Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage

Oude Geuze Vintage

 

Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen in Lot, Flemish Brabant, Belgium 🇧🇪

Lambic Style - Gueuze Special
Score
8.52
ABV: 6.0% IBU: - Ticks: 132
3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage is a blend of one-, two-, and three-year old lambics. Instead of releasing them after minimum 6 months of bottle conditioning, the vintage series have been cellared for at least three years up to even five years and longer before being released. For an Oude Geuze to become a Vintage, it features characteristics that are unique, sometimes surprising or outspoken. Spontaneous fermentation, patient maturation in oak barrels, and continued evolution of the ecosystem in the bottle result in a distinctively complex and elegant natural beer. No two bottlings are alike, as there are multiple variables in the blending process, a variety of barrel sizes and shapes, differences in aged lambic proportions in the blend, etc. When cellared properly, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze can be aged for several decades. The aromas and flavours will evolve from notes of vibrant fresh citrus, zesty and grassy notes to a mellow, oaky, stone fruit bouquet as the lambic continues to develop with time. Lambic and Geuze are living, cultural heritage rooted in the Zenne valley! Taste, savour, enjoy and experience this bottle fermented, unfiltered, unpasteurised and unadulterated beer with friends new and old!
 

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8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8.5 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 8

Surprisingly towering head, very dense & fine, light yellow over foxy orange clear beer. Sharp fruity & farmyard nose, lactic acid, lemon, horseblanket, little bit of putteke , saddlesoap. Quite sharp - acid flavour, again fruity - unripe grapes f.i. - straw, wood, horseblanket. Finish has something fleeting as anise. The chunk in the armour of this one is a very lean body, not only because of acidthinning, but also from the composition of the beer itself; whilst the flavours diminish rapidly, and not I mals /I of course. Good carbonation. Maybe not the best of 3F, which still makes it just great.

Tried from Bottle at Beerlovers Bar on 12 Sep 2021 at 15:12


10

Caramel apple tartness. Carbonation dissipates quickly

Tried from Bottle at Beerlovers Bar on 06 Sep 2021 at 22:27


9.6
Appearance - 9 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 9.5 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9.5

Taster from 0,75l bottle at Lambic O Droom. amber murky color. small off white head. smells very subtle funk, earthy, oak, forest strawberries, lovely lovely smell. medium body, soft carbonation. tastes of subtle funk, blue cheesy, lightly peppery, oak, bit nutty. finishes super balanced with notes of subtle funk, blue cheese and some oak notes. very very lovely Geuze, amazing balance.

10, 4.5, 9.5, 5, 19

Tried from Bottle on 03 Sep 2021 at 19:22


8.3
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Taster from 0,375l bottle at the Lambic O Droom. amber hazy color, small white head. smells funyk, musty, earthy, herbal, some oak, very nice smell. medium body, soft carbonation. tastes grassy, citric, funky, nutty, peppery. finishes lightly dry and lightly sour with notes of funk, nutty and peppery notes. very nice one.

8, 4, 8, 4, 18

Tried from Bottle on 03 Sep 2021 at 19:20


9.1
Appearance - 9 | Aroma - 9.5 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 9

Clear warm golden colour, white head. Aroma of lemon skin, barnyard, mollige lambiek, citric acid. Light sour flavour, funk, mollige lambiek. Finish funky, refreshing, barn and light leather. Surprisingly fresh for it's 8 years. Very, very nice.
(from 75cL bottle @ home)

Tried from Bottle on 30 Jan 2021 at 21:49

gave a cheers!

8.4
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8.5 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 8.5

Sampled multiple times before, but only took notes since brewver kept batches, so in 2020. Currently still for sale at 3F (drink in only) so enjoyed it at the source. Pours a very dark, unclear amberblonde. medium white head. Smell is full, funky, dry oak. Soft, gentle yet intense. Creamy. Taste is full, intense, wood, gentle tartness. Medium umami almost. Wet oak, softened carbonation. Mineral. Very nice, sure, but I had better batches of OG ( with about 5-7 years on it) than this one is specifically, at this point in time.

Tried on 25 Oct 2020 at 14:51


8.9
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9.5 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Bottle at Maakun’s, thanks 🙏 kermis! Hazy golden. Sour grains, massive oak, stonefruit and intense grapemost. Crushed candy sugar crystals and parmesan cheese sweat. Funky fruity with a sharp high pitched sour note, surrounded by deep oak, fruit and dust. Very lovely.

Tried from Bottle on 17 Oct 2020 at 15:59

gave a cheers!

8.8
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 9.5 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Fairly hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma of beautiful 3F dry cellar funk, cobwebs, oak, citric notes and green apple. Flavour is moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Tried from Bottle on 17 Oct 2020 at 15:51


8.5

open beer days

Tried from Bottle at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen & lambik-O-droom on 07 Sep 2020 at 21:03


8

open beer days

Tried from Bottle at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen & lambik-O-droom on 07 Sep 2020 at 20:59