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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,737
Reviews:
732
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

10+ year old bottle.

This is what gueuze is at its finest. Blended to perfection and still kickin' after all this time. More earthy than I would have expected, but a very pleasant drinker. Here's to 2015!

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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Bottling date is Dec 12th 2009.

Out of the bottle sits a cloudy lemon body that glows like an orb. Head is white rock hard and tight with some good staying power. Visible tiny carbonation comes up from the bottom. Minimal spotty lacing, but it's the pour and noise out of the bottle and what hits the glass that seems most impressive in appearance.

First nose of the bouquet is a dry extremely dry apple cider, burnt yeast and dry air. Feels also a kind of burnt ash and wooded fireplace ashes. REALLY arid. This is probably very jarring if you're not expecting it but I really enjoy it and was really surprised and like it.

Taste is a tight crisp burnt apple mixing with ashes and cider feel. Champagne and sparkling wine brut-ness. Extremely dry finish and refreshing. Incredibly tight sensation in the mouth as if eating crabapples over an outdoor wooded fire.

Overall this is pretty exciting but I have to be in the right mood for it. Boy this would really pair well with grilled fish on the bbq, or even just simple grilled shellfish. I am not so sure I would want to dive into this just to drink on its own, but I really dig this.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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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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4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured from a cork and cage 375 into a snifter, the beer is a vibrant, hazed, golden coloring with a sparse surface coating of white head. Aromas of tart and sour white grape must, subtle lemon juice, solid yeast funk and esters, and some earthy highlights. Flavors are acidic and tartly sour forward, heavy on the wine-like white grape characteristics, with a solid dose of lemon juice tart, some solid yeast funk and mustiness, and a grainy backbone. Solid sourness at the end of the palate, as well. The body is very dry and very crisp, with a puckering sourness controlling the aftertaste and drying the palate. Astringent and acidic finish, leaving the mouth watering for more. Not much truer beer to the style out there than this one!

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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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

01/24/06- Purchased at Plumpjack's in San Francisco, CA.

Presentation- 750ml bottle. Bottled in 2001. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Peach-orange in color. Clouded with light murky sediment at the bottom. Full inch plus foamy white head. Small portions of clingy and sticky lace inside.

Smell- Truly barnyard. Smells like a barn...after I took a pee in the hay. So raunchy, yet so nice? Pretty tart scent. Lemon as well.

Taste- Was set up for pucker time, but was really suprised how mellow this one was. It was tart, but on the low end. Kind of like a lemonaid with only half the alotted sugar added. Has even some of the horse blanket taste as well. Good amount of citrus also.

Mouthfeel- Starts out well carbonated, maybe even champagne style, but after it warms and mellows it becomes less carbonated. Mouthfeel is dry as the desert.

Drinkability- With the lower tartness, the great flavor and the drying mouthfeel leaving you wanting more, this beer becomes one of the most drinkable I have had. Terrific brew!

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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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4.94/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

This one pours a straw yellow with orangish tinges, a small head, and just a little bit of lacing.

Smells like lemon, orange, minerals, light country funk, and some mild lactic acid.

The taste is phenomenal and shows one of the best sours I've ever had. Just wow. It's only mildly tart, with tons of other complexities as well- lemon chalky candy flavor, hard minerals, orange citrus, grassy bitterness, and pungent lactic acid. This is unbelievable.

This is medium bodied, crisp and juicy in the mouthfeel, with a huge drink ability.

This is an absolute delight. I am better for having drunk it.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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