Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH
What makes this beer different: Sour/Funky as hell, to be honest any Gueuze I have had so far is about the same.
Will I be drinking this again: Maybe! Not too expensive so I just might.
11/4/2010: I am really trying to make an effort to appreciate as many styles as possible, and Gueuze is one that takes a lot of getting used to. Actually any of the “sour” type beers take some getting used to. Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze is the highest rated Gueueze on Beer Advocate that is also readily available, so why not go for the best if you are trying to get used to a certain style right?
The nose is very sour and funky, almost smells like a musty basement. The flavor is very tart, funky, semi-yeasty, some wood, and some sour lemon/sour apple in the mix as well. Like every other sour beer I have tried you start off hating it, and by the end you can’t stop drinking it. Typically I have a hard time picking out particular flavors in a sour beer, but Drie Fonteinen did a great job making all the individual flavors very pronounced. This is one of the most carbonated beers I have ever had. It was still bubbling away like a science experiment gone wrong even with only 1/4 of the bottle left. This is no knock though, as the airiness helps lighten the funk going on. Overall very good for the style. Would be interested to see what this would taste like with some age too it.
Picture of the day: A painful way to exit the field.