Dunt (301) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reviewed from notes. Sampled all 4 Armandí4 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 Armandí4 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. Iíd be interested to see how itís developing in comparison to the others now. Iím guessing that some may have rounded out more nicely than this one, then again I have had the others since and havenít had a drop of Lente.
King_Alex_II (739) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange color with solid foam ring. The smell resembles a buttery flower field with a little of old feet. The taste is sour, but not too aggressive. Light funkiness, but father decent. The aftertaste is dry and sour.
SinH4 (1227) - Garching, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
With Toni from Erzbierschof and anstei. Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma is very distinct, flowery, citrusy. Taste is citrusy, perfumed. Some rubber, some old bread. Simply good. Full body. A fantastic blend, and yes, spring. Iím blown away by what Toni is offering tonight.
anstei (445) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Zwanze Day Zurich. Iím in heaven today. This is geuze. Strong carbonization, crisp, but balanced in all respects. Flowery.
GlasgowTAD (733) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Akkurat. Pours an orange yellow with a slight white head. Aroma is peppers, herbs, citric aromas and some funky hay. Taste is slightly peppery, slight hay, light citric acidity, light lemon.
Kinz (3530) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drakeís 10k courtesy of travlr. Medium amber, low level acidic aroma, lots of horseblanket. Flavor matched. Pretty far to the mellow horseblanket side of things as opposed to the bracing acidity of a Cantillon, but a very nice beer indeed. Somehow had a level of subtlety and sophistication you wouldnít find in the style.
obguthr (4769) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sour wood and unripe persimmon nose. Thick head, cloudy amber. Tart green apple, wood. Light body, soft carbonation.
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Travlr at my 10K tasting. Thanks! Hazy orange, medium sized foamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of peppery, spicy funk, barnyard, hay, dry stone fruits. The taste is tart, dry citrus, peppery barnyard, spice. Medium bodied, high carbonation, lingering funk.
tia (1342) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy orange amber with cream head and nice lacing. Acerbic and tart and funky. Flavor follows.
mR_fr0g (6054) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Huge thanks to BeersIveKnown for this one. Hazed orange / onion skin coloured pour with a fine white head. Aroma is big onion, musty, funk, clean citric acid, spicy. Flavour is composed of crisp tart, orange pith, citric acid, pretty clean. Suberb. Palate is sharp and tart, airy carbonation, . Horsey, musty funk in the finish. A realt pleasure.
aleksander9 (882) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden with white head. Aroma is spring. Full of hope, life, flowers, citrus and horses without the shit. Spritzy, fresh and lively finish. Overall: Believe the hype. This is spring in a bottle.