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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Lente

Formerly brewed at 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 282   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Thanks suzygreenburg! Blueberry nose, foggy lemon. Beautiful and juicy. Rosy grapefruit, bright citrus. Sexy and bright, direct in tartness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Huge thanks to callmemickey for busting this out as a surprise during our 3F Oude Gueuze vertical tasting. Thanks a lot Ryan! Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with faint pale golden straw hues when held to a light and a massive frothy, soapy white head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Huge chunks of soapy lace coat the glass. Very funky, musty aroma with hints of cobweb, horsebalnket, old wood and earth/soil. Smells like an old barn, vegetal with hints of wet hay, damp basement, bugs, subtle lactic, vinegar and light/citrus fruits. Fuller bodied than expected with a very tart, puckering mouthfeel. Acidic on the tongue yet still somehow remains soft and easy to drink. No solvent or harsh stomach burning character. Lots of earthy funk and a strong barrel presence. Musty with hints of wood, light fruit, zesty lemon citrus and a lingering acetic vinegary sweetness in the finish that leaves me drooling for more. Extremely complex, well balanced and immensely quaffable. An excellent blend, one of the best lambics I’ve ever had. I don’t see any way in which it could be improved. This should age with the best of them. I would love to try it again in a decade or so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2011
(750ml bottle at Dak’s 5000 tasting). Pours a cloudy apricot color with off-white head and active carbonation. Aroma is musty, with fruit, funk and wood notes. Taste is sweet with fruit and vinegar sourness. Medium bodied with a dry finish. A great beer that is easy to drink and quite refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2011
This beer was an experience, we followed this with the Zomer. The beer mirrored the spring season. It had a nose of hay, crackers, earthy funk, and grapes. The taste was of hay, grape skins, earthy, and there was a dusty quality to it. The beer had lively carbonation and a nice tannin presence. Amazing beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftycarl21 (2136) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Monstrous thanks to oteyj for this incredible treat. Hazy copper pour with an absolutely gigantic white frothy head. Aroma is fantastic; great notes of hay, straw, musty funk, pumpernickel, vibrant lemon, and dark, wet basement. The dichotomy between the bright and lively lemon and straw component blends masterfully with the dank musty sour notes. The flavor has similar flavor profiles, starting with the lemongrass and hay brightness. Moving on from that the beer returns to the must, leather, and the dark recesses of sour in the corner of the basement. The finish brightens back up with more acidic presence but has a delightfully smooth and restrained lingering touch to it. Palate is supple with perfect carbonation and amazingly balanced funk. Absolutely top-tier geuze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RexTalionis (2133) - FINLAND - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle 75 cl, BBE 2020. Pours hazy orange in color with a frothy whitish head. Notes of apples, vinegar and light stable. Creamy mouthfeel. Very sophisticated. The sharpness of geueze is for sure there, but yet it feels so smooth in taste. Creamy, apples in aftertaste and some garden almost spicyness is there. Nice slightly sour finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - DEC 7, 2013
Light tingly very drinkable. Peach , straw, tangy. Rereshing and not too sour. Sits on the back palate nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RuneStumo (2130) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2011
15.10.2011. 0,75l Bottle. Yellow colour with white head. hazy. Very sour beer with lots of fresh flavours of yeast and fruit!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 17, 2011
An amber pour with the slightest of haze brings a mountainous white head that leaves some pretty serious lacing. The aroma is perhaps the best thing I’ve ever smelled, and certainly rivals the best of geuze. Huge basement and cobweb notes lead to geuze cellar, vibrant must, and the perfect amount of acidity. The flavor is classic Drie Fonteinen- uber musty with layers and layers of prominent funk, with juicy funk-nectar acidity , finishing with a super dry and crisp smackingness. The mouthfeel holds perfect caressing effervescence, finishing like the perfect gueze should- ultra dry and mega crisp. One of the best guezes out there right now- despite it’s age it reminds me of the older vintages- 1998, 1999, and Millennium, and 2002. I can’t wait to see what 10 years does.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2115) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours beautifuly red-orange with a big white head. The aroma is freshly sweet and sour with notes of apricots, gooseberries and green apples. High drinkability. Not too sour. Rather bitter - in a currant seeds kind of way. Small touch of "dusty cellar" in the aftertaste. Dry. Overall: Not the most complex gueuze. But very drinkable and refreshing.

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