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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Lente

 (RETIRED)
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99
style
Formerly brewed at 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 292   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.


4.2
   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 (349) - , 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 (5490) - 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 (4082) - 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 (3021) - 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.

4.6
   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.

4.5
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6995) - 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.

3.8
   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.

4.7
   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.


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