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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bosbouw (2693) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Bruingeel bier. Ruikt zuur als champagne. Smaakt extreem zuur. Als zure champagne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (2512) - ’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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2286) - San Francisco, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamChandler (4540) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy orange color with a white head. Lemon, oaky, apricot, and a slight metallic note. Medium mouthfeel with nice carbonation. Fruity upfront, sour with a lingering "raw" bitterness to it. Nice tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (3328) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Tasting of all 4 and this was by far my least favorite. Relatively malty and one dimensional with some heavy oak and lemon vinegar zing. Seems a bit fizzy compared to the others as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1589) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2013
very small head, no lacing. dark orange colour cloudy beer. pronounced aroma of sulfur/rubber. taste is citrus sourness. bottle 75 cl @ kerstbierenfestival 2012 / notes from backlog

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2013
bottle thanks to collin, least favorite of the 4, very malty guezue, some other fruit type flavors, some herbs but nothing like zomer and herfest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (9581) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle that Andy shared with me, Max, and Pearl prior to us going up to Hill for their Anniversary. Pours a hazed amber with a medium to large white to beige head. Huge dirty musk, a good amount of funk and cheesiness. Medium bodied, a touch sweeter than the nose indicates, but then it dries out quickly before moving to a little tartness and acidity with more funk. Funkiness into the finish, long wheat and barnyard. Dirty and delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Pours hazy orange with a nice little white head. The nose is lemons, apples, funk, little vinegar with a little straw. The taste is medium high sweet, high sour and low medium bitter with a nice balance sour sweet finish. The texture is crisp and refreshing, the body is light and the finish is long.

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