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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Winter

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


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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2571) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 Opened February 14, 012 with the wife.

A: Hazy peach colored body. Large off-white frothy head. Dense lacing.

S: Musty oak and minerals. Light underlying lemon acidity.

T: Surprisingly fruity -- lemon and grapefruit -- given the predominantly woody and musty nose. A bit of bready malt also comes through. It still has a bit of that signature Drie Fonteinen earthyness to it though.

M: Mildly tart, smooth-even carbonation, light to medium bodied.

O: The weakest of the Armand’4 series -- but that shouldn’t be taken as too much of a knock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle @ Too many Geuze’s - only one toilet , Ulfborg 2012 - Day 1. Hazy golden/orange color with a huge, frothy white head. Quite carbonated. Lovely lemony sour aroma and flavor, grass,hay. Even more refreshing and crisp than the Herfst. The tasting is getting better and better !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012
UPDATED: APR 5, 2013 bottle. almond brown body with a long-lasting patchy foam of a head. distinctly horsey cinnamon and clove nose with spicy and peppery caramel and maple-drizzled toast. high acid, musty and toast-heavy, the depth and complexity is extraordinary. touches of red apple skin, baked pie crust, rye, allspice and caramelized fruit play a symphony. behind the Zomer this is my second favorite; it’s vibrant, lively, zesty and fruity, but has a toast, caramel and spice character unlike any other geuze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaraCurtis (116) - Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Cloudy, head is white. Sweet tiny bite on the back of the tongue. Light citrus aroma to me, airy and sweet. Nothing less than amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kylefleeger (105) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Sweet, sour, with funk and leather in the aroma and flavor. A little sweet and spice makes it wonderful

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Cloudy Orange with off white head. Aroma is citrus, funk. Taste is sweet with a hint of bitterness. Medium bodied. Semi-dry. Really easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8026) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours dirty orange with white head. Nose/taste of funk, wild yeast, sour lemon, funk, old dry wood and aged cheese. Medium body. Moderate tartness. Dry woody lemon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

Unclear matt medium orange colour with a huge, frothy, good lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy, horse blanket, barnyard, leather, herbs. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, fruity, wood, barnyard, apricot - peach notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. A master piece again from Armand ;O) [20120127]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (10642) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy amber with a big off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and moderate sour - vinegar. Flavor is quite sweet, moderate sour and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 270112

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Served side by side with the other three Armand’4 variants on is New Year’s Eve. Served in a Drie Fonteinen tumbler. Pours a light copper color with a huge white head and loads of lacing. The nose brings a fairly heavy funk with strong earth. Almost an "imperial" version of the standard 3F geuze. Some acidity in the background. Flavor is intense as well. Really hits the funk notes. Perhaps the first of the bunch. Acidity is low. Light body and heavy carbonation. Über solid. Love this series. Thank you, Armand. Boom.

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