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3 Fonteinen Armandí4 Oude Geuze Winter

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

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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Armandí4 Winter Oude Geuze is a blend of 1, 2 and 3 year old Lambic, brewed, aged, blended and bottled by Armand Debelder. This one-time and possibly the last bottling comes in a fancy Asti Spumante Champagne bottle. Armand only used Challenger hops in this brew. Heís in fact the only lambic-brewer to use Challenger hops to make his Geuze. 60 % malted barley, 40 % wheat, aged hops and water. Each seasonís geuze has an unique and different blend.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2318) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Deep golden. Big white head. Little lacing. Peppery funky aroma. Sweet taste with pepper and funk.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enegaard (63) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2014
Booom!!! Very big Gueuze, havent had a beer like this for a long time. Very intense in the nose, itís like the funky sour hay-thing transcends into something else, very fresh sour apples, sourdough gone bad and vinegar. Tthe taste produces sunshine behind my closed eyelids - just incredible! Really worth the wait and money!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"similar to Herfst (the descriptions are identical) but this blend comes across a little mellower, with the flavor and aroma not being quite as explosive. i donít know if that means an older blend or a newer. i slightly prefer the Herfst to this, but they are both damn good. Lemons, aged hops, stinky cheese...very nice."

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1233) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle sample courtesy of "hannont". Colour...deep, hazy apricot with a corpulent white head. Nose...plenty of funk as well as yeasty bits, cotrus notes and those challenger hops. Palate...generous CO2 starts the show then the funky-acetic quality shows itself while being melded nicely with white vinifera grape essence and notes if tropical fruits. The mouthfeel is generous and plush, and finish dances gracefully across the soft palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
A free sample from a 750 ml bottle given by a guest @ "Schouskjelleren",Oslo. August 13, 2014. Beer from a wine glass. Golden cloudy color with a white head and medium carbonation. Aroma is fruit,citrus, grapes and some spices and vinegar. Tastes tart, green apples,citrus and a bit vinegar. A lasting fresh and sour taste with a very nice and dry finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
The last in a series of four seasonal geuzes, hopped with Challenger and blended from only 3 Fonteinen lambic. With the gainings of this and the other seasonal geuzes, Debelder tries to fund a new lambic brewery of his own, so never mind the price. Compact, stable head, complex and refined lambic aroma, sour cream, dry sherry, hay, horseblanket, bitter honey, fruity esters; very fruity taste, lively, sparkling like champagne, dry sourness but more ímellowí lactic acid than sharp citric acid and therefore a ímalseí geuze, very well-balanced and very elegant, long complex finish. This is a truly wonderful geuze, among the best Iíve tasted so far, and I had most of them - it is just a pity I didnít get the chance to compare this with the three other versions, thŗt would have been interesting...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bruce. Pours a cloudy orange with huge frothy off white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong funk, rubber, oak. Medium mouthfeel with strong funk, leather, oak, citrus, green apple, very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2722) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Bottled. Pours hazy amber with with largeoff-white head. Aroma of wheat, citrus and baryard. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up acid and tart. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carb. An excellent Lambic.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (757) - - MAY 11, 2014
Orange pour, mineral, bitter, bold, light leafy, tartness, high carb, some bitterness at end balanced by bright tartness, as it warms much more tart.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luk_ (203) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
First Armand to crack. Beautiful dark amber with rocky head. Very dark for such a young lambic. Classic 3F funk with more fruits. Aroma is more tame than the regular 3F, very classy. I really like the taste with definite sour cherries along with the funk. Very sour but somewhat sweet reminiscent of cherries. Full bodied but a little drier.


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