Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze

Greens on Buford - 750 mL corked & caged. SB15 on the cork, bottled on 11th December 2000. FWIW, this is listed on the bottle as 5%, not 6% as in the BA db. Good pop on the removal of the cork, and a little white gun smoke. Poured into the Terrapin snifter, the color is a mid orange (Olde English marmalade color) with a decent 1/8th inch, fine bubbled head on the surface of the beer. A smidgen of lace. Nice farmyard manure in the nose. Mouthfeel is a little more prickly that I was expecting...

Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek

$8.99 at Green's on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. 12.7 oz bottle corked (with that nasty, synthetic cork) and caged. Lot #02, bottled in December 2005. Label declares that this is good for at least 10 years after the bottling date. As expected, very little "pop" on opening. Carbonation on the pour is nearly zero. Poured into the Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs chalice the beer has a dark magenta/blood red color that is completely opaque. Completely bereft of carbonation or head. Nose and taste lack...