Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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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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Ratings:
2,729
Reviews:
728
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
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4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.99/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 375 ml bottle (December 5, 2012) to a geuze glass.

A-The beer poured golden clear (I did not pour the entire bottle). A fat two-finger head of white foam had great retention and left some chunks of lace on the glass as I drank it down. Carbonation was very active.

S-The aroma is tart with heavy notes of malt vinegar and a little sweet tart sweetness. Some oak creeps in with a pretty mild funk. Just a little cheese smell beneath the sour vinegar. A touch simple.

T-The taste is also heavy on the malt vinegar flavor. There is a lot of acidity going on with flavors of green apple and lemon being prominent. I also pick up some grainy malt, but this beer is on the drier side of average. The taste has less oak than the smell would suggest.

M-The body is lighter than average with a carbonation that is soft and creamy for a gueze. It is drinkable despite the high acid content.

O-This is a very good beer, but the aroma and flavor lack a little complexity compared to my favorite examples of the style, e.g., Golden Blend. The feel is really unique and helps with drinkability.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love 3F Oude Gueuze. Would be happy drinking this every day.

There is an underlying funk that reminds me of sesame crackers, that's key to the 3F "house character." But apart from that sesame aspect and strong citrus flavor's, there is significant variation between batches, and I've found some more dark and earthy, and some just that clean and bright lemongrass.

Mouthfeel is a bit more spritzy than Cantillon or Tilquin, and the bitterness level is lower.

Highly recommended. My favorite shelf gueuze.

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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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