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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: 195   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
JulienHuxley (3460) - 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 (2721) - 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 (1005) - 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 (4292) - 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 (3616) - 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 (3435) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbeatty (1098) - New York, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle, 2003 vintage,11/25/2012. Pours brilliant amber, huge fluffy head settles fairly quickly, sudsy lacing. Aroma is bright,floral and fruity, with tart apples and grapes, awesome barnyard earthiness, hay. Flavor has pleasant grape tartness, vinous quality, lemon, light funk and oak. Light, crisp and effervescent palate. The champagne of geuze, superb.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ludvig (118) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
vintage 2000, i think time has taken it’s toll. it probably would be nicer a few years back. although the beer still is amazing but i think it had more potential than i gave it..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle, 75cl corked. From trade with Papsoe. It pours and almost clear body, golden in color, and with a minimal sized off-white head. Barnyard, lemon, horseblanket and tart berries on the nose. Really pleasant, and that goes for the flavor too. It’s more lemony in the mouth, with the same funkyness found in the aroma. Medium body, tart and puckering, but a tad too high on carbonation I think. Anyway, it’s certainly a really pleasant one, pity it’s all gone. 111229

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2656) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2012
The beer is golden hued and mostly clear with a small white head that leaves sparse lacing on the glass. The aroma offers a healthy dose of acid with white grapes. The flavor is bright and acetic, with more oak than was present in the nose. Classic Drie Fonteinen funk is present and enjoyable, as I was hoping / expecting. Some nice grape quality still exists, similar in some regards to a fine white wine. Pretty light in body with a good amount of carbonation. Overall, this was quite good, and I am glad to have tried it. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-30-2012


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