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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring) - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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331 Ratings
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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.76
pDev: 5.46%
Wants: 610
Gots: 133 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

"The first of four limited edition geuze blends using lambics brewed by 3 Fonteinen before the thermostat incident ceased brewing operations."

(Beer added by: alcstradamus on 05-01-2011)
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tarheels86

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4.6/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL c&c at RBSG in Philly

Ap: The pour is a cloudy peach with a generous white head. Excellent white lacing.

N: Heavy Brett in the nose like J&J Blauw with lemon, flowers, rose, hibiscus. Mild cheesy funk comes through along with moldy grapefruit rind and sweet Valencia orange. Really approaching a superlative nose. There is definitely a bread crust earthiness to the nose with sharp lemon, wheat, and lemon zest. Perhaps something like sesame breadsticks.

T: Taste is loaded with tangy red grapefruit giving more of a citrus smack akin to Cantillon geuze and dissimilar to J&J Blauw. Pretty Brett forward geuze that is quite soft and easy to savor. Fresh, floral, and much softer than the Zomer of Herfst.

P: Soft palate rather than sour and leathery. Very beautiful geuze and completely insane that it is already this good with no age on it. I can see how someone could get sesame breadsticks out of this nose.

Overall refreshing, light, Brett-forward. Much better than J&J Blauw doing a side by side as this is good to go now and J&J Blauw is on the decline.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 06:20:53 | More by tarheels86
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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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