Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring) - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by rodkin:
4.8/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
I love this beer.
Pour is a slightly hazy orange, with about a 3 finger head that lasts and lasts.
Smell is really big citrus. Some mustiness, bit of funk, hay, apple. Kind of a dewy character.
Taste is unbelievable. Big apple, musty attic, funk, citrus, hay. Kind of reminds me of walking through a forest on a sunny morning. Really captures the season. Can't possibly think of how this can be improved. Pleasantly tart, but not overwhelmingly so at all. Super sessionable, this is probably my #1 desert island beer. Perfectly smooth on the finish.
The mouthfeel is just perfect. Light, dry, great carbonation. Drinks super smoothly.
What a beer. Zomer was excellent, but between the two I think the edge has to go to lente.
Serving type: bottle
08-11-2012 03:28:03 | More by rodkin
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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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