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3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary)

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

bottled
available

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Specially made for Drie Fonteinen's 50th anniversary in 1998.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (2469) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2014
(backlog) Bottle. Very hazy golden pour with tan head. Funky wild aroma, light woody, nutty, musky tones. Citrus, funky and musky tones, some light off mint(?) tone.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (5721) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, at Bill’s place. Opened with a pop, slight gush but not bad. Pour was clear golden pour big fluffy white head, aroma brought notes of big mineral, earth, salty grain, hints of floral, hot springs, early rainy grass notes. Taste is a mix of vanilla oak, floral, nice mineral, iron, nice grassy, fresh earthy smell, slight horse blanket, finishing bitter, tart, slightly earthy, dry. Wow.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3086) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
Hazy orange of color with an off white head. An aroma of chalk, flowers, dust, wood and sour. A flavor of flowers, herbs and sour.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gEUS (896) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 750 ml shared with kraddel, BelgBeerGeek & Dennoman. Pours little hazy yellow to hay. Very soft aromas and flavours. Extremely gentle and drinkable. Gentle citrus, hay, soft barnyard funk. Incredible beer. Prefer it a tad better than the Millennium. Tasted it at cellar temperature.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (2441) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2014
Thnx to geus Pours blonde , good white head Smells very intence funky Taste is sour , but very well balanced . Funky , very soft . If this were affortable , i’d drink this all day . Very nice one

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrances33 (32) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle poured into a wine stem. Enjoyed 12/7/2013. Pour is a deep orange with a billowing, 3 finger off white head. Lots of retention and lacing. Smell is a deep musty funk up front, with some lemon, and a floral touch. Taste is a bit subdued on all accounts. Nice lemony bite, cobwebs, hay, and mineral funk, but with the same floral aspect, and a touch of mint on the finish. Drinkable, and only a touch dirty on the back of the throat. Medium dryness. A privilege to try this one, but I think it falls short of other geuzes of similar age.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
75cl bottle at Akkurat. Not on the list. 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 sorrounded by a sort of 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, I’m glad I had a whole bottle for myself. This is now rounded, complex, almost on par with the Millennium.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (597) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Lemon oak, with a musty finish. Drank along side 99,2000, and 2001 and found this to be second to last. .might have been a bad bottle?

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PatrickGav (23) - - AUG 20, 2013
the aroma is reminiscent of a white wine, with grapes, and a little barnyard.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ineedbeer (557) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle at Mikkeler Bar SF. Aroma is nice and complex with an amazing earthiness and herbal note to it. Light citric acidity to compliment the beer. Musty hay and barnyard notes to compliment. Almost no acetic note. Herbal character is a touch minty. Pours a fairly clear pale golden color with a fairly big, light pillowy head that recedes until it is just a film along the top and edges. The film persists for quite some time. Flavor has a bit more citrus than the aroma and has a touch less barnyard character. Flavor still has quite a bit of that earthy, herbal note. Really pleasant balance of acidity and funk. The moderate acidic note is clean and citrusy while very smooth and not in your face. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Such a nice silkiness to this beer which is shocking for an acidic beer. Overall an amazingly complex beer with so much nice earthy notes, barnyard notes, some hay and really light, pleasant acidity. The two most noticeable things are the clean acidity and the herbal note. The acidity works so well and the herbal note is slightly minty and refreshing for a geuze.


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