Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Cuvée Armand & Gaston is a geuze released in 2016 that consists only of lambic brewed by 3 Fonteinen in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The oldest lambic in the blend is some of the first lambic brewed on the new 40-hectoliter brewing system installed in the same year.
Final Rating: 4.63/5
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 375mL bottle into a 3F Tumbler glass. Acquired in a trade.
On the uncork.. a pretty big pop but nothing like I’ve seen others describe. Much like champagne. It’s been chilled for a few weeks which could have helped that. No gush.
Pours an orange hazy body with a big frothy white head that reduces slowly, eventually leaving a half finger layer of foam and some spotty lacing.
Aromas are super citrusy, over ripe oranges and lemon zest are the first things that come to mind. Funky 3f yeast and oak are also present.
On the tongue.. wow, the balance is unreal here.. lightly tart with a good amount of oak and old funky basement, citrus, musty barn, green apple, light grain on the finish. Finishes lightly dry and super carbonated. Easy drinking light body.
I really enjoyed this beer. Insanely drinkable and balanced. I’ll be seeking out a few more bottles.