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

Brewed by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Editor’s Note: This listing is for a special edition geuze that must have a label as seen on the left: either yellow with a purple "vintage" line as shown, or a red color field. It is not for a vintage year of regular Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze, which has its own listing.

Bottles pictured are reproduced with permission courtesy of Lambic.Info. Bottles shown include the various labels and size formats used for this geuze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (4114) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2016 2008 version in beersel. Pours a hazy golden yellow from the bottle with bubbly white head that dissipates slowly. Aroma of huge funk notes and mild tart lemony citrus. Taste is more balanced with big funk and acidity, hugely complex. A very nice treat to try this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mariuspoenari (1691) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle at the brewery, 2012 vintage. Hazy bright orange with a thin white head and visible carbonation. Notes of peaches, apricots, barnyard funk, lactic acid, mineral components, salt, macerated apples, grape vinegar, light apple cider. Medium body with high carbonation and a sour and refreshing aftertaste. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kasjo (29) - DENMARK - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle at lambik-O-droom. Clear golden with white head. Aroma of vinegar, very sharp! Taste is fruity yeast, dry, slightly tart, very nice fruity taste, dry/bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (8696) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2016
Tap@Koelschip, Copenhagen - golden coloured pour with white head. Aroma and taste has nice citric lemon notes, some honey, straw, nice funky notes, medium acidity, fruity finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (1389) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2016
2007 St Valentijn bottle at Koelschip. Pours clear golden with a medium white head which recedes to a small figment of a head. Aroma is grassy, funk, oak and a hint of sweet sugar. Taste is moderate sour, some sweetness, citrus lemon, sweaty funk. Full bodied with a modest carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrOrla (2304) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2016
Bottle @ lambic o droom, tasted side by side with regular. Pours almost clear golden with a white head. Aroma of green apples, moldy, barn, light acetone, stonefruits, citrus. Taste is quite acedic, with a tad too much acetone, tho a very nice blend with lots of good fruits,. Imo fresh oude geueze is way better.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (7925) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2016
2012 vintage at 3F in Lot. Side by side to a fresh 2015, December bottle. The old one is deep and intense in the nose, not too funky or fruity. The beer starts smooth with slightly souring hints. Lots of sourish woody depth, fresh, intense, wood. Long intense slightly funky but sourish horse blanket aftertaste. Fantastic and much more settled than the younger version! Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (1161) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Pours a cloud golden Orange with a white lacing. The aroma is vinegar, berries, grape skin. Wilted flower and leather.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (1411) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2016
750 mL bottle, Bottled 12/27/2007. Reviewed from notes. Deep orange with a small head. Clings nicely. Maybe it’s just this bottle, but it lacks a bit of the impressive stature of regular Oude Geuze. Awesome peppery funk aroma. Heavy hay. Tang citrus that hints towards its sourness. Pepper above all. I love the way 3F gueuzes smell. Citrus flavor is more prominent. Orange. Wheat graininess. Pepper in the finish with less funk and a touch of oak. Medium body. A bit heavy for the style and lowish carbonation. Not as effervescent as I’d like. I don’t know if this is better than regular Oude Geuze. I guess I’d need to try them side by side. Armand blends the best gueuzes and this is no exception. Phenomenal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1833) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2016
2010 bottle. Hazy orange shade. Quite a lot of head. Dusty aroma, light apricot, jammy fruits. Taste of fruit rinds, quite dry, not too sour. Great balance and drinkability. Lovely.

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