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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4.78/5 rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A shoutout to Miamilice for trading this beer to me! Thank you very much and cheers!
750ml C&C bottle with black foil. Cork comes out of the bottle with a loud sharp pop. Poured into a pair of tulip glasses shared with a very good friend.
Appearance: slightly hazy orangish yellow bodied beer with 2 full fingers of bone white head. Somewhere between minimal and moderate lacing left behind on the side of the glass.
Smell: Right away the barnyard funk is the very first thing that I notice. Lots of fruitiness(pears, green apple, and white grapes), a hint of "yeastiness", and wheat malts that impart some sweetness in the nose of this beer. Little bit of earthiness and oak. This has such a pleasant balance in the nose that I cant wait to take a sip!
Taste: Mild tartness that is fruity; mostly lemons, green apples, white grapes, and pear. Moderate funkiness that is a combination of banyard funk and earthy funk. Nice oak barrel presence that does not overpower the beers flavor profile. Hint of yeast, slightly sweet wheat malt and it is a little grainy. The funk lingers long after each sip with a little bit of acetic sourness; this is really nice beer. Such a well balanced gueuze!
Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with carbonation levels that are on the higher end of moderate carbonation, but the carbonation almost reaches high levels. Refreshing, crisp, spritzy, and dry without being too aggressive. Carbonation feels soft and creamy on the palate. So very drinkable, well rounded / balanced mouthfeel, and quite pleasant to drink. This has a perfect mouthfeel as far as a gueuze is concerned.
Overall: What a mind blowing beer! This has got to be in my top 5 to top 10 beers that I have had the privilage to drink to this date! It is a sophistocated, elegant, and neuanced beer. It is without a question the best Gueuze that I have ever drank and its the best sour beer that I have ever drank. I am completely blown away by this beer and I wish to drink this beer again someday!
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2013 04:03:21 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
100 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.