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3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze
99 out of 100
3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze

Style: Gueuze

ABV: 6.0

99
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 5

3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze

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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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