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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
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (3876) - 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 (5211) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfb (3705) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
(bottle) pours a murky golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of young cheese and white bread, rose petals, onion skins and apple vinegar. flavour has a lot of earthy spiciness, a hint of pepper, cornflakes, herbal hops and peppermint, with a slightly tart finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (815) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at RBESG ’13 Grand Tasting. Pours hazy light orange with a medium white head. Very nice and strong geuze aroma, bit sweet, barn, funk and some caramel. Taste is really nicely balanced between sweet and sour with barn, some green apples and fruitiness. Nicely balanced and very full in both aroma and taste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borresteijn (4574) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
75cl Bottle at RBESG’13 Grand Tasting. Hazy golden amber colour, white head. Aroma is a bit rubbery (fietsband), sour, lemon acid, funky. Flavour is sour, tart, light funky, a touch rubbery, apples. Complex?! As with most Gueuzes, I get nothing else but acidic sourness or green apples. Not the worst I’ve had though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (4957) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Bottled @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Typical gueuze aroma’s of horseblanket and barnyard, but with some extra caramelly and spicy notes to it. Great tartness, some fruit, bit apple. Full, complex. Wonderful brew.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bosbouw (1134) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Bruingeel bier. Ruikt zuur als champagne. Smaakt extreem zuur. Als zure champagne.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (1402) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Pours a golden beer with a good white head. Smells lovely sour. The taste is absolutely beast. Great sour.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2126) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle shared at the RateBeer Gallery event in SF. Pours orange with a light khaki head. Lovely aroma of meyer lemons, perfumey citrus, limes, chlorine, brett. Lemon and nectarine notes in flavor, sour stone fruit pits, absolutely divine all around.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamJackson (2389) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Straw yellow Funky barnyard and leather. Ginger and lemons Very tart. Lots of fecal funk. Lemony and peaches. Leather and wheat. Very dry and crisp.


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