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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2013
3/XI/13 - 75cl bottle @ Bobochamp’s place - bottled: X/2003 (2013-1039) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy orange to grapefruit pink coloured beer, aery big white head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: sourish start, typical bretta nose, lemony, fruity smell. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sour start, lemony, wood notes, spicy, nice fruitiness, grape skin bitterness (tannins). Aftertaste: bit peppery, dry puckering sour, lemony, tannins, spicy, clean dry finish. Is it still a fruit beer? Not really. Is it still good? Hell yeah! More of a regular geuze instead of fruit beer, but a very very good one, then!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kazin (447) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
Notes from backlog. High level of acidity, with strong fruity notes and a complex and lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2013
75cl, Vintage 2003, as 3 Fonteinen Malvasia rosso, retired exclusive brew, with green grapes, thx alot to kraddel!, very complex sour fruit brew, sour/fruity and slightly woody/vinous, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, ’This (mellow and still fruity) sample aged very well... Thanks kraddel for sharing!’

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle, kindly shared by J Beatty at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, 26/09/13. Hazed orange amber with a moderately sized off white head. Nose is tarte fruit, dank wood, light balsams, funk, soured grape skins. Taste comprises vinous fruit, dank wood, dry rot, earthy, bitter peach notes, grape skins, pithy fruit, light balsams, cobwebs. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry tarte finish. Fairly full on and top notch sour tones to this one, great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fredrik_ (101) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (13227) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Minderbinder (3232) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (5041) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley (5522) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
teorn88 (6036) - Out of the EU, 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.

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