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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: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer5000 (5901) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2015
750 ml bottle sampled December 2015. Unclear orange body with a fine white head. Wonderful aroma with smooth and delicate farmhouse, leather, acidic fruit and barnyard. Similar smoothness in flavor, it’s a classic Geuze, still remarkable smooth and balanced. It tastes better than the three others, but that must be seen in the context that they were tasted freshly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle split at the Armand Seasons mini tasting, 01/12/15. Hazed rich amber with a decent beige covering that dissipates to a swirl. Nose is big wood must, spice, acidic tones, funk, damp hay, wet labrador towel, tarte fruit. Taste comprises funk, bitter citric shreds, acidic rise, grandads shed, musty wood, dank tones, pissy citrics. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid geueze, ageing well, but probably my least favourite of the series, decent none the less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7579) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2015
750, capped. Thanks, M! Pours a hazy medium amber-orange with a loose white head that billows and settles. Tangy citric nose, soft funk, very balanced. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Funky, lemony mid palate, very beautifully coherent and integrated. Long mild finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1346) - Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2015
750 mL bottle. Bottled 4/22/2010. Unknown original review date. Big head, orange body. Hazy. A little bit of lacing and brief retention. Smell is mild citrus. Acidic lemon and a medium funk. Less intense than the others. Taste is really tart. Similar to Zomer in it’s acidity. A little vinegar. This one has the herbal notes again, but less so than the Zomer. Puckering finish. Not as dry, but still quite sour. Less complex. Medium carbonation. Still a good gueuze, but the least impressive of the four. Feels like the flavors could go wrong at any moment, but it stays the course.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (906) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2015
På Oluthuone Kaisla, Helsinki 21 nov 2015. Med Isabel. Tips från Lenner (tack!). 37 euro och vem hade trott att man skulle få uppleva den här rariteten i Helsinki när den inte längre existerar i hela Belgien. Originell i doften och inte den typiska 3F-vibben. Den här sticker ut. Perfekt avrundad syra! Citrus och grapefrukt finns där (svagt jordgubbe). Stall, spannmål och vete. Delikat och läskande. Perfekt efter århundradets lyxmiddag på Savoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
Strongest mouthfeel impact. Reddish colour with light head. Tart side of vinegar like raspberry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Dark orange color with a solid foam layer. Sour nose with old feet. The taste is funky and spreads a bitterness throughout the whole mouth area. Dry and sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anstei (1176) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle at Zwanze Day Zurich. Der Reigen der sauren Überbiere geht weiter, und auch dieses fällt nicht ab.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (3082) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2015
With Toni and anstei and co. Hazy orange color with big white head. Hay, flowery, peppery. A bit warming. Ethereal, herbal? Hints of rubber again. Soft foamy mouthfeel, tickly soft carbonation. These 4 seasons were absolutely mind-blowing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (1353) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle at Akkurat. Pours an orange-ish yellow with no head. Aroma is citric, lemon and slight pepper. Taste is peppery, slight herbs, citric acidity, lemon and slight hay. Slightly more carbonated than the others.

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