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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
85 94 76 2 14 7
Drie Fonteinen Doesjel by Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
Gueuze
6.00 % ABV


 
Review by SAP on 09/07/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
94 3 12 19 4 9 2009
February 2006 Bottle Date; Sampled February 2008
As expected the beer pours quite still and it is an almost clear, honey-amber color. The aroma is nice an funky, though not aggressively so. Tart with notes of lactic acid, a touch of uriatic acid, somewhat similar to tart grapefruit, overall this is sharply acidic and while certainly aggressive is not over the top for a Lambic. The funkiness leans toward light Brett notes of butyric acid, funky farmhouse cheese, hints of nail polish, . Around the edges of the nose I get a sense of pears, a touch of green apples and even some peach like notes at times as well as some dusty, cracker like grain notes.

Tart tasting up front, yet it has a silky sort of mouthfeel due to the lack of carbonation. The acidity and structure of this brew can remind me of grapefruit at times. It does have a hint of carbonation, much less than a real ale, but still a hint of carbonation just barely tickles the tongue as the beer passes through. The acidity is predominantly lactic, but it is definitely quite fruity in its tartness, which isn't always the case. The cat pee is more in the aroma than in the flavor, but it does play a small role here. The mouthfeel of this is quite nice, one might expect this to be quite watery as it has been fermented so low, but this is definitely not the case. Some of the texture comes from the malt, but it also seems derived from mellow, tannic oak contributions that really seem to round this beer out. Only lightly funky, the barnyard Brettanomyces notes play only a subtle role here; slight cotton ball note, a touch of barnyard, and a minimal musty earthiness.

I love a good Lambic & it is so rare that I get one, much less a good one here in the States; this one drinks so nicely. Certainly not an aggressive / hard version (the blend clearly influences that), but I really like the mix of flavors & aromas found here. To be perfect I would request a touch more barnyard funkiness, but this is fabulous as is. A 375ml bottle almost isn't enough as I find this so drinkable that I am having a hard time collecting my thoughts about the beer and am instead just enjoying it (definitely a good sign).

Served In: Tulip

Review by Tip Top on 08/21/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 2 10 15 4 7 2006
A - Pour produces absolutely zero head, as was expected. Body looks just like apple juice. There is some super fine sediment floating around, so small you can't see it unless you are looking for it.

S - I could smell this when I set the glass down a couple feet in front of me. Slightly acidic with sour fruit aromas. Vinegar, apple cider, and barnyard funkiness.

T - Much the same as the aroma. Big apple cider vinegar flavor are very present. Barnyard funkiness with some horseblanket and hay. Nice sourness with some citrusy tones to it. Funkiness seems to grow with every sip.

M - Medium bodied with virtually no carbonation.

Overall - Very pleasant blended lambic here, but doesn't seem to hold a candle to their Oude Gueuze. Well worth trying out.

Price: $11.69 Served In: Tulip

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