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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Lente

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

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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
aasher (112) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle sampled at the South Carolina tasting. I can’t believe I’m getting to try this treat again. It pours a cloudy gold with a light frothy white lacing. It gives intense aromas of pear, cider, granny smith apples, brett, an entire farm and is still very sharp and crisp. It is straight sour, sour unlimited. It’s pure. You get the aforementioned fruits and dry yeasts. The funk is alive. This is like Kool and the Gang doing a show in your glass. I applaud this masterpiece. Very nice drinker and prototype for the style.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (11681) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2011
Sample from bottle. Lemon, oak, vanilla, pineapple and lychee in the aroma. Sour flavor with lemon, honey, oak, pineapple. Well rounded and matured. Amazingly complex. Great gueuze!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (11865) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2011
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival from a bottle Countbeer brought: thanks for sharing Kamiel! Hazy cloudy orange color, big white head. Smell rubber, molten plastic, sour, vinegar. Taste sour but balanced. Decent carbo, medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2011
750mL Bottle. Thanks to Sean for sharing. Strong sulfury nose, that’s very potent edging on ripe brushed rind cheese, flint, and horseys. Sharp tang up front. I don’t think the flavors push the way the aroma does. Reminds me very much of the near-olive pickled quality that older unblendeds have. I like this, but I think it’s not quite as.incredible as the hype makes it oit to be. Sharper than I expect from Drie, more like a Hanssens.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle at home in Skövde. Golden hazy beer with a small head. Fruity, hoppy with some pineapplearoma. Grassy, citrus, fruity flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1957) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
Shared by Countbeer @ Borefts 2011, thanks! Pours a darkish yellow with a medium pale head. Aroma is sour, green apples. Taste is sour candy with a touch of citrus.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (6180) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2011
Bottled, thx to Countbeer. Slight hazy golden orange color, short head. Lovely aroma, barnyard, horseblanket, slight fruity note even. Soft and balanced taste, amazing soft sourish taste, almost creamy mouthfeel for a gueuze. No harshness at all. Truly wonderful gueuze.

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 (3654) - 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 (1704) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2011
3/5 in darkness. Smells malty and grassy. Abit bubbly, tastes sour,malty and abit stale. Sour malty finish.


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