Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring) - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by Florida9:
4.55/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
A glass raised in toast to Alan and Anna thanks to Hanydawg!
A: Very cloudy orange amber. Forms a large bubbly head that reduces fairly quickly to a think, stable surface coating. There is some light lacing.
S: Aromatic and inviting. Caraway, coriander, citrus rind, and a mix of musty basement and dry savory spices.
T: This beer manages to straddle the line between every flavor other than umami. Tart lemon, mild sourness, yeasty spice, dry malts. More so than any particular flavor standing out, this one is the epitome of a perfectly balanced sour.
M: Light bodied, tart, mildly spicy, with heavier carbonation.
O: What can be said other than that this a pretty damn good beer! I am admittedly no fan of the sour beers, but this one exudes a finesse and balance that is rare among all beers.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2012 01:25:56 | More by Florida9
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4.83/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
750ml bottle with foil and C&C. Poured into a Cantillon stemmed glass 5/19/2014.
A- hazy brown-orange body, much like a lighter apple cider. Effervescent two finger white head with great retention, nice film and some lacing.
S- Very intense, funk-forward nose. Peppercorns, lemon rind, grape skin, musty hay, leather, tangerines, lactic acid. So much going on. Impressive.
F- Bold and aggressive. Citrus, lemon zest, apple skin, musty hay, black pepper, lots and lots of funk that dominates the palate. Just enough yogurt lacto in the dregs to make me smile. A vinous finish reminds me of a nice champagne.
M- Medium bodied, perfectly carbonated and not too fizzy; nicely effervescent and drinks with a real pop! Funky, musty and lemony finish.
O- I see why many argue that this is the best of the 4. I liked Zomer's subtlety that didn't sacrifice much intensity, but this is right in your face intense and incredibly complex. A lambic for the ages.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2014 21:46:08 | More by Stevedore
Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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