TomDecapolis (4332) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 5, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Eric. Pours a hazy raspberry purple. Aroma of funky tart raspberry, horse blanket, floral, sour yet fruity. Flavor of really tart raspberries, barnyard, funky and sour. Smooth despite the funky sourness.
beastiefan2k (2197) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From ygtbsm94. First I need to say that I really like lambic and sour beer in general however the Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze is not on of my favorites. The house flavor on this beer is "rubber’ for me and while it’s nice enough it’s not usually my bag of tricks. Despite this I have loved other Fonteinen beers like 50th Anniversary, which was definitely missing this "rubber" aspect. But none the less I was extremely looking forward to trying this beer.
Poured raspberry juice color, dark enough that you cannot see through it, yet the edges, all around, are a much lighter shade of pink. It has that signature aroma of rubber that the Oude Geuze has as well as an herbally barnyard funk. All that is wrapped up in a thick sweet raspberry aroma that is not artificial or overly sweet at all. Low on acidity and not all that sour but more oak and barnyard aspect. Taste is very drying and herbally. I am able to chew the rubber taste, which is followed by light sweet raspberries. A lower carbonation adds to the chewy aspect of the beer. Leaves a long very dry and [again] rubber aftertaste. Very mellow on the sour.
750mL bottled on 02/07, Rodenbach Grand Cru tulip glass, again thanks Brad.
JoeMcPhee (8054) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottled 02/07. Generously shared by beastiefan2k. Deep blood red colour. Aroma is very fruity with sweet dark cherries and spicy cherry skins and pits. The aroma is very spicy and earthy with a lovely soft sourness. Really incredible nose. Soft vineous character, earthy and fruity. Light and restrained funkiness. Lots of nice earthy spiciness mixed with a leathery funk. Lightly lactic on the finish with more soft fruitiness on the finish. Fantastic brew.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to beastiefan2K for bringing this treat. Poured a slightly hazy red color with a thin off-white head. The aroma...perfect! Tart with big leathery notes, horsey, fruity, woody and metallic like wet pennies. Complex and so nice to sniff. The flavor was mildly tart with a cherry finish. Mildly acidic. The body was light and the finish was dry leaving just a little acidity behind.
notalush (4456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many thanks to beastiefan2k for sharing - cloudy pinkish purple, nearly headless - funky, cheesy, earthy, horseblanket aroma, with notes of moldy fruit skins - bone dry with medium sourness and acidity - very funky, blue cheese kind of flavor - not very apparent fruit, but it sure is in there (mostly pits and skins, but very subdued) - mostly gueuze-like with light fruit - very nice indeed.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy red coloured with an off white head.
Light acidic aroma of wood and berries.
Light acidic flavour of wood, raspberries, marzipan, cherries, and cherry stones. Tart finish.
Grovlam (4149) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [Courtesy of Ungstrup, quality tasting @ Papsoe] Large creamy almost reddish looking head. Fair display of lacework. Cloudy reddish color. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, hors blanket, wood, leather, raspberries and fruit. Full bodied with an average carbonation. Moderated acidic and sweet flavor with what appeared to be salty notes as well. Sour fresh fruity finish. 28-09-2007
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. An unclear red beer with a lazing pink head. The aroma is acidic with strong notes of raspberries as well as some wood - quite complex. The flavor is also acidic with strong notes of raspberries as well as other fruits.
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Odense tasting, 29/9-07. Unclear cherry wih a pink head. Cherry, sour, salty, tart, herbal vinegar. Bites my cheek - easily to tell this is high quality. Sour asswhole also, perhaps, but this is damm good! 3 fonteinen quality!
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours a slightly cloudy, warm reddish with a neat, pinkish head. Complex and extraordinary fruitiness in the aroma. Medium body with a very sharp acidity, very fresh berry notes and some weird mineral touches. No, this is actually salty! Very sharply acidic all through the finish. I find this quite interesting as it is, but I believe I will find it even more pleasant and mellow after some years. If only that weird salinity would go away. 280907