3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Armand & Tommy)

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


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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Armand Debelder + Tomme Arthur blend - the results of a fun day a 3 Fonteinen + 4 year old Boon Lambic and Armands own Lambic from 2008.

Note the typo on the label, stating Tommy instead of Tomme which is his real name.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (5941) - Leuven, - DEC 4, 2012
Hazy light brown body. Fermented fruit, basement and ripe fruit. Fairly sour but with plucky sourness. Actually a sticky aftertaste. Rich and tasty, better than expected. (At Deansos tasting)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2017
My Bottom Line:
Firm and bubbly, this Lambic showcases citrus fruit and apples alongside just enough funk to keep you reeling with every sip.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the misty golden.
-The dryness and tight, prickly carbonation make for a refinement mouthfeel.
-Drinkability is surprisingly high. This isnt a wild yeast bomb.
-The citrus fruit character is truly compelling.


   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (7713) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2017
Party bottle to celebrate the #1 beerspot in antwerp on ratebeer for beerlovers bar. Pours unclear , darker (almost amber) . Good white head. Smell is very funky, woody. Taste is very intense, woody , strong. Extremely nice ! This once again proves that 3f makes the best geuzes to age. Bit high carbo, otherwise nearly damn perfect

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gephross100 (926) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2017 Bottle thanks to Craig pours dark orange with a slight white head. Lemon, apple, soft oak, strong nose of hay and horse. Beautifully well balanced light sourness and spot on carbonation. Slight pepper note on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
j12601 (10301) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Big musky gueze funk, barnyard, soft old wood. Medium bodied, soft tartness, funk. Long and funky. Beautiful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Korcz (3133) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (7637) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2016
[Bottle (750ml) shared with GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o GregClow] Big thanks to Greg for sharing this! Pours a cloudy orange-copper with a large fluffy white head. Aroma: Wow! Tons of funky yeast, some fruit, lactic and acidic notes. Flavours even better: Yes its funky and tart and yeasty and fruity and the rest but its also quite easy to drink, which is impressive. Good carbonation. Average to medium bodied. Simply lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (3348) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this during the 2nd Annual Kellys Island Bottle Share on September 18. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a darker golden orange with a thick off white head that slowly falls down, leaving a decent lace. The aroma is really acidic. There is a lot of battery acid happening. Beyond it, there is a light citrus, a decent lactic presence, a nice horse blanket, and some dusty barnyard kicking up. The flavor is much more acidic than the nose. There is a light citrus, barnyard, and horse blanket present, but the battery acid really controls it for me. The mouth feel is a little heavy for a gueuze, but the carbonation is excellent. The aftertaste is lightly acidic and funky. This is a pretty good gueuze for sure, I just wish the acidity was a little lower.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (6542) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2016
750mL bottle drunk 9/9/16.
Healthy/strong pop of the cork, with just a touch of foam rising very slowly as it breathes. Great carbonation producing a large, white head atop a clear, brass-golden body with a deeper copper tint. Good retention for the style.
Much more subdued/reserved in the nose than the A&G preceding it, though to be expected given the 4 years it has on that one. Lots of honey, honeysuckle, and soft brett-induced lilac, cornflower and mild vegetal, almost rhubarb-like cellar mustiness. Lactic acid is soft and very cheesey, with some more acidic qualities on the very end that seem to "tone" or "shore up" the aroma, giving a little more brightness to it. Light green and red apple is fairly persistent throughout the nose, regardless of breathing time and there is no alcohol or flaw.
Very soft, even floral-like flavors show mild/easygoing lactic acid, and gentle brett, with light lime/hickory nut skin-like tartness and a very soft, malt-and-wheat-laden texture with ample, tight carbonation. Only borderline sour here, and just shockingly easygoing all-around. Similar minerality to the A&G and other 3F gueuzes, with minimal horseblanket and lots of cheesiness and apple. I have to admit to being a bit underwhelmed by this one, though I think a lot of that was how much I let the hype build up my expectations. As well, the nose on the A&G before this was absolutely stunning and a very tough act to follow. I am also very much not a fan of Boons lambic which I think has too much apple, rhubarb/vegetal, and malt character for my liking. Its certainly much less problematic here than in an actual, straight Boon lambic, but it still influences it significantly. Regardless, this is still an excellent lambic with soft, rounded, gentle flavors for the style that make it much more accessible for non-diehard lambic heads.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ctipping (1847) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2016
750 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 8/25/2014. Deep golden body Big white head that doesnt last long. Medium collar with big bubbles. Nose is hay, lemon, oak. Nice and funky. Some maltiness. Smells just like Oude Geuze. Tastes of orange citrus. Oaky. Some grain. Peppery flavor characteristic of Drie Fonteinen. Pleasant sourness. Well carbonated. Woody. Medium body. Fantastic. Really just like regular Oude Geuze, but thats a very good thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (10884) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2016
Bottle [email protected], Copenhagen (29/07/2016) - (massive thanks to Nate) golden orange pour with white head. Aroma and taste is medium sour fruity, notes lemon, some grape, barnyard, medium acidity, hay, musty, light grassy notes into the finish, complex and highly enjoyable.

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