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3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary)

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


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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Specially made for Drie Fonteinen's 50th anniversary in 1998.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rasmus40 (10843) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, grapefruit and moderate sour - horse blanket. Flavor is medium sweet and rather acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. Soft. 270112

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle @ Too many Geuze’s - only one toilet , Ulfborg 2012 - Day 1. Bing bang and gusher :) Dark golden, with white head. Grape , lemon, cellar notes, dust, barnyard, wood, leather. So complex yet so well balanced and easy drinkable. Again I would expect it to be must more sour, but the amount is just right and perfect for the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
Finally! Bottle @ Too many geuze’s only one toilet, Ulfborg 2012. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Mould,cellar, grape and brett. Subdued, smooth and mild. Dry and crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (10875) - DENMARK - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan. Slightly hazy golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, tart, fruit, little sulfur and earth. Flavour is malt, tart, fruit, little barnyard, little sweet and a little dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SirLimpsalot (2107) - SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2012
Flaska på Akkurat - Stockholm 2011. D: Fat och tydliga gula frukter. S: Mycket frisk och fruktig smak, fin syrlighet och lång god eftersmak. Rekommenderas!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
back (1315) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2012
Aroma:humle citrus grape Ud.:gylden klar Skum: hvidt E.smag:sød lidt sur meget Krop:medium For.:vandede Brus: blød 27/1-12 @f1

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are brett, malt, fruits, lactose acid and perfume. Nice and sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gyllenbock (4549) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2012
Bottle at Akkurat, January 2012. Cloudy orange body topped by a small off-white head that did not last for a long time. A complex and not very sour Gueuze. Lemon, oak, dry wood, green apples, little bit of everything. Very, very drinkable and elegant. I must drink this again!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cpetrone84 (1369) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Drank at Akkurat on the longest lambic binge I could endure. Had with many of the classics and enjoyed this beer twice. The one bottle was the best beer I have ever had and was absolutely perfect, reviewed based from that. Pour is a hazy golden amber with tight fluffy white head. The nose has a rindy cheese to it, light dusty paper quality as fruits are unfolded. Lemon rind, hint of mint, bright ripe tangerine and peach notes. The taste has slightly less chessy find and a touch more dusty paper, the fruit flavors are even more bright and take stronger hold on the presence of the beer. more peaches with a little less of the tart lemon than I anticipated as the sourness takes hold and adds to the overall awesomeness and complexity of this beer. The body is extremely light, lovely effervescent feel, high crisp carbonation and just enough driness. Mid to late bottle pour is more funky, early pour is more fruity. Absolutely perfect!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9065) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Bottle… Murky golden ale with a mid-sized creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The bouquet is funky, citric and acidic with a slight medicinal component – inoffensive, but not quite right. Medium-bodied and a touch thin with soft carbonation. Well-balanced flavor. Tart, but not sour with moderate, yeasty bitterness and a nuance of lemon peel. Tangy, mildly bitter finish that dries out nicely. Muchos kudos to Dstructo for sharing this rare old gem!

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