Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic – Gueuze
Other Notes: Blend°62, Season 19/20
Brewer Description: (from bottle) In the spring of 2019, we received a series of very old Oloroso, PX and Amontillado barrels through a local Jerez cooperage. The aromas were a mix of typical fine sherry notes and toasted, peated characteristics, which we have never experienced before. However, after a year of bottle conditioning – because of the higher peated aromas, albeit balanced – we decided to release this bottle not as a Zenne y Frontera, but as a peated geuze. This blend, like blend 61, comes mostly from Oloroso barrels. The weighted average age of this blend, upon its release, is almost three years old. The oldest lambik was brewed in April 2018.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.3
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2
Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, blend°62, season 19/20, bottled on 15th April 2020. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen gueuze glass.
Appearance: A nice clear golden orange colour with a near two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a nice thin but replenishing cap, while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Funky, barnyard, musty, dusty, oak, green apple, pear, with lemony notes.
Taste: Peaty, leather, funk, barnyard, hay, oak, sherry, apple, lemon, lime.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It was interesting, as I didn’t get any hint of peat in the aroma, but it was very obvious in the flavour. Generally I enjoy peat, and it was nice here, but if I had to compare it to the regular Oude Geuze, I think that I prefer the regular version just that slightly bit more as the lack of peat just made it more refreshing. Still good though.