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: 343   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 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (6297) - Quebec, - OCT 28, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 October 28th 2012: Bottle (750 ml). Shared by David Paquet, huge thanks David! Unclear orange with a medium diminishing white head that leave’s a small forever lasting white head and superb lacing. Beautiful beer! Aroma is lemony with herbal/floral notes and mild Gueuze aroma characteristics. Taste is incredibly smooth and wonderfully complex. Fruits (lemon, grapefruit, apple, pineapple), wood, barnyard and leather. Dry and citric mouthfeel. Well carbonated. Except for the aroma that could have been a little more complex (probably mellowed with age though), there’s no flaws in this beer. Perfect balance, amazing complexity and great drinkability . It’s the nearest thing from a perfect Gueuze (and beer) that I’ve drank so far. The saddest things about this beer is that it would be the perfect "go to" gueuze but it’s rarer than Pope’s sh**. Updated: Bottle (750 ml). Tasted again at De Heeren van Liedekercke on April 20th 2014 just before Roze and Heerengueuze. My rating stay the same as the one up here. It was a little less bright and fresh (probably because of the bottle variation more than the age because there was no other sign of age in this one), but still one of the most amazing gueuze ever made. Near perfection.

Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - OCT 20, 2017
OldMrCrow is a merry old soul,
And a merry old soul is him;
Smart as a whip, with quick wit calls bullshit,
We'd have pints at the Fiddler's Inn.
Many beers he did have in his cellar,
That he's shared with me so graciously;
Nothing compares to lambic so rare
With Old Crow, followed by amari.

OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2017
Bottle shared with Prufrockstar to celebrate his return to the Pacific Northwest. Abundantly carbonated, white head over deep golden pour without much sediment. Profoundly cobwebby nose. (Is cobweb the right descriptor? It’s basement, but wetter than dust and drier than must). Some leather, of course, minimal acidity from the aroma. Flavor was dry and again not aggressively acidic or sour. Rather, that deep leather, rounded by oak, a gorgeous beer for slow slipping. Wonderful.

The_Osprey (9723) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2017
March 2017 - Cork and cage bottle shared at Leighton’s 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. It’s an absolutely lovely beer. Has quite a similar profile to Horals Mega Blend. (4.3)

mR_fr0g (14028) - 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.

Theydon_Bois (21512) - 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.

WingmanWillis (430) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Bottle shared at Leighton’s. 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.

sound67 (784) - 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.

ctipping (2280) - 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.

rouhlas (3986) - Thessaloniki, 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.

Vestergaard (2091) - 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!

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