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3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary)

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

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Specially made for Drie Fonteinen's 50th anniversary in 1998.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2942) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Shared by ygtbsm94 at our insane sour and wild ales tasting on April 14, 2012. Sampled alongside 1999 Oude Geuze and Millennium Gueze. The beer is mildly hazy and golden yellow hued with a small white head. The aroma is unlike any I have experienced from a Drie Fonteinen brew, with a huge mint and herbal character. The flavor brings abundant minty notes, followed by herbal, floral, and earth. The beer is smooth, with lingering funk and mint notes. I feel that the mint character overpowers the citrus, grass, and classic lambic character that would make this beer wonderful. I doubt I will ever try this again, but I would be curious to taste a different bottle. Millennium Gueze was the clear favorite of this trio.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spdyfire83 (35) - 5280, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Unlabeled 75cl bottle shared at Akkurat - poured in a gueuze glass. Vintage: 1998 - the one and only! Straw yellow. 3+ (fluffy white) fingernail head on soft pour. Smells like must, barn yard funk, aged cheese, crisp lemon zest, matured, and so nice. Almost perfect, but not quite (maybe with another couple of years though). Taste is complex, yet so easy to drink. Follows smell, but very dry and refreshing. My glass disappeared to quickly, but even the dregs of this were wonderful! Just a truly wonderful beer! Crisp, clean, and very easy to drink. The simplicity is beautiful and the pronounced zest is amazing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
Bottle at the DC Lambic & Sour Tasting on April 14, 2012. Served in an old-school Drie Fonteinen fountains gueuze tumbler. Huge thanks to Brad for this one. Pours a clear golden color with a bit of a tawny hue to the background. The head is white and small, falling somewhat quickly and leaving behind some sparse lacing as it lays down in a thin collar. The nose brings some heavy earth and funk with lightly-oxidized malt. Some interesting light herbal characteristics in the background that I’ve never gotten from a Drie Fonteinen gueuze before. The flavor is much more complex and integrated, with the funk, earth, and light herbal character headed to the next level. Average flavor duration with light acidity and moderate funk through the finish. The body is medium and slightly-chewy with light carbonation. Really great feel and complexity. We had this side-by-side with the Oude Geuze 1999 blend (supposedly one of Armand’s favorites) and Millennium, and both of those quite handily beat out this bottle. With that said, this beer was still very, very good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rasmus40 (13505) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nightfall (1306) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14532) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (12499) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SirLimpsalot (2595) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
back (1578) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (14705) - 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.


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