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


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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2008
Bottled @ 2004, bottle, 75 cl. Taste yesterday with William ... Hazy golden to orange color, and little creamy white head. Aroma oak, floral, sour, fruits. Medium body. Taste sourness, woody, great malts character. Almost perfect in every imaginable way. Soft bitterness. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
The usual Drie Fonteinen geuze citrus class topped by a wonderful smooth and silky character. This is as classy as it gets. In the end, it’s of course not so different from their other gueuzes, so I can only adore it, but having had 2002, 2003 and 2004, they all felt a bit aged already, perhaps simply a side-effect of the smoothness of the blend. Still, I think I prefer the fresher, forward hay character of the regular gueuze. At this level of quality though, take my comments lightly, because it’s really a reflection of personal tastes and there’s not a trace of objectivity involved.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2012
Bottle 750ml.

Unclear - hazy orange color with a small, virtually none appearance, virtually none lacing head. Aroma is sour, apple, lemon - grape, wood, horse blanket. Flavor is moderate sour with a average to long duration, and a dry dry finish. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. Very nice (020208)

Bottle 750ml.

[ Vintage 2007 ]. Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy barnyard, citrus, fruity, light wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, citrus, dry, wood, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft - flat. [20120127]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Quite funky on the nose after a apple juice looking pour with big foamy head. Apple, citrus, acidy lemon zestiness all come across in the flavor and mouthfeel. Quite solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5651) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2008
[2003] Poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of horsey funk, apple, wood, and feet. Taste of lemony sour, apple, dry wood, with a pleasant sour finish. Soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2008
37.5cl bottle shared courtesy of egajdzis. 2003 vintage (bottle stamped 07/06/2003). Poured a deep and lightly hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of yeast, citrus, musty cellar, green apple fruitiness, and funky. Tastes follow suit. Lightly tart finish. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Thanks to egajdzis for sharing this. Vintage 2003. Pours a hazy golden with hints of orange and a medium bubbly head. Aroma of mixed citrus, floral notes, musty basement, horse blanket and a general funkiness. Flavor was tart and musty, wheat, funky, sour and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stew41 (1811) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2008
2003 Vintage: ultra serious style but perhaps I should not be surprised. Very active fizzy head eaely but this soon settles to leave a snow white, creamy residue. Chunky lacing too. Hazy glowing apricot in colour. Nose is a touch subdued; salt, vinegar, sour and ctirus fruits, but I’m probably not doing the right thing by assessing this beer straight out of the fridge. Palate structure is very classy and I’m sure this beer will look ok as a 7yr old. Lots of balance early with sour grapey notes, perhaps on the ’elegant’ side of things, but the intensity slowly ramps up through the palate and the beer becomes progressively more tangy, sour and almost spicy and bitter. Plenty of fizz as well. Yup - the duck’s nuts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Proteus (98) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2008
2002 vintage. Hazy orange color with a frothy lasting head. Sensational aroma of citrus, cellar, yeast and bitterness. Extremely dry in flavor with a great aftertaste, heavy carbonation despite the age. A gueuze I won’t forget!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
downender (7140) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2008
My 1000th beer! 375ml of the 2004 vintage. Hazy deep amber colour with moderate carbonation and a big, but short-lived off-white head. Strong aroma of yeast, the barnyard, bitter orange and sherry. The flavour had a citrus edge, with more yeast and orange peel. The finish had plenty of acidity, yet a touch of smoothness, and left a long aftertaste. Excellent.

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