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3 Fonteinen J & J Oude Geuze Roze

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


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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kepano (246) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (423) - - 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).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4293) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2014
This one poured a publish golden yellow with a minimal white head. Aroma was of perfume, hay, mild funk, fruit skins and oak. Flavor was similar, great mouthfeel and Carb, delicate flowers and fruits and rustic character. Pretty great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
artmcd8 (1560) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle graciously shared by Travlr! Thanks Gene! Pours a slightly cloudy light pinkish color with a slight white foam. Aromas of oak and floral potpourri. Like smelling a flower. There is a slight funk in the aroma but it is all very pleasant. The taste is only slightly sour and everything is at the front of the tongue. Finishes a tad dry but just in time for another sip. Super enjoyable experience drinking this beer. I am glad I got to share this with Gene.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (2990) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Bottle at DHVL, post blauw. Slightly hazy gold pour with thick lacy white head. Aroma is quite interesting, certainly differs from blauw quite a bit, much more floral, slightly perfumey, nice mellow wet grass funk, light oakiness as well. Taste is citric, mellow funky flavor, grassy, light lactic acidity, a bit of musty oak. Palate is quite typical of the best gueuzes, dry, light bodied,with beautiful soft carbonation. Very nice, yet somehow not quite at the level of millenium, blauw or the other great blends.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (2698) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle (750 ml) @ De Heeren van Liedekercke. Drank just after Blauw and side by side with Heerengueuze. Bright golden amber with a frothy off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is unique and a bit "heavy" for a Drie Fonteinen gueuze. Floral and perfume with a nice amount of barnyard, juicy, wet basement, funk, mold and lemony notes. Taste is slightly sweet with tropical fruits, floral notes, barnyard, wet basement, light spiciness and leathery notes. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Dry finish. It’s almost as complex as Blauw (which is really really complex), but less bright, fresh and drinkable. Pretty unique gueuze. I enjoyed it a lot!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (4911) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Bottle shared at DHVL side by side with Blauw. Pours hazy dark golden with a big off white head. Aroma of barnyard funk, light wet dog and old laundry (in a good way). Flavour is light moderate acidic, fairly soft in the mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Great, but not up to the Blauw.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3197) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle(both as j&j roze and akkurats 50/50 ouse gauze). Dark golden pour with tan head. Funky sours, some light floral, and tart fruit aromas. Flavor is funky and has sour tones, albeit a bit milder than the other 3F rarer guezes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5382) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2014
75cl, as J&J Oude Gueuze (pink label), retired exclusive brew, thx alot to Dirk for sharing!, complex sour brew, sour/woody and slightly floral/fruity, very balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, ’this sample aged very well...’

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrances33 (34) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle poured into a 3F stem. Enjoyed 12/7/2013. Pour is a deep orange, with two fingers of off white, frothy head. Head retains for a while, and leaves some nice lacing. Smell is incredible, and easily the highlight of this beer - bright, juicy tropical fruits (mango, papaya), some lemony bite, and wrapped up in a clean, musty funk (cobwebs, basement, some hay). Taste is impressive, but not as much so as the nose. More tropical fruits that are slightly subdued. A nice lemony bite, and a delicious mineral funk. Finish develops this floral, grassy, perfume aspect that is enjoyable, but mildly offputting. Quite drinkable, with a medium level of sourness. Finish is dry. A top notch geuze that was a pleasure to have, but falls short of Blauw but quite a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
75cl bottle at Akkurat as Oude Geuze 50/50. It pours a golden/light amber colour with a large white head. Aroma is nice and complex: wet wood, strong funkyness with fruitiness and some spiciness. Nice acidic notes, recalling the classic cheesey and horseblankety notes. Taste is rich with strong funkyness again and tartness with some yogurt-like sweetness. Huge citrus and lemon peel notes. Grassy notes in the background. Some wood and fruit too. Mostly dry finish. Palate is creamy, silky, with good carbonation. So easy to drink. This is rounded, complex, very good but preferred the Gold version tries side by side.

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