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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Winter

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1678) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
I have had this many times..Bottle- Pour is yellow with no head and some bubbles..Nose is nice tartness, dry, basement, musty, light fruit, dirty socks..Taste is nice funk, tartness, barnyard, burnt grain, dry, lemon peel, earth..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inbreak (2318) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 07.08.2013, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Big fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is grassy, sorrel, wet grass, citrus peel, vinegar, oak, hay, old socks, thinner. Taste is acidic sour, vinegar, sorrel, lemons, soda powder, citrus peel, raw rhubarb, grass, oak, hay. Very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (3902) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle @ RBESG. Aroma is green apple, hay, barnyard. Flavour is medium green apple sourness, tangy and very refreshing. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4156) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Finally completed this series with this tick of the Winter edition... Bottle poured hazy, amber/golden/orange with a well laced head. An amazing aroma of citrus, funk, earthy spices, and wood. A lot of those aroma notes translated into the flavor too. Mouthfeel was just right, not too dry and attenuation was spot on. Some sour acidic notes, but a great deal of horse-blankey brett notes and funky barnyard characters. Seriously amazing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1500) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2013
@ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting, oranje en niet helder, witte schuimkraag, ruikt zuur, fruitig, framboos, wel lekker maar veel koolzuur

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Martinus (2996) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2013
Warm golden colour, white head. Aroma of citrus, funk, lemon peel, rubber, bicycle tire. Sour flavour, lactic acid, berries, grapefruit, funk and brett. Sour finish, very fresh, citric acid and funk. Great beer, aging well.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting, Bodegraven. Thanks for sharing, 77ships!)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (6123) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
750mL bottle shared by a generous soul during RBWG 2013. This was my least favorite of the four versions. Fizzy golden pour with a nice off-white head. Funk, sour, doughiness, some barnyard and touches of lactic sourness as well. Very nice!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle. Amber hazy beer with a white head. Sorurish, citrus, barry, tart and a bit rubber aroma. Sourish, berry, grapefruite, citrus, rubber flavour with some earty notes. I love this beer :-)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4249) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
Sampled @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting. Orange to amber colour with a small white head. Smells car tire, rubbery, sour. Tastes sour, dusty and car tire. But not in a bad way! Quite a lot of carbo and a medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (5709) - Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2013 750 ml bottle to snifter (HUGE thanks to LeAnn for opening the set!). Looks good; a hazy orange with foamy white head. Smells nice; cheesy and funky. Tastes like it smells with a nice, tart mouthfeel. Outstanding.


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