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3 Fonteinen Armandí4 Oude Geuze Winter

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Armandí4 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. Heís in fact the only lambic-brewer to use Challenger hops to make his Geuze. 60 % malted barley, 40 % wheat, aged hops and water. Each seasonís geuze has an unique and different blend.

jrallen34's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3498) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013
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 doesnít come across as balanced, didnít taste immediately ready to drink like the others

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (739) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 4, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anstei (435) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle at Zwanze Day Zurich. Der Reigen der sauren ‹berbiere geht weiter, und auch dieses fšllt nicht ab.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (1221) - Garching, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (727) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (1480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RexTalionis (3160) - FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Foffern (1467) - BodÝ, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (4835) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1878) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thome50 (1235) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 4, 2015
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.

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