GRM (4108) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2017 Dunt (316) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reviewed from notes. Sampled all 4 Armand’4 side by side at a tasting back in early 2012. Lente pours a cloudy amber orange in color with a large, frothy, off-white head. The beer has excellent head retention and lacing. Nose is comprised of classic 3F funk, must, barnyard, lemon, horse blanket, and earth. The flavor of Lente is what really set it apart from the rest of the Armand’4 originally. It is full of bright, citric lemon like the Zomer, but it also has the layers of funk. Truth be told, it might be the funkiest of the 4. The mouthfeel is light, with moderate acidity, lively carbonation, and a long finish. At the time, this proved to me by favorite bottle of the bunch. I’d be interested to see how it’s developing in comparison to the others now. I’m guessing that some may have rounded out more nicely than this one, then again I have had the others since and haven’t had a drop of Lente.
Brown bottle, 75 cl, lot 19/03/2010, best before 03/2020, from and with Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on December 9 2016; eye: caramel, hazy, no effervescence, ring of tan head, light lacing; nose: citrusy, wild yeasts, cucumber, green apple; mouth: citrusy, wild yeasts, cucumber, green apple, finale in green apple with presence of wild yeasts, medium body, average carbonation, slick texture; overall: fine
Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Bouteille brune, 75 cl, lot 19/03/2010, meilleure avant 03/2020, de et avec Philippe Boutin (merci!), savour�e le 9 d�cembre 2016; �il : caramel, trouble, pas d�effervescence, anneau de mousse fauve, l�g�re dentelle; nez : citrique, levures sauvages, concombre, pomme verte; bouche : citrique, levures sauvages, concombre, pomme verte, finale en pomme verte avec pr�sence de levures sauvages, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, texture coulante; en r�sum� : bien
Sampled from 750ml bottle and shared by BDR. Pours a hazy orange amber colored brew with a thick white head that really stick around. Aroma of tart and wild golden sour beer, a hint of citrus and earthy spice. Taste is equally tart and funky with flavors of mild citrus, horse blanket, read licorice and earthy spice. Finish continues the tart funk and dank cheese aftertaste. Everything I expect out of a bottle conditioned and aged Gueuze. JK (6240) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Bottle shared by Brad, thanks! Dry, earthy aroma with dried plants. Flavor is much more sour than the zomer i had first. Sour flavor, but hops and malt are therenin the flavor too. Excellent but not ss good as a Zomer in oeak form. dogfish120love (1337) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Pours a moderately dark orange with a fluffy billowing white head. What starts of as a pale yellow at the bottom of the glass ascends into darker orange notes. The aroma is leather, citrus, licorice and dirt. Incredibly complex with flourishing carbonation Erzengel (9080) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 14, 2017
Bottle bought at the brewery some years ago. Extreme sourish horse-blanket nose. The beer starts sour-fresh. Extreme sour tart dry body. Grainy with an intense dry sourness. Funky with lots of horse-blanket. Complex with sour fruity parts, smooth, sourish dry aftertaste with woody hints and fresh yeasty sourness. Very nice!
BuckeyeBoy (8202) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Sexy bottle thanks to Sam some years back and again to toby at ratebeer winter gathering for a refresher. Pours out a straw color topped with a small head. Nose is nice funky horse blanket dusty some light fruit notes and burning plastic. O you got you to love the burning plastic notes. Taste is more of the nice funky notes some dank cheese this one is amazing. rouhlas (3665) - GREECE - MAR 2, 2017
From bottle shared at Ratebeer Best awards and bottle-share. Hazy orange color with of white head. Yeasty aroma, funky dusty, barnyard, tart citrusy, lemon, grass and some piney notes, wood. Light sweet and light to moderate acidic taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. RobertDale (6650) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Shared bottle at RateBeer Best. Pours a hazy, dark golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, and funk. Taste is lemon, orange, stone fruit, spice, and funk. Excellent. ClarkVV (6825) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Bottle shared with Nelson at Akkurat on 11/29/16.gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Very light-colored body and gushing with a white head atop. Clear.
Wow, what a nose. As I mentioned in my Winter review, what this lacks in the sheer unique complexity of the Winter (strange fruits, must, cellar, mineral), it close to makes up for in just pure, unadulterated, bright, lambic goodness. Brett and lactic acid are intensely vivacious here, with lemon, tangerine, lime juice and hugely soft minerality on the back end, bolstering the aroma.
In the mouth it’s just about as good, with a proper attenuation and carbonation and good pucker on the end. Apples, tangerines, lemons and lots of honey, with boisterous but not too intense lactic character, adding a good deal of sourness. I can see why this one is the favorite but I think I like the Winter just a bit more on account of its mysteries.
Bottle thanks to Craig. Pours hazy dark orange with a thin white blanket of head. Peach, aged sharp cheddar. Good