mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2008
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
75cL bottle, bottled on 2/2/07. I’m a 3 Fonteinen whore, the only thing "bad" I can say about this particular bottle is that the aroma was just a little off. Aside from that, this expensive ass bottle is ~almost~ reason enough to move to Beersel and become a bum hoping to lick the empty barrels as they are cleaning them.
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - APR 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2012 Re-rate 2/8/12: Bottle shared at the 2nd Israeli Sour Tasting. 2007 vintage. Hazy orange color with a white head. Amazing aroma full of citrus fruits, some leather and barnyard. Sour lemony flavor with an astringent finish. Medium-bodied. Wonderful and really quaffable. 9/4/8/4/18=4.3
(3/11/08) Bottle at Le Poechenellekelder in Brussels. 2004 vintage. Hazy orange with medium white head. Aroma of barnyard and a lot of citrus. Dry flavor full of citric-like sourness and nice bretty funk. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Excellent. 8/4/8/4/16=4
holdenn (2094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle 07/03/2003 thanks to ygtbsm for trading me this gem. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Nose is phenomenal. Lots of barnyard, hay, wood, and acidity that mellow out in a few short minutes. The sugar and apples make themselves known to sweeten up the bouquet. The flavor is all around tart and dry. The first flavor I pick up on is tart cherries, that are picked a couple months too soon. When they are a light red and still hard. Very little acidity at five years old. Oak, lemons, floral notes, and earth come through with a bitter fruit pit that is surrounded by a slight sourness. Finishes dry with that earthy pit bitterness. An interesting geuze for sure.
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - MAR 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled in April 2004. Clear pale amber with a white lively head. Nose is dominated by barnyardy aromas, a bit acetic and a strong wood feature. Very mellow and rounded in mouth, with a dry and slightly bitter end.
TrefwoordPunk (833) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 Bottle 37,5 cl, 2003 vintage. Pours a cloudy yellow with a big white head while puring, but it fades very fast. The aroma is like any of the 3 fonteinen-gueuzes, you know all those things which are usually smelled on a farm. The taste is fresh, sour and gets also a bit sweet in the end, when it also gets a more bitter "bite". A great 3 fonteinen gueuze, but the 98’ anniversary is far superior
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Vintage 2002. Pours a hazy orange color with a fast disappearing white head. Has a fruity tart sour branyard aroma with some woody yeasty hints. Fruity tart sour flavor with some woody citrus hints. Fruity tart sour finish with some sweetish hints, with a long sour aftertaste. Yummy!!
shrubber85 (9325) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. (Vintage 15/02/2003). Took off cage and 15 seconds later the cork pops out on its own. Sweet orange peel, apple juice, musty yeast aroma. Hazy orange-amber with giant head. Orange-apple juice flavor up front followed by a sour, musty, barnyard. Nice sweet-sour flavor - sourness much more subdued than many gueuzes.
Dedollewaitor (14835) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5cl bottle: Vintage 2002 bought @ olbutikken, Copenhagen! Pours hazy orange with a decent white head. Authentic 3 fonteinen aroma - sour, oak, wood, vinegar & fruity lemon. Well rounded & dry! Super!
Brix (647) - DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted 2008-03-08. 2004 version. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma: Funky, sour barnyardish scent. Apples, citrus. Flavour: Acidic and slightly bitter. Less aggressive than the regular 3F geuze. Very round and yet powerfull. Tart and quite dry. Love it!
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle stamped 09/04/2004. 37,5 cl. A fantastic geuze from 3 fontainen. Sweet/sour fruity notes of citrus. Has a dry and rounded aftertaste that last a long time.
The colour is typical shady guezish.