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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: 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!


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, - MAY 8, 2012
Hazy amber with a medium off white head. Sour nose with wood, barnyard, leather. Sourish aroma with notes of wood, hay, leather and brett. Flavor had wood, sour apples, leather and brett. Finished sour and dry. Refreshing.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1266) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
Compared with the Hertst - Bottles shared by Armand, Michael & Lydie. Summer pours cloudy light orange with a good steady head. Very subtle funk nose, nice oaky touches. Silky smooth body, full mouthfeel, incredible balance. Taste is fine malts, soft funk and a lot of soft oak. Herfst is a tad darker in colout and more vibrant in the nose; some more citrus and fruity esters. A bit more carbonation makes this excellent lambic more lively and fresh, but ever so marvelous.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4696) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
This poured a light orange with a white head. Aroma was light barn, mineral, earthy, and pitted fruit. Flavor was light acid, asprin, peachey skins, and earth. Good but not amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1786) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle in a trade with Dan. Pours a cloudy orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of slight rubber, floral. Acetic aromas. Taste is sour with an interesting almost medicinal. Slight sweetness. Med high carb.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1279) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to beermandan6686. Poured crazy hazy orange white head. Aroma funky acidic sour. Light carb med bod. Taste a little citrusy sour barn.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (952) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 750ml bottle served in a Tumbler glass. A: Pours a cloudy orange color forming a huge fizzy, noisy, bubbled white head when poured. Good retention and many lacings left S: Nose is mainly tart and fruity. White grapes, apples and pears. Lambic yeasts are really noticed T: Follows the nose, tart, fruity and Gueuze. Caramel malts. In overall, an acid beer. Metallic taste. Upfront is slightly sweet followed by a dry taste and a tart and mild bitter aftertaste M: Light body. Medium to low carbonation. Tart aftertaste O: Excellent beer. Delicate Drie Fonteinen style, at the same time, powerful Gueuze specimen. Highly recommended [ BA Review @ 7/28/2012 ]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Foffern (1298) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Has a hazy orange colour with a surprisingly big, frothy, off-white head. Aroma of horse, rowanberries, apple cider vinegar, citrus and barnyard. Sour flavour filled with more berries, especially gooseberries, wheat and forest floor. Has a rich and slick mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A balanced, rich and wonderful gueuze!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1241) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle sample courtesy of "hannont". Colour...very cloudy golden straw with an overflowing white head. Nose...quite lemony but with a fair amount of barnyard and horse blanket, too. Imagine squeezing a lemon on a pile of hay covered horse pucky, and there you have it! Palate...whoa Nelly!! Did I just eat alum?! Man, this is an intensely tart beast! Ok. Now that the initial shock is over, the lemon comes back and makes a zesty appearance. There’s still funk and an array of sweet spice, all if which works very well together.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
maekchu (2283) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. 2011 vintage. Thanks to KyotoLefty. Soild, strong barnyard: baby manure, spice, and strained fruit. Medium copper color, 2-3 cm head, great lace. Rich and sharp fruit attacks the palate right away, blends and moderates very slowly. Tart and crisp. Great, refreshing stuff. Tingling on the tongue for long afterwards. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KyotoLefty (6715) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RexTalionis (2612) - FINLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle 75 cl. Pours goldencopper in color with a foamy whitish head. Tart apples, funkiness, sour citrus fruityness, more funkiness and lemony notes in aroma. Nice. Later on also some barnyard and old cellar and leathery notes appear. Apples, fresh apples to be more exact, in taste. Also that nice lemony juicyness is present mixed with them funky barnyard notes. Light white wine grapes as well in taste. Hints of sour notes from citrus fruits in aftertaste and more of that funkiness too.


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