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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Lente

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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 289   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.


Dunt's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dunt (283) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Reviewed from notes. Sampled all 4 Armand’4 side by side at a tasting back in early 2012. Lente pours a cloudy amber orange in color with a large, frothy, off-white head. The beer has excellent head retention and lacing. Nose is comprised of classic 3F funk, must, barnyard, lemon, horse blanket, and earth. The flavor of Lente is what really set it apart from the rest of the Armand’4 originally. It is full of bright, citric lemon like the Zomer, but it also has the layers of funk. Truth be told, it might be the funkiest of the 4. The mouthfeel is light, with moderate acidity, lively carbonation, and a long finish. At the time, this proved to me by favorite bottle of the bunch. I’d be interested to see how it’s developing in comparison to the others now. I’m guessing that some may have rounded out more nicely than this one, then again I have had the others since and haven’t had a drop of Lente.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (7948) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle at home on my lonesome, from an IP trade at Borefts ’13, 25/06/14. Very lightly hazed golden amber with a well appointed eggshell white head that retains well, carbonation evident. Nose is citric tinged straw, dry rot, dank woody notes, must, rotting apple core, funky dogs collar, dried out back of the cupboard lemon. Taste comprises tangy/tarte white grapes, musty orchard wood, bitter lemon rinds, funky, grandads shed - 3rd draw down the little damp patch, dank citric tinged straw, burnt grass. Medium bodied, fine massageing carbonation, dank orchard rinse in the close. Top draw Gueuze - great balance, great depth of flavour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3114) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle share. Poured a dark golden with a small white froth. Aroma of tart citrus. Medium body, flavour is a bit bland. Disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
Sample from a bottle shared with friends. Decent white head. Barnyard funk aroma. Sour. very good for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2490) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Bottled. Pours a hazy amber with an average, off-white head. Aroma of brett, notes, barnyard, some citrus, caramel and dried fruit. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and a little tart. Medium body, watery o oilytexture and soft carb, A very nice and smooth Lambic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (5662) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 5, 2014
750ml Italian wine bottle. 30July 2012@1945. Foggy amber color with lasting ivory sheen. Dry wood, straw, hay, lemon, dandelion aromas with mild barnyard piss and dung. Light bodied with average carbonation. Dry oak, dry hay, barnyard piss and dung, wet grass flavors____mild to medium sourness front to back@______very fucking tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brystmar (1204) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Thanks Chad! Beautiful color produces tons of stubborn head and lace. Dank, dry, funky farmhouse aroma. Has depth in spades.

Layers of dank, yeasty funk dance on my palate at every sip. A touch of fruity sweetness through the middle softens the yeasty bitterness. Endless complexity here; just fantastic.

This has aged like a champ and should only improve. I do still prefer Zomer (mildly), but goddamn that's delicious.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (687) - - MAY 11, 2014
Amber/orange pour. Nose is very floral, bright citrus, lemongrass, a touch of funk. Very bright, taste is citrus-- lemon, lemongrass, fresh blood orange. Exceptionally well balanced. Soft mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (3983) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
Thanks JCB. Slightly cloudy golden amber pour with 2 fingers of sticky tan head. Awesome aroma, very wild and acidic with lots of funk, lemongrass, and light citrus. Bracing acidity in the flavor and no bitterness at all. Wild and funky with lemongrass and horse blanket. Light round fruity notes. Light bodied and dry. Awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MJGG (945) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
Bouteille de 750 ml. Arômes assez intenses de levures sauvages (vieux fromage, paille, foin sec). Belles notes citronnées. Robe ambrée et trouble, plutôt foncée pour un lambic, effervescence moyenne et mousse se dissipant rapidement. En bouche, cette gueuze se montre plus rustique que la gueuze 3F régulière, montrant un côté de cuir et de foin sec assez fort. Belle complexité fruitée et boisée. Acidité d’intensité assez élevée pour le style et à la fois lactique, citrique et légèrement acétique. Finale très sèche. Un très beau produit.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19237) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm. Cloudy pale amber, lively head Intense funky nose with wood and cobwebs. Dryish with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Grapestone bitterness, funk, pine resin and cobwebs. Mellow, intense. Superb.


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