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3 Fonteinen Armandí4 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
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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Armandí4 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. Heís in fact the only lambic-brewer to use Challenger hops to make his Geuze. 60 % malted barley, 40 % wheat, aged hops and water. Each seasonís geuze has an unique and different blend.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lukaduke (2185) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Pours a deep golden almost amber color with a finger of gaseous bubbles. The nose is layered with complex fruits, dusty wood and some funky barnyard hints. The palate follows and has a round fruit presence underneath that I blanketed as fruit punch but to desimplify; apple, apricot, peach, lemon, pineapple sweet cherry... really delicious with the added nuances of old dusty wood, trace of leather, barnyard hay and the perfect amount of funky acidity ! Absolutely delicious !

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maneliquor (3110) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 Bottle bought for Bruceís birthday. Pours bright and vibrant orange with a dense white head leaving superb lacing. Nose is very lemon forward with horse blanket, huge funk and mild biscuit. Big tropical fruit influence and it gives it this appealing juiciness which goes hand in hand with the sourness. Mouth watering. Tastes of big funk and lemon tart with huge sour barnyard notes. Light musk with creamy zest. Odd and works so well. The tropical notes give it such an appealing juiciness throughout. Sour and funk is out of this world good. Age has possibly done this wonders with the extra sourness I assume it would have given. World class sour

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EdKing (1872) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle shared with Josh (Maneliquor) at CBC Islington at Bruceís birthday. Nice rich looking bright amber, huge white foam head in the glass which slowly dissipates to thin. Nose is probably the most beautiful gueuze Iíve tasted. I could just sit and smell this all day. Itís big sour, acidic, lots of horse blanket and funk, caramel, green apples, very tangy. Deep rich aromas. Taste is slightly more restrained but still a complex and full flavoured limbic. Green apples, sour, acidic, lots of funk and horse blanket, yeasty, grainy malt. Balance is about as good as it gets. Phenomenal beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138 (1331) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle shared by Travlr, poured into a wine-style tasting glass. Pours a hazy peach/apricot yellow with an off-white head. Aromas of pungent funk, tart and sour fruit, grapes, light vinegar. Tastes of pungent funk, tart fruit, sour, citrus, vinegar, acidic notes. Light-medium body with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (967) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle from Travlr! Aroma is similar to others, taste is funky with a great dry finish

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2 (9693) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours lightly hazy orange with a large, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is black walnut, oak, pear and apple esters, biscuit and honey malt with peppers, ginger and earthy hops. Flavor is tart, lactic grapes and pear esters with light malt, earthy and spicy wheat, barnyard yeast notes and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle @ Too many geuzeís only one toilet, Ulfborg 2012. Hazy orange of color withan off white head. An aroma of dust, fruit and farm. A flavor of citrus, sour and dusty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (13562) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle, 75 cl corked. A big, collapsing off-white head sits on top of an unclear golden-orange body. What it lacks in looks it certainly has in aroma. Itís deliciously soft and farmyardish on the nose, lemon and leather, sweaty horse and a touch of malts. Itís very dry on the palate, quite tart, with quite a lot of carbonation. Medium to full body. Citrusy, lemony flavor with pale malts, lots of funk, some spiced hints and a little dusty touch. Lasting finish with lots of flavor. Damn, this was nice. A beer I could drink on a regular basis. 131231

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Geokkjer (5745) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle.Pours cloudy deep golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of funk, leather, lemon, wood and barnyard. Flavor is sour and funky with some lemon, vanilla, wood, furitiness and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (7611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, barnyard, funk, horse blanket and citrus. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium sour with a long sour, slightly dry and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft to fizzy.


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