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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Herfst

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


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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

wedgie9's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Rating 1500
Tasted from a corked and caged 750mL bottle at a tasting in early 2011. Pours hazy burnt orange with an average white head that leaves just a thin collar of lace. The nose is dark for a gueze with berry fruit, lemon and vinegar acid, and just touches of malt and vinegar oak. The flavor is more intensely sour than I expected given the nose, with some white wine vinegar, plenty of lemon, and a bit of berry fruit, vanilla, and light malt. The body is medium and tannic with average carbonation and a long tannic and dark, sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6941) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2015
750, beautiful tear-drop capsule, capped. Thanks, M! One of the beer highlights of this year. Would be a highlight of any beer drinking year (since we had all four together, in proper Stonehenge order from spring to winter). 2010 bottle opened late 2015. Pours a murky medium amber-orange with a surging, fizzy, foamy off-white head that leaves huge pillows in the glass. Minimal lace. Bright tangy sharp nose, showing sherry vinegar, champagne vinegar, brown apples, a tiny bit of balsamic, wet hay, and a bit of dusty summer dirt road. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Brown apples, wet hay, sherry vinegar, and summer dust on the mid palate, with a long crisp tart finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ctipping (549) - Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2015
750 mL bottle. Bottle dated 4/2/2010. Unknown original review date. Not quite a gusher. Bigger head than the others. Darker hazy orange. Great retention. Citrus aroma. Bright lemongrass with equal amounts of horseblanket funk. Awesome. Perfect blend of flavors. Tastes like an extra citrusy Oude Geuze. Brighter than the nose. Hay and horseblanket. Lemon. Lower sourness. Just a little bit of grassiness with some herbal notes in the end. Awesome. Good sourness, without being puckering. Medium for a gueuze. Good carbonation. Well balanced. One of the most complex gueuzes I’ve ever had. Maybe needs more sour. That’s my only complaint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (10019) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
Less vinegar aroma than the summer still sharp vinegar. Lace at the bottom.smoothest mouthfeel of the season lateral tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (792) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Orange color with solid foam head. The smell is very fruity with a lot of sour feet and apple and berry nose. The taste is a little weird and has a mild mouth feeling and a strong sourness. The aftertaste is sour and dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anstei (532) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle at Zwanze Day Zurich. On the level of Lente. More berries, good spices. Beautiful!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (1399) - Garching, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2015
With Toni and anstei and co. Some sweet fruit character. Perfumed flowery character. Taste has a bit of heavier apples, blackberries maybe? Some rubber again. Böchsel? Again, very foamy carbonation. Good stuff again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (6542) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle shared at The Cad’s 10 year get together. 29/03/2015. Huge thanks to Tom Cad for this one. Aroma is spicy onion, sour, chive, lacto. Hazed orange coloured pour with a thin white head. Flavour is composed of spicy range peel, tangy sour, chive, orange, sour lacto. Palate is airy carbonation, sour tangy, prickly carbonation. Lots of depth. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (8085) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle shared at Grote Dorst. Pours light cloudy orange with a big off white head. Aroma has a deep cheesy funk, citrus, light barnyard and cellar funk, cobwebs with light tart fruits. Flavour is moderate sour. Light to light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wombata (567) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle at Kyotolefty’s tasting. Aroma: Fragrant, petrol note, vinegar Flavor: Vinegar, white grapefruit rind, mineral, yeast. Long tart lemon finish. Comment: Highly carbonated but soft mouth feel. Brilliant balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (841) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle at Akkurat. Pours a nectarine orange with minimal head. Aroma is citric sour, slight barnyard but weak. Taste is citrus, hay, moderate acidity, lemons, slightly umami.

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