Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle, thanks Ben! Pours a slightly hazy dark golden colour with a decent beige head. Aroma of lemon, wet cardboard, horse blanket and oak. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Nice and tart. Lovely!
cgarvieuk (12238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle at bens .... huge thanks ... amber .... light funky ... huge lemon nose ... tart front .... funk ... zezt ... tart lemon ... and all thats wrong with this sort of thing
JulienHuxley (2142) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Very pretty slightly hazy gold pour with thick rocky white foam. Aroma is very fruity for a gueuze, was kind of surprised by this one - orange peel and berries along with the usual soured brettiness but without the funkier leather and barnyard aromas found in the classic gueuze. Taste was also a surprised, burnt sesame seeds was what I got up front, toasted bread, with a fruity, winey, champagne like finish. Some white grape must, very tart cherry finish. Palate is full, quite creamy for the style usual I find for Drie Fonteinen, very fine champagne like carbonation. Delicious, unfortunately too expensive.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy amber with a white head. Aroma is acidic, sulphur, leather, light banryard and light fruity notes. Flavour is sulphur, leather, acidic and some tartnes.
JoeinEscazú (1325) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - AUG 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intense unripe oranges and grapefruits with the lightest touch of musty wood in the backdrop. Strikes me as fruitier and simpler than his usual geuze, but that’s just an impression and not based on any side-by-side tasting. Deep orange color with geometric bubbles. Having a hard time slowing down to pay attention because I just want to gulp the damn thing.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opened this up tonight because...well, it seemed like it needed opening.
The beer is golden orange with a thick, white head. The aroma offers classic 3F funk with some dank basement, barnyard, citrus, and classic gueze scents. The flavor is citrusy, sour, funky. Lasting sour funk on the palate. Another winner from Armand. Although this perhaps my least favorite of the series, it is nonetheless a phenomenal beer. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-18-2012
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (thanks to swoopjones for sharing!, rating 17000)@Craft Beer Co, London. Hazy orange colour, not much head. Aroma is sour wood, some mild fruityness as well as some slight herbal notes. Flavour is quite similar. Very dry and nice Gueuze.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. Compared with Lente, Zomer, and Herfst side by side.
Winter is a little bit lighter than the others of the series, still with a nice bubbly carbonation on the pour that rests gently as a small cap for the duration of the glass.
The aroma has a much stronger earthy and musty aroma than the other three. There are notes of mushrooms and funky cheese to go along with a tart lemon character and a bit of hay.
The flavor really follows the aroma. There is actually a bit of sweetness up front, with the tartness taking its time to come in. The flavor is more earthy and mellow, with lemon zest providing more support and balance than a true dominating flavor. Winter is definitely less fruity than the other seasons as well.
The body is slightly lighter than the other seasons, with a creamy and smooth carbonation that matches what I have seen from the other three. It is also fairly dry, with a fairly strong oak presence.
Even though I did not prefer Winter to the others of the series, this is still a strong offering.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden hazy pour with white head. Nice full tart and funky flavors, aroma follows. All seasons similar but with distinct differences.
lassem (650) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Have been holding this baby for almost a year. Now Its time to pop it. Pouring a pretty lively hazy orange with a potent White head. Nice looking. The nose is awsome with mild hints of grapes, straw and some notes of wet soil and ethel flower. The taste is more agressive sourwise compared to the lente but still very lovely balanced. Its has a freshly sour grapely taste with a buttery touch to it. The finish is mild and smooth like hell with a lively mouthfeel. Another homerun from Armand.