BelgiskOlklub (1045) - Viby J, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (2002). Large, rocky, white, diminishing head with fair lacing. A sparkling, lightly cloudy, light yellow body. Heavy yeast aroma of earth and musty. Aroma of apple and cask wood. Medium body, thin texture, lively carbonation and a bitter finish - to bitter if you ask me. The flavor is moderate sweet, heavy acidic and moderate bitter. Not my favourite gueze because of the bitter finish - and not acidic finish. But the beer is still well balanced and good
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008-04-04. Bright hazy orange body with a big white head that fades. (3+) Aroma is quite musty, modest sweet and sour lemon citrus notes. (7+). Flavour is quite sour, with the sourness seeming to increase in proportion to the size and frequency of your sips. Astringent lemons and citrus seeds. Average palate is just a touch thin but suits it, effervescent. Zippy and complex but pleasantly drinkable in modest quantities. Bottle labeled 2004 Vintage from Bier Tempel, Brugge
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage version, 2004, bottle shared with and courtesy of Jerc and Mabel from their recent Belgium trip. Nice dark, hazy, fiery yellow, small white head. Aroma is really sour and really funky - almost spicy. Intense sourness in taste, very acidic. Just tad thin in the body - makes it a little too acidic. Otherwise complex mouth puckering loveliness.
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 (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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 (2110) - 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 (943) - 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 (22692) - 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 (10587) - 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.