has a lot of the same things going on as in the aroma, nice damp, earthy funk, more noticeable mint here, as well as a chalky mineral water flavor. Lemon and pear fruitiness and lots of acidity.

M- Medium-bodied, very high, spritzy carbonation, which usually I hate, but it works reasonably well here. Finishes very dry.

O- This was a very enjoyable beer with a really outstanding aroma. This has held up really nicely over 15 years. I'll be interested to see how this compares to some of 3F's other beers from the same period.

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary) from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
4.36 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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