3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Armand & Tommy)

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


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RATINGS: 319   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (3641) - Edmonton, Alberta, - APR 23, 2013
750ml green bottle, corked. Bottle is dated 2011/02/17. Hazy golden coloured brew, pours with quite a large foamy cap that settles to a small layer of white foam on top with a tight creamy bead. Nose has bright acidic lemon notes. Tate is lemony, tart, sour. Some great funkiness in the finish, light woody note, long lingering lemony tang, then total dryness. Medium body with lots of carbonation. Bright and vibrant gueuze.

Clownoisseur (482) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Bottle at Himmeriget. Pours a honey golden color...it was dim in there, so the color was hard to tell, exactly. Lively carbonation gives a fast rising head of foam. Settles to light lace. Aromas is extreme funk! Wood with a nice basement, cobweb, horse blanket. Light floral, light hay. Taste is better than the nose! Great balance, low acidity. All the nice interplay coming together with waves of funk throughout. Finishes dry with a tart touch. Incredible.

dogfish120love (1331) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2017
2011 Pours orange. 2011. Leather, Horse blanket, dries leaves earth and vinegar. Incredible

MartinT (9880) - 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 isn’t a wild yeast bomb.
-The citrus fruit character is truly compelling.


kraddel (8145) - 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 geuze’s to age. Bit high carbo, otherwise nearly damn perfect

gephross100 (943) - 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.

j12601 (12000) - 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.

Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

blankboy (7689) - 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. Flavour’s even better: Yes it’s funky and tart and yeasty and fruity and the rest but it’s also quite easy to drink, which is impressive. Good carbonation. Average to medium bodied. Simply lovely.

koleminer20 (3599) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this during the 2nd Annual Kelly’s 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.

ClarkVV (6708) - 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 Boon’s lambic which I think has too much apple, rhubarb/vegetal, and malt character for my liking. It’s 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.

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