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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Lente

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

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RATINGS: 297   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours a nice bright orange color with a frothy white head. Aroma is really complex and funky with horseblanket, barnyard and old musty cellar notes, along with very vinous qualities, almost like champaign. I get white grapes, green apple, lemon and vinegar. The flavor is just as complex, and quite sour/tart, with lots of the barnyard, wet hay, horesblanket kind of funk. Again it is very champaign like, just much more complex. With lots of lemon, white grape, white balsamico, vinegar and green apple. The body is light to medium with a dry mouthfeel. Overall a fantastic Gueuze, and probably the best I have ever had. I certainly need to check out the other Gueuzes from the Armand 4 series!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
750 ml bottle courtesy of mreusch, tasted along with the Zomer. The pour is a haze yellow golden along with a nicely formed white head. Aroma is the house character of 3 Fonteinen, a bit of plastic, and light sour and funk in the back. It all comes to together well, and is quite soft and approachable. The taste is lemon citrus tartness right up front, followed close behind with the funk of the nose, some of the burnt plastic near the end, and the tart sour lemon carries the longish finish. The palate features spritzy champagne like effervenseance. Clean and tart finish, really drinkable stuff. Thanks for sharing these gems Matt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazz3 (1554) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2011
3/5 in darkness. Smells malty and grassy. Abit bubbly, tastes sour,malty and abit stale. Sour malty finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11551) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2012 75 cl bottle. Somewhat hazy orange beer with a small white head. Rubber aroma, orange, pine apples, cheese, a bit dry. Rubber flavor, grassy, dry, cheese, sourish, fruity, rart. Sourish woody finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2533) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Side by side with the Zomer and later a November ’08 bottling of the regular Oude Geuze. Color is thick golden to light orange, cannot see through it. Thick head that sticks around for a while. 3F house character here is more of a burnt-fire tire, like a match to rubber. Flavor has a strong tart kick and a long long drying tart aftertaste. Dry and slight more tart than the Lente. Shared by Matt, thank you thank you sooo muchhhh.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - SEP 15, 2011
750ml bottle in trade from heyta, thanks Mark! Shared this along with Zomer, so a nice compare/contrast as they were more different than expected. Pours hazy golden with a good sized white head. Aroma is citrus, grass, some fruit rind, and positive but poorly described notes of heated plastic/rubber that still work well. Flavor is very drinkable and tasty, with more grass, citrus, and other notes. The Zomer was better by a hair for me, but both were fun to try next to the other.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mpersinger (354) - , California, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Thanks kmweaver for sharing this 750 ml bottle. This gueze is hazy and burnished gold with champagne-like tight bubbles. Vibrant citrus fruit notes and hints of well-aged cheese in aroma that develop in flavor, along with leather and with dimension of aged balsamic & slightest suggestion of barbecue, yet not muddled. Mouthfeel is subtle on pallet. Complexity refreshed and cycles through with each sip.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
ekstedt (5636) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
UPDATED: APR 6, 2013 Bottle (75 cl), courtesy of rlgk. Hazy amber, medium off-white head. Strong green apples and grapefruit aroma, with a bit celery/grassy notes. Soft barnyard aroma. Moussy carbonation. Dry with strong acidity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3028) - 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.


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