Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze

Oude Geuze

 

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

Lambic Style - Gueuze Regular
Score
8.16
ABV: 6.0% IBU: - Ticks: 209
A true Geuze. A blend of 1, 2, and 3 year-old lambic unfiltered and unpasteurized and aged in the bottle for at least 6 months after blending. Continued fermentation in the bottle give this Geuze its famous champagne-like spritziness. The lambic that goes into it is brewed only with 60% barley malt, 40% unmalted wheat, aged hops, and water, spontaneously fermented by wild yeasts, and matured in oak casks. 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze is a blend of one-, two-, and three-year old lambics. 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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8.5
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 8.5

750ml. bottle. @"home", 26/02/2021
Batch of 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Originally tasted @Be Hoppy, 15/04/2018)
OMG, what a beer!!! Perfectly balanced, sooo smooth. With a funky and acidic perfection. 750ml. is just not enough of this.

Tried from Bottle on 26 Feb 2021 at 09:34


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

Bottled 20-12-2017 , drank 30-01-2021 . A big 3 years in the bottle, always kept cellared. Pours a warm, slightly darker, slightly more hazy ( well, my fault for storing it horizontal, pouring it vertical) . Medium sized white head fades fast. scent is very mineral, some wood, milder funk, very mild tart impressions. Taste is very full. Carbonation still quite high but getting on point. very nice sourness, not too much, but it's there. no ( or close to none) acetic acid in the taste. Very complex acidity nevertheless, so for sure it'll be in there, chemically speaking. nice woodyness. Rather dry, but not bone dry, leaving some room for body and maltyness. Very easy drinking version. Misses a true magical feature to be called out as supberb, but definately one of the better batches !

Tried on 30 Jan 2021 at 22:47



8.3
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

Fairly hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of cellar funk, dusty, cobwebs, citrus and green apple. Flavour is moderate sour. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Tried from Bottle on 23 Jan 2021 at 14:47



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

Bottle not shared on NYE. Nor much to say classic 3F gueuze is all there, great.

Tried from Bottle on 31 Dec 2020 at 21:55



8

O jaki zajebisty blendzik. Mega fajowa paleta i ma te nutki serowe sliczne. Wchuj owocowosci, cytrynowosci, sliczna dziczyzna slomiana. Ryli lepsiejszy niz niejeden golden blend

Tried from Bottle at Kamienica Hoża 41 on 21 Dec 2020 at 18:53


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

Day 13 of the 2020 Beer Gonzo Advent Calendar. Bottle says this blend is 6%.

Tried from Bottle from Beer Gonzo Shop, Taproom & Lambic Bar on 13 Dec 2020 at 00:00


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

Bottle during Chris’s excellent mideastern birthdaytasting diner. Hazy amber with white head. Massive funky grainy lambic with strong horseblanket funk, big farm hay muff, stonefruit and some sweat from the back of a Hyena’s sack. Beautiful and dangerous. Amazing stuff.

Tried from Bottle on 21 Nov 2020 at 17:16