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3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage (all from 2002-*)

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100
95
style
Brewed by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium

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unknown

on tap
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RATINGS: 527   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Editors 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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (1385) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2016
[2012] 750ml bottle. Slightly hazy orange with a foamy white head. Flavors are burnt plastic, oak, lemon, stone fruits and cheese with fruity and acetic notes. Medium body, good carbonation, slick texture.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4767) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 20, 2016
An opaque orange-gold with dry oaky funk and banana bread aroma. Full bodied, super dry, ascerbic, cork, lots of citrus and is just super good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Felix67 (8) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2016 does not count
Vintage 2012 bottle 0.75 lt. Colour between orange and amber a little hazy with thin head. Very complex aroma and taste. Spicy aroma with light notes of leather, farmyard, mushrooms, green apple, hay and slightly vinegary too. Taste starts with tart note to progress towards notes of tangerine and citrus. It's ready to drink but it should improve with ageing. I loved the complexity and the quite long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (5142) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle at the brewery. Moderately tart, tanninish. Also slightly vinegary, but not too much. Quite good, yet completely different taste profile from the classic version at this time. I like tha classic better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MisoW (3359) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle at brewery. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma of bret, sour, oranges. Taste is sour, tangerines, bret, orange.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1863) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2016
From bottle at the source, 2012 bottle. Pours a hazy orangy amber with a small white head. Aroma has lots of funk, green apples, oak, light leather, barnyard, spice. Taste is sour, funky, slight Stone fruity sweetness, champagne-dry finish. High carbonation and a smooth body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (2135) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2016 Bottle @ Lambik O Droom. 2012 vintage. Pours bright juicy orange with some chunks and a small white head. Aromas of vinegar, orange, citrus, mushrooms, hay, mandarin. Taste has orange, mandarin, forrest floor, dry, vinegary, tannins, walnuts, bitter citrus, light burning sourness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciocanelu (1600) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 30, 2016
2012 version, at Lambik-o-droom. Slightly hazy dark golden color with creamy beige head. Aroma starts with hay, dry meadow flowers, unripe stonefruits and some lemon. Taste starts tart upfront with unripe fruits, but also with a fruit pits, seeds and skin bitterness. Hay and farmhouse notes throughout, funky but not too extreme. Light to medium body, dry, light to medium carbonation. A really well rounded gueuze, sour but quite easy to drink, funky but not cloying.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (4213) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2016 2008 version in beersel. Pours a hazy golden yellow from the bottle with bubbly white head that dissipates slowly. Aroma of huge funk notes and mild tart lemony citrus. Taste is more balanced with big funk and acidity, hugely complex. A very nice treat to try this.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mariuspoenari (1823) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle at the brewery, 2012 vintage. Hazy bright orange with a thin white head and visible carbonation. Notes of peaches, apricots, barnyard funk, lactic acid, mineral components, salt, macerated apples, grape vinegar, light apple cider. Medium body with high carbonation and a sour and refreshing aftertaste. Delicious.


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