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3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary)

 (RETIRED)
overall
100
99
style
Formerly brewed at 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.26   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Specially made for Drie Fonteinen's 50th anniversary in 1998.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theydon_Bois (11073) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle shared at the 5K/7.5K/10K tasting - who has a 7.5K tasting?, massive thanks to Jackl for this rarirty - I raise this glass to his 5,000, 30/12/14. Hazed orange amber with a big old off white head of bubbles - looks the proverbial bollocks does this! Nose is light dung, musty wood, straw, earthy, apple core, gentle poo in the form of a careless skidmark, big funky horse duvet etc. Taste comprises more apple core, light citric, dank wood, Grandads shed - the 3rd draw from the top in the far corner, musty grapes, light dry rot, wooded. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close filled with funk. Solid stuff for 16+ years old, lots of depth and character.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
30th December 2014
5 Kay, 7.5 Kay, 10 Kay Tasting. Thanks to Jack fort this whale. Hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Airy soft palate, mild fine carbonation. Wet wood, dank and a little dusty tasting. Milfd but tired dried fruits. More dust before a soft semi dry finish. Mild bitter linger. Inoffensive and drinkable but not getting the wow factor here.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (5296) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle @ The Tasting via trade. Rating #5000!! Special thanks to the London Crew and all the guys from VA/DC for helping me get here! Pours deep hazy amber orange with a massive craggy white head. Nose is very rustic and earthy. Huge barnyard, manure, gym sock and wet wool. Lemon spritz. Hay and mineral. Wonderfully complex and still vibrant. The flavour’s so earthy. Dirty lemon, hints of jasmine tea. Mandarin orange. Bretty funk. Slight biting acid on the finish. Still fresh and zippy. Not nearly as muted as other samples Ive tried from the late 90s. Full carb. Overall, great stuff from my favourite producer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (13012) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many, many thanks to Jack. Opens with a bang but doesn’t gush at all - thankfully. The aroma is dense, full of damp grass, wet wood, slightly rotten lemons. Light sweet flavor with moderate acidity, licks of salt, abandoned basement, sturdy grassy bitterness, some oily tangerine rind. Light bodied with lively, massaging carbonation. Quite dry on the finish with mild tannins, bitter citrus rind and grass, acidic bite, dried lemons, salt, soaked wood. Great stuff. Impressively bright and lively for its age. Wonderful.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (5836) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle sampled at THE FESTIVAL 2014 in LA with Linh and Scarlett. Pours a deep golden reddish body with thick lacing. Aroma is wood, cheese, funky fruits and light oxidation. Mouthfeel is on the softer side as far as 3Font goes - I’m assuming this has mellowed out over the years (~16 at this point). Flavors consist of funky earthy fruits, vanilla, cherries, damp old wood, light barn, soft sourness, lots of cheese and oak. Really cool to be able to try this.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (2763) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours hazy cloudy with a decent sandy head. Aroma is sweet spritzy apples and tart yeast pleasant in the nose, fresh sweet spring. Flavor is tart and sweet balanced ambrosia like yeast, a little sweeter than tart which I love! This aged really well with great carbonation and a juicy body!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
b3shine (6149) - Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2014
750 ml bottle to geuze glass, to the face all by myself because it’s on-site only. Looks good; a hazy darker geuze orange with fizzy eggshell head. It was a gusher, so the carbonation has clearly held nicely. Smells and tastes outstanding; funky, spicy, fruity (mostly citrus), and mildly floral with a bit of a damp basement presence as well. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel. Complex and world-class, even after all these years.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (9986) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle at Astoria share. Rating 8,600. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of funky cheesecloth, oak, earthy funk and lemon. Dry. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1709) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Botttle at Akkurat, split with friends. Pours a hazy peach with a medium white head. Aromas of grass, citrus, funk, leaves and some flowery notes. Taste is very earthy and musky with spring-like newness and dew notes with citrus and funkiness as well. Mouthfeel is dry and vinous. Very good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2014
August 12, 2014. Bottle at Akkurat. Pours hazy golden/orange with a small white head. Aroma is funky, citrus, grass, barnyard, leather, wood and light mint. Taste is smooth medium acidic, funky, fruity, citrus, grass, wood. Finish is light acidic with a fruity and funky undertone. Light/medium bodied.


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