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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

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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (7183) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle from Beer Planet. Pours cloudy golden with a modest white head and a fruity aroma. There is a funky sour barnyard flavor that is more complex than most gueuzes due to the unusual blending. If you are a fan of lambics, this one is a pleasure to drink.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2011
75cl bottle @ 3F with Armand. Cette bière continue dans la lignée des saisons, mais aussi, je pense, démontre et renforce avec cette deuxième obole tout le savoir d’Armand dans son art. Les saisons changent donc, et cette gueuze demeure un miroir du Pajottenland. L’été, avec une gueuze orangée-dorée, une mousse mi-blanche/beige qui reste soyeuse. Immédiatement, on est agréablement surpris de sentir la différence avec la Lente. Cette Zomer a un nez qui apparaît comme plus fruité et superbement savoureux toujours en ayant cette présence boisée/acidifié, chêne mais juste un tout petit peu plus fleuri, et cela par la présence de ce vieux houblon Challenger. Le palais est légèrement plus poussiéreux et sec, gardant néanmoins une touche d’amertume houblonné/citronné mais aussi de bois. Sec et légèrement plus épicé et ayant une touche fruitée aigre/funk sur la fin qui est plus présent que la première de la série. Cette gueuze est plus acidifiée que la Lente et garde un profile léger tel que l’on peu le goûter dans une aspirine, et qui selon Armand s’estompera avec les années. Une gueuze qui est certaine de continuer à évoluer et qui se devra d’être revisitée.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KyotoLefty (7134) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Brilliant gold-orange color, with a big head. Lemony nose, light leather, grapefruit zest. Huge, vibrant flavors, fresh but complex. Grapefruit and lemon zest, light funk, nice bitterness, a fresh, very summery beer. Great.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94: Pours a hazy dark golden with a stringy-lacing froth of clumpy white head. Has a earthy funky grassy complex with a smooth herbal brett nose. Starts with good fullness and light malty sweetness, quickly giving way to a tart, well-balanced floral funky complexity before a drier, crisp sweet-tart finish. An incredibly balanced and very drinkable gueuze. I just wish is was more accessible/cheaper.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7088) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
75 cl bottle @ Kaisla
Slightly hazy orange color, small head. Very nice sourish notes, mild rowanberries and some grass. Flavor is somewhat sourish with berry notes and grass, mild gooseberries too. Palate is sour and crisp, long lingering tart finish, excellent and quite exciting. Top notch.
3467

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4723-20120818] Bottle. Amazing sour yeast aroma has a little citrus zest throughout. Slightly hazy, light orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Super sour yeast puckerer flavour. Medium body is all sour. It’s literally making me sneeze. (9/3/8/4/17) 4.1
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6812) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2011
750 ml bottle in those awesome bottles from 3F. Drank almost right after the Lente. Pours a much darker amber color with a similar large white head. A rich nose of massive tannins, oaky but also some huge sour acidic notes, very distinctly aggressive. There is certainly a fruity character in those nose, it’s hard to pin down close to lemon and currants. The flavor is a massive blast of sour tart lemons, dusty, herbal tea, it leaves a long lip smacking tartness, something akin to leather and grains. Very nice. It also has the lovely dry and effervescent palate that only the greatest lambics have. Much more aggressive than the Lente in some ways, refreshing and tasty. A nice, no a amazing Summer beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6794) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle at Sour & Bitter. Pours hazy golden with a bubbly white head. The aroma is acid, citrus, grapefruit, barnyard, and dusty like hops. The flavour is quite fruity and has a light sweetness to it. Acid, barnyard and oak. Long acidic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6783) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle - White grape, white peach and a great tartness. Hazy gold with a decent white head. Big up front tartness and grape with a long tart finish. Hard to compare to the others but still good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lusikka (6767) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
750 ml bottle @ Kaisla, Helsinki. Pours a a cloudy orange colour with a white head. Aroma of herbs, citrus and rowanberry jam. Flavour of very tart citrus, rowanberries, lingonberries, licorice root(!), grass and strong floral notes. Full bodied and a very tart, sour, berryish finish. Excellent stuff.


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