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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Lente

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


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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Armand’4 Oude Geuze is a blend of 1, 2 and 3 years old lambic, brewed, aged, blended and bottled by Armand Debelder. Limited blend! Ingr.: 60% malted barley, 40% wheat, aged hops and water. Limited edition! Armand’4 Oude Geuze is een mengeling van 1, 2 en 3 jaar oude lambiek, gebrouwen, gerijpt, geassembleerd en gebotteld door Armand Debelder. Eenmalige assemblage! Ingr.: 60% gerstemout, 40% tarwe, overjaarse hop en water. Beperkte oplage! Released at Toer de Geuze 2011 on May 1, 2011. 6% ABV, bottles of 75cl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4036) - SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2012 Bottle. Courtesy of rlgk. Pours cloudy light amber with a small bubbly off white head leaving lace. Aroma is fresh, fruity, sour, some horse blancket and pinaple. Flavor is fresh, fruity, tart, lemon juice, bitter and dry. Finishes dry, tart and sour. It’s little too  much lemon juice sourness to my taste. Second tasting 120505, 30 år surt. Flavor of this bottle is much better than the first, not as much tartness and as such more pleasant for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 (Bottle) Pours hazy dark golden to amber with an off-white head. The aroma is of tart pineapple esters, Thai-food (coconut milk, lemon grass and mild chilly), rubber, peppery mold, wood, cheese, smoke/incense, horse blanket, celery, new cut grass, rhubarb, lime, lemon and grapefruit. The nose is well-balanced and well-structured. The flavor is dry and medium to heavily acidic with almost no bitterness. Tones of citrus, light fruits, light brett, lacto, wood, cheese and mold. Bit too much “pukeiness”. The mouthfeel is soft and tart with a light to medium carbonation. Citric and bretty finish. Near medium bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 5, 2011
750ml bottle. Phone rate. Brilliant hazy orange color with shimmering white bubbles. Salty tart lemons and light cheese with some grapefruit rind notes; sour, mouthwatering. Lively, crisp carbonation; sour lemon, salty, and moderate acidity; perfect presence in the mouth; doesn’t show the viscosity of the zomer. Magnificent. Long, tart dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tquest (93) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2011
Bottle purchased at Armand. Tasted this one together with the ’Zomer’ and must say this one is more complex then the Zomer. Next try is Lente-Zomer-Herfst next to each other. btw, there are no more bottles at Armand, you can find them in ’Dranken Geers’ though at the SAME PRICE.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6851) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Pours opaque copper with gold hues and white head. The aroma is really nice and inviting with funky woodiness, soured citrus, yeasty sourness, some tartness, hay, large damp blooming meadow and herbally green shrubs and flowers. Whoa. The taste is similar with lots of tartness and lemon like acidity that quickly heads into and is tempered by sweeter soured citrus notes and soft echoes of hay, herbs and flowers. This is fresh, refreshing, balanced and complex all at the same time and has you searching and discovering different nuances with each sip. Dandy stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RB1 (117) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2011
750ml bottle tasted at Daknole’s 5000th. Pour is honey color, with small white head, quickly diminishing. Aroma is funk, barnyard, cheese, sour grape. Taste is sour, funky, earthy, grassy and lemony. Light and refreshing and dry on the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JRock72 (605) - - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle purchased in Brussels. Poured hazy golden yellow with little head that retained. Very upfront sourness with a complex finish. This is a must try for anyone who loves gueuze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltOMeal (1091) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Bottle shared by bleeng at August Houston RB Tasting. Nice-looking bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a tan head. Nose is of sour fruit. Musty. Seems like the fruit was quite fresh and evident. Taste was of sour cherries. Mouthfeel ismedium-thin and dry. Very carbonated and very, very sour. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (5750) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 31, 2011
Bottle. Opens with a gusher. Hazy deep orange color with a huge frothy white head and aggressive carbonation. Wonderful aroma full of barnyard, lemons, oranges, other fruits and leathery notes. Sour citric flavor with barnyard, oak, some lactic yogurt-like notes, some earth and a touch of sweetness. Medium-bodied with a strong carbonation that later settles a bit to make a more soft and rounded mouthfeel. An outstanding Geuze, worth every penny. I WANT MORE!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (13806) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 Entered to celebrate my 8300th Rating. Thanks a lot Fonefan. @ RBESG, London 2011. Pours cloudy golden with a fluffy white head. Horse manuer, cellar, barnyard, fruity orange. Crisp, funky and dry. Smooth and refreshing. BOOM! Bottle @ Too many geuze’s only one toilet, Ulfborg 2012. Citrus, leather and very crisp. A bit of svovl and manuer. Boom again. 4,3 again.

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