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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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (3263) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2013
Hazy amber, creamy white head. Tart, but not over powering nose, with straw, hay, will balanced mouth. Med body. Highly drinkable and enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - DEC 7, 2013
Light tingly very drinkable. Peach , straw, tangy. Rereshing and not too sour. Sits on the back palate nicely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (4499) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle - Lemony sourness with some grass and spice. Cloudy orange with a rich beige head. Compared to the fall, very light and drinkable. Almost too light, it goes quick.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1132) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle shared at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Pours coudy golden. Aroma is funky, very acidic, somewhat fruity, dough, bread and some cereal. Taste is very sour and light sweet. Medium body with average carbonation. Great stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kazin (190) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
Notes from backlog. Highly acidic, with strong notes of citrus, funk, and sour candies

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (5854) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
2 bouteilles de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, partagées lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur d’agrume. Apaprence: La couleur est orangée opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de plamplemousse avec une pointe d’apricot et de pomme verte. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de pomme verte en arrière goût. (Rating #5298)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (5433) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle shared at Klooster, Delft. Pours cloudy golden brown with a big off white head. Aroma of barnyard, horse blanket, tart fruits, citrus and wood.. Flavour is light sweet and moderate to heavy acidic. Very balanced in the palate with the soft sweet aspects against the sour. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Certainly the best of the seasons.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
750ml botle from IPB. Side by side tasting of the four seasons. Slightly.hazy pale amber.Quite a lot of pacing and long lasting head. Nose herbal citrusy funk. Light lactose.Taste nice funk with hops floral funk soft carbonation for the style. Finish funky nice floral notes citrusy funky slightly sour finish. Juicy herbal notes. Really juicy herbal hops quite tasty and aromatic. Quite drinkable and refreshing. Not very dry. Very elegant and drinkable smooth. A rather easy gueuze.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This surprisingly easy-drinking Oude Gueuze showcases doughy yeast, grapefruit juice and piercing wilderness in an intensity level which could be appealing to most non-hardcore lambic drinkers.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy amber.
-The aroma is crazy complex.
-The flavor profile could be more refined. There is a lot of yeast floating around.
-Had this one first out of the 4, and it’s first impression as being soft turned into being ’the softest’ of them all funk-wise and acidity wise.

Bottle.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
VsXsV (2323) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. Hazy golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of lemon, apple skin, light funk, light wood, light pepper and light red berries. Taste is dry and medium to high sour with notes of lemons, apples and light funk. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Excellent.


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