3 Fonteinen J & J Oude Geuze Blauw

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Lot, Beersel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Mixture of 1 year old Lindemans lambic and 4 year old Girardin lambic. Fermented and ripened on oak barrels. Not filtered, refermented in the bottle. Blue "male" labels.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (2697) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Tasted in early 2013 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle, big thanks to whoever brought this to an epic tasting. Pours hazy orange with a white head that leaves thin lace. The nose is classic, cheesy 3 Fonteinen funk, tons of citrus and white wine vinegar, and a bit more malt than some Gueuzes that I have had. The flavor is very dry, nicely sour, and orange zest with a touch of oxidation actually adding complexity to this brew. The body is medium with some tannic texture, light carbonation, and a very long, sour and complex finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2017
March 2017 - Cork and cage bottle shared at Leightons Hackney Gaffery. As 3 Fonteinen Oude Gueuze J&J Blauw, 6.5%, 2003 vintage. Big thanks to the team via Tom Cadden for this one. Pours dark amber, sparkling, foamy off-white head. Aroma is restrained apple cider, oaky, musty cupboard. Body is light with tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is rounded and flavourful, lemon juice, gooseberry, straw, peachy, apple. Its an absolutely lovely beer. Has quite a similar profile to Horals Mega Blend. (4.3)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mR_fr0g (11439) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Bottle shared at Leightons place 27/03/2017. Huge thanks to Daniel cad for this one. A hazed onion skin orange coloured pour with a a sticky off white head. Aroma is musty sour white wine, plastic, gooseberry. Flavour is composed of sour green apple, gooseberry, musty white wine, spicy vinegar, musty, depth, complex. Palate is sour, frothy, musty, . Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (18734) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Bottle split at New Bespine, thanks to a team split, 27/03/17. 2003 Vintage. Hazed golden amber with a well appointed off white covering. Nose is damp wood, funk, barnyard, light diper notes, brett tinged, apple core, dirty citric scrub. Taste comprises Wycombe back alleys, damp wood, herb, spice, musty balsa funk, basement, dried citric peel, green apple, Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with a good funky lick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis (237) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Bottle shared at Leightons. A group share effort. Pours hazy orange with head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a little musty, sour funk. Taste is green apple, sour funk, a little gooseberry. Really nice and mellow. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sound67 (731) - Offenbach, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2017
7.0% gueuze. From the bottle at The Derby Winter Ales Festival, Feb. 16th, 2017. Hazy orange with a big white head. Dry sour orange, yeast in the aroma. Along with some herbs and spices. Very dry, very sour at the start, orange zest and yeast, with herbs in the background. Even more herbs in the middle, while the finish is sour, tangy and dry. Long citrusy ans bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ctipping (1811) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2016
750 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 5/18/2014. Hazy orange body. Medium white head. Nice collar. Aroma of citrus zest and a hefty funk. Very woody. White pepper. Oh my. Taste has orange and lemon citrus. Some wheat. A little bit of malt. Pepper. Funky. Sourness builds into the finish. Unbelievably good. Perfect sourness. Perfect body. Well carbonated. I am stunned. This is as good as a gueuze gets.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rouhlas (3358) - GREECE - JUL 14, 2016
750 ml bottle at Gueuze tasting 2016, Ulfborg. Thank you very much Jan!!! Unclear golden orange color with white to off white head. Yeasty aroma, funky, bretty, branyard, grassy, citrusy fruity, grapefruit, stone fruits, wood, grapes. Sweet, acidic and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vestergaard (2074) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
From Bottle @fonefan gueuze tasting Ulfborg, thanks to fonefan - june 24th 2016. Pours a hazy orangy with a big, off white head. Aroma has - oh jeez - lots of similarities with girardin: Smooth, balanced, moldy, light tartness, green apples, stone fruits, grapes. Incredibly balanced, complex acidity, cheesy. Taste is tart, smooth, balanced dry, sour. Wow! High carbonation and that fluffy old gueuze-body. Yes! Almost as good as Crianza Helena!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (2408) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Ulfborg Gueuze Tasting thanks to fonefan. Thank you so so much buddy. Pours bright hazy amber with a big white head. Aromas of green apples, deep forrest funk, mushrooms, hay, horse blanket, citrus, grapes. Taste has lots of funk, citrus, mushrooms, light vinegar, gooseberries, green apple skin, sweeter red apples.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrOrla (2648) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Gueuze tasting 2016 ulfborg. Pours orange with a white head. Aroma of drie funk, loads of barn and horseblanket, gooseberries, complex aroma of ripe fruits and citrus fruits, manuer, wooden, a tocuh of cowebs, a tiny note of vinegar. Taste is loads of barn, good drie funk, cirtrusy, sweet notes from the funk blended with a touch of barrel. Wauw !!

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