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3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary)

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


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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Specially made for Drie Fonteinen's 50th anniversary in 1998.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many, many thanks to Jack. Opens with a bang but doesnt 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (6938) - New York, 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 - Im 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (3053) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
b3shine (7407) - Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2014
750 ml bottle to geuze glass, to the face all by myself because its 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (2213) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (2769) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (7224) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle thanks to Minh. Pours a cloudy orange with thick frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong wood, funk, peach pit, feet, rubber. Medium mouthfeel with nice funk, wood, cheddar, lingering dry finish. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Experiment_Ale (1095) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
At Akkurat with kimberly Stefan, and Taylor. Pours white head that disappears, orange murky. Aroma is musky barrel funk, heavy earthy dirt notes, blunt musk. Taste is dry funk, old hay, super balanced and smooth with a beautiful flavorful funk, complex. Love. I had side by side with 50th anniversary and preferred the fresh lemon refreshing notes of the 50th more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco. One of the last few bottled 3F beer I have yet to track down. Flipped my crap when i saw this on the shelf. $180 for a 75CL bottles split 1 way with me, myself and I and like all good Lambic, savored for 3 hours. Delicious. I believe it was around 50F temp when served.

A - First pour was a burnt dark orange / gold appearance. The cork had a HUGE pop exploding but not gushing. GREAT SIGN! First pour was a 5 finger solid white huge bubbly head. Subsequent pours got more cloudy obviously. Dregs were dark brown w/ hints of red.

S - Nose is a mix of blue cheese, cardboard basement musk and funk with a lot of wood, mold and more cheese the 3F funk with lemon nose is there but super subdued. Reminds of the same funky moldy basement funk that I got from Blauw.

T - a know what....taste is pretty freaking awesome. Yes a lot of cardboard and shoe polish. A lot of leather and wood and moldy grapes. But its incredibly tart and well done. Lots of lemon, cloth aged old cheddar and funk classic 3 F. Tart overall.

M - Bursting classic 3F mouthfeel. Bubbly, filling and huge.

O - Great beer. Like all 10+ year old Gueuze, its not wonderful as super fresh stuff but its still fantastic. Im happy having had the chance to try this delicious beer.

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