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
Ratings:
2,737
Reviews:
732
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
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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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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of madelf66
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of South2NW
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GDawgs34
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kbgratz
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured to an oversized wine glass.

A: When pouring, the beer showed a beautiful body of yellow-y and orage-y colour with a very crystalline touch to it. The head is white and is one finger thick, showing lots of good retention and mild lacing.
S: The aroma is salty and barnyard-y, but not much as fresh lambic. It's more soft then expected. There's a prosciutto touch to the aroma.
T: There's a first sweet spot when the beer comes to mouth of malt and unidentified sugary sources. After that, the simple acidity lays in to finish the taste with an apple aftertaste.
M: Body is medium to medium low. Carbonation is high and bit harsh. No alcohol is noticeable. Acidity is mild.
O: My first geuze, and I like this beer very much.

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4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.89/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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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

Photo of mmoriarty
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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4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.92/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dro7
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle date 2015 Oct 21. Drinking on 2017 Feb 2nd.
Extremely carbonated, funky, slightly tart, dry mouth feel and finish, fresh oak, and light fruits.
Half way through and the head is gone along with most of the carbonation.

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
4.34 out of 5 based on 2,737 ratings.
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