3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Zomer

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

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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Armand’4 Oude Geuze is a blend of 1, 2 and 3 years old lambic, brewed, aged, blended and bottled by Armand Debelder. Limited blend! Ingr.: 60% malted barley, 40% wheat, aged hops and water. Limited edition! Armand’4 Oude Geuze is een mengeling van 1, 2 en 3 jaar oude lambiek, gebrouwen, gerijpt, geassembleerd en gebotteld door Armand Debelder. Eenmalige assemblage! Ingr.: 60% gerstemout, 40% tarwe, overjaarse hop en water. Beperkte oplage!

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14380) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 5, 2012
Bottle at RBNAG-11. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sour, wood, apple, fruit, acidic, funk. Flavour is fruit, acidic, funk, wood, sourness, apple. Nice beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nimbleprop (7792) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2012
750ml bottle pours a hazy, deep gold with some frothy, white head. BIG nose, funky, onion, scallion, hay, band aid, funky, vegetal, wood pulp, grass, lemons. Flavor is sweet, tart, lemons, funk, vegetables, grass, grain, hay. The flavor has a really great gueziness. Full bodied, tart finish with a refreshing level of carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Poured into a tasting glass. Bottle shared among six of us, so about 4 oz. for me. Consumed second of our four seasons tasting. 4.0 A: Moderately hazed yellow orange. A little darker and more orange than Lente. Two and a half fingers of foamy white head. Good retention and moderate amounts of spotty lacing left behind. 4.0 S: Lots of mustiness in this. Compared to Lente, this is much more earthy with much less fruit. Lots of lemon in this though. Least lactic of the four. Grainy maltiness, rotting wood, wet grass, and forest after a rain. 4.0 T: Pretty much follows the nose. Earthiest season, least fruity, and probably the least funky as well. This was the only one that had a considerable astringency. 4.5 M: Lighter body. Gueuze level carbonation that is highly spritzy with a solid creaminess, though maybe a tad less creamy than the others. Super smooth. 4.0 D: This was my least favorite season, but it was still a damn good beer. Would drink this all the time if I could afford to. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-23-2012 17:44:19

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2012
poured into a 3F stemmed glass. as the cork popped the gushing began, didnt lose much but still. it was opened at around 46 degrees. huge head on this, lots of cloud like fluffiness. a hazy burnt golden orange. slight sour white grape with an underlying sharp funkiness. a bit of cheese. strong lemon. lots cheese with a muted tartness that hides beneath. very light dry oak. the lemony tartness just seems like it wants to come out but cannot. be it a mix of oak and funk, or just so much body that the sourness just cannot pop out. excellent carbonation through out, a nice little bite on the tongue. not overly light like some gueuze. shockingly not as dry as i would have expected. absolutely delicious however i give the full nod to Lente for being everything and then some. this just falls short in the taste. a world class gueuze by all means which really sets the bar all things considering. Reviewed on: 10-08-2011

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sthlm (1286) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2012
[Bottle, thanks for sharing, Greg!] Pours hazy amber with a nice off-white head. Aroma is pungently sour, with solid grassiness, and an unusal crushed nettle character. The taste has a big dose of peach, along with some grapefruit and nice sourness. Medium thin mouthfeel with a good length finish. Overall, a great gueuze that I am glad that I had the opportunity to try. Thanks again, Greg!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (12814) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle. Amber color. Lemon, oak, honey and gooseberries in the aroma. Close to perfection. Lemon and oak in the flavor. Considerable dry out effect. Raspberry and gooseberry asters. Hint of leather. Very complex geuze with an unbeatable aroma.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94: Pours a hazy dark golden with a stringy-lacing froth of clumpy white head. Has a earthy funky grassy complex with a smooth herbal brett nose. Starts with good fullness and light malty sweetness, quickly giving way to a tart, well-balanced floral funky complexity before a drier, crisp sweet-tart finish. An incredibly balanced and very drinkable gueuze. I just wish is was more accessible/cheaper.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Pours hazy orange with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is black walnut, earthy and herbal hops, light straw malt with acetic grapes. Flavor is malt forward with earthy hops and barnyard notes and acetic grapes with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DalzAle (2029) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle thanks to mark99 on BA! Dark apricot pour, slight lasting head and a nice lemon sour aroma. Flavor is nice floral sour white grapes a light effervescence and a slight amount of mellow tartness on the finish. Solid beer, really happy I chased after this one!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (23396) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
27th January 2012
Bottle shared with the Kernel crew.Very hazy amber beer. Good sized pale cream coloured head. Light dry palate. Light sourness with a little lemon lime. Initially there was a strong malty bread flavour but this died away quite quickly. Floral notes. Lots of brett and a whisper of honey and wood. Champagne crisp finish. Pretty good.


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