Oude Geuze
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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From:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
 
Belgium
Style:
Gueuze
Ranked #8
ABV:
6%
Score:
97
Ranked #486
Avg:
4.4 | pDev: 7.95%
Reviews:
822
Ratings:
3,089
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 12, 2024
Added:
Sep 27, 2002
Wants:
  469
Gots:
  803
This listing is for all vintages of the Oude Geuze, but not for bottles specifically labelled "Oude Geuze Vintage".
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Ratings by bark:
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

4.97/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Vintage 2004.

The colour is gold with a tint of orange; the liquid is almost clear. The two finger thick white head is airy and quite firm. Looks nice to me.

The smell is strong, sour, dry and earthy. I noticed notes of vinegar, fruits, minerals, earth and some roasted flavours (rubber?). It is complex and not as chemical as other gauzes that I have reviewed.

The taste is … Wahoo! It is very complex, but at the same time very pleasant and balanced. It is, of course, sour with notes of white wine vinegar, lime and minerals (iron, rust). There are also notes of heather, wormwood and bitter oranges. The aftertaste is surprisingly creamy with flavours of “Herbs de Provance” spice mix and bitter citric fruits. The bitterness disappears slowly into a flavour loaded with mineral and earthy notes. It is balanced all the way through.

The carbonation is very fresh with lots of small bubbles.

This is a truly outstanding beer and I am really impressed!
Aug 19, 2005
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.35 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Feb 12, 2024
 
Rated: 4.33 by Supper1

Jan 30, 2024
 
Rated: 4.47 by timmy2b from New York

Jan 08, 2024
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Reviewed by HattedClassic from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
The beer pours a nice white and lightly foaming head that dissipates quickly while the beer itself is a clear light orange color.

The smell is pretty good. It has a light apricot tartness to it with a rustic grain note and a tiny honey sweetness hidden underneath all of them.

The taste is wonderful. It has a wonderful apricot tartness with a subdued malt note underneath it and rustic smell as well.

The feel is pretty good. It has a light body with tickling carbonation and a dry finish. The acidity is fairly low.

Overall, this a really good beer to spend drinking the afternoon with.
Jan 07, 2024
 
Rated: 4.5 by archero from Texas

Jan 01, 2024
 
Rated: 3.71 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Dec 25, 2023
 
Rated: 3.79 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Dec 25, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by Nyoder

Nov 25, 2023
 
Rated: 4.08 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Sep 25, 2023
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Rated by robotic_being from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottled on March, 21, 2018.
Drank on August, 16, 2023.
Aug 16, 2023
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 375mL corked & caged bottle into my BeerAdvocate teku. Bottled 3/13/19; best by 10/26/39.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a light haze and a frothy but low head of ivory foam. Pretty.

Smell: a lovely and balanced combination of sweet, tart, and earthy. It has kind of a "savory candy" thing going on; it's really great.

Taste: bright and just a bit tart, with a subdued sweetness and a good, earthy maltiness. It many not be super complex, but it is very, very good.

Mouthfeel: light body with a light carbonation and a refreshing fizziness. Never having had this before, I don't know if that's typical for Oude Geuze; when I popped the cork it didn't seem super carbonated.

Overall: a delicious and refreshing tasty treat on this warm summer day. Very glad I snagged myself a bottle of this.
Jul 23, 2023
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I have even saving this bottle for a bit. It is 2019 vintage. Recently got a promotion so I wanted to celebrate a bit.

Really an excellent beer! Pours a bright golden yellow color with a fluffy white head and excellent curtain lacing. Smell and taste of sweet and tart appleas and sweet pears. Rustic, earthy and woodsy with a refreshing fruity finish. I wish I had another bottle!
Jul 11, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by Ushouldbeworkinh from England

Jun 20, 2023
 
Rated: 3.9 by Micheleliaaoun from Lebanon

May 03, 2023
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
(375 ml bottle, Blend no 52, season 18/19, bottled 13 Mar 2019, 6.6% abv; purchased single at Benash yesterday... decanted into my Chouffe tulip)

L: mildly-hazy, yellow-orange colored liquid; messy cap persists after initial pad decay... laces a little; looks dirty near murky

S: textbook: nutty lemon, rainy spring day, smutty penny, hints of rustic white bread and apple cider vinegar... the nutty breadiness increases as it aerates... peppery, onion spicy; note of sweat

T: green grassy earthiness lighting up front of palate; moderate cider-lemon brightness in the bottom-back of the palate... this morning it's still raining, and this perfectly compliments the aromas... aftertaste dry, vaguely bready, with the nuttiness of a mother... the finish has a lovely length and intensity

F: satiny spread, tingly tang, mineral twinge and parch... wheated bounce up front, sticky funk smearing, acid ting numbing the backs of my teeth, roof of my mouth... my sinuses are opening, view brightening... longing for more goat-licking sticky... textures/body seem broader, more bracing than other brands

O: a travesty I never tried this before; of course, I've hesitated getting their other brands, due to cost, and seeing myself getting carried away... might be my new go-to, when I get that hankering; solid. (2138)
Apr 29, 2023
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Rated by mehollin

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Took me back to Belgium at my first taste.
Apr 02, 2023
 
Rated: 4.34 by Taenim from Maine

Feb 10, 2023
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Fairly clear pour at first, it turned a little hazy as I could not properly leave out some of the stuff at the bottom of the bottle. There isn't much head to talk of, but a thin collar of bubbles shows it isn't a still beer. The nose is my favorite part, with a lemon spritzed tart nectarine impression with an slight cider vinegar edge and some light funky cheese. Combine those more acidic notes with backup scent of light cereal malt and even lighter herbal components.

On the lighter side with the mix of tangy sour and micro-carbonation leavening things. The taste isn't quite as complex as the nose, with a bit more of a herbaceous bitterness than I expected, at least relative to the tartness. The beer has an acidic component that pairs with this, for sure, but on my tongue, it seems to go for the sides while the lightly herbal wood tannin note takes up the middle. As it warms, the sour level slowly increases, pushing the more bitter aspect further back on my palate.

I loved the nose, and my enjoyment of the taste increased as I sipped. Glad to finally get to review this.
Jan 27, 2023
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Reviewed by LeBron_James from Canada (ON)

4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a straw colour. Looks beautiful. Nice head and good lacing is left over as it dissipates.

Smells of barnyard funk and that sort of sourdough yeast that you get on 3 Fonteinen lambics. Lots of fresh fruit character. Apricot, pear, some fresh apple, wet straw.

The oak barrel comes through nicely. Lots of funky fruit notes. Lemon zest, apricot, orange, intangible citrus notes, grape skin.

Medium body with a reeeally long and dry finish. The finish is great.

This is a fantastic gueuze. Always worth the price and so consistent.
Dec 17, 2022
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