Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze

Oude Geuze

 

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

Lambic Style - Gueuze Regular
Score
8.26
ABV: 6.0% IBU: - Ticks: 325
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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8.9
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 9

Bottle shared. Nit much to say, this is lovely funky and fruity, not too sour. Great blend, this is a lot better then a lot of their specials.

Tried from Bottle on 05 Nov 2021 at 18:47


7.9
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Pours clear , bit darker blonde. Medium sized head. Scent is expressively green apple, beautifull refined funk. Wood, but not as expressed on the amontillado as I had (un)secretly hoped. Taste is dry, tart, bit mineral. Malic acid is higher than the AVG 3F. High carbonation, this could benefit from a few years of storage, still. The amontillado barrel is a fun trivia, but doesn't show itself in any form or shape. Still, a lovely geuze - but 3F always needs a bit of time to reach the sheer beauty it often has the potential to become.

Tried on 31 Oct 2021 at 22:23


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

Woody and musky. Some cobweb, hay. Quite pronounced funky backbone. Low acidity.

Tried on 26 Oct 2021 at 20:06

gave a cheers!

9

Tried from Bottle on 16 Oct 2021 at 05:24


10

Super caramelly

Tried from Bottle at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen & lambik-O-droom on 03 Sep 2021 at 17:45


9

Smooth, vinous, not super bright, apple notes

Tried from Bottle on 20 Aug 2021 at 22:15


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

0,375l bottle at home. amber hazy color, small white head. smells earthy, herbal, funky, cheesy, light stone fruits and apple notes, oak, very nice smell. full body, pearly carbonation. tastes oak, some green apples, citric, grassy, light stone fruits, light plums, bit peppery, cheesy, earthy. finishes very balanced, almost sweet with notes of cheese, oak and some green apples. love the subtle yet pearly carbonation. this drinks so smooth, very mellow, almost no sourness, more on the funky side. lovely.

9/9/9/9/9

Rerate 22.12.2021.
0,375l bottle at home. Bottled 18.04.2017. amber murky color, small white head. smells nice funk, earthy, grassy, wood, oak, cheesy, horse blanket, lovely smell with an amazing balance. full body, soft carbonation. tastes grass, earthy, bit citric, bit peppery, tobacco, some stone fruits, light sherry notes, nutty. finishes lightly sour with notes of tobacco, pepper and some sherry notes. very very nice one, these early screenprint bottles are starting to shine now. great stuff.

9, 9, 9.5, 9, 9

Tried from Bottle on 28 Jul 2021 at 18:14



8.1
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

0,75l bottle at home. Vintage 2015. Bottled . amber hazy color, small white head. smells cheesy, funky, brett, some oak, stone fruits, hay, very nice smell. medium to full body, pearly carbonation. tastes citric, funky, cheesy, earthy, peppery, grassy. finishes lightly dry and light to medium sour with notes of citrus, blue cheesy and some funky notes. very very nice one, lovely balance.

8, 4, 8, 4, 17

Tried from Bottle on 28 Jun 2021 at 16:44


8.8
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 9

30 May 2021. At 't Oud Clooster, Ghent; cheers to Anke! Asssemblage II, sz. 18/19, bottled 7/12/18. Hazy orange, stable, frothhy, off-white head. Aroma of dusty attic & damp cellar, rhubarb, musty horseblanket, wet grass, oak, old apricot, white grape, cheese. Taste has sour grape, plum & gooseberry in a funky yeast & cheesy profile with oak, horseblanket and lemony edges. Grassy hoppy finish, wet wood, slight vinegar, funky leather and lemon acid, very soft alcohol glow. Medium body, slick texture, fizzy carbonation. Masterpiece!

Tried from Bottle on 19 Jun 2021 at 08:40