3 Fonteinen was founded in about 1887 as a café and geuzestekerij, a place where geuze is produced by blending old and new lambics, acquired from other breweries. The enterprise was bought by Gaston De Belder in 1953, who expanded it with a restaurant and left it to his sons Armand and Guido in 1982. In 1998, a brewery installation was bought. Apart from using its own lambic, 3 Fonteinen uses lambic made by Boon, Girardin and Lindemans for its geuze. 3 Fonteinen is one of the few remaining geuzestekerijen.
Drie Fonteinen is the only remaining traditional geuze blender in Belgium, using only 100% spontaneously fermented lambik beer, aged in oak casks, with no artificial sweeteners or other additives. The blendery is connected to the very popular Drie Fonteinen Restaurant in Beersel, on the outskirts of Brussels. The proprietor, Armand Debelder, buys pure lambik from three breweries in Belgium, ages them in oak, and blends them, employing the skill, knowledge, and supreme passion for real geuze that his father handed down to him. Drie Fontenein’s Geuze and fruit Lambiks (cherry, raspberry) are rare, highly prized, and indisputably among the best of Belgium.
Oude Geuze 3 Fountains is a completely natural geuze consisting of an assembly of 1, 2 and 3 years old lambic aged in oak barrels.
These labels is a natural, unfiltered beer that undergoes secondary fermentation spontaneously at least 6 months even after bottling on the bottle.
Oude Geuze 3 Fountains can be stored up to 10 years in a stable, cool cellar after bottling date. Oude Geuze, long preserved in terms of acidity is softened but gets more complex taste tests.
Style: Oude Geuze