czar (5207) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours hazy bright golden with a frothy white head, very good retention and lacing. intense barnyard aromatics, white grapes and tart apples, other tart fruits - apricots, spicy, peppery, hint of caramel. bright carbonation, light body, very dry herbal-grassy and lightly acidic finish. excellent brew!
jbeatty (1148) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle, 2008 vintage, 10/28/2013. Pours brilliant dark amber, medium frothy head rests like a pillow on the surface, great retention, sparkling geysers of carbonation rising from the depths of the glass. Aroma is a cloud of yeast and musty barnyard, softly fruity, creamy tart peach and orange, mild apple, with an earthy, spicy funk, dry wood. Taste is tart, bright green grapes and apple, mild acidity with restrained spicy barnyard character, almost vinous-like oak finish. Medium-light body, crisp and refreshing in the mouth, lively. Out of all the different vintages in this series, one of my favorites, neck in neck with ’02. World class.
Staffan47 (887) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska på OC. Riktigt härlig funk i doften. Underbar och balanserad smak. Har bara stött på liknande kvalitet tidigare från 3F i Golden blend och Zomer.
tom10101 (3577) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 October 28th 2013: Bottle (750 ml. ’07 Vintage - Valentin’s Cuvee. Shared by cparles, thanks Chris! Slightly hazy golden with a medium mostly lasting white head and some lacing. Aroma of 3F funk, fruity notes, cheese, barnyard, hay and green apples. Taste is also similar to most of the 3F gueuzes with barnyard, green apples, fruits, cheesy notes, oak and leather. Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Dry mouthfeel. Very complex. So easily drinkable. This is awesome stuff! I want more. 9-4-9-4-18 = 4.4
EDITED: The OGV ’08 is as good and very similar to the OGV ’07. Same rating, same world-class Gueuze! Also had the OGV’ 07 (Valentin and others) a couple more time and it’s still very similar despite some bottle variation.
EDITED: Bottle (750 ml) @ In de verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst on May 25th 2014. Vintage 2002 with "Felix de Boeck" label. Hazy bright golden with a medium off-white head and some lacing. There’s a lot of peppermint aroma like in some other old 3F gueuzes I had recently along nice funk, hay, some dusty notes and apple notes. Taste is fresh with pepperming, leathery brettanomyces and nice gentle funk but it also have a really mature and smooth aspect with dust and hay. Medium body. Medium/lively carbonation. Dry finish. Another superb 3 Fonteinen aged gueuze that I would love to drink on a regular basis. Just plain awesomeness. 9-4-9-5-19 = 4.6
EDITED: Also had the regular label OGV ’02 at home. Really similar to the ’02 Felix de Boeck one. So smooth and mature. Extreme drinkabality. Nice minty feature. Perfect balance. It’s hard to get any better than this.
Pyrmir (3830) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Slightly hazy golden with small white head. Aroma tart, a bit rough, orange and a bit funk. Taste is rich with similar notes. Nice
ansalon (1735) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange with a nice creamy white head. Aroma is bitter orange, funk, citrus. Taste is bitter orange, funk, grass, citrus, peach. Very good!
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kryon (1576) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours foggy dark amber
Aromas of bretta, sour fruits, hints of caramel
Very well balanced sourness with great malty backbone. Great!
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esp0r (2181) - NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2007 vintage, shared with edvard & daje
Orange hazy, white head. Smells of funky funky barntard, hay, berries, wheat, horse blanket. Light sweet, bone dry, a very nice tart and sour flavor, i would say medium sour, nice brett infusion, nice berry taste as well. This gueuze is just pure world class. Fantastic
RexTalionis (2948) - FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl. Pours golden in color with a whitish head. Funky notes, some cellar and bits of forrest in aroma. Nice. Wood, some leather and tart notes in taste. Bitter fruits and some lemony juicyness is there as well. Oak and more wooden notes appear towards the end. Nice one indeed.
jookos (3128) - FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
.75 bottle, pikkis. Yellow haze. Good barny hay. Malty yeah. Pretty good though. Sorry for the crappy comments..