Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: 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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#252
Reviews:
751
Ratings:
2,867
pDev:
8.18%
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Photo of FosterJM
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

235th review on BA
bottle to pint
375 ML C/C Bottle date of 12/10/09

1st Gueze so bear with me.

App- A soft orange with 2 fingers of head after the other foam had run out of the glass coating my sink. A very nice fun beer to pour after seeing the Youtube.com videos.

Smell- All I got was yeast, funk and some tart.

Taste- It's super wet on the taste but dry on the finish. It's very tart. This is an amazing thing to taste. So different. So unique. So gentle and assertive at the same time. I can see why so many people chant Belgium as #1.

Mouth- It's got my lips tingling. My tounge is dry and my mouth says WTF did I just drink. A nice low/medium body with a high carb level.

Drink- I think one is enough for me. Working my way to appreciating the outer styles is hard on the palate.

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Photo of Ihadbeer
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coorsy
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grohnke
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a giant billowing off-white, tiny-bubbled head, which holds remarkably well. Near clear pale yellow/gold. Effervescent.

Bright ripe green apple cider, lemon rind, light barnyard funk, leather, and a mild oak.

Tastes of apple cider, squeezed lemon, and oaky wood. Light malty sweetness. Balanced acidic characteristics. Finishes extremely dry, and clean. The aftertaste is lingering oak, tart, and grapefruit.

Light bodied, and high carbonation. Delicately soft and airy, champagne-like mouthfeel. Moderately mouth puckering.

Outstanding! Well balanced in all aspects. The aftertaste is prominent, long lasting mouth puckering tartness that is a perfect grand finale for such an exquisite beer. Also, the mouthfeel puts this beer over the top for me.

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Photo of Agold
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 12/11/10

Opens with a nice pop and pours with a huge white billowy head. It recedes to about a centimeter of denser head. There is some foam that remains on the side of the glass, but not much. Bright and clear straw color. The carbonation is quite visible, lots of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is bitter lemon rind, and tart green apple, a bit of musty, mild oak, but not much. Flavor is really nice, light, refreshing, tart, apple, citrus rind, mildly horsey. Mouthfeel is extremely light, almost champagne like. Refreshing, light, dry, and effervescent. Overall this beer is outstanding. I really enjoy this gueuze, on par with if not better than cantillon.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice hazy coppery Amber color. Aroma is very sour and you get notes of oak. Flavor is very tart with notes of the oak barrels and a nice fermented flavor. Is so tart it's borderline metallic but not bad. Has a very nice mouthfeel. Overall really good.

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Photo of frasergrove
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2012 bottling. Clear body, with tiny bubble - pale with a medium sized head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is smooth - sweetness, earthiness, nuanced wood phenols. Taste is crisp and clean, medium high acidity reminiscent of orange and lemon. Taste lingers a bit, but is quite enjoyable. A delicate and delicious brew.

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Photo of papat444
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 375ml bottle, bottled 15/11/2012, best before 15/11/2022.

Glass fills with foam, loads of beads of carbonation stuck in a nice gold body, very effervescent. Smell is tannic, apples and herbs. Nice mix of sweet and tart in the flavor, apple peelings and sour apples also. Very much enjoyed this treat.

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Photo of snowmageddon
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TomMorris
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cosmicevan
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to drabmuh for hooking this up in the growler BIF. 37.5cl...1/12/2010.

a - opened the corked n caged bottle and filled my stange. brew poured a hazy transparent yellow with a darker core. steady visible, champagne like carbonation could be seen racing to the thin bubbly white head. the head fizzled away within a minute leaving just a skin on the surface and a thicker ring of bubbling fizziness.

s - very even and balanced sweet and sour. limes over lemons. some grassy almost saison like orange peel, but over sweet tarts. really really nice smelling. this beer might change my thoughts on the sour universe.

t - BOOM what the nose was to sweet and sour balance, the taste is not. i took a huge gulp expecting a much sweeter brew and got almost knocked out with a sour mouth puckering punch. very grassy. finishes VERY dry. the middle is soft and sour apple. there is a lot going on with this beer.

m - starts off with a burst of mouth puckering and then a blast of prickly fizziness finishing with a grassy dryness.

o - overall, the smell is the show on this one and delights me. as i sipped the brew, i found myself digging the other aspects more, but the dryness is a bit much for me. i love the smooth middle tart before the dryness settles in. i look forward to exploring more in the style and nod my head to you drabmuh for the intro!

