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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Zomer

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


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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Armand’4 Oude Geuze is a blend of 1, 2 and 3 years old lambic, brewed, aged, blended and bottled by Armand Debelder. Limited blend! Ingr.: 60% malted barley, 40% wheat, aged hops and water. Limited edition! Armand’4 Oude Geuze is een mengeling van 1, 2 en 3 jaar oude lambiek, gebrouwen, gerijpt, geassembleerd en gebotteld door Armand Debelder. Eenmalige assemblage! Ingr.: 60% gerstemout, 40% tarwe, overjaarse hop en water. Beperkte oplage!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle. Courtesy of Chris. Pours a cloudy amber color with a fluffy white head. The aroma is old (as put by Ben), with notes of mildew, basement, slight diesel, and lemon - now I know this doesn’t sound pleasant but in fact it is and I find myself hovering over the glass trying to take in as much as I can. Light mouthfeel. Lemon, acidic, barnyard, pear, and a slight bitter rind grapefruit taste. Young and tasty. The bitterness is a little off for me but otherwise a really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2892) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2011
It pours beautiful bright orange amber with a decent white head for the style. It smells light tart, sweet, and floral with an easiness in the nose. The flavor is lightly dry, tart, a bit sweet and perfectly carbonated. Excellent on a summer day.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2011
A - A hazy dark amber pour with 2 fingers of off white head recede to 1mm of head that never goes away, and leaves a few legs. S - Funky, earthy, musty cut grass, with a light citrus note. Oak is also showing up just like it did in the Lente. T - This is an earthy gueuze, lightly acetic, and has some oak. Mild and balanced right out of the gates. M/D - Medium carbonation with a smooth body, and a dry slightly tannic finish. It’s very clean. Lente is bright and exciting, but this is more traditional and so well balanced. Finishing a whole bottle would be a treat. I’d love to try this again in a few years.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6403) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2011
Shared bottle at RBNAG-11. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma is a bit weaker than the Lente, still enjoyable enough, with farmyard and even some manuer. Taste is dry, tart, refreshing, fizzy and funky fruity. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11490) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle, bought @ EG.
Pours almost clear pale orange with a big, lovely, staying, creamy, off-white head. Great lacings. Fantastic looks for a gueuze. Aroma is fruity, oranges, oak, lime, light lactic. Medium carbonation, dry and fairly creamy palate. Sticks a bit to my teeth. Flavour is quite tart, lime, citric, mild funkiness, dry, lactic, oak and a bit of pepper. More attacking than the Lente, yet immensely well balanced, and really good looking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2011
Pours a golden/light amber with a huge white head. Slighly hazy. Actually the bottle exploded on me, big gusher. Long lasting foam which leaves lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is similar to Lente ("wet wood, strong funkyness with fruitiness") but with more citrus and vinous notes. Sweet/acidic nose. Taste is rich and again similar to Lente ("strong funkyness again and tartness sorrounded by a sort of yogurt-like sweetness. Huge citrus and lemon peel notes. Grassy notes in the background. Some wood and fruit too"). Differently from Lente, Zomer tastes fresher, with more citrus notes and less dust. The spiciness in the taste is more defined too, with clear notes of nutmeg. Mostly dry finish. Palate is creamy, silky, with good carbonation. Overall, this stands up there with Lente, fantastic blend. The backbone is similar but these are definitely two different beasts and I can’t choose the one I loved the most. Again, glad I had a whole bottle for myself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
Amber, cloudy. Thin, weak-looking head. Very cheesy, horsey aroma. Dusty. Smells like grandpa’s basement. Fizzy. Very tart with lactic, light brett. A breezy character, like some lambics have. Pretty assertive gueuze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2954) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle shared at Destructo’s. Murky burnt orange pour with a huge white head. The bottle was a gusher. Crazy funk and barnyard aromas. Tart and refreshing with citrus, lemon, orange peel, spices, and mucky barnyard notes. Very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4697) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
Sample @ RBNAG 11 (live rating). Hazy dark orange, medium white head. Mellow funky brett tones, lemon, straw, horse sweat and stale yeasty basement tones. Taste is smooth brett tones with blue cheese, lemon, horse blanket and dense barnyard funk. Denser than the lente, but complex and very, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle. Poura golsen with an off- white head. Aroma of funk, leather, oak and malt. Flavor is sour and sweet with some malt and funk. Medium body, average carbonation. Nice geueze.

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