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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Lente

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


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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2011
75cl bottle, RBSG grand tasting, thanks GT2. Medium white head, lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, horseblanket/funk, some sour, lemon, white pepper. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, sour, some funk. Light-medium body, some acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (13234) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2012 RBESG August 2011, grand tasting highlight. Cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma with wood and funk. Tart fruity aroma with a peach note and a hint of wood. Same rating numbers on two occassions...

Sour & Bitter Festival CPH 2012. Armand’4 side by side. Cloudy orange with a lasting off-white head. Funky, wooden, grassy and spicy aroma. Dry and quite tart flavour with wood and funk

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (12746) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle - Lemony sourness with some grass and spice. Cloudy orange with a rich beige head. Compared to the fall, very light and drinkable. Almost too light, it goes quick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a tall off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, lemon, barnyard, light florals, and earthiness. Flavor of lemon, grapefruit, earth, orange, and yogurt with soft mouthfeel and a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Scopey (12511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle at my East Croydon tasting. It pours hazy copper, with a thick foamy white head and high carbonation. The nose is grass, floral, farmyard, sweet strawberry, green apple and lemon. The taste is tart lemon, Granny Smith apple, lemon sherbet, white currant, tart white grape, strawberry sweetness, floral and grass. It is complex, yet is still subtle and delicate. The balance is really as good as it gets, with lots of tart, juicy fruit upfront which slowly fade out towards the finish. Fresh, crisp and utterly drinkable. Wow. Truly a spectacular gueuze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (12403) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2011
Sample from bottle. Lemon, oak, vanilla, pineapple and lychee in the aroma. Sour flavor with lemon, honey, oak, pineapple. Well rounded and matured. Amazingly complex. Great gueuze!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle shared by GT2 for my 6,000th rating. Pours hazy orange with a small, bubbly white head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is funky and barnyard yeast, black walnut, sour grapes, fruity esters, hay and straw malt with spicy hops. Flavor is sour and tart grapes, fruity esters, black walnuts, light malt, barnyard and earthy with a vinous character and a dry finish. Light body and warmth, high carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (12081) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Beer Planet, Brussels.
Hazy orange pour, small, staying, creamy, off-white film head. Amazing floral araoma, poppies, roses, tulips, oranges, funk, brett, light leather, oak and pepper. Low carbonation, lovely dry and light creamy palate. Flavour is extremely elegant as well. Sour, citric, funky, oranges, still some floral notes, pepper, dryness, barnyard, very low in lactic acid, a touch of ginger. Super amazing balance and subtleness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (11974) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 6, 2016
from Erzbierschof - hazy red-orange beer with a long lasting foam; woody with notes of green apples, cheesy and funky with hints of cork and redcurrant; full-bodied, creamy palate yet fairly sour; quite dry with a long lingering sourness; aftertaste of flowers, red berries and cheese - great !

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