czar (4931) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
huge thanks for sharing this one tommy! slightly hazy golden with a nice white head, good retention and lacing. barn, funk, grass and herbs, pepper, citrus, faint leafiness. prickly carbonation - never offensive, medium acidity, very nice grassy-herbal-citrusy finish... wow... again...
matt7215 (2255) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle shared by ontbeermaker and scottatron. glowing golden with a white head. very complex funky sour nose. very well balanced flavour, hugely complex, aged wonderfully. one of the better bottles of gueuze ive ever had.
Leighton (12650) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBWG 2013. Big thanka to Brad. Pours cloudy gold with a fine, creamy cap. Tons of grass in thse nose, big funk. Big grassy, funky flavor, light sweetness, big tang. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Big tart finish, lots of grass. Great stuff.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG. Thanks Brad! Sour, tart, with a little bit of brown sugar on the back end. This is quite nice.
stoutnick (655) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2013 Looks dark for a gueze, but definitely has the classic aromas; funk, straw and some light fruits. Taste is a perfect balance of tart, sour and sweet. Extravaganza starts softly, but the zing of tartness hits the palate big time, right at the back. Ends with a beautiful sour, dry finish. Definitely the best gueze and sour I’ve had so far. Beautiful.
Dunt (297) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes. Tried side by side with the rest of the Armand’4s in early 2012. Winter pours a cloudy/hazy amber orange in color with a moderate amount of off-white head. The nose on winter differs from the other Armand’4 we’ve had, it is more perfume-like in my opinion. The funkiness is still there, but this is definitely perfumey in nature. The difference from the other Armand’4s continues in the taste. This is sweeter in comparison to the other 3. It is noticeably less acidic, sour and doesn’t have as much funky punch to it as the others either. Mouthfeel is light and creamy, with fizzy carbonation, light acidity, and a long finish. This is definitely the weakest of the 4 Armands. I would be hard pressed to buy this for any reason other than completing the set. In my eyes, this is a sufficient drop off in quality from the other 3.
nimbleprop (5341) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours a dark orange with some creamy white head. Nose is very gueze-y, lemon peel, grapefruit peel, band aid, dusty, old barn, dandelion, floral. Flavor is sweet, tart, big grapefruit, blood orange, band aid, hay, grass, very slight nuttiness. Full, tart finish.
Pailhead (5277) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of light orange, vanilla, and oak. It pours a hazy golden-orange with a large white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus. The finish has moderate sour lemon, light must, and oak. It has lively carbonation. It’s not as lively as Herfst, but it borders on prickly.
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
of the 4 seasons I think this is clearly one of the weakest ones, but its still better than 90% of the gueze out there, the funk doesn’t come across as balanced, didn’t taste immediately ready to drink like the others
Sledutah (5483) - Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from Belgium
Appearance: Cloudy golden with a big off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Wet blanket and spices
Taste: Barnyard, acidic and spices