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3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Armand & Tommy)

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


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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (3390) - 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 (3557) - 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cpetrone84 (1718) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2015 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 isnít 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 (1700) - 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 (3122) - 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 thatís 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. Itís like Armandís version of Cantillonís Cuvťe 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 (1441) - BodÝ, 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 thereís 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (5732) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Courtesy of OHLRangers

Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, sweaty feet, cheese, light dust, and musty basement. It pours a hazy orange/amber with a two finger head that eventually fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with moderate citrus and lemon. The finish has some funky notes, oak, must, and a touch of floral notes. Itís light bodied with moderate-lively carbonation. Overall, really tasty and probably one of the most funky Drie Fonteinen beers Iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (4929) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle. Very aggressive head, orange town pour with white head. Tart, oak, funk and fruit aromas. Body is highly carbonated for a gueze, nice tart gueze like finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CapFlu (4818) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Very tart. Sour front with some vinegar with a rubber compound aroma. Tasty, some nice penny and sharp spiced grass. Somewhat gassy flavour. Tastes like touching a 9V to your tongue. Wild and fun. Love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (3534) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle shared at DC Annual Epic Sour Tasting, thanks Travlr! Caramel brown with off-white head. Aromas of barnyard funk, wheat. Tasting notes of banana, tart fruit, funk. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Nice.

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