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3 Fonteinen J & J Oude Geuze Blauw

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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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7079) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle, thanks to jackl at THE sour tasting (part 1). It pours hazy amber, with a gigantic off-white head. The nose is faint spice, light sulphur, grapefruit, lemon, sweetness in the background, floral, damp wood, dusty and cork. The taste is wood, sour lemon, grapefruit, pomello, lime, pithy, some acidity, dough, spice, sherbet and wood, with a dry finish. Medium body, fairly lively carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Pretty big on the grapefruit. Tasty and well-balanced. A great blend, but feels a bit tired, a touch over the hill perhaps (this specific bottle anyway)? Still a great gueuzey experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
And this is what Sean finished the tasting with. Had this back to back with the Roze. 750 ml bottle served in a Portsmouth tulip. A: Much darker amber color than the Roze. A nice frothy white head forms on the pour and slowly recedes to a thick collar and thin cap. Splotchy lace is left behind. S: Sour raspberry, tart cherries and some oak. Light sweetness and mild funk as well. blends really nicely together. T: Dark sour cherry with a nice pucker. Almost like a warhead candy with out the artificial sugar flavors. Tart raspberry, vanilla sweetness, some woody oak and nice funky cheese on the finish. M: Light bodied with a crisp, drying mouthfeel. The sourness gets in there gives you a nice pucker. A real jowl hitter. O: I enjoyed this just a tad more than the Roze as it had more a sour kick to it. The Roze was more vibrant, but this beer went deeper in flavor. Huge thanks again to Sean (Sean9689) for sharing this rarity!! Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-19-2012

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ludvig (116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
had this bottle at mikkeller bar. well we didn’t finish it there we finished it at KFC (kind of a good paring :D) it’s a must have if you haven’t had it and like geuze!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Gold pour with a white head. Amazing musty, earthy, funky aroma well integrated with tart lemon and grapefruit. The huge funk translates into the flavor. Musty basement, earth, horse blanket, wet hay, lemon, grapefruit and grain are seemlessly interwoven. I loved the massive funk, but would have liked a little more citrus or sour/unripe fruit to brighten the flavor. With that said, this may be the best geuze I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle @ Akkurat. Labeled Akkurats Gold Geuze 50/50. Pours hazy golden with a huge frothy and bubbly goldenish white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is intense, sour and funky with lemon juice, grapefruit juice, crackers, dry soil, green grapes, unripe red currants, wood, plums, hay, barnyard, leather, brett, mandarin oranges and hints of horseblanket, brett and rubber. Taste is sour, tart and tiny fruity with lemon juice, grapefruit juice, unripe peaches and mango, green grapes, wood, dry soil, barnyard, unripe plums, horse blanket, rubber, leather and unripe red currants. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is sour, dry and tart with lemon juice, grapefruit juice, lemon grass, wood, hay, dry soil, brett, lemon zest, unripe berries, barnyard and leather. Pretty fucking close to perfection!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
larsniclas (5637) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
Bottled at Akkurat Lightly tart aroma with wood, rubber and cork. Not extremely sour, but with a good punch. Very smooth palate and extremely pleasant and fresh to drink. Flavour from oak, rubber, lemon-cest, lime

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (11033) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
Bottle at Akkurat. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a bubbly white head. Rubber aroma, sourish, grapefruit, hay, citrus, lemongrass, leather, acidic, tart, lemon, some apples and woody, some berries. Sourish rubber flavor, acidic, grapefruit, citrus, lemongrass, rubber, leather, barnyard, quite tart, lemongrass, hardly no sweetness at all, hay, berries, woody, floral notes, woody. Long sourish finish with citrus, grapefruit, vinegar, leather, rubber and notes from berries. Just plain wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thirdeye11 (5598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
(750ml bottle during RBWG - thanks to ericandersnavy, Rating #4400!) cloudy gold, obvious thorough carbonation. Nose of char wood, tart, berry, earth, complex, perfectly tart, amazing. I really don’t know how to describe this beer, but as of 4,400 ratings, it’s simply the best beer I’ve ever had. Big thanks Eric!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13769) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle, 75cl corked. A rather oily pour leaves a lightly unclear, headless beer in my glass. Doesn’t look impressive in any way, but rustic and sort of sexy anyway. Lightly dusty on the nose, with some vinegar hints, overall more intense than the Roze, especially on the funky side. More lemon, more barnyard, but without the rubbery touch from the female of the two. Intensely tart and dry on the palate, with lemony, funky flavors lasting for a good while. Even though there was a slightly unpleasant rubbery note in the Roze, I prefer that one. Both are certainly good beers, but I also think they’re overrated, probably due to the rare-factor. Really pleased to have tasted them though. 111229

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
At recent RBBSG thx to Travlr for sharing !

Head: almost nothing
Colour: Cloudy orangy/amber
Smell: fruity, oranges, bittersweet, lemon
Taste: wtf this reminds me of mussels ?! , bitterness balanced with some sour notes, sellery, dry end , pretty good !

But the overall question is , is this worth 95€ = 118$ let’s see ...
HELL F*****G NO !!!

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