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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Powerstation (30) - BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2011
This is a world class beer, a very rare beer to find. Very special teast off the Malvasia grape in it with a perfect balance off sourness

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mortlach (1870) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HonusWagner (2013) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2010
I wish the nose on this beer had been more pungent, because it was nice and presented a fantastic blend of slightly sweet grape aromas and the more typical notes of a lambic. The taste was absolutely monstrous in complexity and crossed over from a nice light sweet grape juice sort of flavor to extremely drinkable dry and tart elements. My favorite beer on a night where I drank some really good beer, and one of my favorites of all time. Or as read from my notes: "Mind Blown."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 19, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2012 Meraviglioso connubio tra una Gueuze e l’uva Malvasia, che dona vinosità e un tocco di dolcezza ad una delle migliori gueuze del mondo.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2011
The bottle exploded but luckily my glass was ready. Hazy dark orange with faint off whitr head. I can smell it from two feet away. Very vinous aroma with huge barnyard funk character. Musty body with the usual flavors on a great lambic and a delicate grape flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
spdyfire83 (35) - 5280, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2012
75cl bottle shared at the Sour & Bitter dinner in Copenhagen. Bottled: 2/10/2003. Medium golden orange with tint of yellow. Half (off white) fingernail head on medium pour. Sharp nose! Funk, must, white grapes with slight oak. Quite inviting. Taste follows nose, but more oakiness comes through. Good balance of sweet and tart accompanied by loads of funk and earthiness. Vinous white grape is soft and rounded out by nice must character. Very easy to drink! Age has done wonderful things to this beer! Crisp, soft, rounded, and very refreshing. Oh so nice and just another great classic from Armand.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ineedbeer (1705) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Aroma is rather funky with a really nice earthy, barnyard note. Lots of herbal, woodsy character. Nice acidity with hints of grape must and oak tannins. Pours a fairly clear golden orange with a large pillowy white head that recedes to a film on the edges. Flavor has less funky earthy notes, but the charter is definitely still there. Lots of bright citrus with some medium light grape akin notes. Light oak with faint tropical and stone fruit. Light mineral quality. Soft acidity. Mouthfeel is medium light with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Soft carbonation. Overall, a way better beer than I was expecting with more grape character than I thought there would be. After hearing from others who had tried the beer, this was a great bottle. One of my favorite guezes.

   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 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernest (7249) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Bottle, Belgium, May 2005. Head is initially average sized, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy light amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately yeasty (barnyard, horseblanket), with notes of peach, pineapple, honey, cask wood, apple skin, minerals, gooseberry, etc. Flavor is moderately sweet, heavily acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy/lively carbonation, lightly astringent. No, I’m not going to say where I found this, so don’t ask. I only had the one, no more stashed away for trade. That said, this was truly astounding to me and I’m kinda surprised this isn’t closer to the Top 50. The aroma is just incredible with enticing notes and complexity beyond my senses. I could stand just a touch more sourness in the mouth, but man oh man this is one of the best fruit lambics I’ve had (and ever will have, I’m certain). Armand does it again.

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