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3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Armand & Tommy)

 (RETIRED)
overall
100
96
style
Formerly brewed at 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PhillyCraft (3071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Rating #1400. Bottle was secured by Frank for me, shared with Allen, Bill, Simon, Frank, and Tim. I have been dying to try this sour since I heard about her. Poured a vibrant, hazy, golden-orange color with a massive off white head along with beautiful lace when swirled. Aromas are everything you would expect from a 3 Font gueuze..sour funk, lemons, oaky wood, barn, horseblanket, nectarine and more dust. This aroma was impressive for its age. Flavor followed suit with lemon skins, oak, nectarine, peach, basement, light vinegar, sea brine, and foreign cheese. Very leathery as she warmed up a bit. Body was light to medium with medium carbonation. One of the best lambics I have had to date and maybe my favorite blend from Armand. Must find another to lay down for half a decade or so. Op uw gezondheid!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vignale (1978) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
Flaska från SB. Drucken på ölföreningen. Gyllenfärgad, mousserande, frisk syrlig träig doft. Bra balans mellan syrlig fruktighet med grape, syrligaäplen främst, träig fatkaraktär, mustig funkighet med lite fuktig hästfilt och rejäl krispig syra, allt i perfekt balans. Riktigt, riktigt gott.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2012 Sour & Bitter Festival CPH 2012. Hazy golden with a lasting off-white head. Classic funky 3F aroma with lots of grapefruit character - a little extra spicy adds to perfection. Extra sour, spicy and wooden flavour, but still in balance and still very, very tasty. Best beer at Sour & Bitter, and that says something!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AdamJackson (2344) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2013
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 My 1,000th Beer Review!!! Enjoyed this at Fermentoren in Copenhagen with another RateBeer user at slightly below fridge temperature in a wine glass.

A - Bright orange and a 2 finger creamy white head. Very persistent lacing! This beer really shines agains a candle.

S - Loads of grapefruit and navels. Nice sharp Lemonhead acidity

T - Lemon peels. Very acidic plums? Very bright and acidic. Pretty juicy and sweet. Grapefruit acidity. Dry and floral finish

M - Very high carbonation for a gueuze and medium in body. Loving the dryness of this

O - This is currently the #1 gueuze on Rate Beer and it’s very delicious. However, I still link Lente is a better beer. This is quite incredible though.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
matt7215 (2151) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. pours a slightly hazed golden with a lasting white head. big punchy, fruity, tart nose. the flavour is complex, well balanced and masterfully blended. the best bottle of gueuze ive ever sampled. thx jeff

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Ooh la la! Thanks Mike. Killer Dude! True complexity, sour, cheese, earth, mind blowing for me. Rich flavors.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle I was saving for my daughter’s 1st birthday. Bottle was highly carbonated. Deep amber pour with a thick massive white head. Lightly hazy with a touch of suspended yeast. The nose is absolutely incredible - musty/funky aroma. Hints of tropical fruit, passionfruit and a bit of soft horseblankety funk. Softly woody with a bright tartness. Restrained acidity with a light straw character. Some nice graininess in back of the fruit and bretty funk. Loads of soft carbonation. Some light citric character initially but as it warms up it there is a little bit of soft leathery funkiness and a soft spiciness along with a touch of lingering acidity. Just a touch of cheesy character as well. Incredible brew.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3540) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2012
The first gay geuze // Armand and Tommy (the bottle does say Tommy) // Stopgap rating // bought a bottle of this but not sure about when I will open this, assume it is not soon, may trade it latter on - will give a re-rate when and if I do // some general ideas about the sample had @ GBF 2012 // don’t expect to see this one popping up at other festival any time soon or maybe even ever again // quite an impressive list Klaas & Tim // lightly hazy, bright orange touch golden with a big foamy, assertive head even for a 3F // aroma is pure 3F if you know the stuff, 3F barnyard funk, lemons, lambic, spices, fresh oak // taste is once again very 3F actually I think this edges so close to the regular one that this could almost be chalked down to batch variations, there are differences, this is a tad, clearer, more crisp, tad fruitier touch especially in the lemons, barnyard bit tuned down, white pepper back // high champagne carb, higher than regular one // this feels like a variation not something big and new // this is no Blauw or Lente // prefer just the regular one // price and everything here feels more marketing than anything else // he could try a lot way cooler stuff and release those and the price would make a bit more sense // Tomme was involved apparently but this tastes so 3F & they couldn’t be bothered to either remember or spell his name correctly // for all I know he could have been hanging out in the bar like Mikkel while this was made // how many beers with the ’last’ 3F lambic have there been made? 6 plus bottles of it pure // more common than any other lambic of a given vintage it seems // at least I am glad to see this one available unlike Framboos for which Belgians are apparently not good enough for // it is probably not 3F making this available but the store owner having gotten hold of this in Denmark where all beers go // am I too cynic? do I have the right complaining having had this? // Anyway this beer is nowhere gay enough - hope that the next gay geuze will do better

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Milevski (3) - - OCT 9, 2012 does not count
Morten siger at den ikke smager af citrus. Det mener jeg at den gør! Masser af aroma og smag. Dejlig syrlig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebhoy (61) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle from the LCBO. One of the best beers that I have ever had. Really great, funky aroma. Has the vinegar bite to it, but finishes dry and long. Lots of funkiness in the aroma, with some oak notes as well. Taste is of lemon zest, some honey, sour vinegar, oak, herbal notes, and some floral notes in the finish as well. Very complex and something that was absolutely worth the price tag!


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