Dunt (297) - 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.
47574xeCD (391) - Godís Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at Cotteridge Convention. 24/01/15
Hazed Orange pour, thin off white head, Sour tastic ! so flavourful this, Citrus fruits, opal fruits, nice body. refreshingly good.
s_hartshorne (2003) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle cotteridge pissup. Orange thin head. Aroma is sour citrus fruits taste same very sour some vinegar. Ok body. Good sour stuff.
The_Osprey (2380) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. With huge thanks to Beersiveknown. Cloudy hazy orange, small ring of white head. Aroma is spicy with dirty, earthy lemon notes. Body is medium, very foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is very, very sour and bretty. Lemon, vinegar, acidic. I know Iím a heretic when it comes to sours, but my palate isnít there yet Iím afraid! Very pleased to try it though.
BlackHaddock (4367) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
24th Jan 2015: shared bottle at the Cotteridge Wine meet. Brought and poured by a proud Steve (Beersiveknown) during the event. . Hazy golden body with a mean, thin white head. Sour from the off, this is one tart beer with a heavy citrus presence within itís flavouring. Not my sort of beer usually, but this was very pleasant and a good foil for the malty sweeter beers it was surrounded by on the tasting day. Acidic but nice!
Garrold (2014) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
imdownthepub (10859) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
SarkyNorthener (2540) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
RichTheVillan (3772) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Beersiveknown (3510) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 25, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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)
tommann (2949) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.