Dunt (301) - 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.
King_Alex_II (739) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange color with a solid foam layer. Sour nose with old feet. The taste is funky and spreads a bitterness throughout the whole mouth area. Dry and sour aftertaste.
anstei (447) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Zwanze Day Zurich. Der Reigen der sauren Überbiere geht weiter, und auch dieses fällt nicht ab.
SinH4 (1244) - Garching, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
With Toni and anstei and co. Hazy orange color with big white head. Hay, flowery, peppery. A bit warming. Ethereal, herbal? Hints of rubber again. Soft foamy mouthfeel, tickly soft carbonation. These 4 seasons were absolutely mind-blowing.
GlasgowTAD (737) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Akkurat. Pours an orange-ish yellow with no head. Aroma is citric, lemon and slight pepper. Taste is peppery, slight herbs, citric acidity, lemon and slight hay. Slightly more carbonated than the others.
Sarlacc83 (1480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Brad. Thanks!
A: Red color with a huge foamy white head.
N: Peppercorn, apricot, acetone, vinegar, musty attics, hint of cherry, old growth oak, grapefruit and lemon rind.
T: Good and tart. Some light malt. Funky.
M: Light body, foamy carbonation, no alcohol.
O: Really good blend. Complex and well-rounded; lacking in the over the top vinegar pucker in favor of something more sublime.
RexTalionis (3163) - FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy darker orange in color with a frothy whitish head. Notes of lemon and funky stable in aroma at first. Tart and sour notes as well. Lemon notes in taste, some funkyness and wheat too. Smooth but tart, with apples later on. Dry and slightly oaky finish with pleasant sour notes. Good, but my least favorite from these four seasons blends.
Foffern (1468) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Now 5 year old bottle. Pours a hazy orange colour, with a soapy, big, off-white head. Aroma of oak, forest floor, horse, barnyard, rowanberries, vinegar and dried apricot. The flavour really follows up with more sweet fruit blended with barnyard and forest floor. Has a slick and soft mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A fantastically balanced gueuze with a nice mix between sweet and sour fruit, and feels quite fresh as well.
RichTheVillan (4835) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bottle Shop Canterbury; hazy light orange pour with a frothy beige head, grain and zesty lemon, taste has lemon, apricot, apple, dry, funky.
Atom (1882) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a hazy Orange/golden with a medium white head. Potent aroma of horse blanket and funky spicy yeast. Taste had a mild overlaying sweetness, light pepper, contained barnyard funk, and Brett. Tamed and declicious.
thome50 (1235) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 4, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at the Libertine February bottle share. Forgot where I got this one but glad I have a full set left. Pours a light yellow to golden yellow. Aroma is a great funky gueuze, wow! Taste is pepper, funk, light to moderate sour and just an outstanding beer.