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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: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.26   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Specially made for Drie Fonteinen's 50th anniversary in 1998.

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   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8780) - , 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 (1558) - 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 (1578) - 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 (3820) - 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 (1042) - 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
AdamJackson (2802) - 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 itís 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, itís not wonderful as super fresh stuff but itís still fantastic. Iím happy having had the chance to try this delicious beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Shared with rlgk, Aniela and omhper at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy yellow colour with a thick white head.
Aroma: Sour, grass, hay, citrus, barn.
Body: Medium to full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, citrus, grapefruit, tart, fruit, hay.
Comment: Balanced and smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11343) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Beer #10000! Bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear pale golden/yellow beer with a quite nice offwhite head. Sour rubber aroma, grassy, leather, barnyard, sour, biscuits, hay, floral, funky, woody, grapefruit, citrus notes, lemon and some cheese. Sour woody flavor, citrus, earthy, tart, grapefruit, cheese, hay, grapes, hay, dandelions, floral, lemon, fruity, grapes, red apples, notes of berries, citrus, some pome granate. Very smooth, i guess the years have taken away some edges on this beer. Very nice, a perfect beer to celebrate with!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3697) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (6322) - lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, at Billís 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.

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