Oude Geuze
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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From:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
 
Belgium
Style:
Lambic - Gueuze
Ranked #10
ABV:
6%
Score:
97
Ranked #493
Avg:
4.4 | pDev: 7.95%
Ratings:
3,061
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sunday at 11:40 PM
Added:
Sep 27, 2002
Wants:
  467
Gots:
  804
SCORE
97
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Notes: This listing is for all vintages of the Oude Geuze, but not for bottles specifically labelled "Oude Geuze Vintage".
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3.82 by Korbynlehr from Kentucky on Sunday at 11:40 PM
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3.96/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by NCSapiens from Indiana

Sour and yeasty apple funk.

Friday at 06:49 PM
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4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mushroomcloud from Texas

750ml corked and caged on 02 APR 19, best before date of 26 OCT 39. Opened 5-12-22.
Blend 62 Season 18/19. Good pop upon opening. Pours a thin white head with big bubbles, dissipates quickly but holds fast at a ring. Apple juice golden body with good clarity. Light funk in the nose along with a powdery perfume, sharp fruit, a vinous quality and what seems like it could be an aged hop aroma when swirled. Big acidity and a zesty grapefruit-like bitterness. Light body, soft mouthfeel and low carbonation. Long, acidic finish with a moderate bitterness. Very Good.

Friday at 01:18 AM
 
4.55 by ummswimmin from New Jersey on May 08, 2022
 
4 by scottyshades from Florida on Apr 29, 2022
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4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

12.7oz caged and corked green bottle. Label has bottling date as '3 MAR 19' and best before date of '26 OCT 39'.
Pale gold colored body, clouded by the last dregs. Brief white skim of a head but a partial cap is long lasting. No lacing.
Aroma is like perfume that fills the immediate area of the opened bottle and filled glass. Complex funk of leather, hay and general barnyard.
Taste is sour but overladen by the musty funk. Leather straps and hay fields. Tends to be dry in the aftertaste.
Slightly heavier than medium mouth feel. Great mouth coating and release from the drying. Very good carbonation.
Such a complex blend that yields a main nose and flavor but allows for and almost insists on digging deeper with each sip. With oak and tart fruit.

Apr 17, 2022
 
4.27 by not2quick from Missouri on Mar 31, 2022
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4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

375 ml corked bottle, 2017 bottle, best by 2037

pours a brilliant dark gold color, bright white head. aroma and the taste are a great balance of tart, mild funk, oak, touch of stone fruit. bit of acidity, but there is a touch of sweetness in the finish to balance it. thin to medium bodied, crisp carbonation.

Mar 19, 2022
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4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by morimech from Minnesota

Season 18/19 bottled 13 March 2019. Gentle pour resulted minimal head with a golden body. Aroma of mild funk, acidity, and some earthy qualities but opens up more as it breathes. The flavor is equal parts funk and sour. The funk is different than Brett in an aged Orval. This is earthy with a sharp grassy/herbal twist. Flavor of sour apple and grapes with a leathery finish. Minimal carbonation and a light body. I like more lively body in my sour beers. A complex beer that changes as it sits in the glass.

Feb 26, 2022
 
4.27 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington on Jan 17, 2022
 
4.04 by Chilmer from Iowa on Dec 05, 2021
 
4.26 by PDinunzi from New Jersey on Nov 22, 2021
 
4.53 by santig0nzalez from Paraguay on Oct 20, 2021
 
 
4.64 by Nyarko-San from Pennsylvania on Oct 04, 2021
 
4.05 by jak from North Carolina on Jun 27, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

Deep gold body, dull with haze, forms a fine white head with average retention.
Aroma is acidic, apple orchard, hay, relatively light.
Intense, mouth puckering tartness and acidity, like an unripe plum, granny smith apple; some oak character; the feel is sharp, with fine, prickly carbonation, yet paired with a sticky softness on the tongue - refined yet aggressive; dry finish, long on the palate with vinegar-like flavours.

The feel is fantastic, so lively, and the flavour is very good, though not as complex as I might have hoped. That said, it's meticulously crafted, and a benchmark.

Jun 27, 2021
 
4.35 by o29 from Texas on Jun 22, 2021
 
5 by blackcloud from Alaska on Jun 15, 2021
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4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by misteil from Ireland

16/17 vintage. this beer is bloody sensational. the balance between sweetness, sourness and wild funky flavours is perfect, it’s musty and funky and leathery and goaty, really oaky, pepper, walnuts, quite sour indeed, tart, acidic, vinegar, lightly bitter, sweet fruits, lemon, lime, lot of pear, some berry notes, slight white wine character, hint of caramel, lovely medium body, highly carbonated, super smooth, just a special beer, bursting with complexity and character while still being totally delicious, class.

