jethrodium (356) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy dark golden amber with small white head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing. The aroma super musty with mushroom, lemon, light apple, apricot, a hint of grapefruit, earthy funkiness, and oak. Quite awesome. The taste has a light sweetness. There is mushroom, apricot, lemon, a funky earthiness, forest floor. Tart, but not really sour. The finish is funky with more mushroom and apricot. Relatively light bodied with a slightly fluffy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Another amazing blend from Armand. This isnít quite as good as lente and was slightly more enjoyable than winter. It is probably between lente and winter in sweetness. The mouthfeel was good, but not quite as nice and fluffy as lente. If lente didnít exist I probably would have rated this higher.
Godofthecellar (278) - NYC, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
drank side by side with zomer
tasted like zomers younger brother. much less funk, that will mature with age. very pleasing on the palate. darker in color with a huge white head. very delicious
swoopjones (4229) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle, purchased from Bierkonig in Amsterdam. Lively pour, slight gusher. golden maize pour. high carbonation. Horse blanket abound, lemon tartness, hay, hay & more hay. Wonderfully sour & tart. Lively mouthfeel. Excellent
jackl (2598) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ CBC Clerkenwell. The pourís deep amber gold with a medium white head. Strong, expressive nose. Plenty of greek yoghurt. Sharp woody, earthy, barnyard aromaís. Unwashed dog. Some earl gray tea. Mild tart tang. The taste is similarly brash. Plenty of sharp acid, lemon. Key lime pie sherbet. A bit of sugared wood and marshmallow. Rustic brett goodness in the finish. Light body, full carbonation. Overall, probably the most aggressive of the seasons Iíve tried. Quite cool.
Miked1687 (224) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at blue monk. Thanks a ton Swoopjones. Pours a hazy gold. With a big white head. Super carbonated, sour, tart, active. Very woody. Very lucky to have tried this.
rickgordon (3815) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber color with rich frothy foam. Dry woody nose with hints of oak, grapefruit and brett. Flavour is dry woody and grapefruit, with notes of goat cheese, ripe green apple and oak. Low acidity here. Musty mouthfeel. Almost puckering mouthfeel. Really complex.
pushkinwow (1339) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle that was a huge gusher. Hazy dark amber with a nice dark biege head. Lots of funk, some farmhouse, somewhat sour, bit of leather, some lemon, musty. Full body, moderate carbonation, sour and tart, becomes quite dry, acidic, long finish, and I think right up there with Lente. What a beer.
lushawn (2654) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 This Was not a was of time. Leather. Cowhide. Old musty cellar. Lemon yogurt. Nice drie fonteinen funk reminicient of zomer and blauwe. Dry. Awesome. Dogey park time.
TheAlum (4295) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the CCB/RateBeer/Pre-Hunah Tasting (Tampa, FL). Pours a richer deep amber pour, darker haze, deeper with frothy with nice hazy frothy lacing head. Aromas are lemon, lime, a touch more vibrant citrusy, touches of bread, dough, and some oak. Gentle lactic, touches of sweetness, oak, touches of bready malts, some mellow sweetness, oak and brett. Initial is a bit more sour, citrus rind, lime and lemon, crab apple, pear. Some bready malts, yogurt and straw. Nice flavors. Middle is a bit more tart and wild, funky and straw, sweeter fruit and malt elements as we move on. A bit sweeter, a bit more mellow. Finish is dry, tart and sour, lemon and yogurt, oak and straw. A touch sweet and doughy. Least developed for me. Solid though
SudsMcDuff (4710) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
all 4 shared by Brad in the lobby of the wyndham, this one pretty much exploded when i opened it, and in a moment of terror- i stuck my thumb in bottle and everyone got a gueuze shower! .. .. "i didnít know what to do!!!"
Minderbinder (824) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with medium white head.Good lacing. Aroma is of fruits, funk, citrus. Taste is of lots of fruits, funk, barnyard. Palate: Ligth body. A taddy tad watery, comparing to other Armandí4. Overall: Pretty good, extremely refreshing.