3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Cuvée Armand & Gaston)

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100
97
style
Brewed by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Lot, Beersel, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Assemblage van jonge, halfoude en oude lambieken, gebrouwen door 3 Fonteinen. Honderd ten honderd natuurlijk en authentiek, spontaan en ietwat koppig, maar steeds elegant en karaktervol. Pure passie zoals Armand en Gaston het altijd hebben gedaan.

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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ritzn (1173) - GERMANY - APR 27, 2017
Amber with large white head. Aroma is lots of flowery stuff, peachy and fresh fruit, but also garbage bin in summer, and burnt plastic, maybe smoke. Taste is also fruity flowery sweet stuff, with again that burnt plastic garbage note. Some rotten berries in the finish. Complex and everything but I cant wrap my head around the plastic. I am sorry.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonas (7397) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 27, 2017
Small bottle, danke Stefan! Earthy minerally, sweet vinegar, orangepeel, rubber, Cloudy orange, offwhite eggshell foam. A hint bubblegum, very fresh orange and grapefruitpeel, mint, cherry pop, ginger, clay, a bit salt. Lemon juice retronasal. Quick finish, Excellent eggwhite foam desert.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (5467) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2017
Merci à tom10101! Flore microbienne qui grouille, fleurs épicées et graines de sésame, bois imbibé et mangé, flaveurs acidulées, notes de campagne et de Martine, peaux surettes et terre sur citron vieilli. Pommes et foin avec fine couche de poussière. Pétillante, vivante, complexe, trop facile à boire.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WelshPL (27) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 24, 2017
Butelka, rocznik ’16. Piana tworzy się potężna, ale opada i trzyma do końca, kolor piękny- złoty. Super aromat owoców mi kojarzy się gruszką, do tego typowe dzikie nuty, dość mocno kwaśne, a przy tym wszystkim bardzo pijalne, świetny lambic!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (3290) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2017
Bottle. Hazy golden with a large off white head with good retention. Green apples, light sulphur, wood, minerals and barnyard in the nose. The flavour has lemon, green apples, minerals, barnyard and dry grass. Medium body, medium sour with a mild dry finish. Fairly sour.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (1877) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2017
Bouteille 750ml, 2015. Couleur jaune doré voilé, mousse blanche fugace. Arôme de levures sauvages, pomme verte, funk. Goût de levures sauvages, citronné, acidité moyenne-élevée. Carbonatation​ élevée, corps moyen.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franckg (1543) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Bouteille datée du 26/10/2015, bue après 18 mois. Merci à Tommy pour le partage! Robe jaune-orangée trouble avec un petit voile de mousse. Arômes de lambics boisés, citron, pomme verte, légere acidité lactique, noyau de pêche. En bouche, citron, pomme verte, lambics, raisins blanc, cuir. Texture huileuse et corps mince.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchMark (386) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2017
Very good. Deep yellow with a big fast fading head and ample carbonation. Funky hay and stable on the nose. Complex flavor vinous with hay, grasses, leather and a nice dry bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2017
My Bottom Line:
Really dusty and sour, with a touch of Chardonnay-like butter, this Gueuze startles and satisfies, provided you take it slowly.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the misty blond.
-Oddly enough, hops pierce through the flavour profile with some greenness.
-The funk levels are higher than what I like in the style.
-Dry haystacks abound as well.
-This is quite complex, as is the usual 3Fonteinen, but it needs to mellow down a bit as far as I’m concerned.

Bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (6011) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2017
Small bottle at the source. Clear copper with a white head of foam. Earthy and herbal. Strong acidity and earthy. Dry and floral finish. Medium body and medium to high carbonation. Great beer!


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