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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: 240   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of oak and figues with notes of brett, barnyard and hops. Fruity and light acidic flavour of oak and barnyard with notes of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11166) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
Bottled. Dark golden coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of leather, lemon, barnyard, light wood, some herbs. Flavour of tart, leather, light wood, immense grape, earth, hay. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a tarty and grapy sourness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear golden copper with a small white head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is funky and earthy. There is lemon, apricot, tons of earthy funkiness, and some mushroom. The initial taste has a bit of sweetness and is a bit tart. The taste has some lemon, apricot, and grapefruit, an earthy funkiness, and some mushroom. The finish is earthy with a decent tartness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. This is just another great beer. It isn’t as good as lente, but is still amazing. It could use a touch less sweetness and doesn’t have the amazing fluffy mouthfeel that lente does, but it is still great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is malty, citrusy and fruity. Rather malty, citric and light toasted. Citric, dry bretty and mild barnyard finish. Citric and dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11739) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
cloudy orange, small white head. aroma is tart, woody, sourish, leather. flavor is slightly sweet , sourish, tart ,woody.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a hazy amber with a lacing off-white head. Again a heavy and violent carbonation with a shooting cork. Interesting aroma, almost bonbonish with the Brett being fairly downplayed. Medium body, sweetish overripe fruit, even a little caramel with the Brett and funky tartness coming in late. Ends tart and sulphuropus. 080512

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (32193) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of dusty hops, malt, brettanomyces, and lemons. The flavor is acidic and sweet with notes of vinegar, brettanomyces, lemons, and dusty hops, leading to a dry, bretty, and moldy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
ekstedt (6234) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2012
UPDATED: APR 6, 2013 Bottle (75 cl), courtesy of _angst_. Very soft and mellow, a bit softer acidity than the others, some dusty and earthy notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (9283) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2012 First rating.
Bottle at "30 år av surt" on May 5, 2012
75 cl, BB 04/2020
Cloudy orange color, smallish white head. Acidic, tart scent. Sour, acidic, dry taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, very low bitterness.

75 cl bottle thanks to Dunbar72! At ekstedt’s x-mas beer tasting, on December 14, 2012.
BB 04/2020.
Hazy yellow to orange color, white head. Sour, ,currants, stable scent. Acidic, sour, nektarine taste, also sour apples. Spritzy mouthfeel, very low bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
(Bottle) Pours cloudy orange brown with an off-white head. The aroma holds horse blanket and grapefruit up front with undertones minerals, cheese, crackers, pineapples, tart apricots, meaty phenols, wood, ginger and citrus. The flavour is dry and medium to heavily acidic with notes of brett, citrus, cheesy hops, minerals, tart tropical fruits, wood and touch of phenols. Bit "green-ish". The mouthfeel is tart with a light to medium carbonation. Citrus and brett on the finish. Near medium bodied.

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