3 Fonteinen Armand'4 Oude Geuze Herfst

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

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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Armand’4 Herfst 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.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dunt (321) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Reviewed from notes. All 4 of the Armand’4 were reviewed together in early 2012. Herfst pours a dark, hazy amber orange in color with a large, frothy, off-white head. The head lasts for awhile and leaves a fair amount of lacing. The nose is classic 3F. There is must, earth, barnyard, horse blanket, and a little sweetness you dont get in much of the other 3. The flavor mirrors the nose, there is mustiness, sharp citrusy lemon, mineral, some aged cheese, and some light sweetness in the background. The mouthfeel is light with creamy texture, lively carbonation, and an enduring finish. Herfst had a nice balance of funk and sour compared to the other blends. At the time, I noted that this was probably my third favorite blend, but having just had this again over the weekend, I am inclined to move it up a little. We had it side by side with Armand + Tommy, and it was almost unanimous that it was better than A+T (which we all previously were head over heels for).


4
jesperhammer (4924) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2017
17-NOV-2017, bottle @Mikkeller & Friends, with Ulkløbben. Hazy golden with a lasting, lacing, hwiteh head. Sour, vinegar, malty, fruity, brett. Huge brett actually. Quite complex and loads of barnyard notes. Great.

4.2
JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2017
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear copper with no head. Aroma of malt, funk, black pepper, apple and sour lemon. Malt and sour lemon flavor with peppery yeast before a sour apple finish.

4.2
Svartvit (967) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2017
Bottle shared, massive thanks to Ray! Hidden under a ton of dust and a slightly mouldy cork. Pours a dark amber/brown with a tiny head. Almost no carbonation left. This has aged gracefully. Never had the pleasure to enjoy this fresh but it’s turned into such a complex beast. Plenty of barnyard funk, brett, blue cheese, light yoghurt. There’s such a big fruit presence in here, stone fruits, berries. Such a depth and complexity to this. Velvety smooth, pleasant sourness. This is amazing stuff, hope to try the other Seasons at some point.

4.1
RobertDale (6856) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Shared bottle. Pours a hazy golden red with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, and barnyard. Taste is lemon, apples. stone fruit, barnyard, spice, and wood. Superb.

4.2
ClarkVV (6873) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Bottle at Akkurat with Nelson, 11/29/16.
Very mild gusher, with a wonderful brassy-golden body, sparklingly-clear and with even a strong head for a while. Looks perfect.
The nose smells of Autumn leaves, dusty cabins, wooded vales and foxholes. No, it doesn’t smell like any of that, but it is less bright and citrusy than the Summer and Spring. Definitely smells musty, with lots of wool blanket, light brett and chestnuts roasting (kidding again). No alcohol and moderate brett tones with a delightfully sniffable, strong, well-aged nose.
In the mouth, it’s perfectly attenuated, very dry, very crisp and with lip-smacking brett and light lactic acids on the finish. Lots of musty, dusty, cellar quality and even notes of bready malts and hints of slightly caramelized sugar. Very elegant, though all of them are and different in its own right. I could certainly see this one being the Autumn in a blind tasting (would love to do that).

3.8
gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2017 Bottle thanks to Craig. Pours murky orangish brown color. Fresh squeezed lemons. Slightly acetic sourness. Light mouthfeel strong carbonation.

4
ThirstyBird (3000) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2016
Many thanks to J for sharing! Pours a hazy, apricot color with a light tan head. The smell is tart fruit, barnyard, some green apples, pepper. The taste is toasted malt, pepper, mild barnyard ending crisp & mildly sour. Elegant and slightly over average carbonation level. Very nice!

4
SirLimpsalot (4550) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2016
@ Eddan 16-12-3: lite svavel i början men sen kommer det en fin kryddighet som är ganska len men elegant.

4.1
gyllenbock (9855) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle from Etre Gourmet, bought in 2011. Hazy dark golden with a white head. This was a pleasant one, not extremely sour and tart but balanced and really drinkable. Apples, some citrus, hay, wood and grapes. The finish was quite dry.

4.9
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.


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