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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#243
Reviews:
741
Ratings:
2,789
pDev:
8.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.7/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Vinatage 2010. The beer is dark golden with amber traits, slightly hazy, a rather frothy head leaving good lacing.

The smell is musky and earthy, stable, wet dirt and concrete.

The taste has rather much initial sweetness, fruity and fresh, then sour rhubarb and vinegar - but rather modest, some concluding grape peel bitterness.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, rather thin but refreshing body with a slightly dry finish.

Refreshing, and good with mature cheddar, a rather small body, maybe sampled too young.

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Photo of chickenm
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of MacStinson
4.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brez8791
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Crosling
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rustic peach skin in color, with a signature, gigantic 3F froth. The nose is at its best when you let the enormous head fall, to about 2 inches (and what a falling, I might add.) It’s very expressive at that point, compared to a full huge froth, which doesn’t reveal much, or a small, filmy head, which is still pretty vibrant, but not quite as expressive. It releases a very fruit filled aroma with hints of apples, orange and grapefruit along with an unbelievably woody scent which hints of freshly cut, burnt and white wine stained wood and a touch of leather. The flavor is so fruit filled, almost like a platter of full, gummy fruits or a packet of fruit snacks, with easily detectable notes of peach, nectarine, and grapefruit and perhaps a light hint of apple. All supported by a very firm maltiness, a clean, yet approachable tartness and an extraordinary wood barrel character. Wow, what artful balance. Armand is the man. It’s amazing he can choose a blend between Girardin, Oud Beersel, Hanssens...etc...and come up with a blend like this. While I find some gueuze unexciting (Frank Boon’s Oud Beersel and Franks Boon’s lambics in general), some a bit harsh (A few of Cantillon’s offerings; Fou Foune, Gueuze, although I do love some) and some a bit plain (Hanssens), I find Drie Fonteinen unbelievable almost each time. It’s all about his balance. This lambic reminded me of how much I love Gueuze.

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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 Chuckdiesel24
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Devman171
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from 2012, pours clear yellow with white head. aroma is funky hay and grass with a light sharpness. Taste is mineral funky and sharp tart finish, excellent

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JamFuel
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Inglewood
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of shehateme
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of wonothesane42
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gordavidson
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of FreshHawk
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy golden-orange honey color with a large, foamy, rocky white head with pretty good retention leaving a thin, patchy layer of lacing and some sticking to the glass.

S - Tart and sour lemon, apple and grape along with a touch of acidic vinegar aroma. No too heavy on the vinegar aroma for the style though. Also a strong yeast and barnyard funk present. A touch of grassy and mineral aroma in the background.

T - Starts with a tart and sour lemon and apple flavor. Just the slightest acidic taste comes out. Mid sip has a strong sour lemon come out with hints of yeast and a little funk. This then gives way to a more sweet and sour fruit taste. Strong grapefruit along with some apple and pear and hints of apricot and peach. Obviously lemon and some lime are still quite strong. The are sour and mouthwatering and a little puckering, but the also have a fairly strong sweet kick. The sweet sour mix is somewhat like a very sour candy as the sweetness isn't dominant, more of a background taste.

M - Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Very juicy and mouthwatering feel. A little puckering as well and a touch creamy.

D - Pretty drinkable beer. With the almost absent acidic flavor and the slight sweetness, the drinkability is pretty good. The juicy, sour, mouthwatering taste keeps me reaching for some more to drink.

Notes: Best before 03/03/18. Nice fruity and lightly sweet Gueuze. Mix of sour and sweet, but the sweet is subdued. A lot of lemon, apple, grapefruit, and other fruit. Well balanced, and complex. Really enjoyable sour that is worth trying. Right on the border of world class.

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4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jampics2
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer #2 of my 2010 Winking Lizard Beer Tour.

A 330ml bottle poured into a goblet and hoisted to 3F the very day of "the announcement". Good luck with the new direction and thanks for all the wonderful beer over the years.

Opened with a crazy loud pop. Pours a cloudy gold.

Smells of barnyard funk and sour apple. A bit of wood and leather too.

Taste is great. A wonderful initial sour and total lacto funk. Apple skin and oak. Some lemon as well.

Super carbonated, nice body. Feels good in my mouth.

Very drinkable and enjoyable. Really great sour!

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

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of thierrynantes
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer bootle (37,5cl/2006 vintage), tasted in 2008.
Appearance : Orange yellow color, without any foam head and sparkling ?
Smell : On the nose it is fruity (apple, pear, citrus, lemon)
Taste and mouthfeel : In the mouth it's sour. Bitter notes. Aftertaste is dry.
Drinkability : a very good beer, complex and refreshing in the traditional gueuze style.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 2,789 ratings
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