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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Zomer

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

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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (9242) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2011
Good, slightly dirty-yellow head over fully hazy amber-orange beer, very lively carbonated. Sulphurous nose, lemony and barnyard odours. Quite sour, very lemoney flavour; sulphur never far away, lactic acid, redcurrants or whitecurrants; and something vaguely reminiscent of black olives retronasal. Sometimes as sucking a lemon through a bit of sugar. Very lively, refreshing and long-lasting, lipsmacking acidity. Doubtless harsher than the Lente, with more outspoken sulphur and lemon. Result of two separate tastings (thanks to Hildegarde & Bas!).

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8108) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (5305) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3137) - 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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1378) - 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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3736) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2012
Hazy orange of color with an off white head. An aroma of horseback, wet dog, sour, dry and weak bitter. A flavor of wet dog, horseback, dry, bitter and a fresh finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle @ Too many Geuze’s - only one toilet , Ulfborg 2012 - Day 1. Golden color with a nice white head. Aroma, Brett, barnyard, lemon, straw, wet wood. Flavor is even better, quite complex but extremely balanced. Tart , lemon, oak, stable, some herbal spices notes. Very nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Thanks bvc! Juicy lemon, dusty earthy nose. Faint cedar. Fizzy orange, more cedar, growing tartness through the sip. Very sharp and dry, young and pithy. Chewy. Pithy.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsniclas (6532) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
Sampled at 30åravsurt Hazy golden. Medium, white head. Sour in both aroma and flavour. Some fruits; grapes.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4293) - SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
30 år surt. Pours hazy pale amber with a small off white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is sour a bit vinegar vinous fruity harsh dry. Flavor is more lemon juice tart than lente, a bit pungent fruity and dry. Finishes dry sour and tart.


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