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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Winter

 (RETIRED)
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100
95
style
Formerly brewed at 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (7801) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaraCurtis (115) - 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.

4.1
   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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2201) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7119) - , 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (33333) - 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]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (9853) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle @ Too many geuze’s only one toilet, Ulfborg 2012. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Herbs and barnyard. A little less fruity compared to herfst. Dry and tart - yet mellowed and balanced. 3 Font. Like. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2012
0.75l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. A treat from Mr.ClubGonzo himself! Thanks for sharing mister :-) This one pours a clouded orangish body with a massive, fluffy and everlasting just off-white head. Smells like a yeasty, tart and wet forest. Apples, vinegar, cider, wood, blue cheese, horse and wool. Powerful stuff this! Lively carbonation level and a sharp oily mouthfeel. Lovely apply-tart flavors. Not as sharp as the others in the series, but still some lemony sourness in this one as well. Almost grassy-dry with a tart yellow not-right apply touch blended with wood and branches before it ends in a mild blue cheese-like finish. Good stuff this one also, and thank’s for sharing! 30.12.2011


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