Palme (4857) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2011
0.75l bottle @ RBNAG11. Pours a clouded orange body with a thin sidesticking white head. Aroma has grape, sour apples, brett, apricots, leafs, grass. It has a average carbonation level and a oily to sticky mouthfeel. It’s acidic and lemon strong but not too much in any way. Tart and horsy finish. Great stuff and thank’s for sharing! OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2011
Shared bottle @RBNAG-11. Hazy orangey gold. Brief white head. Funky smell of lemony fruitiness. Fresh wood tones. Intense lemony fruit flavor. Notes of wood, earth and grass. Fine tartness. Some sweetness is noticable. Dry and light acidic lemon-fruity ending. Utterly complex. Nice! sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2012
Pours cloudy amber with a white head. Aroma is acidic, flower, leather, light barnyard and light tartness. Flavour is acidic, flower, light sour note, leather, barnyard and ligth tartness. sic1314 (4773) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle share. Poured a dark golden with a small white froth. Aroma of tart citrus. Medium body, flavour is a bit bland. Disappointing. Martinus (4741) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
Clear amber golden colour, white head. Aroma of citrus, bread, brett, pediococcus, barnyard, hint of smoky rubber notes. Light tart, sour flavour, gooseberries, lemon zest, citrus, hint of sweet esters. Finish wood, tart, lots of citrus, lovely brett. Lingering. I’m truly impressed, it’s such an utterly brilliant beer, very flavourful while still managing to feel light. Thanks for the bottle from the contest, Armand!
emacgee (4711) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
(75cL bottle shared @ home, aperitif during Christmas day)
Thanks JCB. Slightly cloudy golden amber pour with 2 fingers of sticky tan head. Awesome aroma, very wild and acidic with lots of funk, lemongrass, and light citrus. Bracing acidity in the flavor and no bitterness at all. Wild and funky with lemongrass and horse blanket. Light round fruity notes. Light bodied and dry. Awesome. SirLimpsalot (4705) - SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2017
@ Gyllenbock 17-10-28: Mycket bra med tydlig syrlighet och toner av ekfat och syrliga äpplen. rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
Bouteille partagée avec Patrick, Pierre-Luc et Julien. Quel dommage d’avoir bues les 4 Armand côte à côte et en même temps quel opportunité. Dommage car il fut difficile de les départager. Le printemps se présente sous une robe orangée lui aussi. Sa tête est couverte de mousse beige. Le nez offre des arômes d’huile de sésame (tellseed oil) C’est bien boisé. Inutile de dire qu’il y a aussi des traces importantes de levure sauvage. La bouche est acide avec des brett. Le tout est bien constitué mais pas impressionnant. VsXsV (4572) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. Hazy golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of lemon, apple skin, light funk, light wood, light pepper and light red berries. Taste is dry and medium to high sour with notes of lemons, apples and light funk. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Excellent. callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Shared with my wife, corby112, and sideshowe at our Drie Fonteinen tasting - May 18 2011.
A: Quite possiblly the most beautiful looking geuze. Clear golden-orange body. Capped by a massive off-white head that lasted nearly ten minutes and left chunks of lacing on the side of the glass. This would make even the most robust IPAs blush.
S: Pungent funk dominates. Imagine walking into an old cellar that hadn’t been opened for weeks. Musty with wet hay. There is also some sharp lemon notes and pepper. Something else was here and I couldn’t for the life of me identify the smell. It drove me crazy cause I couldn’t wrap my head around whether it was an off flavor or just something totally unique. Ideally, I’d give this a 4.75, so a 4.5 will have to do.
T: The funk continues but is a bit more restrained. There is a nice interplay between the citric notes and the earthy-mineral complexion. Complexity is further enhanced with the peppery notes and a healthy dose of clean oak.
M: Effervescent with a nice medium to light bodied feel on the palate. Despite the funk, the finish is quite defined and dry. The acidity is just right.
O: An exceptional blend from Armand. I originally traded for two bottles, but after sharing this with me, my wife green-lighted a purchase of two more. Lucky me!