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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: 237   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Foffern (1499) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Now 5 year old bottle. Pours a hazy orange colour, with a soapy, big, off-white head. Aroma of oak, forest floor, horse, barnyard, rowanberries, vinegar and dried apricot. The flavour really follows up with more sweet fruit blended with barnyard and forest floor. Has a slick and soft mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A fantastically balanced gueuze with a nice mix between sweet and sour fruit, and feels quite fresh as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (5220) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle from Bottle Shop Canterbury; hazy light orange pour with a frothy beige head, grain and zesty lemon, taste has lemon, apricot, apple, dry, funky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1915) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle pours a hazy Orange/golden with a medium white head. Potent aroma of horse blanket and funky spicy yeast. Taste had a mild overlaying sweetness, light pepper, contained barnyard funk, and Brett. Tamed and declicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thome50 (1246) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle at the Libertine February bottle share. Forgot where I got this one but glad I have a full set left. Pours a light yellow to golden yellow. Aroma is a great funky gueuze, wow! Taste is pepper, funk, light to moderate sour and just an outstanding beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2744) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Deep golden. Big white head. Little lacing. Peppery funky aroma. Sweet taste with pepper and funk.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enegaard (68) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2014
Booom!!! Very big Gueuze, havent had a beer like this for a long time. Very intense in the nose, it’s like the funky sour hay-thing transcends into something else, very fresh sour apples, sourdough gone bad and vinegar. Tthe taste produces sunshine behind my closed eyelids - just incredible! Really worth the wait and money!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7884) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"similar to Herfst (the deScriptions are identical) but this blend comes across a little mellower, with the flavor and aroma not being quite as explosive. i don’t know if that means an older blend or a newer. i slightly prefer the Herfst to this, but they are both damn good. Lemons, aged hops, stinky cheese...very nice."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1520) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle sample courtesy of "hannont". Colour...deep, hazy apricot with a corpulent white head. Nose...plenty of funk as well as yeasty bits, cotrus notes and those challenger hops. Palate...generous CO2 starts the show then the funky-acetic quality shows itself while being melded nicely with white vinifera grape essence and notes if tropical fruits. The mouthfeel is generous and plush, and finish dances gracefully across the soft palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
A free sample from a 750 ml bottle given by a guest @ "Schouskjelleren",Oslo. August 13, 2014. Beer from a wine glass. Golden cloudy color with a white head and medium carbonation. Aroma is fruit,citrus, grapes and some spices and vinegar. Tastes tart, green apples,citrus and a bit vinegar. A lasting fresh and sour taste with a very nice and dry finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (3684) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
The last in a series of four seasonal geuzes, hopped with Challenger and blended from only 3 Fonteinen lambic. With the gainings of this and the other seasonal geuzes, Debelder tries to fund a new lambic brewery of his own, so never mind the price. Compact, stable head, complex and refined lambic aroma, sour cream, dry sherry, hay, horseblanket, bitter honey, fruity esters; very fruity taste, lively, sparkling like champagne, dry sourness but more ’mellow’ lactic acid than sharp citric acid and therefore a ’malse’ geuze, very well-balanced and very elegant, long complex finish. This is a truly wonderful geuze, among the best I’ve tasted so far, and I had most of them - it is just a pity I didn’t get the chance to compare this with the three other versions, thàt would have been interesting...

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