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3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Winter

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

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (5128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Arôme de croutons brûlés, acide lactique, agrumes. En bouche c’est extremement volatile, une bouffée de légèreté.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7926) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle at Sour & Bitter. Pours hazy golden with a bubbly white head. The aroma is dry hops, grape fruit, acid and leather. The flavour is acid, grape fruit, hops and dusty basement like. Acidic and dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2026) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle thanks to ygtbsm94! Hazy apricot pour, decent carbonation and a pleasant aroma of funky farmhouse acidity. Flavor is very funky sour lemons, dirty socks (in a good way), more nice acidity that bites all the way to your stomach. Solid beer all around.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
[Bottle] Shared by Greg. Thanks! Pours cloudy copper with a large speckled orangey head. Minerally, geuzey aroma, a bit of sweaty socks, lemon, a little grapefruit rind, and a little Parmesan cheese rind. The flavor is perfectly balanced, nice acidity, smooth, light bitterness, lingering sourness, bright and crisp. Very nice geuze. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2888) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Shared by Greg - funky bright nose, snappy. Very tasty - jumps off the tongue. Tart funk lingers, really nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (9371) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Pour out of bottle is hazy orange with white head, aroma has notes of big dirty cheese, dirty socks, hints of sweaty armpit, dusty basement, lemony lactic notes, hints of vanilla, biscuit. Taste is lemony, sharp lactic notes, hints dirty cheese and basement, a nice tart fruity note with some lemon and grape notes, hints of biscuit, finishing fairly sharp. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23783) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle @ Sour & Bitter 2012. Pours a hazy orange color with a white head. Has a fruity tart yeasty aroma with woody hits. Fruity sour tart funky flavor. Has a fruity sour tart funky finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle at Sour & Bitter 2012. Cloudy amber - offwhite head. Lovely sourness, tartness, wooden, grainy, peppery, barnyard, light mouldy, nice funky.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 14, 2012
A - pours hazy golden red/orange with ridiculously high fluffy head that lasts. Strong sticky lacing. S - strong aromas of vinegar, egg, and barnyard funk. Hint of juniper or cedar, lemon and candied citrus. M - nice strong sour geueze. Strong bodied complex full palate beer. Not all geuezy. Some soft soapy notes to a bitter end. T - nice strong sour gueuze up front. Vinegar, eggs, barnyard funk and acidic tones. Lemon and zest, light tart apple and grasses on the palate. Lingering drier bitter acids and funk. Notes of hay. O - great geueze. More complex with nice drier grassy bitter end. 8-

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (12988) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 Sour & Bitter Festival CPH 2012. Armand’4 side by side. Cloudy orange with a lasting off-white head. Wooden, spicy and fruity aroma with a little green plants note and quite a bit of sulphur. Dry and mildly tart flavour with wood and funk. My least favourite of the set, but still, a damn elegant beer...


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