May 23, 2021
 
4.71 by blisscent from Rhode Island on May 23, 2021
 
4.42 by JonB25 from Delaware on May 22, 2021
 
4.25 by Bum4ever from California on Apr 20, 2021
 
4.42 by kodt from Illinois on Mar 25, 2021
 
4.54 by Rothobinide from California on Mar 22, 2021
 
4.33 by Pinz412 from Pennsylvania on Mar 19, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

Rerate, 375 ml "champagne" bottle, from Vinmonopolet. ABV is 6%. Unfiltered, bottled 10/03/2008. Pours very fizzy. Cloudy yellow colour, big white head. Lovely farmhouse aroma, notes of fermenting fruits and spices. The flavour is very sour and tart with notes of lemons and Bramley apples, hints of spices, some hops in the aftertaste. Original rating: Sampled bottle, RBNAG 2007 in Grimstad, as 3 Fonteinen Beersel Oude Geuze 1999. Golden colour, large head. Funky aroma / mold, horseblanket. Nice sour flavour with oaky and farmhouse notes.

Mar 18, 2021
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4.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by KeithHartwig from Pennsylvania

Opened on 3-1-21. Bottling date 11-21-18. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: The first pour was crystal clear and gold in color, but by the end of the bottle, was pouring hazy as the carbonation roused the sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Thick pillowy and everlasting head.

S: Leads with lemon zest and a candy-like pithiness reminiscent of kumquat or candied orange peel. Some rose-like perfuminess through the middle. Cedar and a general woodsiness in the background.

T: Lemon, candied orange peel, and kumquat - all very pithy. The acidity is sharp at first, especially at the front of the tongue, but quickly mellows out into a tart/sweet apple and apricot flavor. There's an overripe melon funk that lingers. No barnyard, urine, or mousy character that I can detect.

M: Very lively and invigorating - the carbonation dances on the tongue and into the nostrils. Champagne levels of carbonation that carry the enticing aromas out of the glass.

O: This beer is complex, and hard to nail down. With each sip you are invited on a sensory journey, during which you try (and sometimes succeed, but mostly fail) to associate the flavors and aromas you are experiencing with past food memories.

Mar 01, 2021
 
4.16 by AD17 from New Jersey on Feb 14, 2021
 
4 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 10, 2021
 
4.25 by Cmm1985 from Nebraska on Jan 21, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DrBeergood from Ohio

L: Reddish golden in color, like an apple cider. The cork had a good pop, middle carbonation, yet the nucleation is intense, similar to a nitro brew. Unfiltered.

S: Sour apples. Powerful and unique.

T: Sour, tart, astringent. It's complex--Many different flavors wash over the palate, at different times, throughout the glass... It is unfiltered and has the classic unfiltered Belgian flavor, it tastes organic like leather or hay... It's not exactly an intended flavor... What you're supposed to do is after you pour, let it settle for roughly 7 minutes, it will dramatically improve the flavor.

F: Like warheads candy, it begins extremely sour and ends sweetly and smoothly as your palate adjusts.

O: The schtick here is the long fermentation process, with bottle conditioning as a bonus. The longer the process continues, the more residual sugars are converted to alcohol, increasing tartness and dryness. The addition of unmalted wheat slows the enzymatic process, meaning despite it's long fermentation time, it retains a token amount of residual sugar. I would bring a bottle of this stuff in any situation where I would normally have champagne.

Jan 15, 2021
 
4.27 by SG_H44 from Korea (South) on Jan 01, 2021
 
4.51 by Rhetion from Florida on Jan 01, 2021
 
4.76 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Dec 26, 2020
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5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by dcotom from Iowa

I am unapologetically all in on this one. Poured cold from a 12.7-ounce bottle into a crystal goblet, since it seemed appropriate. Clear, pale golden color, with a couple of fingers of thick white head. Good retention, great carbonation with a steady stream clouds of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Wonderful aromas of fresh-mown grass, clover, tart apple, and a hint of wild yeast funk. These are present on the palate as well, along with some pleasant bitterness lingering on the crisp finish. This instantly brought back memories of the Zwanze Day festivals I attended pre-COVID, where I was able to sample offerings from several world-class lambic/geuze breweries. This was the 2017-18 blend. A little spendy, but well worth the splurge. I hope to be cellaring a few of these if I can still find them.

Dec 24, 2020
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2.71/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
by ChristopherCurtis from New York

Appearance: Cloudy light orange with golden hues, champagne-like carbonation. No head or lacing.
Smell: Sour, wet hay, granny smith apples, lemon zest.
Taste: Caustic. Sour crab apples, white wine vinegar, almost medicinal.
Feel: Flat. Thin, puckery, sharp, acidic.
Overall: Just not a fan.

Dec 14, 2020
 
4.24 by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania on Dec 07, 2020
 
4.48 by DvdP from Netherlands on Nov 27, 2020
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