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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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of artoolemomo
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours up a lot of head but there's very little retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a pale to medium amber that turns to a mix of pale amber and vibrant lemon. No lacing is left behind.

Nose- Assertive as a gueuze should be. Starts off with tart apple and then romps through the orchards and more- cherry, strawberry, lemon, and peach. Big notes of acetic acid. A little whiff of caramel and honey. Some orange and pineapple as well. Faint notes of Belgian yeast. Some white grape. Quite vinous.

Taste- Even more demonstrative than the nose. Of course all the fruits of the nose (apple, cherry, and strawberry being the strongest) but ripe and green stone fruits take over the middle while a faint must hangs in the background. Lemon and orange seem to appear after this middle while ending in slight peach and apricot notes with a dry and neat finish. It doesn't seem to have the complexity of Cantillon or even Tilquin but does seem to have a neater finish. It is, perhaps, less tart than the others and has more of a champagne quality. Still very good. Notes of funk hang mostly in the background with some hints of straw, a little earth, a bit of stinky cheese. A much easier drink for me than the other two but this seems to indicate a lack of intensity. Pretty much in the same class as the other two, just a notch lower. Some notes of cinnamon on the linger. Some grapefruit in the background as well. The linger is so dry it tastes like ginger.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with tons of carbonation and lots of tingle on the tongue. Very dry finish that seems to erase the palate in seconds. Could be a good refresher beer- which is fortunate because this is how I'm using it right now.

Drinkability- Very approachable for a gueuze. Perhaps my palate has acclimated itself to sours (which be good as tomorrow is Zwanze Day) but this is a very easy drink. It isn't easy on the wallet. 11 bucks for a 375 mL bottle. Standard for this quality of gueuze.

Overall- Very good to great beer but I think I'd have to go with Tilquin or Cantillon overall. I might, however, choose this one for the ease of drink. It is certainly worth a try.

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Photo of Hopbomber
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of dgfool
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Sarlacc83
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL

A: Semi translucent orange. 1/2" white head. Some nice lacing.

N: Intense grapefruit, lemon, and green apple. Lots of acidity is prevalent .Black pepper and lots of oak, pine, cedar. Smells tremendous.

T: Very sour with a moderate woodiness and some balancing bitterness. Not overly flunk behind the wood, but still delicious.

M: Light and quaffable. Dries out the tongue. Pretty good.

O: A classic in every sense. Hard to find any faults, and I’m going to enjoy the development of this particular vintage.

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of dedbeer
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dubinsky
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of DLucky
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of IndyDad
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of SpongeRuiner
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Tribes
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Really carbonated. Even after sitting for a few weeks. Light in color and slight haze

S-Sour as expected with solid funk

T-Pucker up friends, this was sour. But finished as expected with a champagne like quality

I have a couple of cases of this and look forward to trying another next year.

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Photo of PlinyBeMiney
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Jordy777
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of CoolEthan
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of incubuscience
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-The projectile cork nearly killed my dog. A bit of a gusher. Big, yeast stained head. Modest lacing.

S-Tart, nearly vegetal aroma.Wet, soggy wood. Sour apple cider. Lemon zest. Very aromatic and intense.

T-Suck my lemons! That is sour. Subtle woodiness. Grassy, too. There is some semblance of a malt here. The tartness is bright and lingering.

M-Lively carbonation. Tartness sticks to my lips. Has some body to it.

O/D-Worth the $20 750ml. I drank this beer very young. I may need to grab another and throw her in the cellar. Just a very earthy, natural medley of flavors.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of IHyphySF
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of themind
3.55/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer style is not really my cup of tea. The beer pours a great generous head. The smell is like sour fruit. The taste is a fruit sour beer concoction that is not what I really like. The mouthfeel was awesome with this beer but the sourness kinda ruins it for me. Sorry, I am sure sour beer guys love this stuff....and they can have it. Now throw me a Pliny.

Bottom Line: Pucker up! this one is sour.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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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 2,867 ratings