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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Herfst

 (RETIRED)
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100
94
style
Formerly brewed at 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
suprchunk (2286) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Deep amber colored pour. Big off white head. Tons of lacing. Citrusy funky aroma. Taste is citrusy. Funky. Great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (2154) - Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Doug. Bright orange & slightly burnt amber body, cloudy with some translucency & a bubbly beige head on top that quickly sifts down into a foamy collar. Aroma of funky, sweaty lemon flesh, stone fruit skins, moderately acidic peaches, moldy cork, musty barnyard stalls, wet horse, a touch of caramel, soft grassiness, & a strong earthy presence throughout. Deliciously tart flavor, as expected, but not as sour or tart as Armand’s other blends. Tons of funk (also as expected) in the form of musty cork, dirty basement floor, mild cobweb, old driftwood. Big-time earthiness is even stronger on the palate; notes of mushroom & damp forest floors. Acidity kicks up a bit towards the finish with some lemon rind, green apple skins, white grape, sharply tannic wet oak & a mineral water finish. Reminds me of a less "bright" & more earthy version of Lente. Still get some of that nice saliva enduing lemon flesh & stone fruit zest but with much deeper undertones from front to back.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brasco1973 (25) - Turin, ITALY - OCT 28, 2014
Agrumati aceto frutta. Acida quanto basta ma non persistente. Tannica. Leggermente astringente.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6016) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"100/100 on RB and I can kinda see why. Agressively sour but oh so tasty. All lemons and stinky cheese (no green olive - yay!) The carbonation and feel were the beer’s only fault, and even that is nitpicking. Among the best in style for sure."

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NBird (395) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2014
Looks.. amber orange large head on first pour. Smells.. green apples, citrus, oak, sappy, dark honey Tastes.. green apples, vinegar, lemon, dried crushed leaf earthiness via the oak. So smooth.. & swearing how good it was after each sip.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (5004) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
8/VII/14 - 75cl bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2014-786) Thanks to PriorL for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy dark beige to amber beer, small aery head, little stable. Aroma: very fruity, bit moldy, cellar, wood notes, little vinous, hint of banana, bit lemony, sourish. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lemony start, bit grassy, sour green apples, wood notes, some walnuts, pretty sour and acidic. Aftertaste: dry, earthy, lemon juice, bit of alcohol, little bitter, apple skin.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RexTalionis (2590) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3799) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2706) - 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

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (757) - - MAY 11, 2014
Light orange pour, high carb, very bright, spritzy, citrus, funk, mouth puckering.


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