Dunt (297) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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).
harrisoni (14508) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Toms 10 yr anniversary. Lovely complex lambic aroma. Touch of woody age. Proper funk. Very good. Zesty funk. Good blend.
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015-03-04. Hazy amber body with a nice creamy head. 3++ Aroma is lightly funky and pleasantly fruity. Light straw and barnyard grows as you delve further into it. 7++ Flavour is interesting, pleasantly sour throughout but it is pleasantly rounded and not overly aggressive. Modesty earthy barnyard accents. Moderate fruit character throughout. Smooth average bodied palate, soft effervescent carbonation. More nuanced than my notes reflect, it was surprisingly subtle, shockingly quaffable, and pleasantly refreshingly sour. Too busy enjoying and not enough note taking! Bottle shared by Travlr.
RichTheVillan (3929) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy light copper pour with a massive lively off white head, funk aroma, taste has peach, zesty lemon, barnyard funk.
solidfunk (4782) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful and very well rounded. Grapefruit tangy bretta here. Pours orange with good head and lacing. Wonderful package. Nice rind. Tangy finish with some crackery crispness. Big thanks to Travlr for breaking this one out of the cellar.
Experiment_Ale (1071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At my place in a testosterone filled den on poker night. Cork was dusty and dirty, came out with no PPP; fuck, flat. Aroma is funky Gueuze Drie font funk. Much more funny than most of the drie font I have had. old and funky awesome cobwebs.Taste is big funk that is in your face Truely a fantastic Gueuze. Tast
Atom (1588) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a hazy bright orange/golden with a large off-white head. Peppery sweet lemon citrus aroma. Taste of pepper and malt, light Brett, mellow and tadty!!
HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Golden orange pour. Substantial barnyard aroma of lighter funk, some sweet notes. Tart flavor but no overly so. Barnyard funkiness , some citrus find and zest. Complex and almost a champagnelike breadish taste. On my tp 3 ever
BMMillsy (1628) - Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I figure a random Wednesday while watching Property zbrothers is the perfect time for a brew like this, no? Found this bottle on a shelf while in Paris. Poured 1/28/2015. Dated 2/4/2010, so almost exactly 5 years old. Poured to a Cantillon taster glass and shared with no one because eff it.
Pours mostly clear with just a hint of hazyness, beautiful copper golden with a big fluffy white head.
Dusty oaky aroma, sweet Belgian sugar notes, funky sourness, some vinegar. Yep, smells like goooooooze.
Flavor is sweet malty caramel and major sour funk. Wow, the sweetness here is heavier than others in the style I’ve had but balances just perfectly with the funky, dry, oaky, vinegary sourness. Some grass in here, not super dry and dusty, even some juicy fruitiness going on. Some apricot notes, lingering sweetness and dry on the tongue.
Mouthfeel is juicier than most in the style with a dry oaky finish and medium plus carbonation. Very easy drinking but packed with flavor and not lacking in any respect.
One of the most flavorful Gueuzes in a style that is sometimes tough to differentiate. This one separates itself from the pack with a beautiful balance between sweet and sour. Nicely done.
aleksander9 (618) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with white head. Aroma is amazing! Perfume and the best of brett together. Funk, citrus, lavender, spice, earth, plums and white grapes. Very fruity and highly carbonated palate. Aftertaste is fruity, citrus, white grapes, some tartness, dry and some noble hop dry finish. Overall: amazed!!! Perfect!
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Delirium Cafe on NYE!
Rich, enveloping, funky aroma. Two full fingers of head stick around until the very end.
Over-carbonated initially; settles into a nice mouthfeel after about 10 minutes of timeout. Citric, funkadelic, dry, barnyard goodness all up in my palate. Mellowed out noticeably since release. Really fucking good.