Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring) - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by badbeer:
4.15/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured a beautiful copper color with an eggshell white head that sits atop throughout the entire glass.
An aromatic blend of lemon rind, citrus, hay, and maybe a small amount of a barnyard character, but this is much more towards the citrusy end of the spectrum. I'd prefer a little more intensity, but that seems a little unfair considering the integration of aromas is excellent.
Taste starts out with a bit of a funky cheese, citric acid, lemon rind, apples, hay, and just a touch of acetic acid. The lower levels of acetic acid are very nice; makes it seem easier to drink in greater quantities and allows the citrusy characteristics to shine.
Light and dry on the tongue with about medium levels of CO2. I have to bump up the overall a touch as the beer is really very good. The intensity isn't there as it is in others, but the lighter, more delicate flavors do go together very well. Probably the most sessionable gueuze I've had.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2012 02:21:27 | More by badbeer
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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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