Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This listing is for all vintages of the Oude Geuze, but not for bottles specifically labelled "Oude Geuze Vintage".

Added by rastaman on 09-27-2002

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pDev:
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4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StormAles
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Duncian
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cgwami
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Frudel
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge tasting yesterday where we cracked open a vertical of Oude Geuze from 2010 to 2017.

First part was blindly and we had to guess which vintage was in which glass, which was a fun game!

My favorite were:
2010 (Big time dusty and layers of complexity that reminded me the series "Oude Gueuze Vintage")
2014 (Reminded me Golden Blend 2014 that I completely love)
2013 and 2015 (Vigourous and bright, lovely years)
2011 (Did very well too, easy drinking)

2016 and 2017 weren't that bad but didn't shine (need more time aging?)

2012 was the less appreciated, was it because of a bad bottle? Might be? (I got wet wood notes in there)

A very nice experience, doing it blindly is the best too!

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Photo of Montanabeerz
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received from @Bum4ever in NBS BIF #8. Cork & cage 12.7 oz bottle. Blend # 55, season 16/17, bottled 30 Oct 17, BB 26 Oct 37. Opens with a resounding “POP” and an initial burst of thiols. Reviewed 11/4/18. Thanks Josh!
Stored at 42 degrees and served at 45 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 50 degrees.
Appearance – 4.25.
Body – Light amber, slight (non-chill) haze.
Head – Large (Maximum 4.3 cm, controlled center pour), off-white, medium density, fizzy, rapidly gone leaving a two mm ring and no layer.
Lacing – None.
First pour – Light yellow, clear.
Aroma – 4 – After the initial burst of what smelled suspiciously like butanethiol, the nose shifts to more gentle aromas of organic acids and vague fruity esters.
Flavor – 4.5 – Begins very dry with organic acids, predominantly acetic but there seems to be a hint of tannic as well. Unfortunately, this is over quickly, leaving only faint stomach burn, ambiguous in source since the alcohol level is too low to cause it and the pH of the stomach is too low to be affected by the pH of the brew. No alcohol (6.5% ABV), no malt, no hops, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 4 – Light, watery, lively carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 4.5 – An excellent lambic, a real treat for my taste buds.

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4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rangerred
4.77/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jroof1
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2014 vintage.

Look : One finger white head, hazy orange body.

Smell : Sharp lemon, orange, mild funk, burnt rubber.

Taste : Same as above, but with wheat, tangerine, very mild stone fruit, a note of apple. Very complex for a gueuze.

Feel : Medium body and carbonation, tart but not sour, balanced finish, medium acidity.

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Photo of Samact
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peterpunk15
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Naugled
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Season16/17 bottle dated 05 April 17. Blend #28. Blended with lambics aged on 6 different barrels, originating from wort of 9 different brews. Wow. Pouring from a 12.7 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. This beer pours out an amazing shade of medium orange while being bright around the edges. It formed a thin white crown that disippated quickly. As soon as the cork popped, I smelled the beautiful funk, a dank and musty smell. My wife asked if there was a skunk hit outside, then looked at me with a beer in my hand with a devil look. If that gives you any idea. Putting my nose into it, it adds a fruity tartness. The taste comes in with an almost burnt and funky fruit element. It's almost like burnt resin/piney mixing with fruit like tart peach. I love that burnt aspect and it makes you think for a second of smokiness. The mouthfeel is tart and dry. This is an amazing treat. Such a complex brew. My favorite I've had in quite a while.

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4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of silverblaze540
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Hazy amber, 2 inch white head that dissipates quickly; active bubbling.

S - Sour cherries; citrus; wheat.

T - Sour grapefruit and wood.

M - Medium body without much burn.

O - Really good sour.

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Photo of JOBEERFB
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gcasher
4.77/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I picked up this bottle while camping in Stowe, VT at Hill Farmstead. It was delicious. I couldn't see it since my wife and I were drinking out of tin coffee cups. It was your typical funky yeasty Belgian lambic, but the flavor profile was incredibly complex. I have no idea how to describe it other than the flavors changed over time like waves passing over the tongue, each as enjoyable as the last. We both loved it and highly recommend it.

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Photo of BeantownBrews
4.61/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Simon212
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fudanchu
4.92/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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