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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: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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 19/20
sjogro (2087) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2016
At Maakun’s surprise birthday party. Vintage 2010. Bottle shared by Maakun. Hazy dark golden/orange, thin white head. Grapes, hayish, lemon, vanilla, soft smooth edge, grape and peach stones. Medium sour. Very light carbonation. Nice and soft and full of flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maakun (2867) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2016
Bottle 2010 vintage 37.5 cl shared at my birthday. Hazy orange golden with small white head that leaves a nice ring with little bubbles. Massive funk, white grapes, fresh lemon, typical 3F twigs leaves and some pepper, but also a soft sweet fruity aroma cutting through, some light fresh cardboard, quite some grains, sour grains too, grassy, light sweaty cheese. Nice balance between sourness, light sweetness and lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft sparkly carbonation. Super yummie, happy birthday to me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DavidBe (64) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2016
Dit bier is echt één van de grootste smaakbommen die ik ooit geproefd heb. Zeker als ze een paar jaar gelegen hebben is het smaakpalet zo volledig, zo complex.. Deze flessen doen naar meer smakken!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NBird (620) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2016
St valentÿn cuvée 14.02.2007 Looks.. Yellow amber, sml head. Smells..older lambic dank, earthy Tastes.. So soft, still a slight carbonation. Lemon and green apples and the acidic punch is just so so soft, a little oak. I’m just gonna stop writing and get back to drinking this amazing aged lambic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5767) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2015
750 ml bottle out of a basket, thanks AdamC, 2008 vintage. Aroma is huge funky yeast, light fruit and fecal matter.

The flavor has a low vinegar element with a big funky tartness. Maybe a very mild metallic hint. The texture is very dry, bone dry. The yeast gives a very light pucker. I got to say, I may never love the style but I understand what this is. This batch was blessed by the Brewer, was very happy to sample this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (883) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2015
Another treat brought from the hoprider. Pour amber, with a small white head that quickly turns into a thin ring of white head. Aroma brings my mind towards unripe peaches. Ever trues lickig a peach Stone? Every thing Else is somewhat subdued, but very well integrated - lemon peel, horseblanked. Pretty darn well made. Taste is sour and tart of course, but very well balanced. Medium bodied, with less carb. Than usual. This is an example of how to blend everything togethers in a Way, that nothing stands out, but everything stands out... You know?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tmrmwel (1645) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle, 14.02.2007, St Valentijn Cuvée, enjoyed 8 years after bottling. Pours hazy golden, with a big creamy head. Aroma is bretty wood, nuts and lactic acid, with funky farmyard and earthy notes, as well as hay and crisp citrusy notes. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is tart with bretty floral and wooden notes, as well as nice farmyardy funk and stone fruits. Funky sour finish, with citrusy notes of grapefruit. Tremendously balanced, and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8789) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2015
Bouteille 37.5cl, bottled 12/04/2005. De couleur orangée portant un léger voire, col col est épais et crémeux blanc-cassé mais s’estompant relativement vite. Arôme offre un bouquet funk modéré, retrouve un fruité citronné offrant des effluves citriques sans pour cela être surfait, rétro boisé avec un côté grains restant de la partie même après autant d’années. Palais est sec, petite note de cuire, funk bien citrique qui rajoute à cette impression de feuilles séchées. Boisé n’est pas en reste et contribue à ce profil sic finement épicé. Acidulé perce sur la fin tout en restant appréciable, note également une pointe d’acidité de citron tout en gardant un aspect grains-moût sur la fin. Correcte, quant à savoir si les 10 ans lui ont fait un boni cela reste à discuter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (1052) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Muddy orange color with some foam. The smell has surprisingly little old feet in the nose for a gueze. Distinct sourness with a mild funkiness, which results in a different gueze than expected. Dry and sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Thanks to Seth for the 08 bottle share. It’s OGV, it’s great, it’s got an almost unreal stone fruit character that comes naturally without any fruit needed, what more must be said? A timeless classic.

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