Small orangey head over slightly veiled pale copper beer, with fine pearling. Wood, wet oak with moss, much horseblanket, barnyard, lemon and lemonkernels. Hints at sherry. In the flavour I get the honey, if only temporarily, returning retronasal. More wet wood, again lots of horseblanket and lemon, also orange. Again old sherry flavours. Sharp, if not overly acidic feel. Feels better carbonated than it looks. Long lasting barnyard/sour flavours. Not the usual.
0,75l bottle bought 11/2018 (bottled 27/09/2017) at the brewery. F: thin, white, not long lasting. C: gold, light hazy. A: light sour fruity, honey herbal touch, funky, woody, gooseberries, lemon. T: fruity sour, lemon, bit honey, funky, brett, woody, basement, gooseberries, nice complex taste, lower carbonation, good one, fully enjoyed.
Rating 19,100. At Gaston and Drie Share - pours gold white head - nose and taste of lemon, honey, funk, horseblanket, oak - medium body
Gold white/ honey, funk, lemon, oak - med body 4.5
Drie Fonteinen has been experimenting a lot lately, now that a fresh and still growing crew of enthusiasts is gradually taking over from the old 'garde', and one of the things they've been trying to use in several recipes is artisanal honey - here applied to the classic Golden Blend geuze. Thanks kraddel for the sample. Open and thinning, off-white, moussy ring, hazy golden robe with peachy tinge. Aroma of dry old cheese rind, old bread crust, dusty attic, lemon cake, mead (fermented honey - not a classic honey odour for sure), dried prunes, old sherry, tofu, gooseberry juice, wet wood, haystack. Crisp, tart, estery onset, lemony acidic edge, crisp cava-ish carbonation, gooseberry and raw rhubarb aspects, bread-crusty basis dried by lactic and light lemony sourness but in a softish kind of way, long woody and dusty, bit 'cellary' finish with the aromatic fermented honey effect adding a subtle yet all the more remarkable, sweet sherryish note retronasally, as in the regular Oude Geuze Honing. Very complex, but somehow seemingly a tad more restrained in character than the highly expressive Oude Geuze Honing I had a the same location a year ago - but then age probably has something to do with that so this is definitely one to revisit after a few years, if given the chance of course, seen that these bottles are only available for on-site consumption at Lambik-O-Droom for the time being.
Pours Clear Blonde. médium white head. Smell is funky, sharp, Ood. Taste is sharp, dry, acetic, full, woody. Very nice, honey doesn't really add a value to me. Perhaps a bit more dry. Nice.
Bottle sample @ BXL BeerFest 2018, day 2. Dorée sur léger orange, col fin blanc? Arôme au nez plaisant et ouvrant de fines effluves organiques de miel, retrouve un effet un peu caramélisé qui passe très bien avec la veille gueuze qui reste tout de même en avant plan. Cette dernière est sur un bouquet fruité et fleuri tout en gardant un côté funk, citrique modéré et léger en barrique. Palais est embelli pas l'ajout de miel, note organique, fin caramélisé avec un bel apport citrique. Effervescence est haute et le miel a une propriété de donner une petite fin adoucie qui vient accompagner la base de oude gueuze qui est, quant à elle, sèche et poussiéreuse sur note citrique.
9 3 8 4 18Bottle at BXL Beerfest ‘18, Brussels. Hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of typical 3 Fonteinen funk, dry cellar, cobwebs, citrus, green apples and light floral honey notes behind. Flavour is moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Imported from my RateBeer account as 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend With Honey (by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen):
Aroma: 9/10, Appearance: 3/5, Taste: 9/10, Palate: 4/5, Overall: 16/20, MyTotalScore: 4.1/5
25/VIII/18 - sample @ BXL Beer Festival - BB: n/a (2018-1180) Thanks to the Belgian and Dutch Ratebeer crews for sharing today's beers! Thanks to Sjogro for pointing me out this last tick. ;-)
Clear golden orange beer, no head. Aroma: lovely, lots and lots of brett, peppery, spicy notes, slightly fruity. Love it! MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: funky, lots of brett, lemony, soft acidity, typical complex lambic flavours, fruity. Aftertaste: funky, more lemon notes, soft acidity, fruity still, bit spicy, lovely. Not getting any honey at all...