Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze

Oude Geuze

 

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

Lambic Style - Gueuze Regular

 

Score
8.21
ABV: 6.0% IBU: - Ticks: 139
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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8.1
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

Bottle. Golden color. Lots of oak, lemon And bitter walnuts in the aroma. Sour flavor with citrus, oak And a hint of honey. Well balanced, well made.

Tried from Bottle on 17 Oct 2020 at 22:19


7.8
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Pours slightly darker blonde, small, fast fading white head . Scent is very mild. Fresh, green apples and citrus, as you might come to expect from 3FOG. Taste is sharply tart, very slight vinegar, in appropriate levels. very woody, mild funk. Citric, very fresh ( bottled 2.5y ago) Med high carbo, med thin body. Not the most intense of batches, but certainly the flavors are nice. Perhaps one that will benefit from a bit more age.

Tried on 22 Aug 2020 at 00:01


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

Hazy golden with white head. Sour grain, 3F funk, apricot fruity, parmesan, greasy and sweaty. Quite nice.

Tried from Bottle on 08 Aug 2020 at 13:26


8.8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 8.5 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 9

Bottle sampled thanks to kermis. Hazy orange golden with white head. Nice funk, apricot, nice sourness but not overdone. Great!

Tried from Bottle on 08 Aug 2020 at 13:25


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

75cl bottle from the brewery as “Oude Geuze (season 17|18) Blend No. 52”, 6,5%, bottled 18/04/18. F: medium, white, almost good retention. C: shiny gold, light hazy. A: a lot of 3F funky, light sour fruity, woody, fresh pineapple, bit mineral, sour peach, leather, bit spicy, floral, complex. T: light sour fruity, a lot of green berries, bready, mineral, woody, funky, green peach, bit earthy, basement, bit higher carbonation, very nice balanced for the style, fully enjoyed again, great one.

Tried from Bottle on 22 Jun 2020 at 18:18


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

75cl bottle from the brewery as “Oude Geuze (season 17|18) Blend No. 44”, 6,4%, bottled 04/04/18. F: medium, white, almost good retention. C: shiny gold, light hazy. A: a lot of 3F funky, light sour fruity, woody, fresh pineapple, bit mineral, sour peach, leather, bit spicy, floral, complex. T: light sour fruity, a lot of green berries, bready, mineral, woody, funky, green peach, bit earthy, basement, bit higher carbonation, very nice balanced for the style, fully enjoyed again, great one.

Tried from Bottle on 09 Jun 2020 at 18:35


8.6
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 8.5 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 8.5

75cl bottle from the brewery as “Oude Geuze (season 17|18) Blend No. 39”, 6%, bottled 21/03/18. F: medium, white, good retention. C: shiny orange gold, light hazy. A: a lot of 3F funky, light sour fruity, woody, fresh pineapple, sour peach, leather, bit spicy, floral, complex. T: light sour fruity, a lot of green berries, bready, mineral, woody, funky, green peach, bit earthy, basement, bit higher carbonation, very nice balanced for the style, fully enjoyed again, great one.

Tried from Bottle on 05 Jun 2020 at 18:33



8.9
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9.5 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 9

Fairly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of dry cellar funk, a nice deep oak character on this batch, and lighter green apples. Flavour is moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. One of the nicer batches.

Tried from Bottle at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen & lambik-O-droom on 01 Jun 2020 at 15:50


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

Another beautiful OG blend using Lindemans wort - I am really enjoying this! Green apple, apple peel, green apricot, barnyard funk, mineral funk. Softer carbonation than other blends. Really nice stuff. Amazing beer, and great variation between blends, always a fascinating beer.

Tried from Bottle on 28 May 2020 at 20:37