Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze

This was a review that I did over the weekend but didn’t have a chance to update. This was another beer that I picked up because I’ve never had the style before. I have high expectations for this one, so I’m pretty excited to crack this one open.

ABV: 6%

Style: Gueze

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Oude Geuze 3 Fonteinen is een volledig natuurlijke geuze die bestaat uit een assemblage van 1, 2 en 3 jaar oude lambik gerijpt op eiken vaten. Deze geuze is een natuurlijk, ongefilterd bier dat na de botteling nog minstens 6 maanden spontaan hergist op de fles. Oude Geuze 3 Fonteinen kan in een stabiele, koele kelder tot 10 jaar na botteldatum bewaard worden. Oude Geuze die lang bewaard wordt verzacht qua zurigheid maar krijgt meer complexe smaaktoetsen.”

Random: Yeah, I really don’t know what it says either.

This brew poured with a huge, three finger white head that took forever to dissipated. It left significant lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow with a huge amount of carbonation visible through the body. The nose was all tart funk that was apparent as soon as I popped the cork on this one (which was pretty sexy, not going to lie). The taste was also tart funk with lemon rind and a hint of oak. The body was thin and highly carbonated, yet crisp. The carbonation really worked for this brew. The booze was invisible on it. The tartness on the taste was intense, but not overwhelming. The finished lingered with tartness. I really enjoyed this brew. It was complex and interesting. I would definitely have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0

One thought on “Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze

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