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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Winter

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

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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EdKing (2101) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle shared with Josh (Maneliquor) at CBC Islington at Bruce’s 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 I’ve tasted. I could just sit and smell this all day. It’s 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 (2976) - 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 (1197) - 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 (10616) - San Diego, California, 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 (3573) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle @ Too many geuze’s 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 (14935) - 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. It’s deliciously soft and farmyardish on the nose, lemon and leather, sweaty horse and a touch of malts. It’s 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 (6401) - 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 (9000) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kazin (249) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
Notes from backlog. Highly acidic, with strong notes of citrus, funk, and sour candies

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6358) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
2 bouteilles de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, partagées lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur d’agrume avec une pointe de brett. Apparence: La couleur est orangée-dorée opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de citron et de pomme verte avec une pointe de fromage. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture minérale. Forte effervescence en bouche. Présence d’acidité en arrière goût. (Rating #5301)


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