Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring) - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by fewa:
4.95/5 rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Thanks to my brother for surprising me with this magnificent bottle I found on the table when I came home from my holiday. Finally I can try the last ever brewed geuze in 3 fonteinen brewery. The bottle comes in a classy bottle bag, the bottle itself art, a kind of exclusive champagne like shape.
The beer pours a golden-straw color with a beautiful white head, which was long lasting for the style leaving a nice lacing. The smell is very funky up front, some brett and hay notes, followed by an explosion of horse blanket, citrus fruits, flowers, some bitterness, leather and earthy oak.
Taste is slightly more sour than the average geuze, as can be expected from a 3 fonteinen geuze. Next to the perfectly balanced sourness, this beer is dry and tart with some spicy bitterness in the finish. When the beer warm up, nice notes of citrus, apple and other fresh fruits appear. This beer is amazing.
Overall this is a masterpiece, I cannot remember ever drinking a geuze that was just released and already is so incredibly complex and balanced. I can only imagine what can happen over time. A true classic already!
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2011 10:57:10 | More by fewa
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4.75/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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
100 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.