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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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - This is one of the finest looking Belgian beers I've seen. Superb, ultra clear orange body, some trace carbonation appearing in the pour, almost no head and no real sign of lacing. Pretty, pretty beer.

S - A challenging nose, typical of style, but with the wood and sour notes turned up, and the funky farm notes dialed back. Biting, but inviting.

T - Initially, there is not much more here than in the nose - a finely honed exploration of wood and acidity. But this is a surprisingly drinkable rendition, as the strong acidic bite of the front opens into wood and funky middle notes, and a close that hints lemons and limestone, keeping with a strong sour wallop that slowly fades.

M - The pucker is there, and there is no mistaking that this is highly sour, but it remains inviting, calling you back.

O - Geuze are not my thing, but this is expertly done. Depth mingles with a muscular front, making for a rich, refreshing experience.

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

Photo of dabeerbuddha
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beautifully carbonated. Streaming bubbles in the glass.
Murky hazy auburn colour.
Nose blew my mind. Cedar, apple cider vinegar, leather. All combined in an artful feat.
Crisp taste of apple, spice, acidity and tartness.
Sooooo good.

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Photo of JakeScully
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Purchased this online and this is an exceptional gueuze. Surely a tad pricey but totally worth it! It's far better than cheap champagne. Will definitely buy again, well done 3F.

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Photo of evsistr
4.76/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bubseymour
4.95/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of OrangeMen
4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2015 vintage
~ 1 year and 2 months from bottling date

Appearance- Pours a golden color, bright glistening hues, transparent. Fast rising carbonation bubbles lead to a two finger thick bubbly white head, effervescent. Not much head lacing on glass.

Aroma- Dry oak, spicy earthiness. Musty, chalky, funky dryness, wet hay, grassy notes. Touch of tart lemon and mild sweet fruitiness.

Taste- Tart lemon, green apple, sweet pineapple, citrus zest, bursts with tart fruity sweetness. Dry oak, spice, earthy minerality, dried leaves, herbal tea. Slight funkiness, creamy cheese, chalky dry finish.

Feel- Medium bodied, mild tartness throughout, finishes with an earthy dry bitterness. Moderate to higher carbonation, effervescent and fluffy, accentuates the flavors well.

Overall- Bursting zesty, tart fruitiness leads to wonderfully complex earthy notes. Each flavor seems layered and nuanced, and at the same time comes together in such a beautiful way. The mouthfeel and body fits everything together perfectly. Its crisp and refreshing, juicy and flavorful.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2016 bottle served cold.

Soft carbonation, lemons, slightly tart, very complex Brett profile, pineapples, tart cherries, less sour than I expected. This is a fantasting beer.

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Photo of kwkdmk
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Foley67
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of siege06nd
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gibgink
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty disappointed in this beer, given that it is so highly rated. The beer itself is extremely well made, but the flavors I got are not what I was expecting. Pours a deeper golden hue with huge head. Smells great. There is an old musty funkiness going on. It smells like an old dank cellar. The must comes through on the flavor which was a little surprising, as dominated the flavor profile, thereby muting the other flavors I was picking up. There is a slight fruitiness to the flavor as well. I was also expecting some kind of sour to come through, but it too was presented with a musty whimper. There are elements of malt and oak on the backend.

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Photo of cherche
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craftaholic
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

So sour and funky and gets the job done

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Photo of Sabtos
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy copper-gold with a soft blanket and tons of thick lace.

Smell is funky spicy pepper and lemon and toasted sesame. There is actually a dank hoppiness, nearing burnt rubber, to certain vintages I've had.

Taste is bitter funk, spicy grapefruit, cherry pit, toasted cracker, with a frothy medium body.

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Photo of Jkolls
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TomMorris
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of satisfied1013
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Philcassella
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nvbrew
4.91/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
4.34 out of 5 based on 2,729 ratings.
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