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3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Armand & Tommy)

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


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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Armand Debelder + Tomme Arthur blend - the results of a fun day a 3 Fonteinen + 4 year old Boon Lambic and Armands own Lambic from 2008.

Note the typo on the label, stating Tommy instead of Tomme which is his real name.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle at Edmunds Oast. Slight haze on a bright golden pour with a bubbly white head. Complex, nuanced aroma of oak wood, sourdough, pizza shop, earth, lemon peels, and tart acid. Flavor is wonderfully balanced with lemon, musty earth, oaky wood, yeast funkiness and Sauvignon Blanc aspects. Lively carbonation and medium bodied. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
[5604-20130722] 750mL bottle. Dry yeasty pencil shavings aroma. Hazy, orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Sour lightly lemon-fruited zest flavour. Medium body is quite sour. Delicious. (8/4/8/4/17) 4.1
(Vintage 2011; w/ jercraigs, mds)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (417) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle - Pour very light amber. The aroma is sour, tart, and lemony. The taste is lemony, sour, spruce, and a tad acidic. Just a solid beer!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (4517) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Aaron. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong funk, feet, barnyard, oak. Thin mouthfeel with nice tart fruit and funk with light brett and oak. Really enjoyed this one, very impressive.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (2732) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
Traditional geuze made from old Boon lambic and old 3 Fonteinen lambic, among others. Stable, snow white head, cloudy orangey blonde colour, warm. Complex aroma of apple peel, wine vinegar, sour cream, kiwi, wheat, sherry, wet hay, lemon juice and lambic barnyard funkiness. Sharp citric acid in onset, not wry, beautifully rounded, sweaty and hay-like impressions, palate tending more towards a more gentle lactic acidity in the finish with some dry, leafy hoppiness, refreshing and very thirst-quenching, complex. Another masterpiece from one of my favorite lambic producers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheEpeeist (3428) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2014
25.4 oz bottle. Clear honey brown with brief white foam. Nose is bubblegum, leather, wet hay, lemon, stone fruit and pasture. Crisp and acidic but softening then dry. Taste is green apple, honeydew, herb stems, leather, flower petals, lime zest and citrus honey. Wild depth of flavor like a spring walk ending in a raspberry patch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cpetrone84 (1568) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pour is dark amber with strong haze, lots of tight bubbly off white head. Nose is huge, so funky, tons of Cobb web and dusty notes with a bit of mineral and some juicy tangerine in the back. Taste isn’t quite as funky but still quite so. Dusty funk, lots of cob web, notes of mushroom. Light mineral notes with the juicy tangerine through the finish with a light sourness, strong carbonation and a moderately dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1504) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 Hazy orange with a large creamy white head. Aroma is grape skins, citrus zest, dry white wine, barnyard funk and hints of wood and orange blossom. Medium-full bodied, nice complex sourness on the palate, slightly dry finish. Flavours are grape skins, dry white wine, hint of citrus zest, apricot, walnut and gooseberry. So smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (2632) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle: Many thanks, Ed. Cloudy, nearly opaque amber-orange, vibrant body with a chunky & super-foamy, brittle white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is... whoa! Funky as HELL. Musty sweatsocks, damp cheesecloth, funky horseblanket, mild cheese, sweaty feet... Wow. Balanced nicely, however, by a large lemon & stone fruit sourness with a puckering acidity that’s noticeable from the smell alone. Very woody & earthy back-end. Taste hits with that apple skin, stone fruit, & borderline lemon sourness up front, jolting your taste buds. Lots of wet oak & funky wood with a huge back-end of funk, funk, FUNK. Cheesy funk, sweaty funk, musty funk. Barnyard floor, dirty feet, sweaty horses... Perfect balance with the tartness, nice level of acidity. Bone dry finish. It’s like Armand’s version of Cantillon’s Cuvée des Champions, only this is exceedingly better. A fantastic gueuze, absolutely delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foffern (1343) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Bottled 2011. Pours a hazy light amber colour with a huge, soapy, beige head. Very carbonated. Compact aroma with fruity vinegar, forest floor, sour wild berries, spices, some horse citrus and oak. Very sour at first with lots of citric acid and lemon. Towards the end more sweet fruit and berries comes forward. In addition there’s some nutty and earthy tones. Has a slick and sparkly mouth feel, and a medium grape skin bitterness. A solid and sour gueuze but the flavour is less complex than expected from a promising aroma.

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