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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2013
thanks to collin, malty oaky geuze, a little of a let down, but i did like the other seasons much better a little one dimensional and malty for me

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle poured a darker amber brown with a nice frothy head. Smell of barnyard funk. Cheese, feet. Overall my favorite of the seasons. Spring is her mofo

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (7909) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 Liek the others this is a nice herbal, tart, woody, funky blend. I think this one is the best though, such depth and complexity. Had it again and a huge pour of it. THe lemony but not extreme fruity sourness of this beer is divine.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
b3shine (5840) - Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2013
75 cl bottle to tulip, shared with the Mrs. while watching Michigan in the National Championship and rating #2000 (GO BLUE)! Looks perfect for the style; a hazy orange with lively carbonation and off-white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells great too; citrus, funk, dough, barnyard; even some cheese. Tastes like it smells with a nice mouthfeel. A phenomenal example of the style.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
Bottled. Amber color with rich frothy foam. Dry woody nose with hints of oaky vanilla, grapefruit and gentle phenols. Flavour is dry woody and grapefruity, with notes of goat cheese, gentle phenols, ripe green apple and oak. High acidity here. Musty mouthfeel. Almost puckering after due to the tannins and the dryness. Really complex.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1098) - New York, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle, 03/19/2013, spring is almost here. Pours a russet color, cloudy, dense head settles to a thin layer of foam on the surface, tight curtains of lace. Aroma is tart green apple, pear, apricot, but funky notes dominate: very earthy and musty, horse blanket, dust, old wood. Taste is more balanced, superb: tart citrus notes, bitter grapefruit with tropical tilt, funky barnyard notes, tangy cheese, good amount of oak in the finish. Light, creamy palate, smooth carbonation, quaffable. Quite a treat.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Sampled at the CCB/RateBeer/Pre-Hunah Tasting (Tampa, FL). Pours a well hazed golden amber pour, decent haziness. Good golden glow on the edges. A frothy offwhite head layers well. Aromas are a bit tart, apple and pear, some bready malts, straw, oak, firm funkiness. A bit sweeter on the nose and girthy. Initial is more tart, lemon and crab apples, some oak, touches of bready malts, straw, some oak. Gentle. Richer sourness, oaky, richer flavors. Middle is toasty, a bit dry and straw ridden. Some nice flavors. Sour flavors, melon and crab apple. Some lemons, well carbonated and a bit prickly. Nice flavors, sourness grows into the backend and finish. Tasty. Grows into back and finish, bretty, oak, wet. Very well put together, some more intense and enjoyable distinct flavors. My favorite of the four.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (5935) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2013
shared by B-Rad! .. in the lobby .. . nice solid bitterness .. . easy yeast profile .. . great tartness .. . earthy, fun, and ex pungent!! .. . a solid gueuze for sure!! .. . . we are dreaming of free sandwiches.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Minderbinder (2021) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Pours golden with medium white head. Lots of bubbles/carb. Aroma is of barnyard, horse blanket, fruits (including peach?), sour, spices. Taste is of barnyard, horseblanket, fruits, funk, sourness. Palate: Ligth body. Very good balance. Overall: Stunning. Intense Gueuze. Very enjoyable. My favorite of the Armand’4 series.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tom10101 (3103) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2014 Bottle (750 ml) @ an Armand’4 tasting. Huge thanks to David for sharing this gem! Hazy golden/orange with a nice small white head and beautiful lacing. Aroma is agressive and really complex with tons of tropical fruits, typical 3 Fonteinen funky notes, barnyard, peppery and lemony notes. Taste is really fruity too (mostly peaches and apricots), barnyard, good tartness and sour presence with some peppery notes here too. Fizzy carbonation. It leaves the mouth dry. This Gueuze is awesome, my favorite of the Armand’4. Incredible balance and freshness, wonderful complexity and nice drinkability. A true masterpiece! EDIT: Had this at Akkurat in October 2014. Still very good, but nowhere near what I remembered. Darker in color and more spicy too. Even a tad vinegary. I hope it’s just bottle variation.


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