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3 Fonteinen Druiven Geuze Malvasia Rosso

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


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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Geuze made with red Malvasia grapes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (5975) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Thank you ClarkVV for the bottle share. Aroma is Lambic yeast very mild funk, Forest Moss.

Flavor has a mild dusty basement, lambic yeast is so restrained. (I guess the 13 years of cellaring will do that) I guess this is in its wheelhouse right now. The red grape at this point just comes off as a sweet malty nuance. No pucker at all but the funk is still here. Interesting without a doubt. Have not had anything nearly this old... Wild of the wall lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (1008) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Poured from bottle thanks ClarkVV opaque gold with an effervescent white head. Aromas of funk must and white grapes. Taste is tart grape skin sour fruity balance. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (2298) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle via and shared with oakbluff. Slightly opaque gold in colour with spritzy carbonation. Aromas are unmistakably 3F with elements of funk, lemon, cobwebs and musty basement, along with notes of balsam wood and a hint of wine must. Intensely funky and acidic in the mouth with an interesting mixed berry (blackberry-raspberry), soft grain, and driftwood combination. It has aged very well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (1142) - - NOV 25, 2015
Golden pour, high carbonation. Nose is leather, vinous, white grapes (I know it used red malvasia grapes). Taste is tart grapes, leather, caramel. Light crisp mouthfeel. Great bottle, got very lucky with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (1155) - Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2015
750 mL bottle. Bottle date has rubbed off, but I understand this to be a 2003 bottle. Originally reviewed 10/20/2014. Deep golden orange body. Mostly clear with a big white head. Thick collar as it settles. Smell has a very faint semblance of a generic fruitiness. Nothing I would pick out as grape. Juts a bit fruitier than a 3F OG. White pepper, as is typical of 3F. Kinda funky. Quite oaky. Taste is fruity up front. Still, just a generic fruitiness. Oak is sharp right up front, too. Sour. An oaky, peppery sourness. A little bit of oxidation, too. High carbonation. Medium body. A great beer even if the fruit is almost completely gone. Oxidation is beginning to creep in, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (7965) - Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2015
750 ml bottle to stemmed Cantillon glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a somewhat hazy orange with fizzy bubbly eggshell head. Smells good too; semi-sweet, oaky, and funky with a nice mild grape presence. Tastes like it smells with a pleasantly lively medium-bodied mouthfeel. Damp basement and barnyard funk. Great stuff that Iím thrilled to have had the opportunity to try.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gEUS (1702) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark yellow to orange, fine small head. Incredible long legs. Gentle aroma of finely evolved geuze, with the typical 3 Fonteinen gentle funk, quite some oak and Pinot and Riesling notes. Light body, very fine carbonation, and then the soft touc of the malts. Very rich finish. Taste is sweet malts, oak and a hint of semi-sweet Riesling wines from the Rhine region. The carbonation is the finest ever experienced in a geuze, and even a beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2015
Some new ratings found back. Gladly shared this amazing bottle of lambic with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small rather unstable off white head. NOSE: sour, vinegar, fruity, quite funky. TASTE: very sour, funk, fruity, very balanced, nice in general! Quite impossible to say though that itís grapes... Very much enjoyed it, but probably very much like a good aged geuze!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggsbowler (596) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle - Pours light amber. Funky nose with hints of grapes and lemons. The taste is lemons, peppery, grapes, and sourness. Very tasty!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3138) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours golden yellow with a ice whitish gray head. Aroma is a little too sublte, bringing spritzy grapes lightly sweetened and balanced with a bit of tartness. The flavor brings sweet and light grapey carbonation that goes down really smooth.

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