Pours clear, strawyellow to golden. Medium white head. Scent is full, funky, oaky, strong, very wood forward. Taste is sharp, medium acidity, apples, lots of 3f funk. More dryness, more woodyness, and far more funk intensity than their 'regular' OG or A&G. Still relatively highly carbonated, but not as much as some other geuze blends by them. A fair portion of bitterness, perhaps a bit more than what i'm used to in a beer like this. Surprisingly, it's also got a sulphuric / funky aroma that reminds of Cantillon, somehow. A great geuze, but not excpetionally legendary. Perhaps not worth it's added value at this age. Have one more to age, so time will tell if it outgrows this quality. So far, OG remains best bang for buck by 3F to me.
Hazy golden pour with an off-white head. Notes of sweet malt, green apples, tart stone fruit, lambic funk, mineral funk, tons of oak. Good stuff, quite soft and nicely balanced.
375 ml. bottle @ brewery. Very high carbonation, rather acidic & heavy dirty dry barn, boozy even actually weird harsh grain & oak, bit too much of everything for me. Golden blend this ain’t.
Fairly hazy golden orange with an off white head. Aroma of moldy funk, sulfur, oak, citrus and green apple. Flavour is moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Aroma
Bottle shared at OBD. Hazy deep golden with white head. Peppery, soft sulphur, sweet malts, wet funk, green apple, fireworks, honey, dry wood, bread crust. Nice funky but also woody and surprising amount of malt. Medium sweet and sour. Medium bodied.
Special geuze by 3 Fonteinen released recently in 37.5 cl bottles only (so far); contains only 3 Fonteinen lambic, the oldest of which is four years, and this one constitutes about one quarter of the blend. Tried at Lambik-O-Droom. Thick and mousy, snow white, lightly lacing head on a hazy peach blonde robe with deep ochre-orangey tinge. Aroma of dry straw, haystacks, a sulfuric touch of freshly struck matches, lightly toasted pine nuts, old oxidized dry sherry, grass silage, apple seeds, grape skin. Dry but fruity onset, unripe apricot, grape skin and apple peel impressions, wry unripe stonefruit, softish carb but full and rather ‘fluffy’ mouthfeel; bread-pulpy and –crusty core under a very strong tannic woodiness and typical old lambic ‘nobility’ with clear old sherry-like oxidation effects; bitter fruit peel and plant seed impressions linger along into a long, dry, quenching but complex finish. The old lambic element is indeed very obviously amplified here by the addition of a high amount of lambic that is even older than is typically the case in a geuze (compare with De Cam’s Gooikoorts edition) and this clearly sets this blend apart from others. As a result, it may lack a bit in the crispness and freshness you get in a regular bottle of geuze, but that does not make it less enjoyable. Interesting one.