3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Winter

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

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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Armand’4 Winter 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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (6974) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Bottled @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Typical gueuze aroma’s of horseblanket and barnyard, but with some extra caramelly and spicy notes to it. Great tartness, some fruit, bit apple. Full, complex. Wonderful brew.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bosbouw (2865) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Bruingeel bier. Ruikt zuur als champagne. Smaakt extreem zuur. Als zure champagne.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (2569) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
Pours a golden beer with a good white head. Smells lovely sour. The taste is absolutely beast. Great sour.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2325) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle shared at the RateBeer Gallery event in SF. Pours orange with a light khaki head. Lovely aroma of meyer lemons, perfumey citrus, limes, chlorine, brett. Lemon and nectarine notes in flavor, sour stone fruit pits, absolutely divine all around.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamChandler (4885) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Straw yellow Funky barnyard and leather. Ginger and lemons Very tart. Lots of fecal funk. Lemony and peaches. Leather and wheat. Very dry and crisp.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy orange color with a white head. Lemon, oaky, apricot, and a slight metallic note. Medium mouthfeel with nice carbonation. Fruity upfront, sour with a lingering "raw" bitterness to it. Nice tartness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (3421) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Tasting of all 4 and this was by far my least favorite. Relatively malty and one dimensional with some heavy oak and lemon vinegar zing. Seems a bit fizzy compared to the others as well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1612) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2013
very small head, no lacing. dark orange colour cloudy beer. pronounced aroma of sulfur/rubber. taste is citrus sourness. bottle 75 cl @ kerstbierenfestival 2012 / notes from backlog

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2013
bottle thanks to collin, least favorite of the 4, very malty guezue, some other fruit type flavors, some herbs but nothing like zomer and herfest.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (10101) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle that Andy shared with me, Max, and Pearl prior to us going up to Hill for their Anniversary. Pours a hazed amber with a medium to large white to beige head. Huge dirty musk, a good amount of funk and cheesiness. Medium bodied, a touch sweeter than the nose indicates, but then it dries out quickly before moving to a little tartness and acidity with more funk. Funkiness into the finish, long wheat and barnyard. Dirty and delicious.


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