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3 Fonteinen J & J Oude Geuze Roze

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


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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Mixture of 1 year old Boon lambic and 3 year old Girardin lambic. Fermented and ripened on oak barrels. Not filtered, refermented in the bottle. Pink "female" labels.

kepano's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kepano (253) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Much touted, highly elusive, here’s a beer from a favorite brewer that just couldn’t disappoint. The frosty orange hue shows pretty nuances of pink, topped of a simple white cream. The nose displays a flabbergasting array of fruits and flowers. The house character is reflected through notes of peach, apricot, oaky vanilla and the unique sweetness of brown sugar. Lavender and rose add an unusual but remarkably pleasant touch, as the aroma slowly unfolds. Mango, apple, tangerine and pineapple proceed one after the other as the brew warms up expressively. The background is a true lambic foundation of cheesy, dusty, cobwebby scents that marry beautifully with honey and cotton candy. The flavor perfectly balances sweet, sour and dry. Raspberry and cherry are prominent at first as the palate shifts to an enjoyable dry Gruyère flavor and finishes on a smoky cedar note. The sourness remains smooth, almost yogurt-like, never impeding on the equilibrium of fruits and spices. Cinnamon, clove, white pepper and potpourri appear subtly with time. Like many high-quality lambics, this one becomes incredibly complex and delicious near room temperature. Another outstanding gueuze from Drie Fonteinen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle at Max & Jess’s for an impromptu barbecue thing when I was down for Comic Con.. Pours a faintly hazed amber with a thin white head. Big funky yeast with dirty barnyard, faintly floral. Medium bodied, earthy and funky, big and yeasty. Long musky yeast, big and dirty. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (1101) - - NOV 25, 2015
Golden pour. Nose is citrus funky, basement, light oxidation. Taste is tart citrus, lingering tartness on the finish with some bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7183) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2015 Bottle courtesy of Max and their housewarming. Pours a deep hazy Amber with thin white lacing. Aroma is aged Gouda, sour oak and tart fruit. Mouthfeel is mineral and tart with notes of sour oak, wood, old aged Gouda and light pepper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5726) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Lost the specific text in the rating for these beers . Opened at a tasting with Armand himself . Will update rating with text when I found the papers, only scores for now .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1678) - Linden, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle shared at a 3 Fonteinen tasting... at 3 Fonteinen. Full line-up rank (highest first): Blauw, 50th, Millennium, Lente, Roze, Zomer, 1999. Compared Roze next to the Blauw; Roze is much sharper and a tad more woody in the nose, a bit more citrussy in the mouth and a tad less balanced. Still a terrific gueuze of a terrific brewer/blender. There is no better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamChandler (4239) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Had this today at DHVL. Shared with with Joost and other staff since I was by myself and too full from eating a lot of stew. Very few of these still remain for purchase on-site. none for To-Go. Enjoyed @ cellar temp in a basket in a Geuze glass.

A - Orange and gold color of out only a small bit of sediment. 1 finger of creamy head. Didn’t fade at all very resilient.

S - The nose is very classically 3 F. Musty lemon grass, some salt and very present oak nose with kiwi and mango.

T - I get a minor copper penny taste that starts in the middle and sticks around for a while. Must and rotten apples with oak tannin and some pineapple and fig. Slightly cheesy with lemon and like tartness

M - Mouthfeel is full bodied, still a lot of carbonation and the copper and lemon stick around for a while

O - Like Blauw, I would have loved to have this fresh. Storage and bottle variation so I’ll say I prefer Roze to Blauw but I have no idea how Blauw was kept but this is tasting great for a beer bottled in 2001 (according to Joost).

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
czar (7040) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, huge thanks my brah! pours slightly hazy golden orange with a very nice off-white head, good retention and lacing. funk-plenty, blue cheese, red fruits - some cherries, lot of wood and astringent notes, leathery bretts, noble grass, very fruity - fresh apricots, yellow plums, Pepper, many bitter herbs - dill perhaps. bright carbonation, light body - oily, very astringent-grassy-woody cognac-like finish. masterpiece.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Minderbinder (3186) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Thx Tommy Pours amber with low white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of barnyard, fruits, funk, oak, apricots. Taste is of barnyard, acid, funk, cheese, oak, slight sugar, faint madeira, apricots. Palate: Light body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Very nice. A tad heavier than expected. Awesome barnyard. Quite well balanced. Complex.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Luk_ (239) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Tom! Beautiful amber with a lasting ring of foam and nice lacing. This one has lots of character. Huge funk, spiciness (very peppery) and oak. Some light mint and dust. Taste is lemon and cheese, but it is also peppery and very oaky with a light grassiness that makes it feel like cedar. Palate is heavier than most aged lambic but it remains pleasant and unique. I prefer Blauw by an inch, a definite masterpiece.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (574) - - JUL 11, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by ygtbsm94, thanks Brad! Pours a hazy light orange with active carbonation and moderate lacing. Aroma is brett/barnyard funk, straw, hay and pepper. Flavor is overwhelming: tart sourness of lemon, oak, pepper, and other subtle tart fruits. A certain spiciness as the taste develops. Outstanding and delicious. What a treat to have had this beer. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord Tasting).

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