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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: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHOFF43 (1979) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
UPDATED: APR 5, 2013 Bottle shared by MatSciGuy, thanks Levi! Hazy yellow/copper pour with quickly disappating white head. Aroma is incredible funk: dirty cheese, outdoorsy but awesome. Flavor is sour but not.overpowering, very well balanced and nicely acidic. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2263) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
750 ml. bottle shared by Levi. Pours hazy orange with a tight quick white head that dissipates fast. Aroma has funk cheese and dirty cloths. Taste has more the same funk dirty farmhouse and leather with some lemon lime e and malt. Palate is medium and drying. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BVery (9172) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Bottle - thanks Levi! Hazy gold pour with a white head. Leather, tart fruit, some barnyard. Spritzy carbonation. Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle shared by Brad, late night/early morn lobby tasting at RBWG. Fuck yes. This one was tasty as all the others--lots of leather, oak, funk. Sparkly and delicious. Drie Fonteienen is my highest rated brewery for a reason. I don’t think I’ve ever had anything from Armand that was less than awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (4791) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle (750 ml) @ an Armand’4 tasting. Slightly hazy golden with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma is of fruits (lots), 3 Fonteinen classic funky notes and leather. Taste is really fruity (white grapes, but also red fruits notes which is surprising in a Gueuze) with barnyard and pleasant sourness. Prickly carbonation. More agressive than Zomer/Herfst but a little less than Lente. The body of this one is also a little heavier than Lente, it’s still extremely drinkable though. Great balance and a lot of complexity again here. Great Gueuze!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
mathieuc (2959) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 Bottles (all 4!) shared by Tommy and David, thanks! OK, so now we’ve reached the final bottle.. err... season. Whatever. It might be that my palate got trained by all the previous bottles but now we’ve reached the pinnacle! This one is again golden like all other seasons but Lente (Spring). The big white head leaves crazy lacing. This one seems a little less sour to me and more approachable. There is even, I believe, a little bit more residual sugar in this one. Anyway, another great gueuze by the best gueuze blender out there... Armand himself! Do not hesitate to seek this serie out, it is really worthy of its hype!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (3042) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Tasted all 4 seasons of Armand blind next to each other. Shared with Mathieu87. Appearance: too much head... gusher. Nose: more soft nose, somewhat fruity. Taste: Lactic acid-like, very nice and dry

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (6948) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
huge thanks for sharing this one tommy! slightly hazy golden with a nice white head, good retention and lacing. barn, funk, grass and herbs, pepper, citrus, faint leafiness. prickly carbonation - never offensive, medium acidity, very nice grassy-herbal-citrusy finish... wow... again...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
750ml bottle shared by ontbeermaker and scottatron. glowing golden with a white head. very complex funky sour nose. very well balanced flavour, hugely complex, aged wonderfully. one of the better bottles of gueuze ive ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (17225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBWG 2013. Big thanka to Brad. Pours cloudy gold with a fine, creamy cap. Tons of grass in thse nose, big funk. Big grassy, funky flavor, light sweetness, big tang. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Big tart finish, lots of grass. Great stuff.

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