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3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage (all from 2002-*)

overall
100
95
style
Brewed by 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 469   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vintage 2002: released beginning 2006
Vintage 2003: released autumn 2006
Vintage 2004: released summer 2007
Vintage 2005: released summer 2008

Editor’s Note: There is a lot of confusion on this one. Please look at your bottle. It belongs here only if it says "Vintage" on the label. If it does not, it belongs under the regular Oude Gueuze listing. The above vintage guide is not what you should go by, as there are both 2002, 2003, 2004, etc...releases of Vintage and Regular Oude Gueuze.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1292) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle at DHVL, 2003 vintage. Pours dark golden with a small white head. Aroma is tart citrus, apple, barnyard, light leather, oak, earth. Taste is medium acidic, with dry tart apple notes, hay, oak and a soft malty backbone. Dry lingering fruity tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4384) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle from Pallieter85, many thanks my friend. Vintage 2004 I believe.<,/i> Hazy orange colored with huge off-white head. Tart aroma of lemon, apples, wood, cellar aromas, funk. Taste, gentle tartness together with some sweetness, yeast, wood, brett. Dry finish. Tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (975)
- BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
The 2006 vintage version, apparently a variation on the regular oude geuze but with lambic of exceptional quality. Thick, stable, sticky, off-white, densely packed foam, warm orangey colour, bright with vivid sparkling but obviously misty after adding the deposit. Complex, extremely well-balanced aroma, lactic acid, lemon juice, wheat, pineapple, kiwi, green apple, wet hay, sherry, honey... Crisp, refreshing citrussy fruitiness in the taste, lively and pungent, wheat sourishness beautifully interwoven with barley sweetishness, complexely sprawling over the tongue, dry due to sourness but never becoming astringent, very long, dry finish. Absolutely fabulous.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maekchu (2052) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. 2008 vintage. Thanks to KyotoLefty. Ripe pure manure, dusty notes behind, pickles and beets. Hazy copper/straw color. Smooth yet tart mix of pickled fruit: pears, kiwi, sourish unripe cherries and apricots. Thin body, sharp on the tongue. Smooth and the complex flavor profile is astounding, all blended so well. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KyotoLefty (6273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2014
2008 vintage from the brewery. Nose of tobacco, leather, grapefruit zest. Mellow flavor, nicely ages, leather, tobacco, grapefruit. Finish is very long lasting and mellow. Full, big body and flavor, well aged. Wonderful.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
2005 bottle thanks to Bruce. Pours a cloudy orange with thick frothy off white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong funk, rubber, oak. Medium mouthfeel with nice juicy funk, complex yet so balanced. Really amazing stuff. 2002 bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours a cloudy orange with medium creamy white head that lasts awhile. The aroma is feet and rubberbands. Thin mouthfeel with dry fruit and light tartness wow.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Rating from notes. This bottle was shared at Levi’s tasting by Brian. I am surprised to see I have not rated it before. Sour aroma of course, with earth; dirt, wild grass and some barnyard character. Flavor is very sour and dry, earthy again. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ForlornHope (36) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottled April 2004. Despite cork easing out gently, this poured well with a nice small white head. The aroma is citrussy and musty, almost of rotting lemons. Colour is clear orange gold. Taste is amazing: initial sweetness immediately giving way to a sharp, tart citrus taste, leading to a lingering dryness and some bitterness. Little carbonation but crystalline, spiky sharpness on the tongue with a puckering dryness that lingers. Overall a great beer. This is a great taste experience: sharp, sour , dry but all balanced leading the drinker to want another sip.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle, vintage 2008 with huge thanks to Ben! Cork pulls with a satisfying pop. Pour is clear butterscotch orange with a medium off-white head that is fairly fizzy and dissipates down to a much smaller creamy remainder that nevertheless laces quite well. Aroma is light funky, barnyard, horse blanket, oak. Flavor has a bit of initial sweetness trying out quickly to a light tart, a wave of funkiness hits your palate immediately, but fades leaving the tart lemony oak notes behind. Lightish body and high carbonation. Pretty nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MJGG (950) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Bouteille de 750 ml, édition 2007, au Café Rose Red. Arômes très complexes de brettanomyces. Beaucoup d’agrumes. Robe dorée et légèrement trouble, effervescence moyenne à forte et belle mousse. En bouche, on retrouve une merveilleuse complexité de notes citronnées et sauvages. Belle présence fruitée. Très belle texture à la fois ronde et très légère. Finale très sèche présentant une acidité d’intensité moyenne. Probablement la meilleure gueuze que j’ai eu la chance de boire!


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