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3 Fonteinen J & J Oude Geuze Blauw

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Formerly brewed at 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mixture of 1 year old Lindemans lambic and 4 year old Girardin lambic. Fermented and ripened on oak barrels. Not filtered, refermented in the bottle. Blue "male" labels.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
At Heeren van Liedekercke, with S&G Tasting group, first day trip. APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: very sour, complex, wood, brett, funk. TASTE: very sour, rather dry, wood, little fruity, complex.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RussianDragon (483) - - JUL 11, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad! Pours a hazy orange with beautiful white spongy head that leaves a lacing on the glass as thick as the head was once it settled down. Aroma is citrus sourness, straw, hay and brett barnyard funk. Flavor is amazingly complex: perfectly balanced sourness with notes of citrus (grapefruit, lemons) and mild wood. One of the best sours I’ve ever had - everything about this beer is appealing. The mouthfeel, balance of flavors, carbonation, finish, all make this an outstanding beer. From note 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord Tasting).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (300) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle - thanks Staffan for doing the leg work here - pours a nice amber. Nice grassy, sour aroma. The taste is tart, sour, grass, and barnyard funk. Solid!!!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sarro (122) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Properly cellared bottle thanks to BrewDan. Pours a golden yellow, one finger, frothy white head on a gentle pour. Nose is mushroom and funky brett. Taste is heavy, but well rounded flint and dry funk that ends in a crisp sourness. Some light notes of Parmesan cheese are in there as well. Medium carbonation and finishes very dry. Extremely earthy and unique!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Luk_ (120) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to hoppypocket. Glowing orange with huge creamy white foam. Impressive for a 9 year old beer. Aroma is distinctive barnyard, citrus peel, old cheddar and some old lambic (menthol). Taste is out of this world. It feels so fresh while being bone dry. Lots of citrus, must and some herbs. Feels like orange juice, nice moderate acidity with orange sweetness. Lively carbonation and light bodied. Awesome and refined, probably the best gueuze I’ve had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1334) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
Sip from a generous soul at dark lord day. Probably my only chance to ever try it. Smooth. Slightly tart. A bit sour. Wish I could have tried more of this uber whale.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kermis (5269) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Bottle shared at DHVL side by side with Roze. Pours cloudy dark golden with a medium off white head. Aroma initially strikes as a swimming pool in a barnyard, with old musty dank cellar, cobwebs and wet dog. Flavour is light sweet and moderate acidic. The mouthfeel starts off soft and silky leading into a mellow but more acidic finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Beautiful!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (1589) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
Tasted a couple of years ago at RBBSG and thanks to travlr! Pours a cloudy dull honey color with only a small ring of carbonation. The smell is complex with vinegar, funk, organic matter, earth. The taste is funky, woody, tart and slightly puckering with a dry aftertaste. Light body with medium carbonation. A real treat!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brystmar (1261) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Hearty pop from the cork. Hazy, straw colored body sprouts plenty of foamy, white head.

Inescapably funkalicious aroma. Deep, funky, untamed. Off the charts awesome aroma.

Dry hay, gueuze-y funk; sourness is there but not too bold. If you don't know what people mean by horse blanket in gueuze, you certainly will after this. Layers of depth and intrigue; gueuze really doesn't get much better than this.

Fortunate to be my second time with this one, and damn it's still drinking like a champ. Love.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2014
2003 J and J version (not 50/50) drunk Summer of 2009 at my Farewell to the beer scene tasting
Inserted this one in the middle of the lineup, thankfully, so the palate was not fatigued. At almost six years old, it still poured a wonderfully frothy, white head, showing moderate retention and plentiful carbonation. Soft, straw/white-gold body, plenty of sediment on the bottom.
The nose creeps up on you, this is certainly not getting you by means of raw force/strength. The best part, and i will admit to being slightly hazy on all of the details, being that this was four years ago, was a soft, but yet tart hickory skin/limeade-like note that seemed to hover in the background and keep gaining strength as the beer warmed/breathed. Very dry and with tons of lactic acid but yet all well-presented. Some barnyard notes emerging late but just the most succulent, soft, yet strong brett notes I’ve witnessed.
In the mouth, the carbonation is fairly reserved for the style, with a warm woodiness that plays well with the tart, limey brett notes. Not overly sour, though significantly moreso than the Milennium gueuze I had a few months ago. Very "true" flavors of gueuze, lactic, brett fruity tartness, light band-aids; all that I associate with Girardin, though not as intensely sour as that usually seems. Interesting mineral-like note to it as well. Finish leaves lactic acids lingering, with a bit of cheesiness and more unripened citrus fruits. Carbonation is soft by now, and the body is medium, with a supple texture from the malts and wheat. Wonder if I’ll ever try this again! Thanks to whomever traded me these (can’t remember at this point).


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