3 Fonteinen Armand'4 Oude Geuze Zomer

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

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RATINGS: 305   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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4.2
Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle at home with friends, pour courtesy of Dave. Thanks Man! Poured a hazy golden-orange with a small white head and decent lacing. Smell is dusty, funk, spicy yeast, light grass, and lemon. Tart lemon peel, horse blanket, funk, lightly sour, and delicious. Medium mouthfeel with fizzy carbonation. Yeasty, lactic, and a damn good gueuze

4.2
vtafro (7451) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle. Gusher. Hazy golden pour with bit of tan head. Tart aroma, with funky undertones. Flavor has tart fruit and Brett tones, more acetic acid. Nice.

4.2
pintbypint (3947) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2012
Rbag summer edition. From green corked 750ml bottle. Golden pour, hazy. Good sized head, creamy white foam on top with decent retention. Big sourness on the nose. Sweaty and funky taste, tart and tangy finish. Very satisfying geuze.

4.2
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. Compared with Lente, Herfst, and Winter side by side. Even darker than Lente, Zomer has a full caramel color with a frothy white head that foams upon pouring before fading to a nice cap. The aroma has some light citrusy fruit notes, mainly lemon, and some lighter funky notes. Zomer is definitely the most sour of the 4 seasons. There is a light lemon and mineral tartness up front that has a bit of a lemon note, with the fruit fading into a general sour flavor as the sip goes on. The finish has a slightly toned down sour flavor. The mouthfeel is light, fluffy, and creamy, with a slight acidity to it. Zomer is probably my favorite of the seasons, mostly as a result of it being the most sour.

4.2
TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle in the Charlotte Phish lot, thanks OSCF. Deep orange with a thick foamy head. Nose is dusty, woody, leather, some citrus acidity. Similar flavor. Solid.

4.2
b3shine (9271) - Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2013 750 ml bottle to snifter (thanks LeAnn!). Looks good; a hazy orange with white head. Smells good too; tart, cheesy, and funky. Tastes like it smells with a nice, lively mouthfeel. Great beer!

4.2
jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle sampled at RBSG. From notes Loads of tart lemon citrus and a bunch of barnyard funk. Rockin!

4.2
MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Beautifully citrusy, this fluffy Oude Gueuze expresses its wilderness and potent sourness through a lovely bone-dry mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sizeable head of foam covers the muddy amber.
-This one felt drier and less overtly yeasty than the rest of the 4, which is probably why I felt like its flavor were expressed more clearly.
-Sourness is higher than other Armand’4 blends, I believe.
-This was not the most complex of the 4 necessarily. Its flavors simply hit the spot more than average, for me.

Bottle.

4.2
rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
750ml bottle, cloudy dark amber hue, with a bubbly beige head, leaving some belgian laces, nice bretty, funky, wild yeast, barnyard, fruity, sour nose, of green apples, rhubarbs, lemons, with some light spicy floral herb, leathery, tart, musty white grape accents, and with a lemon, grapefruit acidic juice, faint floral citrus hop note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice juicy lemon acidic, bretty, funky yeastiness, wet oak woody, tart character, with some grapefruit, lime peel zestiness, lemon pie, sour green apple, rhubarb flavours, leading towards a funky, bretty, wild yeast, acidic, sour white wine tart, sharp dryness finish.

4.2
olio (10692) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
75 cl bottle @ Kaisla
Slightly hazy orange color, small head. Very nice sourish notes, mild rowanberries and some grass. Flavor is somewhat sourish with berry notes and grass, mild gooseberries too. Palate is sour and crisp, long lingering tart finish, excellent and quite exciting. Top notch.
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