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3 Fonteinen Golden Doesjel

Brewed by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
~ Golden Blend ’ingedoesjeld’

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (1253) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2016
375 mL bottle. Bottle dated 4/13/2012. Originally reviewed 5/12/2013. Deep orange. The faintest well up of bubbles at the end. Very thin collar, but no head. Aroma is trademark Drie Fonteinen sharp oak, white pepper, and some funk. Very malty smelling, too. Doesn’t smell that acidic. Still kinda lemony with lots of white wine notes. Dynamic flavor. Starts off with a bright lemony tartness. Then some sweetness, like a light caramel. Builds into a sharp oak flavor which peaks before leaving off with a grassy herbal character and a hay grain flavor. Nearly flat. Just a slight hint of carbonation. Not all that sour by gueuze standards. It’s very good, but I’d take Oude Geuze over this, especially for the price and availability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sokuzs1 (554) - - JUN 17, 2016
Aroma: barnyard, leather, sesame, fruity Taste: light sour, tart, leather, barnyard, grain

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (9922) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Nice layered gueuze, with tart lemon at the fore, and a good dose of drying funk and very light green olive underneath. Over carbonation the only complaint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1187) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2016
(375ml 2012 bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Apr 29 2016) Pours nearly clear dark gold with a very small portion of white bubbles, some slight carbonation has developed. Nose is very similar to Golden Blend as expected, heavy on woody components, cellar, dry leaves, musty funk, preserved lemon peel, slight graininess and a touch of sweetness, acidity is present but in check. Palate again fairly similar to Golden Blend, lots of wood, hay and dry leaf bitterness to contain citrus and tart pale pit fruit notes, a bit of crabapple quality, some lactic and maybe a touch of acetic acid. Becomes quite mellow towards the finish with the initial bite of the wood rounding off with smooth tart lactic fruitiness with an underlying dry musty funk. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a very light spritz of carb. Very much like it’s fully refermented brethren but with a softer, smoother finish. Perhaps a bit laid back but very nice stuff as usual from 3F.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6972) - Utah, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at Mikes
Clear golden with a small white head, no lacing. Aroma is fruity and lemon. Flavor is fruity, straw, lemon with a dry, tart finish
Easy drinking, smooth

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2925) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2016
Pickle juice and freshly burnt match aroma with some sour white grape. Clear orange under no head. Sour pickle juice flavour with a bright fruitiness: cranberry, white grape, peach. Burnt match is moderate to medium, but not necessarily bad. Light body, low carbonation, mouth puckering sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleigator (758) - GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
Has an orange-amber color, no head. Low carbonation, reluctant aromas of floral hints, some leather, young grapes, with no tartness in the nose at all. Upwelling fruits in the beginning, with a very smooth mouthfeel, backed up by musty yeast. Then, sour tartness brings a new layer to the beer, without rolling over the established smoothness. Due to the lack of carbonation in this one, it becomes a little heavier on the palate, and therefore does not get distracted by metallic carbonation. This leaves the attention on the acidic sourness, mingled with grainy malt and oaken notes, which lingers on the palate in a gentle, fruity way for a long time. Also a slight sweetness is recognizable, in a soft, wine-like fashion, which gets washed away, as the lemon zest orientated aftertaste begins to dry out the palate. The sourness nontheless is pleasant on the tongue and well balanced throughout, as it leaven space for impressive sour and bitter notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fugitive (1895) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle. Color hazy orange with small white head. Aroma earthy, citric, sour, floral. Taste sour, fruits, citrus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Belgianloner (40) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2016 2013 Vintage.Bottles consumed at home on various occasions. AROMA: Quite subdued, fresh, tropical fruits. Mellow inviting and subtle Brett. APPEARANCE: Golden, hazy, thin white head, little to no carbonation. Head quickly dissapates into nothingness. Looks very still and lifeless. Urine. TASTE: Cloying yet very refreshing, quite sour, very well balanced, drinkable (very). Due to lack of carbonation oaky notes seem to come through more than the usual 3F blend. Mineral clean water comes through, soft water. Would pair amazingly with many foods. PALATE: Long lasting citrus notes, very moreish. Delicious. Chalky, complex, piney, woodsy. OVERALL : Gorgeous, yet another superb offering from 3F. For your hardcore Gueuze lovers. Loved it and will keep seeking it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle... Pours hazy and golden with no head. The aromatic highlights are fuzzy stone fruits, citric and citrusy lemon, and barnyard funk. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is tart and fruity with a bone-dry finale. Bottle generously shared by darkguardian!

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