3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Lente

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

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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Armand’4 Oude Geuze is a blend of 1, 2 and 3 years old lambic, brewed, aged, blended and bottled by Armand Debelder. Limited blend! Ingr.: 60% malted barley, 40% wheat, aged hops and water. Limited edition! Armand’4 Oude Geuze is een mengeling van 1, 2 en 3 jaar oude lambiek, gebrouwen, gerijpt, geassembleerd en gebotteld door Armand Debelder. Eenmalige assemblage! Ingr.: 60% gerstemout, 40% tarwe, overjaarse hop en water. Beperkte oplage! Released at Toer de Geuze 2011 on May 1, 2011. 6% ABV, bottles of 75cl.

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4.1
RasmusOtt (2794) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2012
Pours unclear dark orange with a tiny whitish head. Aroma is pear, green sour apples, rural, cheesy, citrusy sourness, very tart, hay, straw and just a dirty sour backbone. Taste is citrusy, grapefruit, very tart, a fruity sourness to it, woody dryness and light salty with maybe some minerals.

4
Hoprider (699) - DENMARK - JAN 17, 2012
Orange/hazy in color with a very lively mouthfeel - prickly and lots of suds. Funky fruity aromas. Soft citrus on the palate with lots of tart, brett, barnyardy flavors. Even a little salty in the background. Long acidic aftertaste. This is just very high quality geuze no doubt and what a bottle too.

4.2
vyvvy (6521) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Sampled at STLWill’s 30th b-day tasting. Pours hazy copper with a small off-white head. The aroma has lots of lemons, tropical fruit, juiciness, toasty malt, must and some cheesiness. Medium body with understated carbonation. Fuller body that most gueuzes. The flavor starts with lemon, pineapple, mango, spice and pepper. The finish has a spritzy spiciness that is very refreshing. Very impressive beer & surprising there wasn’t fruit added to the beer.

4.4
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2012
amazing stuff. amber reddish body with large head. massive gueze aroma with oak, funk, musty basement, skunky cheese, and some fruit skin and tea leaves. flavor of huge funk, yeast, dry gueze, and cheese. big, bold, and delightful!

4.1
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JAN 14, 2012
Aroma has lots of citrus all over, zesty and fresh, oak, sour white wine, mature cheese, brett and lacto up in this crib, lovely balance and great complexity, lovely funky - but mostly on the fruity side of the gueuze section with citrus and grape fruit within, also gooseberries. Taste isn’t patricularly balanced as e.g. Girardin Black Label, but the sourness is lively and puckering, but still lovely and just the thing for a hardcore gueuze lover. It is very good, but it still is inferior to Girardin Black Label.

4
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2012
Hazy orange of color with a white color. An aroma with sour notes, vinegar and dry white wine. A flavor of green grapes, green strawberries and sour and fresh.

3
Zarin (202) - ITALY - JAN 14, 2012
A: yeasts, sour apples A: pale yellow, unclear, no foam (why not?) T: super sourness P: mb O:11/20.

4.8
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle. Aroma has notes of lemon, citrus, brett funk, wheat, grass and that beautiful sour/citrus/sugar/wheat funk that is classic 3 Fonteinen. Reddish orange medium hue with a small white foamy head that diminished but left some lace. Flavor is sweet and very sour. Palate is medium bodied and oily lively. mmmmmm. Overall a lovely and complex brew. Special in every way but the fact that it is the last of it’s kind makes it even more special. One of the more special brews that I have had the honor of being part of. I really don’t know how it gets that much better than this!?

4.5
pushkinwow (2827) - Ottawa, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
750ml bottle. Semi-opaque bright amber with an fluffy, fairly permanent off-white head that leaves great lacing down the glass. Very unique aroma that combines funk and sour into an amazing tartness with an underlying sweetness - quite dry, grass, bit old chevre rind, hint of champagne, lemon and alcohol. Initially sweet, like candied sugar at the sides of the mouth but then the sour hits along with some funk and creates a very interesting sensation on the palate, almost savory, full bodied, moderate to high carbonation, acidity is not overwhelming so quite pleasant. Leaves the palate quite clean and dry, combination of floral, funk and tartness, develops for quite a long time. Very very good - like how well everything is balanced and yet the beer keeps on developing with different nuances coming to the forefront.

4.3
wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Tasted on 8/22/11 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle purchased online through Etre Gourmet. Pours a cloudy bright orange with a very thick and pillowy white head that slowly recedes to spotty lace, leaving some spots of lace and thin spots on the inside of the glass. The nose is super funky with barnyard, mushroom earth, burnt rubber, white wine vinegar, fruity with apricot and peach, with just a hint of alcoholic heat. The flavor is tart and sour up front with the tart peach, apricot and all of the funky, earthy, burnt rubber, mushroom, and vinegar flavors underlying. The body is medium and somewhat tannic with average carbonation and a long super funky sour and tart finish.


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