bu11zeye (13288) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
(375ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of lemon, earth, barnyard, grapefruit, straw, cheese, grass, and wood. Flavor of grapefruit, lemon, earth, and plenty funky with a dry wood finish. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2012
FREE bottle from MattyB. Thanks so much for your generosity. Well the carbonation is very high in this one. Tomme take note. Opened the cage and cork was already 80% out; luckily i had my hand over it and was able to make it to the sink without losing any of this precious geuze. Once the massive head dies down it settles out nicely with lots of lace and a layered orange yellow color. Nose is fantastic- lots of wood, leather, citrus, funk, barnyard, cheese, mushrooms, earth. Flavor is nice as well with mild acidity, notes of funk, lemon, pepper, wood. Very good now, should age nicely. travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
Look is golden in color, thinner white head. The smell is wheat, tart, acidic, and funky. The taste is tart, sour, wheat, and funky. jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
Cloudy gold with a small white head. Aroma is of funk, lemon, hay. Taste is of funk, lemon, earth. Very dry. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
(375ml bottle) clearish deep gold, lasting and effervescent bubbles. Nose of wood char, fresh wood barrel with no esters, lemony, a touch of cedar, tart and funky, smells just delicious. Taste of lemon, a bit of wood esters, bit tart, nice and well carbonated.
brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 10, 2012
Put on your safety glasses; the cork will explode out of the bottle. Pours cloudy orange/amber color with a huge white head. Intense funkiness as you would expect from Drie Fonteinen. Lots of must, oak, lemon zest, earth, and mineral. Soft tartness to it. The tartness is there in the form of lemon and green apple, but the funk is where this beer really shines. Lots of earth, must, mineral, and sweat to be had. Really awesome stuff! Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
Explosive. Shot everywhere, filling the room with aroma of fruity and light vinegars, funk, and sour lemons. Deep yellow cloudy color. Slight sourness causes a clenching int he back of the jaw. flavor is sweet pale malt, wheat, and cheese. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle from overseas. Served in a Drie Fonteinen "3" gueuze tumbler side-by-side with Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze bottled on November 18, 2010. The Golden Blend was bottled on February 17, 2011.
The cork started to pop out right after I started to release the cage. It’s not a gusher, but this thing has plenty of carbonation. The pour was difficult, to say the least. Loads of foam leading to a very rocky, dense head that leaves behind a nice bit of lacing. Thin cap throughout.
The nose brings an incredible amount of funk and is reminiscent of the Armand’4 Herfst and Winter. This is what I love. There some minerality and an earthy mushroom-like character, coming close to a light bit of truffle. Some sweat and goatiness comes along after that. Some backing acidity comes through, leading into the flavor.
First impression in the flavor is sweaty horse blanket mixed with some strong earthiness. Straight from the ground here. There’s some acidity and must that really longer. A bit of leather and very light oak. This is an absolutely gorgeous beer. The acidity and funk flow right into one another. Simply sublime.
The body is light, bordering on light-medium. Pod carbonation and a mild acidity. Heavy funk and earth at every turn. Spritzer-like carbonation. Everything about the body helps to deliver the maxim amount of funk.
What can I say about this? Armand has simply nailed it once again. Breathtaking. I love it. back (2373) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 9, 2012
Aroma:græs vinøs eddike grape Ud.:gylden klar Skum:hvidt tæt langh E.smag:sur meget Krop: medium For.: tør Brus: livlig
Bottle @ AA-Meeting 23/3 12 JAXSON (612) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2012
Clear medium orange pour with a large rocky white head. Nose is really buggy, musty, funky, juicy. Citrus pulp and mineral. Deeply oaky and musty, more so than most Armand blends. Medium sourness throughout the palate, very dry and woody on the back end. Lots of mushroom, duty funk in there, definitely more than with the regular Oude Geuze. Carbonation is high, hopefully will become more champagne like with age. Lovely beer, of course.