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3 Fonteinen J & J Oude Geuze Roze

Formerly brewed at 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Mixture of 1 year old Boon lambic and 3 year old Girardin lambic. Fermented and ripened on oak barrels. Not filtered, refermented in the bottle. Pink "female" labels.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
czar (4385) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, huge thanks my brah! pours slightly hazy golden orange with a very nice off-white head, good retention and lacing. funk-plenty, blue cheese, red fruits - some cherries, lot of wood and astringent notes, leathery bretts, noble grass, very fruity - fresh apricots, yellow plums, Pepper, many bitter herbs - dill perhaps. bright carbonation, light body - oily, very astringent-grassy-woody cognac-like finish. masterpiece.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Minderbinder (1823) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Thx Tommy Pours amber with low white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of barnyard, fruits, funk, oak, apricots. Taste is of barnyard, acid, funk, cheese, oak, slight sugar, faint madeira, apricots. Palate: Light body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Very nice. A tad heavier than expected. Awesome barnyard. Quite well balanced. Complex.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Luk_ (120) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Tom! Beautiful amber with a lasting ring of foam and nice lacing. This one has lots of character. Huge funk, spiciness (very peppery) and oak. Some light mint and dust. Taste is lemon and cheese, but it is also peppery and very oaky with a light grassiness that makes it feel like cedar. Palate is heavier than most aged lambic but it remains pleasant and unique. I prefer Blauw by an inch, a definite masterpiece.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (475) - - JUL 11, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by ygtbsm94, thanks Brad! Pours a hazy light orange with active carbonation and moderate lacing. Aroma is brett/barnyard funk, straw, hay and pepper. Flavor is overwhelming: tart sourness of lemon, oak, pepper, and other subtle tart fruits. A certain spiciness as the taste develops. Outstanding and delicious. What a treat to have had this beer. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord Tasting).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4351) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2014
This one poured a publish golden yellow with a minimal white head. Aroma was of perfume, hay, mild funk, fruit skins and oak. Flavor was similar, great mouthfeel and Carb, delicate flowers and fruits and rustic character. Pretty great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
artmcd8 (1612) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle graciously shared by Travlr! Thanks Gene! Pours a slightly cloudy light pinkish color with a slight white foam. Aromas of oak and floral potpourri. Like smelling a flower. There is a slight funk in the aroma but it is all very pleasant. The taste is only slightly sour and everything is at the front of the tongue. Finishes a tad dry but just in time for another sip. Super enjoyable experience drinking this beer. I am glad I got to share this with Gene.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3132) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Bottle at DHVL, post blauw. Slightly hazy gold pour with thick lacy white head. Aroma is quite interesting, certainly differs from blauw quite a bit, much more floral, slightly perfumey, nice mellow wet grass funk, light oakiness as well. Taste is citric, mellow funky flavor, grassy, light lactic acidity, a bit of musty oak. Palate is quite typical of the best gueuzes, dry, light bodied,with beautiful soft carbonation. Very nice, yet somehow not quite at the level of millenium, blauw or the other great blends.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (2828) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 Bottle (750 ml) @ De Heeren van Liedekercke. Drank just after Blauw and side by side with Heerengueuze. Bright golden amber with a frothy off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is unique and a bit "heavy" for a Drie Fonteinen gueuze. Floral and perfume with a nice amount of barnyard, juicy, wet basement, funk, mold and lemony notes. Taste is slightly sweet with tropical fruits, floral notes, barnyard, wet basement, light spiciness and leathery notes. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Dry finish. It’s almost as complex as Blauw (which is really really complex), but less bright, fresh and drinkable. Pretty unique gueuze. I enjoyed it a lot! 9-4-9-4-17 = 4.3 EDIT: I tried this one again thanks to a trade with pandebleh! I don’t know if it’s because I didn’t had Blauw just before this time, but I thought it was so much better than last time. We had it side-by-side with OGV ’02 and it was as good if not better. The aroma was astonishing... more minty, fresher and refined than the last bottle I had. It’s stil an "heavy" gueuze, but I think it’s necessary to have that much complexity. Oak, lemon, nice barnyard, spices and funk. Taste is also spectacular though the "heavy" aspect prevent it to have a perfect score. Mint, spice, oak, barnyard, funk... so complex! Medium/full body (for the style). Medium carbonation. Dry finish. Clean. Perfect mild minty aftertaste. Really a unique gueuze. That’s a world-class beverage. Stellar beer. 10-4-9-5-18 = 4.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (5090) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Bottle shared at DHVL side by side with Blauw. Pours hazy dark golden with a big off white head. Aroma of barnyard funk, light wet dog and old laundry (in a good way). Flavour is light moderate acidic, fairly soft in the mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Great, but not up to the Blauw.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3455) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle(both as j&j roze and akkurats 50/50 ouse gauze). Dark golden pour with tan head. Funky sours, some light floral, and tart fruit aromas. Flavor is funky and has sour tones, albeit a bit milder than the other 3F rarer guezes.

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