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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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4.4/5
Outstanding
2,789 Ratings
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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
 
 
Wants:
450
Gots:
780
Trade:
94
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Photo of Dr_Fox
4.05/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaverCS
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 9/03/2016; Consumed on the last night staying at A Snug Harbor Inn.

Pours a light honey color with soda-like carbonation with a ring around the edge
of the glass.

Aroma is of green apple, lemon peel, and a solid amount of funk.

Taste is incredibly complex. Prickly carbonation. Lemony citrus, green grape,
and green apple. Brett character appears. Funky farmyard.

Overall, the beer lives up to the hype. I see it pairing well with a pan seared
halibut with Israeli cous cous. It gets a 95/100.

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Photo of igl
4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mateo2699
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 stamp on bottle. Pour is a nice semi opaque golden hue, big white head on initial pour. Lemon zest and fresh hay on initial aroma, hints of sharp cheese, nice citrus. Taste is zesty citrus upfront, and quickly turns a sharp cheddar funk especially as it warms. Nothing overly tart or sour, more funk than anything. Suprisingly creamy mouthfeel, doesn't finish too dry. Excellent Gueuze, nice complexity. Better and more funky as it warms.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.18/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stamped on the bottle : February 6th 2014. This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden orange to yellow color. There was no head nor lacing. The smell had a sweet to bitter blend of grapefruit, slight rind, a tad of light woodiness ever so slightly as it warmed. The taste blended all of the previously mentioned characters to a slight sour but allowed a decent tart citrus fruitiness to blend really nicely. The aftertaste was subtle and had a light citrus to it. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body. If it was Summer, I probably would have pounded the whole thing within two gulps. Holy sessionable feel. The carbonation seemed to be there but felt nicely. Overall, I say this was a wonderful gueuze I would definitely love to have again.

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

Almost blew my head off opening this thing. Crazy carbonation. Poured into my Bruery snifter.

Look: Deep gold, slightly hazy. Creamy head retained throughout drinking with lots of carbonation bubbles.

Smell: Smells like spring after it rains. Floral lemony grass notes. Musty old book that you haven't opened in a while. Green apple with over ripe lemon.

Taste: Green apple, aspirin-y lemon. Candied yet stale lemon mid palate--not overwhelmingly sour though. Almost like a stale orange juice carton from elementary school, totally in a good way, haha. Slight white pepper alcohol on the back end. So funky in a good way.

Feel: The head is very creamy and makes this a very smooth drink.

Overall: One of the funkier tasting sours I've had in my day. Not as much on the nose, but definitely on the taste. I want to find another one and age it--it is an early 2016 beer but still had ridiculous carbonation--seems that it would age well over many years. Great beer.

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Photo of NEOdrinker
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Meyers1023
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a murky golden color with ample off white head. The nose had a good amount of barnyard funk to it with oak smoothing it out. The taste is slightly tart with lemon, has some grape must before smoothing out with vanilla from the oak barrels. This is one of my all time favorite beers. I could drink this everyday. Wish it was a little easier for me to find.

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Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
4.83/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of Quafftastic
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Quavo
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of yuno
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tylerstravis
4.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ead73
4.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dweedlebug
4.04/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stevehagy
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spoony
3.99/5  rDev -9.3%
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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Photo of polopaul20
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Shawnspl
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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