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Photo of frlrv1020
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of IpeeA
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CowsandBeer
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Bruery tulip. Bottled on 12/05/2012.

A: Produces a huge rocky white head. Thin and sudsy with a pale gold body. Very thing lacing but a good thick cap of head hangs about.

S: Lots of bright citrus fruit up front, white wine and a juicy lactic tang in the middle. Toasted oak with a musty, dirty brett hanging around.

T: An acidic, citric sourness with lots of white whine tartness leading into some apple vinegar and stinky cheese. Rounded out with oak barrel and lots of old wood and musty hay. Lingering acidity with a dough maltyness.

Mf: Crisp, drying and effervescent. Great drinkability. Despite the sharp flavors you keep going back for more.

O: One of the better geuze I've had. Lots of those really bizarre funky and sour flavors that only come from a lambic. Very easy drinking and enjoyable. Worth the cost.

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Photo of groleau
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonada
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottled on April 27 2010. Served in a Russian River stemmed glass

Appearance: Golden yellow color with less than a finger of soapy white head, which dissipated quickly to a thin collar. Slightly hazy in the glass with quite a bit of visible carbonation

Smell: Lemon, vinegar, oak, musty basement, barnyard, grass, green apple.

Taste: Acidic lemon juice, lemon rind, quite a bit of barnyard funk, white wine grape, a bit of lactic sourness in the finish/aftertaste. Overall sourness is medium.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp mouthfeel. Carbonation is bordering on high, but works well for the style. Finishes dry.

Overall: Really good gueuze. This is one of the classics for a reason.

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Photo of ark57
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1999 Vintage - It pours a dark gold with some orange tint, but it is a bit too hazy to look nice. Of course the look of this beer is by far the worst characteristic. The big head even seems to dissipate too fast. The aroma is musty, barnyard, apple, and lemon zest. I am salivating already. The sourness is big and up front, then the horseblanket coats my tongue before the honey and floral notes that fade to a dry yeasty finish. An excellent gueuze. I can't wait to try the other vintages that I have stashed away.

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Photo of dasenebler
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml, lot 10/12/2009.

Lightly hazy, apple-juice gold with a frothy head. Lots of effervescence and decent retention.

Aroma is pungent and excellent. Cidery, funky, and fruity with notes of sour apples, strawberry and citrus rind.

Flavor is dry and very tart. Funky, musty and earthy notes are complimented by a citrusy flavor. Less fruity than the aroma. There is some bitterness both from the hops and the wild yeast funkiness. Reminiscent of acidic white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc. Mouthfeel is fluffy and soft with very high, champagne-like carbonation. For those who can handle the sourness, this is a very refreshing and drinkable beer.

I enjoyed the Drie Fonteinen Gueuze very much. I am no expert, but I found the other classic examples of the style (Girardin, Hanssens, etc.) smoother than this particular Oude Gueuze.

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Photo of bennetj17
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on January 22, 2004. Appears hazy, and the color seems to alternate between a bright orange and yellow. The carbonation is subtle, while a nice ring of foam lingers about the edges. The aroma is beautifully sour, with notes of lemon, and peach, plus an oaked vinegar spice. Behind the tart fruity esters there is the faintest hint of cherry sweetness coming through in the background. The intitial taste is a blast of sour, woody funk. The sourness is pretty intense but does soften some after a few sips. The finish fades somewhat with a dry cheese-like touch. Nice flavor, but lacking the mix of fruits evident in the aroma. The mouthfeel is light and smooth, with semi-sharp carbonation. This is a very nice Gueze and one of my favorites, not that I have tried many. I particularly enjoyed the nose on this one, and if it were available in my area I might get a few bottles and cellar them...

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Photo of Brewski
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shagator
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
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