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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Zomer

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kappldav123 (4700) - GERMANY - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle looks again wonderful. Beer in the glass deep orange-golden, very zippy, nice head. Sourish aroma. Starts much more sour than the Lente, but not too much. Fine fruity notes of not too ripe apricotes, lemon. Wonderful balanced. Finish still sourish, with a salty touch. Finish also well balanced, complex sourish, intense aftertaste. Again a masterpiece!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of light citrus, lemon, light funk, perfume, and oak. It transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a ring. The flavor starts with dose of citrus/orange. The finish has moderate sour lemon with light oak. It’s light bodied with somewhat lively carbonation.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Borresteijn (4539) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2012
75cl Bottle at WWT. Gusher. Hazy golden orange, white head. Aroma is tart, funky, dank, dung. Flavour is sour, acid, dung, very funky, light fruity, more sour in the finish. Light bodied. Unpleasant and way too sour for my taste. Reading the other ratings I can only conclude that people are nuts, and I’m the only sane person in this world.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nimbleprop (4531) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2012
750ml bottle pours a hazy, deep gold with some frothy, white head. BIG nose, funky, onion, scallion, hay, band aid, funky, vegetal, wood pulp, grass, lemons. Flavor is sweet, tart, lemons, funk, vegetables, grass, grain, hay. The flavor has a really great gueziness. Full bodied, tart finish with a refreshing level of carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer4000 (4395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2012
750 ml bottle @ RBNAG-11. Hazy orange body with a big off-white head. Nice fruity and acidic aroma, but milder than Lente. Flavor is tart and fruity acidic with plenty of barnyard funk, dryer than Lente. Quite similar to Lente, but with less aroma and a dryer flavor it becomes a bit less balanced and more challenging. Still very great stuff here.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock (4385) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle bought at Etre Gourmet in 2011. Hazy orange with a white head. This was a very nice one, not extremely sour and tart but balanced and really drinkable. Apples, some citrus, funk, wood and grape. Dry finish. Nice craftsmanship!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2012
14/I/2012 75cl bottle @ RBBWG 2012 - bottled: 26/III/2010 (2012-58) Thanks to ships77 for bringing the bottle!

Little cloudy orange beer, aery unstable white head, non adhesive. Aroma: very spicy, some bretta, lemon juice, grassy. MF: too much carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lemony start, lots of bitter touches, pretty spicy, herbal, almonds. Aftertaste: lemon, some grapefruit, lemon peel, pretty bitter, pepper, dry bitter ending. 2 down, 2 to go.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2014 Bottle shared by Greg, if I remember correctly. The packaging is very nice, which is not very important. The beer pours an opaque orange. The aroma is powerful with yeast and acid, and just from the aroma, you know this is going to satisfy any sour craving, and it does not disappoint. Intense sour flavor, with some citrus, wild yeast, and wheat. There is a dry, earthy finish. This is an excellent beer, and fully deserving of a 5.0 rating.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (4302) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle: Thanks to IluvatarMilan for sharing: Small white head on top of a light cloudy orange colored beer. Smell is kind of a special mix with the burned rubber being upfront followed by gas, manure, some malts and dried hops and a hint, but a hint of something like yeast bacteria. The taste is kind of opposite of the smell (not that the small was that bad), it’s a magnificent soft mix (for a gueuze) of yeast, grains, dried hops, lovely bitter, lovely sour, some sweets like fruit and vanilla. The aftertaste is all that is in the taste mixed up to a lovely aftertaste which is mixed into one hell of a well balanced and soft and smooth mix. Soft mouthfeel, low carbo, medium to full body and a light creamy/watery texture.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2013
Bottle supplied by myself. The pour’s deep hazy orange with a medium pillowy white head. Nice brett through the nose. Old cobweb-covered wood. A bit of marshmallow. Light white grape. Slightly brash. Notes of granny smith apple. The taste has similarly musty flavors. Like eating an attic. Rich brett with bright shocks of tart lemon. Key lime pie. Such expressive wild yeast. Nice floral finish. Mild creamy sweetness. Light body. Wonderful vitality. Moderate carbonation. Overall, fantastic.


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