JtanK (135) - Kraków, POLAND - MAR 4, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is champagny, fruity, there’s this famed "barnyard" scent. Pours orange-yellow, bright and vivid, with massive head, which later becomes considerably smaller but still covers the entire top. Very sour and tart, citrusy, even vinegary. It has a hard-to-describe sweet-fruity flavor going through it, I dunno, sweet/bitter oranges peels kind of approximate it, but there’s some of the "belgian" and earthy in it as well. Some call it funk. Most of sourness lets up by the finish, leaving a slightly malty, dry aftertaste, I think I can actually discern some hops in it too. And near the end it actually gets somewhat bitter, very grapefruity kind of bitter. It’s light, highly carbonated, and even despite it’s monstrous acidity, it’s very drinkble. Flavors flow and balance excellently. Hard to review due to my inexperience, but I liked it a lot.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4456) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 4, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not too many bottles of 3 Fontenein left in Japan so I grabbed one when I saw it.
This 2013 Oude Geuze (6%) pours a lovely glowing honey gold with an active carbonation and head of foam with staying power.
The nose is highly aromatic - tart, oaky pepper, lemon and surprisingly brief peach & pineapple notes. Light bodied with a rounded smooth effervescence. The taste is very very nice striking a balance between flavorful, complex and highly drinkable. I get oak, lemon, tartness, tangy pineapple and a dash of white pepper and even fresh peaches in the finish. Lovely. This is top shelf stuff in fine form and easily one of the nicest geuzes I’ve had.
Beerheart65 (1388) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden but with bit yeast I poured this is golden ochre, lacing ring and thin foggy island just remain of head but they do persist. Ripe, almost fermenting green apples with sour funky notes also, delicately white wine. Nice aroma actually. Light, tingly, fresh, acidly sour, long long taste, hay here also and citrus, grainy malt minimally and mostly under fruits. Challenging but also interesting. Nice palate. Fresh, crisp, refreshing.
MelvinKalksma (860) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malts, yeast, wood, sour, fruit and hops.
Turbid golden/amber beer with a slight white head.
Medium sweet, slightly sour and slightly bitter with malts, yeast, fruit and hops.
ZodiacM (795) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2016
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Altijd in voor een experiment. Geuzes zijn niet mijn ding, en deze top 50 oude Geuze haalt mij niet over. Geurig bier, fruitig, smaakvol, zurig, lichte houtsmaak, kan mij voorstellen dat liefhebbers dit lekker vinden, maar voor mij is dit niet wat ik lekker vind in een bier: te zurig, fruitig op een manier die voor mij niet prettig is. Ik hou mij bij de stouts, porters en voor wat fruitigs bij de IPA’s en alles wat daar tussenin zit. Lambieks en geuzes.... nee.
dynamiteninja (1807) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Uneven frothy white head with strong retention. Cloudy golden amber body. Nose is Parma violets, lactic acid, oak, white grape and candied fruit. Sour and tangy. Well carbonated. Refreshing palate. Dry finish. Very good, more to my taste than Cantillon Oude Gueze, more well rounded.
wlf (265) - DENMARK - FEB 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
clear golden, thick white head, fresh fruity smell, little sour, whitewine-like mouthfeel(also taste in a way), little sweetness, fruity-citrus like taste, sour and slightly bitter finish
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours quite sparkling, clear golden with big white head. Aroma is light, leathery, hay, wheat, loads of white grapes, fruits and lemon. Taste has many green apples, fruit, white grapes, tart and funky, light mold. Bit watery body, high carbonation. Very well balanced and drinkable.
aconley (14) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought this at the brewery and cellared it to perfection for three years. No deScription needed the score speaks for itself.
japi (159) - Neubrandenburg, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An amber coloured beer with a huge white head. Intensive aroma with notes of leather, steel, citrus, horses and earthiness. Soury taste with notes of citrus. Long bittery and dry aftertaste. Fizzy carbonation.