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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Herfst

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


rickgordon's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, - APR 7, 2013
Bottled. Amber color with rich frothy foam. Dry woody nose with hints of oak, grapefruit and brett. Flavour is dry woody and grapefruit, with notes of goat cheese, ripe green apple and oak. Low acidity here. Musty mouthfeel. Almost puckering mouthfeel. Really complex.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (1552) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
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!!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1598) - Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2015
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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (584) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2015
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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brystmar (1305) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (2747) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours unclear sunny amber with a huge creamy head and great lacing. Aroma is delicious sweet Belgian candi sugar. Sweet yeast and light tart notes are so pleasantly enjoyed and balanced on the tongue settling perfectly for a while on the palate.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JefVerstraete (1768) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle shared with my wife. Cloudy orange colour, creamy white foam. Lively carbonation. Fruity aroma with hints of green apple and citrus. Tart with dry finish. Refreshing and very well balanced. Very good geuze!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1302) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
Compared with the Summer - Bottles shared by Armand, Michael & Lydie. Summer pours cloudy light orange with a good steady head. Very subtle funk nose, nice oaky touches. Silky smooth body, full mouthfeel, incredible balance. Taste is fine malts, soft funk and a lot of soft oak. Herfst is a tad darker in colout and more vibrant in the nose; some more citrus and fruity esters. A bit more carbonation makes this excellent lambic more lively and fresh, but ever so marvelous.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1343) - Bodø, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy dark orange colour with a beige head. A bit fruity aroma of oak, forest floor, rowanberries, horse, citrus and banana. The flavour has more citrus, wood and hints of cardamom. Has a slick and dry mouth feel. A balanced and complex gueuze. Perfect sour level.


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