3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Herfst

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


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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DanielBrown (4513) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. I was worried this wouldn’t live up to the hype, but I shouldn’t have worried. Thick, full flavoured: such a perfect blend of all the best Gueuze characteristics. Live it. Almost perfect.

RobertDale (6552) - 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.

ClarkVV (6756) - 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).

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.

ThirstyBird (2949) - 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!

SirLimpsalot (4284) - 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.

gyllenbock (9288) - 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.

Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

fiulijn (20604) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2016

2016-11-01, corked and caged, 9-4-9-5-18=45
Cloudy light amber color, dull hue, darker than others of the series, with compact creamy head. The Brett aroma is very strong, cellar smell. Very mineral beer, salty, very strong Brett flavor, cellar; smooth mouthfeel; some lemony touch in the final, and strong final astringency.
Compared to the others, side to side, it has higher acidity, and more straight forward Gueuze character.

2012-12-12, 10-5-8-4-18=45
Hazy amber color, sub carbonated, small head. Pervasive cellar aroma, Bretts, sour, bitter oranges, hazelnuts, sweat, some animal character. The mouthfeel is quite smooth and round for a Gueuze, yet clearly dry, with lemon juice, bitter oranges, astringent, wood. Rather long final.
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thomashall (995) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle at WTWBA. Golden pour. Awesome funky lemon aroma. Taste follows, nice tart funky lemon, great balance. Complex and amazing.

fiery_1 (1363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2016
750ml bottle @ Alex’s. Pours a clear dark copper with a dense white lively head. Nose has tons of lemon peel, tart, slight sourness, a hint of minerals. Flavour is sour, hints of citrus, and sweet fruits. Lente is winning in my opinion, but enjoying this slighly more than Zomer.

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