Dunt (286) - 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 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.
VinegarStroke (280) - Napa, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: cloudy light medium head. Cheesy, very sour. Dry, very sour and low bitterness. Very long and elegant.
The cage had rusted and the bottle was moulds and the cork nearly rooted.
The beer was surprisingly fresh.
Theydon_Bois (8710) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
sic1314 (3291) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle share. Poured a dark golden with a small white froth. Aroma of tart citrus. Medium body, flavour is a bit bland. Disappointing.
deanso (5261) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from a bottle shared with friends. Decent white head. Barnyard funk aroma. Sour. very good for the style.
Habanero (2624) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
AmEricanbrew (5847) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
brystmar (1258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
knickskicks (729) - - MAY 11, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
emacgee (4025) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
MJGG (951) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.