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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Armand & Tommy | 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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 05-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
57
Ratings:
317
pDev:
6.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of omegagogetass4
3.05/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've had this beer on several occasions and it was fairly bitter and boring. It didn't have a lot of the funk I was expecting and there was not enough tartness to balance out the bitterness.

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3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Jeffo
3.87/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I first had this at Sour & Bitter in May 2012 and scored it a 2.93 overall. I found it somewhat too acidic for my tastes, and the feel was too bubbly and champagne like. We had another bottle in March 2013 and I enjoyed it much more, so I've edited my score. Either the beer has improved in the bottle already, or my tastes have changed.

From a 75cl bottle into a beer glass.
Bottled 17 February 2011

APPEARANCE: Pours a large, fluffy white head with good retention. Cloudy gamboge orange in color. Head eventually fades to a wisp that remains until the end and leaves some nice lacing down the sides of the glass.

SMELL Very funky for sure, with some sour vinegar notes as well. Light lemon citrus qualities show through as well and soome sour green apples, but these are somewhat outplayed. Bold and definitely piercing. Enticing for sure.

TASTE: Lemon, citrus and funky barnyard flavors up front. Lots of sourness at the swallow with a bold but relatively dry finish of sour lemon and a light, floral hop bitterness. Not nearly as acidic as I remember it fresh off the press, but an acidic bite is still there at the swallow. Plenty of complexity here, with lots of sourness and citrus lemon flavors lingering nicely. Enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium body and higher levels of carbonation. Not as champagne-like as when fresh, but still lighter with more than enough carbonation for the style. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down fine, much smoother than before, and finishes slightly dry.

OVERALL: While I found this one to be the most difficult and displeasing of the night at S&B, a year later, I enjoyed this much more. The flavor seems more complex and the acidity has died down some. Either that, or my palate has changed enough that I interpret it differently. The feel has also mellowed out a touch, making it easier and more enjoyable to drink. I enjoyed this one much more than I thought I would, and I'd be glad to see what some more time in the bottle does here. Recommended.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.96/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle into a Cantillon tulip. Shared with schen9303.

Cork ejects with a loud, crisp pop. Beer pours a massive, as expected 3.5 finger foamy white cream head with great retention. Beer is a clear copper. Lacing is stringy and thick with good stick. Couldn't ask for more here.

Nose is citrus, lemon, hay and sharp cheesy tartness. Nice, crisp and aromatic.

Opens sharp citrussy tartness. Lemon peel, hay, sharp cheese and a funky tartness at the middle. Some cobwebs and more hay at the end with dashes of wet and rotting wood here and there. Finishes with a filmy lemon zest tart/bitterness. Same in the aftertaste. Definitely above average but the funkiness is a bit underwhelming here and its pretty simple overall.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down accented, bubbly and slightly oily. Messy finish with a long, lingering aftertaste. Real drinkable. Good for the style.

A very solid beer overall. Like a well aged Oude Gueuze. However, this is nothing to write home about though I'm more than happy to age a few bottles to see what happens with time.

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of tiong
4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, originally rated on 18.8.2012.

Bottling date: 2011/02/17 - Pours orange with a large foamy white head. Aroma of tart fruits and berries, some earthy notes and spices. Taste is crisp and sour with some tart fruits, hints of berries and spices. Finish is tart and slightly sour with some berries. Quite carbonated, but still very tasty, balanced, sour and tart geuze.

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of ADZA
4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another offering from these guys and i love Port brewing too,it pours a golden orange hue with a huge fluffy four finger head and sudsy clingy lacing everywhere,the smell is green apples,white grapes,vineger,a touch of caramel and a slight mustiness,the mouthfeel is just under medium bodied and tart with tastes of white grape vinegar,granny smith apples,herbal hops,a touch of funk with the finish being sour,dry and tart,overall its nice but still abit young and be even nicer with some age on it cheers.

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of cyrenaica
4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle
6.0% ABV
Queen's Quay LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
June 7, 2013
The beer pours a hazed golden brown with a rocky white head that lingers. The aroma is funky earth, garage floor, and vinegar. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with above average carbonation. The flavour is sour and woody with plenty of funky flavours. There is both a sweetness and a sourness to the finish with the sour winning out.

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.04/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some grain and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same along with a slightly cheesy flavor that I don’t get any indication of in the smell. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is easy to drink but I think this one smells better than it tastes.

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Photo of SoPeL
4.08/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4.11/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Yet another awesome beer at Sour and Bitter. Poured into my stemless wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden amber color with two fingers of thick white head and good retention. As the head fades it leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: Funk with some sweet malt. No real citrus tartness. Mild alcohol in there as well.

Taste: Some tartness here unlike the smell. Funk with an aged hop bitterness. The finish is rather funky and tart. Quite nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: A bit more tartness would have been ok, but that's just nitpicking. I would love to have more in the future.

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