holdenn (2108) - 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 (893) - 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 (22282) - 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 (10243) - 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 (15386) - 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 (648) - 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.
Jerre (3032) - Waregem, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled @ 2004, bottle, 75 cl. Taste yesterday with William ...
Hazy golden to orange color, and little creamy white head.
Aroma oak, floral, sour, fruits.
Taste sourness, woody, great malts character. Almost perfect in every imaginable way. Soft bitterness. Dry finish.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.