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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 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 (4604) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bruce. Pours a cloudy orange with huge frothy off white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong funk, rubber, oak. Medium mouthfeel with strong funk, leather, oak, citrus, green apple, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (4118) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Bottled. Pours hazy amber with with largeoff-white head. Aroma of wheat, citrus and baryard. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up acid and tart. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carb. An excellent Lambic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (1151) - - MAY 11, 2014
Orange pour, mineral, bitter, bold, light leafy, tartness, high carb, some bitterness at end balanced by bright tartness, as it warms much more tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luk_ (242) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
First Armand to crack. Beautiful dark amber with rocky head. Very dark for such a young lambic. Classic 3F funk with more fruits. Aroma is more tame than the regular 3F, very classy. I really like the taste with definite sour cherries along with the funk. Very sour but somewhat sweet reminiscent of cherries. Full bodied but a little drier.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlackerMads (2907) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange with a large froth white head. White wood, pigsty, barnyard, grapes, wooden, pepper, light cedar, citrus, dusty. Light/medium body, oily texture, medium/high carbonation. Very flavourfull and a damn pleasant drink. Hold, hold, hold!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is brett, citrus, sourness. Flavour is brett, sourness, lemon, wood, spices. Very nice beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernbourbon (1558) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Colin, thanks man. Pour is hazy copper with a large white head. Aroma is crazy funky with tart notes and loads of horseback. Hints of something indescribable. Flavor is very funky with district cheese notes, faint salt notes, mineral notes, and lightly earthy. Tons going on here. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lukaduke (3038) - Gray, Maine, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Pours a deep golden almost amber color with a finger of gaseous bubbles. The nose is layered with complex fruits, dusty wood and some funky barnyard hints. The palate follows and has a round fruit presence underneath that I blanketed as fruit punch but to desimplify; apple, apricot, peach, lemon, pineapple sweet cherry... really delicious with the added nuances of old dusty wood, trace of leather, barnyard hay and the perfect amount of funky acidity ! Absolutely delicious !

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