Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Armand & Tommy | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Armand & TommyDrie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Armand & Tommy
BA SCORE
99.7%
Liked This Beer
4.54 w/ 315 Ratings
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Armand & TommyDrie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Armand & Tommy
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:
-
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
315
Liked:
314
Avg:
4.54/5
pDev:
6.39%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
309
Gots:
74
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 315 |  Reviews: 56
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4.66/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Resuin
4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KYGunner
4.18/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I found this slightly abrasive in feel but that was quickly fleeting as the flavors are fantastic. Citrus, oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon and a nice bit of sour mineralization. Lightly sour and nicely tart.

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Photo of Eziel
4.84/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Raziel313
4.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Abbbp
4.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I couldn't believe it. Special thanks to @wtkeene for graciously sharing this beauty. Absolutely fantastic beer that is very much like its brethren in the Seasons. I can sit here and describe the nuances, but in reality all that needs to be known is seen in my rating, and I would love several more of these. Honored to place this at #900

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Photo of Telcocoffeedad
4.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of zookerman182
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bcm75
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shawner
4.27/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozohar
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlienSwineFlu
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chippo33
4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.62/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle from the 2011 release. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a lighter orange, copper hued body with an effervescent two finger white head that lingers quite a while, leaving small patches of lacing, thick film and collar. Excellent retention. Smells of intense oak, lemon, blue cheese, peppercorn, loads of classic funk. The nose is probably the most impressive aspect of the beer, given the intensity and complexity. Flavour brings oak, blue cheese, funk, cobwebs, lemon, sweet malt. The ground peppercorns and more minerals come out more as it warms, adding more complexity. This bottle was served chilled (oops), so I would recommend serving at cellar temperature to maximize the amount of complexity you get as you drink your pour. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, effervescent, good carbonation, crisp and very drinkable. Nice oak, peppercorn and mineral-forward finish. Overall, this is one of these beers that gets hyped a lot, and for good reason. It's an excellent gueuze and different enough from the base Oude Geueze that it's worth going after. It's closer to the Seasons in character than anything else, but it's different in its own way.

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Photo of stephensinner
4.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cultclassic89
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Here it is. The best gueuze ever made. At least to me.

And yeah okay, is it really that much better than regular OG? No, at least not for what it takes to get.

With that said, this beer is perfect. It just has this brightness, even for the age.

If you want something close without the hype, get some 2014 Golden Blend. Otherwise, regular OG is where it's at. The experience was amazing though and I'm glad that Mr. Wallham shared it with me!

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5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cdJensen
4.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of facesnorth
4.3/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PG2G
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Armand & Tommy from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 99.7% out of 100 with 315 ratings
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