callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Light pop of the cork, hazy golden-orange body, medium to thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Must and light funk dominate both the flavor and aroma profiles, light citrus and oak comes through in the flavor. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, modest acidity, nice finish. hopdog (13507) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle .. thanks Josh for sharing. Poured a hazy golden color with a small sized head. Some funkiness, vanilla, citrus, fruity, woody, and apples. Lighter tart finish. Softer all the way around, but very enjoyable and drinkable. MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle, shared at the brewery. Pours a hazy, darker golden beer without any head. Aroma is massive barnyard funk, some horse blanket, slight pepper and fruityness. Flavor is tart, sour fruit and has a very, very dry mouthfeel. Soft carbonation going on, medium long, tart finish. Easy drinkable. Scopey (16784) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle at home from Etre. It pours hazy golden-orange with a touch of fizz. The nose is soft, woody, lemon, tangerine, hint of vanilla, earth and barnyard. The taste is smooth, tart apple, lemon sherbet, limeade, wet wood, damp leaves, mild acidity, barnyard, floral notes and just a touch of bitterness with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and a hint of carbonation. Soft and well-rounded, yet has a great depth to it. Plenty of subtle nuances of flavours. The drinkablity is pretty amazing. Great stuff. gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2013
375 ml at home. Since 1 week for sale. Pours clear light golden with no head, just an adhesive circle against the edges. Incredibly complex nose but with a gentle balance between grassy and citrussy notes and the typical 3F barnyard funk. Light body, bits of sweetness, super dry finish. Taste is hay, citrus, lemon peel, light malt. Superb!
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle, sample from Armand at 3 Fonteinen brewery. Thx again!
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: barnyard, brett, somewhat fruity, wood, hay, some horseblanket.
TASTE: nice sour, not overwhelming, nice and flat, very well balanced!
Zer0 (1227) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 Bottle from and shared with Armand at 3 fonteinen, thanks! Pours clear golden with a fast dissipating white head. Aroma is vinegar, barnyard, some fruits and funk. Taste is moderate sour and light sweet. Well balanced. Medium bodied with average carbonation. kermis (15285) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle shared from Armand at 3 Fonteinen, Thanks! Fairly hazy orange amber pour with a small ring off white head. Aroma is massive barnyard and horse blanket up front with light oak . Flavor is light sweet and over moderate acidic. Tart light fruit and barrel qualities with a very dry finish. Great stuff! JulienHuxley (6029) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle at 3 Fonteinen. Rather hazy dark gold pour, no head. Aroma is surprisingly fruity, very mature lambic, mellow, rich funky notes, light oak, lots of lemon and white wine. Taste is very tart, quite citric, again a strong feeling of very mature lambic, dry but far from puckering, very mellow flavor actually. Palate is completely flat, but drinks very well. Very pleasantly surprised by this one. 77ships (11750) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2013
#3100 beer. # 60 Geuze. #25 3 Fonteinen beer. Sampled @ the brewery shop, courtesy of Armand himself. Thx! 375 ml. bottle @ home. Picked up from the same shop. Corked & caged as usual with the top of the bottle covered with foil much like bottles of Cava. The foil is black silver as far as colours go. Bottled on 13/04/2012 this bottle has already been around for some 20 months, a sufficient age for consumption to begin I would say. It pours a candy sugar orange, a shade darker than you would expect. Hazier as well than you would expect, I am the one to blame for that. As I was told at the shop you are advised to let this one rest upright for 3 days prior to drinking in order for all residues to sufficiently settle down. If you are a good boy unlike me and you follow this advice you should obtain a much clearer beer than I did. Once poured into my 3 Fonteinen "wine" glass a small and white head does form but only for a brief second as it quickly collapses to a tiny island in the middle of your glass. Some minor lacing does remain afterwards for some time like its ghost coming back to haunt you. Nose is all soft and musty like damned earth in a mushroom cave. Sourdough bread and a freshly opened pack of champignons, ‘though not the mushrooms themselves so much as the earth that is stuck to them. Hay and white pepper. Mellow and round as well something ancient to it, society minus humans style. Taste is mellow mandarin juice mixed with candy sugar, this slides down just like water. So incredibly juicy and fruity and the finish carries old rotting wooden door in the middle of the forest type of bitterness. Pungent pepper and faint hay go hand in hand plus a dash of the good old champignon cave earth. Flat and easier to drink than water. Some minor carbonation is present right after opening, luckily it vanishes quickly all the same. I have had some variable experiences with 3F Doesjel’s with some of them underperforming and others blowing me away. This one is no different, the one I had at the store was nice but felt a bit like ancient lambic that has lost some of its prowess and didn’t feel like worthy of continues nocturnal visitations. The bottle that I got at home was stellar so what give here? Is all of this just a lottery and you have to just hope that you win the jackpot? Or did the fact that I drank mine at home with the sediment poured in (once again, against advice, sorry) & the fact that I drank mine quite cold, much colder than most would dare I am willing to bet? This could be, the striking contrast in flavours felt more than a bit too much to suggest those being the reasons. The one I had at home drank like water or tea in my case or mater (…). I am willing to be that if you age this one for many years more, say six or seven that it will taste similar to how Blauw tasted like when I had it not that terribly long ago. Obviously you are gambling here, get a bottle like the one I had at the store and you will totally miss the mark. The Doesjel comes and goes as (s)he or it pleases. And oh yeah, 4.6 for the one at the store and a high 4.8 for the one at home. 4.7 on average.