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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Lente

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

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 305   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 (297) - 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (1895) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. In the midst of an onslaught, this stood out. Tart. Acetic. Rich. Smooth. Cleansing. All at once. Subtle lemon. Bit cheesy. Bit funky. Lovely balance. A highlight.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10753) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottled, sampled at The Cotteridge Convention, many thanks to Beersiveknown for this one. Hazy gold with white head. There is a pleasing citrus note in the aroma and this follows into the beer, nicely tart and palate cleansing, hints of bitterness, good restrained acidity. Really very pleasant indeed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SarkyNorthener (2467) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle shared at cotteridge wine tasting. Thanks to beersiveknown, cheers steve. Slightly hazy golden beer with small head. Aroma is light barnyard, citrus and some apple. Taste is citrus, apple, barnyard, a touch of sherbet and fruity. Fizzy palate. Excellent stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichTheVillan (3702) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; hazy straw yellow pour with a frothy off white head, aroma has barnyard action plus lemon, taste had cider apple, lip puckering sourness, some brett, very funky, an excellent beer cheers to Steve BeersIveKnown for bring this beast along.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown (3431) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at cotteridge tasting 24/1/15, bottle from drinkstore
hazy amber gold, white lacing, citric/lactic sharpness, medium body, zesty lemon, slight Brett barnyard hay, tart, excellent.(blends superbly with kuhnen raspberry)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (2912) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
750ml bottle. Pours hazy orange with a thin head. Aroma is sour sharp lemon and cheese. Taste is sharp and sour. Cheesy and lemon. Lovely stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fin (7805) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge Tasting, Saturday 24th January 2015 Light gold superbly refreshing. This is wonderfully tart the dryness remains throughout. Lovely lambic nose. Lovely zippy sourness. Superb, tastes likevyou are drinking something quite regal, this one really awakens the tastebuds. Loved it, will be hard to surpass this today, hang on there is quite a bit more left in the bottle, excellent. A8 A4 T9 P4 Ov18 4.3

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
neongolden (598) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
(750ml bottle @ Akkurat, shared with friends Jan 4 2015) Pours hazy medium gold with a big dense white head that lingers with lace. Aroma is super fresh. Green apple, cut fresh grass, dandelion and other light spring floral notes, light lemon zest, young oak sort of wood, softly musty and earthy but more in support than dominant. Palate has the style of the nose with fresh grassy notes and that light spring floral character throughout. Apple skin, very subtle lemon/lime acidity, soft bright wood - is it young barrels? Some wheat, lightly grainy towards finish. Hop bittering in finish, quite dry, fresh dandelion greens on the aftertaste with a little wood. Light, zesty body with moderate effervescent carb. Absolutely bloody phenomenal.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Poured a hazy amber color with an off white head. Woody, funky, fruity, citrus, and well, just a very nice all around drinkable Gueuze. Loved it.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gEUS (1283) - Linden, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle shared at a 3 Fonteinen tasting... at 3 Fonteinen. Full line-up rank (highest first): Blauw, 50th, Millennium, Lente, Roze, Zomer, 1999. Compared Lente next to Zomer, accompagnied by some cheeses. While the Lente is well-balanced ad very floral in its characteristics, Zomer is way more smoother and perhaps a tad too silky, which went well with the fresh goat cheeses and Chaource. But again, the delta’s between the two are minor and totally subjective AND we totally negligible in the light of the total beer puddle :-).


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