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3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage (all from 2002-*)

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100
96
style
Brewed by 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vintage 2002: released beginning 2006
Vintage 2003: released autumn 2006
Vintage 2004: released summer 2007
Vintage 2005: released summer 2008

Editor’s Note: There is a lot of confusion on this one. Please look at your bottle. It belongs here only if it says "Vintage" on the label. If it does not, it belongs under the regular Oude Gueuze listing. The above vintage guide is not what you should go by, as there are both 2002, 2003, 2004, etc...releases of Vintage and Regular Oude Gueuze.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lachneger (374) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Appelgoud van kleur met witte schuimkraag die snel verdwijnt. Smaak zacht appel cider / champagne. Gedronken met Bryan en Martijn

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1756) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2015
11/2006 bottle. Was expecting the cork to shoot out on this, and nothing. Guess those synthetic cork rumors I’ve heard are true. Aroma of lemon pepper, funk, Brett. Taste is mildly spur, farmhouse brett. No acid. Carbonation is low but I’m assuming that has more to do with the cork issues.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tectactoe (2982) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2015
UPDATED: APR 16, 2015 Bottle: 2008 vintage, yellow OGV label. Pours a solid, vibrant, semi-turbid golden sunshine-orange color with a foamy white head that fizzles a bit before receding to a small ring. Lovely aroma, exactly what you’d expect from the Fonteinen terroir. Acidic stone fruits, green apple, lemon tartness, mineral water, moderate acidic, super horsey funk, sweaty feet, a bit of barnyard hay, cork, & a nice helping of wet moldy oak towards the back end, proper tannic finish. Flavor is just as great. Very sour, tons & tons of Granny Smith apple up front with a bit of lemon, peach, & white grape underneath. Acidic, but tamed... Does not burn at all. Musky funk hits hard; lots of wood, moderate horseblanket, wet hay, old cork, & a bit of sweat in the finish. Tons of wood & white grape in the back-end with a very faint acetic dip, leading to a dry, tart finish. Wow. This is better than fresh 3F Oude Geuze; it is more tart, yet more complex & subtle all around. The oak is more tame as well, & blends with the wild yeast perfectly. Is this better than a regular, aged OG? Not sure. Hopefully I will find out soon, as I have an 07 OGV waiting to be opened alongside a regular 07 OG. But in any case, this gueuze is out of this world.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pushkinwow (2195) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
2008 375ml bottle from Kamiel, so grateful to finally get to try this. The cork releases with a loud pop, not a gusher but lots of carbonation stored in this tiny bottle as it takes a while to be able to pour into the glasses without the head pouring out the top. Murky amber (poured some dregs in) with a generous and then gentle bubbly sticky white head. Slightly acidic, wet hay, some cheesecloth, epson salts, great funk, light lemon, moderate carbonation and full body, acidic, funky, dry, and incredibly complex. Delicious.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ElManana (898) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 Bottle at RBBWG shared by BelgBeerGeek. Nice cheesy, sour, but very balanced. Awesome gueze, probably the best I’ve ever had.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (3061) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle, 2008 vintage. Pours a clear golden beer with a big white head on top. Aroma has barnyard, leather, Brett and white fruits. Flavor is medium tart, a big sweet base, loads of fruit and dust in there. Decent balance, beer held up well during aging. Good stuff.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
knickskicks (835) - - DEC 29, 2014
2006. Synthetic cork. Orange pour, no head. Oxidized drain-pour, more reminiscent of a mediocre aged barleywine. Some funk and brightness but otherwise too oxidized to enjoy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (5957) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Vintage 2002 (I believe) sampled at THE FESTIVAL 2014 in LA with Linh and Scarlett. Pours a hazy golden body with thick white head and lasting lacing. Aroma is brilliant funk, barn, lemon, brett and light wood. Mouthfeel is near perfection - with funk, minerals, wood, funky citrus, light white wine, weathered barn and a nice bright tart character. Awesome.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JefVerstraete (1903) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Orange colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Very complex and well balanced geuze. Tart, funky and dry. Medium bitter finish. Fruity notes of lemon and apple. Very good!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1005) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
375 ml bottle split two ways, ’08 vintage. Dark golden pour with a tiny head that quickly fades and leaves small lacings. Loads of funk, barnyard, green apples, lemon peel and some leather. So mellow but yet so complex. This is wonderful stuff!


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