Like any traditional geuze, Drie Fonteinen’s Oude Geuze is tart, earthy, and incredibly complex, but also spritzy as champagne and greatly refreshing.
Final Rating: 4.49/5
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750mL bottle into a 3F tumbler glass. Acquired in a trade.
Pours a slightly hazy golden body with a fizzy, effervescent white head that reduces rather quickly but leaves a nice layer of foam. Little lacing.
Aromas are very inviting – hay, funk, tart green apple, lactic acid, white wine, oak, lemon, citrus.
On the tongue it’s perfectly balanced for a gueuze, lemony tartness, green apple and white wine, farmhouse funk and hay, light bitterness, and a very dry, nearly astringent finish. Mouthfeel is very refreshing, highly carbonated, and medium-light. Crisp, champagne-like.
Overall a solid beer. Really nice, preferred to some other gueuzes I’ve had. Benchmark of the style.