orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2012 *Update - Had this one again beside all three of its counter parts. Updating my rating / scores to reflect my second experience.*
Big thanks to foofaa for busting this one out at our recent gueuze tasting. Served beside the other three Armand’4’s.
A - Pours hazy orange with a ton of little bubbles rising into a fluffy one finger tall white head leaving light lace down the glass.
S - Smells of damp earth, wet hey, fresh cut grass, grapefruit, lemon zest and granny smith apples. This one is intoxicating yet balanced. I can only imagine how this one will grow with age...
T - Starts off with a bright citric kick quickly giving way to a mix of light funk, fresh fruit, a light acidic feel. There is very little pucker in this one, it is well balanced and very easy to drink. The finish has a bit of pucker with quite of dryness. Easily one of the best gueuze’s I have ever had.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Fizzy, funky, feel with a moderate amount of acidic pucker. The balance is nearly perfect.
O - When I first had this one I really liked it, but now that I have had a chance to sit down and actually enjoy a proper pour I am in love with it. Compared to the other three this is the best for sure. One of the best beers I have had in a long time. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Nice subtle funky cheeses barnyard nose. Mild poop medium citrus freshness. Pours hazy orange this. Head lace. Nice long and underripe peach. Hay funk batnyary. Goof shit hoes yea. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
750, capped. Thanks suzy! Pours a clear dark amber. Big lemon and basement nose. Creamy crisp sparkling body. Lemon and basement mid palate with a long lemony finish. anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle @ RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at Dean Swift, Tower Bridge SE1. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour funky hayish aroma. Fruity funky smooth sour tart flavor. Has a fruity sour tart citrus finish. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Golden with a white head. Really sour aroma with notes of dust. Champagne-ish palate. Really sour and surprisingly bitter.
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle shared at the big Hair of the Dog PreSale Tasting... A wonderful Gueuze that poured golden yellow with a white head. Tart fruit characters, oak, horse blanket, early herbs, hints of citrus, and overall quite acidic. Lots of funky sourness too. tderoeck (9735) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2011
6/11/2011 75cl bottle @ Klaas’ place (2011-628) Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2011
Clear deep golden to orange beer, aery off-white head, bit stable, bit adhesive. aroma: pretty metallic, peppery, lemon, bretta, spices. MF: lots of carbon, a bit too much actually, medium body. Taste: lemony start, fruity touches, bretta, spices, bit metallic, peppery. Aftertaste: little bitter, lemon zest. Pretty fruity geuze, this one.
Bottle 750ml @ RBNAG-11KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2011
Pours cloudy orange with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of funky sour fruity and wood. Taste is heavy sour and light bitter. Body is full, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle, RBNAG 11.
Oranges, vinegar, crisp fresh finish. As good as it gets, an outstanding geuze. nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2011
Many thanks to daknole for sharing this one at his 5000th -- congrats!! Pours golden in color with a fleeting white head. Brimming with notes of farmhouse funk, sour grapes, and wet grain, and grass. Extremely earthy, but with a tartness on the mid-palate, and an aggressive dryness that forces a pucker on the finish. Very nice.