crazy_cat_lady (678) - - OCT 15, 2017
Drie Fonteinen Golden Blend 2014. Bottle pour at Birreria Volo Sept 23, 2017. Golden yellow with finely bubbled white head. Smells a bit toasty, not sure if that was because of the panini being made near me while drinking this.
Nice white grape aroma, some light citrus. Taste is very smooth, lightly tart white grape, some toasty notes.
The_Osprey (8682) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2017
October 2017 - Bottle share at Magic Dave's Leaving Tea Party. Thanks to DonMagi. As '3 Fonteinen Golden Doesjel', 6%. Hazy orange, bubbly off-white head leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is peachy, metallic. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is peach juice mixed with lemon, with a tangy metallic note, musty. It's a little flat, which gives it an overly aged impression. Quite nice though. (8-4-7-3-16=3.8) Werckmeister (3285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 1, 2017
0,375l Vintage 2012 shared by Swedish guy at Himmeriget. During Mikkeller Beer Celebration. amber hazy color, small white head. smells very cheesy, light grass, peppery, ripe fruits. Medium Body, no carbonation, soft mouthfeel. tastes grassy, light funk, some fruity notes, light berry notes. finishes very lightly sour with notes of grass, spices, green apples and light funk. very nice one, very smooth to drink but still very nice complexity. Kapsel (418) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 23, 2017
Kacper W. is drinking a Golden Doesjel (2013) by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Owocowe, bez gazu, niezbyt kwasne, ale bardzo pijalne, sporo nut skórzanych. rami_pl (4203) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 16, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Golden Doesjel (2013) by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen at Saska Kępa
Wlasciwie to zblizony profil do podstawki 3f, dzikosc identiko, mniej owocow, srednio kwasne, agrestowocytrynowa kwasnosc, oczywiscie plaski
Mesjasz (1613) - Lodz, POLAND - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle from Jef Verstraete, many thanks. 2013 vintage. Very nice but medium intense aroma of gooseberry, grapes, wet leather and soil. When warmed and oxidized vanilla and apricot appear. Taste is dry, lightly sour and sweet. Very creamy and velvet mouthfeel, perfect balance. Flavor of grapefruit, pomelo, lemon and lemon zest, young grapes and gooseberries, wet leather and woody notes, specially in aftertaste. Aftertaste is long, light tart, woody and citric. Very nice lambic, one of best I ever had. Strongly recommend. allmyvinyl (10930) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2017
375ml bottle from Cornelius. 2015 vintage. Pours clear golden orange, almost still, but with a thin ring of white head. Cider-sharp aromas, bread crusts and pear. Slight funk and sweat. Taste is light sour, light orange, faint acetic, rough pear cider vibe again. Lactic acid too. Complex sweet and sour tastes... not clashing exactly, but neither are they in perfect harmony. Still, an interesting beer. Alengrin (5629) - BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2017
The ’luierik’ or ’doesjel’ version of 3F’s Golden Blend, meaning a Golden Blend in which the spontaneous refermentation in the bottle moves forward too late and too slowly, resulting in an undercarbonated geuze and therefore not fulfilling the local consumer’s expectations of a traditional geuze (traditionally speaking, that is). Never noticed this one existed, honestly, must have confused it with the regular Doesjel, so I ordered it at 3F’s Lambik-O-Droom today, where it was obviously served as properly, carefully and professionally as one can imagine. Loose, bubbly head, requiring forcing to develop but settling into an irregular, snow white rim, eventually retaining quite well but not to the same degree as a ’succeeded’ geuze; hazy peach blonde robe with deep and warm orange hue. Aroma has a striking and unexpected, but very inviting tendency of freshly baked bread, refreshened by soft but very outspoken lemon rind, unripe yellow plum, raw rhubarb, dry sherry, wet wood, bread crumbs returning, vaguer hints of stale sweat, kimchi, wet wood, dusty old horse stable. Estery onset but seemingly a tad ’cleaner’ than the full-fledged version, lots of unripe stonefruit, unripe gooseberries, wry grape peel, hard pear and a touch of bitter oranges, evidently softly carbonated but not entirely flat like a straight lambic, feeling a bit vinous; bready basis but less so than expected based on the nose, wheaty breadiness too, supporting a long-stretched, drying lactic tartness and a thin but incentive lemony acidity, helping in thoroughly drying the palate. The estery fruitiness seems to become more explicit towards the finish with even a nectarine-like accent in the end, surrounded by Bretty funkiness (though again subduedly so), a lot of ’wet wood’ tannins and sherry-ish impressions. I know that the producers consider this type of undercarbonated and under-refermented geuzes a technical failure (and they are right), but this one is still in its very nature an intelligent and delicate blend of great lambics - granted that it hasn’t reached the astonishing complexity of the eventual ’Golden Blend’ (which is physically the exact same beer), but it still boasts an impressive degree of complexity and personality and I for one thoroughly enjoyed it, especially considering its ’natural habitat’ in which I tasted it, of course. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Amazing bright citrus with a more noticeable acidity then Golden Blend. Backing funky minerality. Phenomenal. DroolYeast (1635) - Odder, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2017 From bottle (2013). Aroma of tart green plums and funk. Clear golden with no head. Taste is dry and moderate sour. Light body, dry feel and tart green fruit finish.