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


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RATINGS: 511   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 2007 Vintage - tasted february 2015 : dark amber pour with a stunning head. Rich earthy and mineral aromas. Splendid connected scents of barnyard, citrus, brett, white grapes, tannine. Very deep and full bodied taste character that lingers on, even in the stomach. Aging did its work! Such strength! I taste lots of apricots, some vanilla, pears, honey, apple, medium tartness and acidity, hops in the finish. What a splendid Vintage! Deep, round, potent and balanced at the same time. A 6 year vintaged vintage I will always remember! Bottle from the brewery. Vintage 2008: released this weekend. Feature the red label artwork "Nightlights" by Felix de Boeck. Pours amber murky with small sticky foamhead. Aromas are woody, oak, cedar, orange zest, very balanced and soft to the nose... and mouth! Tart, dried apples, slight cheese taste; medium sourness and smooth acidity that finishes slightly dry to the mouth. Appreciate this Vintage for its unique smoothness, balance and character : this one of the best old gueuze blends around. Chapeau Armand!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Luk_ (241) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
I’ve had many vintages over the years, they ranged from very good to excellent. This rating is for the 2002 Vintage (white label). Pours a blond with huge white head, spectacular. Aroma is barnyard funk, lots of cheese, oak and light menthol. Taste is so bright and well balanced between lemon and cheese with a considerable oak presence. Palate is dry (not the driest I’ve seen for a beer this age) and highly carbed. It feels so fresh for such an old beer, one of the best 3F vintage I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3483) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle at DHVL, 2003 vintage. Pours dark golden with a small white head. Aroma is tart citrus, apple, barnyard, light leather, oak, earth. Taste is medium acidic, with dry tart apple notes, hay, oak and a soft malty backbone. Dry lingering fruity tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7774) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle from Pallieter85, many thanks my friend. Vintage 2004 I believe.<,/i> Hazy orange colored with huge off-white head. Tart aroma of lemon, apples, wood, cellar aromas, funk. Taste, gentle tartness together with some sweetness, yeast, wood, brett. Dry finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (4529)
- BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
The 2006 vintage version, apparently a variation on the regular oude geuze but with lambic of exceptional quality. Thick, stable, sticky, off-white, densely packed foam, warm orangey colour, bright with vivid sparkling but obviously misty after adding the deposit. Complex, extremely well-balanced aroma, lactic acid, lemon juice, wheat, pineapple, kiwi, green apple, wet hay, sherry, honey... Crisp, refreshing citrussy fruitiness in the taste, lively and pungent, wheat sourishness beautifully interwoven with barley sweetishness, complexely sprawling over the tongue, dry due to sourness but never becoming astringent, very long, dry finish. Absolutely fabulous.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. 2008 vintage. Thanks to KyotoLefty. Ripe pure manure, dusty notes behind, pickles and beets. Hazy copper/straw color. Smooth yet tart mix of pickled fruit: pears, kiwi, sourish unripe cherries and apricots. Thin body, sharp on the tongue. Smooth and the complex flavor profile is astounding, all blended so well. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KyotoLefty (9303) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2014
2008 vintage from the brewery. Nose of tobacco, leather, grapefruit zest. Mellow flavor, nicely ages, leather, tobacco, grapefruit. Finish is very long lasting and mellow. Full, big body and flavor, well aged. Wonderful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
2005 bottle thanks to Bruce. Pours a cloudy orange with thick frothy off white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong funk, rubber, oak. Medium mouthfeel with nice juicy funk, complex yet so balanced. Really amazing stuff. 2002 bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours a cloudy orange with medium creamy white head that lasts awhile. The aroma is feet and rubberbands. Thin mouthfeel with dry fruit and light tartness wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Rating from notes. This bottle was shared at Levi’s tasting by Brian. I am surprised to see I have not rated it before. Sour aroma of course, with earth; dirt, wild grass and some barnyard character. Flavor is very sour and dry, earthy again. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ForlornHope (404) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottled April 2004. Despite cork easing out gently, this poured well with a nice small white head. The aroma is citrussy and musty, almost of rotting lemons. Colour is clear orange gold. Taste is amazing: initial sweetness immediately giving way to a sharp, tart citrus taste, leading to a lingering dryness and some bitterness. Little carbonation but crystalline, spiky sharpness on the tongue with a puckering dryness that lingers. Overall a great beer. This is a great taste experience: sharp, sour , dry but all balanced leading the drinker to want another sip.

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