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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Winter

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

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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Armand’4 Winter Oude Geuze is a blend of 1, 2 and 3 year old Lambic, brewed, aged, blended and bottled by Armand Debelder. This one-time and possibly the last bottling comes in a fancy Asti Spumante Champagne bottle. Armand only used Challenger hops in this brew. He’s in fact the only lambic-brewer to use Challenger hops to make his Geuze. 60 % malted barley, 40 % wheat, aged hops and water. Each season’s geuze has an unique and different blend.


jethrodium's rating

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear golden copper with a small white head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is funky and earthy. There is lemon, apricot, tons of earthy funkiness, and some mushroom. The initial taste has a bit of sweetness and is a bit tart. The taste has some lemon, apricot, and grapefruit, an earthy funkiness, and some mushroom. The finish is earthy with a decent tartness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. This is just another great beer. It isn’t as good as lente, but is still amazing. It could use a touch less sweetness and doesn’t have the amazing fluffy mouthfeel that lente does, but it is still great.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - JUL 11, 2016
750 ml bottle at Gueuze tasting 2016, Ulfborg. Light hazy golden orange color with off white head. Yeasty aroma, barnyard, dusty, wood, grapes, citrusy fruity, orange and lemon. Sweet and acidic taste like aroma, funky tart fruity. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1696) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Rating #1500! From Bottle @fonefan gueuze tasting Ulfborg, thanks to fonefan - june 24th 2016. Pours a hazy, golden amber with a big, whiteish head. Aroma has leathery funk, vanilla, oak, sweet, almost caramel malt, moldy, wet leaves, blue cheese, vinegar. Taste is tart, citric sour, dry tannic, light sweetish, quite some moldy umami, and a light bitter dryness. High carbonation and a smooth, oily but light body. Really good!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1868) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Ulfborg Gueuze Tasting thanks to Fonefan. Pours hazy bright orange with a big fluffy white head. Aromas of forrest floor, lots of funk, bright orange, lemon, light vinegar. Taste has lots of sour apples, grapes, funk, vinegar, light umami. Nice!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (2500) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Ulfborg gueze tasting. Pours light cloudy bronze with a frothy head. Notes of mushrooms, funk, umami, wet leaves, minerals, light sweet and somre light acidic notes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrOrla (2243) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Gueuze tasting 2016 ulfborg. Pours hazy golden with a huge white head. Aroma of barnyard, drie funk, ripe fruits, touch of sesam, light grape, light orange. Taste is rather funky, loads of good brett with a touch of latic acid, fruity, light cowebs. Well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (3999) - NORWAY - MAY 19, 2016
Bottle at Mikkeller & Friends, july 26th 2015. Hazy light amber body with a huge white head. Woody aroma with funk and citrus, taste is nicely balanced between sourness, fruit and herbs. Dry tart finish with a pleasant funky aftertaste. Great one!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2415) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle at Grote Dorst. Deep orange with a fluffy off-white head and noticeable carbonation. Aroma is candied citrus peel, dried pear, orange blossom honey, lightly musty funk. Light-medium bodied, tart on the palate with a long complex finish that is only moderately dry. Taste is lemonade, white wine, dried summer fruits, candied kumquat.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (5757) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2016
UPDATED: APR 23, 2016 Bottle graciously shared by Kermis, thanks man, this one has eluded me for some time. Pours murky orange gold with medium white head and random lacing. Nose is dusty oak, leather, lemon skin, and blanket. Flavor is beautiful and aged lemon geuze, leather, blind dust, earthy minerals. Fantastic at 5 years old. Tasty meh, try dis

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (2722) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 Jim/John is back tasting. Bottle courtesy of kermis. Murky ochre, offwhite head. Apricot, mineral, milky, white raisans, grapes, hay, cobwebs, little dust, faint woodglue. Medium smooth sour, light salty. Creamy silky and minerallike texture. Enjoying this!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (11038) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Bottle shared at the John/Jim tasting. Moldy on the cork which explosively popped out across the room as it came loose. Cloudy amber with an off white head. Aroma of dusty funk, dry cellar, cobwebs, leather, lactic touchs, yoghurt, barnyard, light citrus and tart light fruit. Flavour is light sweet and moderate sour. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Nice, but certainly not up there with some of the better 3 Fonteinen gueuzes


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