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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Winter

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


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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Armand’4 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. He’s in fact the only lambic-brewer to use Challenger hops to make his Geuze. 60 % malted barley, 40 % wheat, aged hops and water. Each season’s geuze has an unique and different blend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2012
Dark orange colored beer. Complex fruity and sourish aroma and flavor. Mild bitter flavor. Mild tartness. I expected more from a 3 Fonteinen. Sourness nicely balanced with the hoppy flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7252) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2012
750 from Belgium. Pours a cloudy dark copper color with a large light beige head. A really funky, cheesy nose, some caramel. A initially sour flavor, woody, caramel, odd fruit, maybe kiwi, some dustiness. Pretty robust. Lingers with sweet caramel and oak. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeJslc (768) - USA - DEC 22, 2012
Orange, hazy, white head. Aroma of bready biscuity malt, earthy cheese, some spice, some tart earthy cherry. Flavor of dry, crackerlike malt, some grape fruitiness. melanoidins, finishes with some fairly prickly acidity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a hazy dark amber body and an average sized off-white head. Complex and pronounced aroma and taste of stonefruit, barnyard and wood with medium sourness and acidity. Very light bodied, refreshing, highly carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nisse666 (5100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle at Ekstedts Jul Kul 2012 cons 2012-12-14 Göteborg Grande finale, many thx to Dunbar72! AR: peppery, tartness, rose peppery, horse blankett AP: hazy apricot colored body, frothy creme white head F: fizzy, nutty, tart, citric, smooth, white grapes, horse blankett, grape fruit

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
(750ml bottles) Pours a cloudy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, cork, wet leather, musty basement, mold, and wood. Flavor of lemon, grapefruit peel, peach, brett, green plum, and pineapple with a dry wood, mildly bitter pepper bite in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esox (1189) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2012
Bottled. Pale amber colour withs surprisingly frothy head. Gorgeous and complex aroma has jellied gooseberries, red currants, grainy malts, tight horse sweat and dry oak. Also some fresh tobacco and earthiness. Berryish notes seem to be sweeter than in any geuze I’ve had berfore and there´s almost caramelly notes in it. Elegantly dry, soft grapefruity sourness with horse sweaty brett and peppery notes in the finish. Maybe i oinch of hop bitterness too. Dry base malt flavor from start to finish, but there is a slight caramel/toasted sugar in it. Appeared to be slightly thin at first but after all it’s not. Surprisingly high carbonation in this style. Complex and elegant delicacy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2012
75cl bottlle from Kurt,Belgiuminabox. Poured a cloudy orange and produced a large white head. Aroma contained lots of barnyard and leather,lemon and damp cardboard and cellar smells.The flavour included all of the above with some green apple.Sour and acidic,complex and blended to perfection.Just misses out on the top spot of the four to the Lente but not by much.Awesome. This series has been so good i am strongly considering buying 4 more to cellar for 10 years or so while there are just a few left.Apart from the considerable cost there are still far too many beers for me to try to justify this and i am not a wealthy man.Also the torture of the waiting and the temptation would be too great to bear and would reduce to months rather than years,,weeks,,,days!!!Cheers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
This was my second favorite of the Armand ’4 series just behind Lente. Standard gueuze appearance, maybe a little orange. Smells like citrus rind, acid, old gueuze. Flavor is delicious old gueuze with note of honey and then followed by an acidic kick. Quite the top notch gueuze and these Armand ’4 blends are a tastier selection than the standard gueuzes from 3F which are already superb. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-17-2012 22:00:08

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilliGose (3318) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
cork comes off with the softest hiss in the world. it’s thanksgiving and i’m drinking this by myself on my couch. vigorous pours gives a dull copper hue with a couple sad looking air bubbles. aroma of musty old cellar, cowhide, rye bread, soft herbs, lemony lemonade. taste is moderate lemon sourness with an awesome dusty peach, apricot sweetness. also some toasted caramel, rye bread, apple. complex. awesome balance. easy-drinkin level of sourness. an awesome dry lemon, peach fuzz coats the mouth. basically no carbonation. initially i missed the carbonation, but this is just fine without. a deep rich bready, peachy version of armand’s signature dusty old rustic leather funk. easy drinkin. very good. unique.

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