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3 Fonteinen Druiven Geuze Malvasia Rosso

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

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Geuze made with red Malvasia grapes.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fredrik_ (87) - SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2013
2000 vintage Druiven Geuze, Bottle @ Akkurat. This beer has developed beautifull and is a great example of how good grape lambics can develop with time.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (6453) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
2000 Vintage. 750mL bottle at Akkurat, pours a cloudy golden with a very large foamy white head. Aroma is extremely funky, full of barnyard funk, slight leather notes and maybe a hint of grape skins, but very far back -- basically this is all barnyard funk on the nose. Flavour is similarly very funky, with loads of barnyard funk, maybe some very soft reminiscent of grape skins, and some horse blanket. Very highly carbonated, with a hugely funky flavour profile and non hint of the high ABV. Finishes very funky and maybe with some dry grape skins. The carbonation is perhaps a little too lively, concealing some of the complexities. Another awesome gueuze from the master blenders.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Minderbinder (1795) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle 750ml [2003] The cork launched almost as high as a North-Korean rocket. No casualties. Intense carbonation. Pours nice golden (hazy) with medium white head. Aroma is of extreme barnyard, horseblanket, some fruits, flowers. Taste is sweet, barnyard, fruits. Palate: Perfect balance sweet/sour/acidic. Overall: Stunning preservation for a 10 yo beer. Dangereously drinkable. Impressive.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (2781) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by Julien, Pier-Luc and Benoît, huge thanks! As stated in a couple of reviews, the cork barely exploded. Straw color with a quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is of barnyard, horse blanket, floral notes and barely perceptible fruits/grapes notes. Gueuze aroma at his best. Taste is still a bit sweet with moderate sourness and grapes notes. Mouthfeel is dry and fresh. Well carbonated. Super refreshing. Right now, it tastes more like a Gueuze than a fruited lambic... but a great Gueuze!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley (3076) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle, 2003, thanks to GT2. Ejected the cork with a loud pop, no carbonation worries. Lightly hazy peach-gold pour with white head. Aroma dominated by notes of funk, really horse-blanket, hay, grassy aromas, really floral. Taste is really sour but accompanied by a well balanced and quite pleasant fruitiness. Palate is really dry, well carbed, surprisingly fresh. Excellent gueuze, still at its very best.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
75cl bottle at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Cork exploded and almost killed someone in the pub. Little gusher as well. It pours a hazy orange/strawberry colour with a large off-white head. Foam vanishes fairly quickly. Aroma of tart red fruits, grapes, barnyard funk which we could feel 1 metre away immediately after the explosion. Taste is packed with tart grapes and barnyard funk. Some citrus zest and dust. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Finishes dry in the aftertaste. Siblimely balanced as all Armand creatures, this one in particular has seen the fruit character fade right to the point where sourness and fruitiness are perfectly balanced. Outstanding.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 25, 2012
17/04/2012 750ml bottle, bought @ Les Vignerons, then shared @ Brasserie 4:20. Bellissima ambrata carica, limpida, con schiuma bianchissima a grana fine, in tutto simile a uno Champagne. Aroma di una morbidezza e freschezza sconcertante nonostante l’età della bottiglia, sentori di uva, nette note vinose, con una magnifica dolcezza a bilanciare il tutto. In bocca conferma le stesse sensazioni, è acida, ma ben bilanciata dalle note dolci della Malvasia, ricorda un vino o uno Champagne. Corpo medio, buona carbonazione. Capolavoro di inarrivabile finezza e complessità. Che meraviglia!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3778) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2012
Zeker een bier dat ik op zoek naar was, een beetje verbaasd om dit op kaart te zien maar zeker niet teleurgesteld :) 75 cl. fles gedeeld door 3 bij DHL. Gebotteld op 02/10/2003 – 10 jaar houdbaar, dus eigenlijk al op het eind van zijn levensduur, leuk. Wat het uiterlijk betreft, dit lijkt eerst op geuze gewoon, had hier toch wel een rode schakering in de uiterlijk verwacht, gouden, lichtjes wazig, strooi, kraag is maar een korte leven bescheiden, meer langs de kanten, redelijk ongewoon voor een 3F bier maar het is vooral de leeftijd vermoed ik. Eens de bodem ingeschonken is neemt het de algemene super wazig oranje sap (geen kraag) uiterlijk aan. Dit is zo extreem funky, dat het niet normaal is en op een kompleet andere manier dan de gewone 3F van rond deze leeftijd, zo muffig, pure boerderij, verse hooi, pars vers gesneden onkruid, zwaar, prikkelt de neus, floraal, eik, lichtjes typisch en herkenbaar maar ook totaal nieuw. Dit is duidelijk 3F maar niet echt hoe jij het zou verwachten. Smaak is even exotisch en eveneens herkenbaar, zware boerderij, veel hooi, sterk floraal, kruidig, vers gesneden onkruid, wat fruitsuiker, thee, wilde bloemen, funk, paardendeken, stoffig, muffig, het einde is opmerkelijk alcoholisch (8 % is zeker hoger dan een normale 3F) maar hier krijg jij echt wel alcohol in als bij witte wijn op het einde gemengd met prikkelende wilde kruiden, bitter, blijvend in de keel. Ik weet dat hiervoor witte druiven zijn gebruikt maar ik moest echt wel enkel aan witte wijn hierbij denken. Puckering. Abnormaal kurkdroog, gem. mondgevoel. Uniek, special maar niet een van de beste 3F dat ik tot nu toe gehad heb, vers misschien zoals oorspronkelijk vermoedelijk bedoeld? Ik betwijfel of ik dit ooit vers te proeven zal krijgen, ben zeker wel blij dat ik dit nog eens heb kunnen proeven.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3128) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Smells like a regular geuze Winish taste , dry , tastes very tipical 3 fonteinen , uberblend , some sweetness , nice carbo sour aftertaste great beer

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (3228) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 Sample from a 2002 bottle courtest of Joe and Allen. Pours a beautiful golden color with medium white head, wasn’t lasting. Notes were tons of dusty oak, vegetative scents, mildy acidic and sour lemons, grapes/vino, cheese and some more barn funk. Medium to fuller body. Epic sour ale from 3 Font.


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