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

ygtbsm94's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ygtbsm94 (12) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Bottle from a 75cl bottle; vintage 1998. Poured a light orangey color with a medium bubbly head. Fantastic aroma with a funky barnyard musty note. Taste was a mixed well balanced lemony, tart, and light sour note along with some medium light oak. Without doubt drinkable with almost no acidity and some great carbonation! Mellow, soft, and a well balanced, quite refined Gueuze. Without question an outstanding Gueuze for the ages even after ten years.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kermis (7693) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar session 2015. Pours hazy orange golden with a small to medium off white head. Aroma has a beautiful funk, dry dusty cellar, cobwebs, light minty notes, light citrus and tart fruits. Flavour is light moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Absolutely beautiful stuff, reminiscent of millennium geuze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Inbreak (3111) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
04.04.2015, 0,75l bottle @ Akkurat Bar & Restaurant:
Nice slightly fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry sour-ish, rope, minerals, oak, berry skin, sorrel, unripe berries, weeds, grass, old cellar, hints of old citrus peel. Taste is mild and slightly sour-ish dry, sorrel, berry skin, grass, citrus peel, oak, minerals, unripe berries, rope, weeds, soda powder. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and sour-ish mouthfeel. Very nice and well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2795) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm. Shared with Mathieu87. Long time want!! APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head. NOSE: sour, fruity, oak, barnyard. TASTE: sour, fruity, oak, barnyard, bit grassy even. Preserved very well!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear pale golden beer with an big lacy offwhite head. Sour rubber, grassy, barnyard, leather aroma. Sourish citrus, grassy floral, fruity earthy flavour. Lovey beer! RLGK:s celebration beer # 10000 (from my backlogg). Now i´m waiting for his #20.000 :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theydon_Bois (13371) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (18906) - , 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (5916) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (14679) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (6503) - 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 - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (2977) - 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!

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