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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Herfst

Formerly brewed at 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Armand’4 Herfst Oude Geuze is a blend of 1, 2 and 3 year old Lambic, brewed, aged, blended and bottled by Armand Debelder. This one-time and possibly the last bottling comes in a fancy Asti Spumante Champagne bottle. Armand only used Challenger hops in this brew. He’s in fact the only lambic-brewer to use Challenger hops to make his Geuze. 60 % malted barley, 40 % wheat, aged hops and water. Each season’s geuze has an unique and different blend.

Dunt's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dunt (283) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Reviewed from notes. All 4 of the Armand’4 were reviewed together in early 2012. Herfst pours a dark, hazy amber orange in color with a large, frothy, off-white head. The head lasts for awhile and leaves a fair amount of lacing. The nose is classic 3F. There is must, earth, barnyard, horse blanket, and a little sweetness you dont get in much of the other 3. The flavor mirrors the nose, there is mustiness, sharp citrusy lemon, mineral, some aged cheese, and some light sweetness in the background. The mouthfeel is light with creamy texture, lively carbonation, and an enduring finish. Herfst had a nice balance of funk and sour compared to the other blends. At the time, I noted that this was probably my third favorite blend, but having just had this again over the weekend, I am inclined to move it up a little. We had it side by side with Armand + Tommy, and it was almost unanimous that it was better than A+T (which we all previously were head over heels for).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RexTalionis (2403) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden orange in color with a whitish head. Old stable leather, some barnyard, lemon and tart apples in aroma. Nice. Earthy fruityness, lemon, garden sour fruityness and wooden notes in taste. Apples and bit of oaky notes in finish. Feels a bit like walking in an old and quite damp garden somehow. Easy to drink, even if there’s a lot going on here. Tart, almost peppery bitingness, some cinnamon and yet there’s that nice fruityness in finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bruce. Pours a cloudy orange with thick frothy off white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is huge funk, stinky feet, oak. Thick mouthfeel with a light funk, oxidized apple, oak. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2543) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Bottled. Pours hazy amber with with largeoff-white head. Aroma of wheat, tangerine, orange, spicy notes and horseblanket. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up acid and tart. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carb. An excellent

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (692) - - MAY 11, 2014
Light orange pour, high carb, very bright, spritzy, citrus, funk, mouth puckering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theydon_Bois (8100) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle split with JF at a Sue’s away mini tasting in the ’Sham, 11/03/14, from an IP trade at Borefts ’13. Hazed dark orange amber with a good sized off white head that retains well. Nose is sharp citric fruit, musty, horseblanket, funky, twangs, citric tinged straw, touch of dry rot. Taste comprises dank wood, Grandads shed, light acidic tinges, bitter lemon rind, ripe apple, funky, tarte grape skin. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tarte citric licks in a drying close. Solid top draw gueuze, words don’t really do it justice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2118) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Pours a deep golden almost copper color with a finger of gaseous foam. The nose is heavy earthy mushroom, soured peaches, dusty lemon and some underlying musty barrel notes. The palate follows with a smooth soft mouthfeel, lots of complexity bordering the earthy and fruity with a big dose of dusty citrus and rotten stonefruit. Long puckering finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (734) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours cloudy orange with a finger of head. Nose is musty citrus fruit, peach, lime, tangerine, superb funk. Taste is juicy tart funky lime, lemon, orange zest, peach, oak, dank wood. Finish is dry tart oaky wood, dank citrus zest, funk, hay, orange. A treat to have tried, this was spectacular!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jerohen (1990) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
Bottled, thanks to caesar for sharing. Hazy golden colored, medium head. Beautiful gueuze nose, sourness, farm, horseblanket, sour fruit. Sour flavor, but certainly not overly, lots of fruity notes, some tartness. Wonderfully balanced gueuze, and imho substantially better than the Lente.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (5045) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
Bottled, lot 02/04/2010 BB 2020, large sample. Slight hazy golden color, short head. Aroma has horseblanket and barnyard, funk, some spicy autumn leaves like stuff. Wonderfully complex, but all very balanced, not overpowering on tart or funky aroma’s. Soft sour in taste, hint of sweetness. Quite high on carbonation, but just perfect for the beer. It has been a while I had some of the other Armand’4s, but this one suits the moment perfectly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EdKing (1834) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle shared at Bruce’s birthday with Maneliquor and thepeter, immediately after tasting the Winter. This pours bright amber, touch lighter than Winter, huge white head that takes a while to calm down. Nose is lighter and spritzier than Winter. Light funky, light horse blanket, sour acidic, lemon, Champagne yeast, green apples. Taste is sour, Champagne yeasty, light funky, lemon, green apples, cider apple, apple skins. Light and bubbly, lemonade, horse blanket, slight flinty minerals. It’s lighter and less complex, and less depth in terms of aromas and tastes than Winter, but has a Champagne feel to it which is light and delicate. Freshness and bubbles.

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