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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Zomer

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


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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4236) - 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 (6016) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2012 Bottle. Aroma has notes of lemon, sour fruits, leather, barnyard funk, wood and pepper. Very nice. Medium hazy orange amber hue with a large off-white head that stuck around and left good lace. Flavor is medium sweet, heavy sour and tart. Palate is medium bodied, overly acidic and lively carbonated. Overall a wonderful Gueuze. Complex nose, gorgeous appearance and uber sour. Loved it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle shared generously by 3/4. A gusher. The pungent, cheesy aroma fills the air. The lively carbonation ends up working well in its favor, as the head on this baby lasts forever! The beer is hazy, dark orange. The aroma has a deep undercurrent of spice like bay leaf. Also grapefruit juice and pith. Is highly carbonated, but not in an annoying way. Is refreshing, light, and juicy. The herbal spice in the aroma does not fully carry over into the flavors, which are more along the lines of pure pith bitterness. The layers of complexity are outstanding. This is a beer that just keeps giving.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2343) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Slightly clear, dark straw colored pour. HUGE off-white head that takes forever to fall, leaving behind a large amount of lacing when it finally does. Big aroma of typical 3F funk and peppery wood. Leather, citrus. Taste is along the same lines. Not as tart as I am used to from Armand, but great nonetheless. Sour, sweet, earthy. Great. This is fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
callmemickey (3030) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 Labor day tasting - 9/5/2011

A: Bright golden-wheat colored body. Clear. Lively streams of carbonation. Large eggshell white head. Sizable clumps of lacing left after each sip.

S: Prototypical Drie Fonteinen must and earth. Clean lemon peel and hay.

T: Crisp lemon-orange citric notes are the first flavor to hit the tongue as earthy and light funky barnyard notes round out the back end. A health dose of musty oak weaves its way though out. A high quality blend, for me its lacking the extra oomph that blew me away in the Lente blend.

M: Spot on. Aggressive, but appropriate, carbonation lifts this light-medium bodied geuze across the tongue. Moderate acidity and a pleasant acidic puckering in the finish.

O: An excellent blend. This is on the cleaner end of the spectrum for Armand’s geuzes -- more like Girardin’s citric vibe than the earthy/funky/musty Drie Fonteinen blends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle at Papsø tasting. cloudy orange, small head. nice tart and sour aroma, woody,well balanced flavor is tart, sour, stingy but not too much,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aasher (112) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Sampled during the South Carolina tasting and right after Lente. This one pours a cloudy tinged, dull gold with a white frothy lacing. It’s a lot clearer than Lente. It smells of freshly cut apples, barnyard, brett, and is definitely is smelling fresher than the Lente. The apples are still very vibrant and fresh. The flavors too are full of vibrant and crisp sour apples with a drive head on into brett and hay. It drinks a lot more crisp and clean than Lente as well. This is probably the best that I’ve had of the style, seconds after Lente. Great gueuze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedollewaitor (14108) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 Bottle @ Morten minus Peter smagning, Ulfborg. Thanks Fonefan & Brugmansia. Pours cloudy golden with a frothy white head and lacings. Funk, manuer, barnyard. Tart, dry and refreshing. Sticky. Crisp. Wauwww.. Quality! Complex and so very drinkable. Ohh yeahh. Re-rate: Bottle @ Too many geuze’s only one toilet, Ulfborg 2012. Grape, lemon, leather, barnyard. A bit of svovl. Prickly. Fan-tas-tic. 4,3 - 4,4.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisv10 (11390) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2012 Bottle. Hazy amber with with big off-white head. Aroma is malt, wheat, citrus and tart. Flavour is malt, wheat, tart, barnyard, little acid, citrus and medium dry.

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