3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze
What the brewers say
“Aged in oak barrels, spontaneously fermented in the bottle for at least six months. Can be kept in a cool cellar for ten years after bottling date.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Strong notes of fresh peaches and apricots balance with lighter notes of pineapple, strawberry, coconut, and lemon. Earthy Brett with barnyard and lemon-zest notes provides complexity. Clean citrus lactic provides a nice tart acidity up front.”
Flavor: “Sharp citric sourness up front joined immediately by coconut, pineapple, and mango. Aftertaste is a smooth bitter/sour blend. The coconut twist is a nice surprise. Bold flavor hits up front with fruity sweetness, apricot and peach. High carbonation helps the fruit come to life and provides warmth. The Brett wood character and funk is very present but not overpowering.”
Overall: “Great fruit character, and I really enjoyed the carbonation of this beer. One of the fruitiest non-fruited beers I have ever tried, which speaks to the amazing execution of the blend. Near-perfect balance of tartness, acidity, and fruit. Incredible, might be the best gueuze I have ever enjoyed.”
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Cracking open a Hop Knife takes me right to the hops fields in Yakima,’ says our brewmaster, John Trogner. ‘When we’re out there for harvest, walking the fields and talking to the farmers, those notes of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit are everywhere. For me, Hop Knife embodies that whole experience.’
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Who is Dr. Pat? A dentist, third-generation farmer, and cofounder of High Hops Brewery. Dr. Pat cultivated our on-site hops farm in 2007, which led to the opening of High Hops Brewery in 2012. It’s his recipe that creates this malty, heavily hopped beer. We brew it with continuous hops additions using hops grown in that same field more than 10 years later.