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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Lente

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


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RATINGS: 293   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1039) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (5833) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (5894) - .....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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Minderbinder (1900) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tom10101 (2965) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (1409) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottles (all 4!) shared by Tommy and David, thanks! This one is glowing golden, with only the slightest haze. The big white head on top of it make it a really sexy drink. Upfront the aroma is a big brett bomb, with the usual aromas of lambics (horseblanket and everything). In fact, this is the most aggressive of the seasons according to all the people that were present. Acidity level is medium, quite a classy drink really. Flavors are of apricots and various sour-ish juicy fruits. Great one!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Blind tasting of all 4 seasons from Armand. Shared with Mathieu87. For me, this was the best of the 4, though all 4 are absolutely fabulous geuzes! Appearance: nice head, geuze. Nose: very fruity, some wood, nice and complex nose, which makes this an exceptionable beer. Taste: nice sour opening, fruity finish. Very carbonated. AMAZING

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
czar (4544) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
huge thanks for sharing this one tommy and david. hazy beautiful golden with a very nice white head, good retention and lacing. aroma is spectacular: funk-plenty, peppery, lemony, pineapple and tropicalness, other fruits, wheat. medium and assertive acidity, bright caronation, very nice herbal-grassy-citrusy finish. masterpiece.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBWG. Thanks Brad! Nose of funk, citrus, lemon. Taste is tart, crisp, awesome!

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