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3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Armand & Tommy)

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


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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Armand Debelder + Tomme Arthur blend - the results of a fun day a 3 Fonteinen + 4 year old Boon Lambic and Armands own Lambic from 2008.

Note the typo on the label, stating Tommy instead of Tomme which is his real name.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rudolf (2343) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Huge thanks to like for this one!! Hazy gold, lt white head. Nose is lemon, lemon head Brett, woody, super tart apples and a nice sweetness hiding back there. Flavor is lemon, Oakey tannins, big lemon zest tartness, apples, hay-like malt. Lemon/oak finish. Great stuff!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (5405) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2012
The first gay geuze // Armand and Tommy (the bottle does say Tommy) // Stopgap rating // bought a bottle of this but not sure about when I will open this, assume it is not soon, may trade it latter on - will give a re-rate when and if I do // some general ideas about the sample had @ GBF 2012 // don’t expect to see this one popping up at other festival any time soon or maybe even ever again // quite an impressive list Klaas & Tim // lightly hazy, bright orange touch golden with a big foamy, assertive head even for a 3F // aroma is pure 3F if you know the stuff, 3F barnyard funk, lemons, lambic, spices, fresh oak // taste is once again very 3F actually I think this edges so close to the regular one that this could almost be chalked down to batch variations, there are differences, this is a tad, clearer, more crisp, tad fruitier touch especially in the lemons, barnyard bit tuned down, white pepper back // high champagne carb, higher than regular one // this feels like a variation not something big and new // this is no Blauw or Lente // prefer just the regular one // price and everything here feels more marketing than anything else // he could try a lot way cooler stuff and release those and the price would make a bit more sense // Tomme was involved apparently but this tastes so 3F & they couldn’t be bothered to either remember or spell his name correctly // for all I know he could have been hanging out in the bar like Mikkel while this was made // how many beers with the ’last’ 3F lambic have there been made? 6 plus bottles of it pure // more common than any other lambic of a given vintage it seems // at least I am glad to see this one available unlike Framboos for which Belgians are apparently not good enough for // it is probably not 3F making this available but the store owner having gotten hold of this in Denmark where all beers go // am I too cynic? do I have the right complaining having had this? // Anyway this beer is nowhere gay enough - hope that the next gay geuze will do better

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle, 75 cl. Hazy deep orange with a foamy, lively head. Crisp in aroma as in flavor. Earthy, slightly musty and sour notes of oak, lemon-zest, barnyard, sweaty armpit, grapefruit. Salty palate, very minerally. Bretty and funky flavor, tart yet somehow smooth. Medium body, lively carbonation. Very dry finish. Delightful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (8436) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2012
It’s Armand & TommY, on the label, whether you like it or not Gushing to rather small yellowish head over hazy orange-amber beer. Very lambic-like nose, lemon, lemonblossom. Dry, lemony, very outspokenly tart lambicflavour. Just the very lemony flavour is reminiscent of the Tomme Arthur lambic-tries; for the rest, this is 3 Fonteinen. Dry-out effect, real acid-thinning. Not one for the fainthearted. Mind you, the 3F character reigns, and I’m not talking Indianapolis!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
75 cl bottle @ home. Bottled on 17.02.2011
Aroma is sour and tart with lots of earthy notes and grapefruit. Palate is too high on CO2. Flavour is really sour with grapefruit, earthy notes, some peppery spices and hints of orange. Hardcore stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7104) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
750 ml bottle.
Pours a hazy dark orange colour with a foamy head. Aroma of apricot, dried sour berries and birch leaves. Flavour of pale malts, really strong and sour, dried, tangy berries, lemon zest, wood and apricot. Full bodied, foamy mouthfeel and high carbonation. Finishes strong, sour and slightly dry. Surprisingly rich, but the amount of carbonation disturbs a bit. This will probably settle down during the years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7521) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
75 cl bottle.
Pours hazy yellow color with a large head. Aroma of rose hip, grape fruits, sour fruits, mild yeast notes, floral hops and some rowan berries. Flavor of rowan berries, grape fruits, grass, yeast notes, mild spices and rose hip. Lots of CO2, a bit too much though, sour fruity palate with a mouth drying finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (4736) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
750ml bottle

Bottling date: 2011/02/17 - Pours orange with a large foamy white head. Aroma of tart fruits and berries, some earthy notes and spices. Taste is crisp and sour with some tart fruits, hints of berries and spices. Finish is tart and slightly sour with some berries. Quite carbonated, but still very tasty, balanced, sour and tart geuze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14647) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle @ Fanø Slumber Party, 2012. Pours cloudy orange with a creamy head. Funk, oak, vanilla, manuer and cellar. Smooth, crisp and dry. Lovely tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2012
75cl, as 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze ’Armand & Tommy’, new exclusive collab. brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex sour brew, woody and slightly biitter/fruity, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive

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