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

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring)Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring)

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BA SCORE
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world-class

332 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.76
pDev: 5.46%
Wants: 611
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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tectactoe

Michigan

4.68/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Mike for splitting this bottle and knocking off an enormous want of mine. Lente pours out bright like tempered, copper pipe, beaming in color with a foamy, fizzling white head comprised of large bubbles that pop and squander away pretty quickly. A few moments later, all that's left is a thin collar outlining this beautifully colored gueuze.

Someone sitting across the table from me was the one who opened the bottle, and moments after the cork was popped, I could already smell this wonderfully funky monster. Pouring it into my glass and bringing it a half inch from my nose was like olfactory heaven. This stuff is funky as hell, and tart like an obnoxious teenager; copious barnyard-like, sweaty funk, tart lemon skins, pears, apples, musty cellar floor, stone fruit flesh... where does it end?

Just when you think you've got everything figured out, you take another sniff and it sends you into another snarl of disbelief. More wet hay and damp cork, indisputable Belgian funk, musky forest and mushrooms and earthiness, with all those clamoring, tart fruits injecting just an edge of acidity for good measure. Probably one of the best smelling beers I've had the pleasure of sniffing to date. Hours after finishing the beer, smelling the empty bottle was like reliving a dream.

The first sip bitch slaps your taste buds pretty quickly, with a funkified lemon acidity that bites but doesn't burn. Tart, cheesy yeast clumps rock around with good introductions of musty, damp oak and straight up funk lying somewhere between a horse and sweaty feet. Stone fruits abound, lemons abound, apple and pear skins abound, white grapes abound... fruit abound, really. Sour, tart, and vinous to the core.

Each sip is so deliciously funk and sour, expanding your taste buds to new ends of the spectrum like not many other beers can do. The finish is a fading combo of the same funk and sour that rummages through the rest of the flavor profile, along with an adhering dryness that strips your palate of all moisture. The sharp and heavily carbonated body only accentuates these flavors and really leaves your palate in a constant need of repair (aka, another sip).

Wow, what a wonderfully fantastic beer, through and through. The hype on this one is fairly legit, I'd say. Not often does a beer come along that is so impressive in nearly every facet of the game, but Lente shines bright like a diamond. Good funk, good tartness, good oak, good dryness, and just a good experience all around. At around 40-45€ a bottle, Lente is not a cheap investment, but nevertheless one that any lover of gueuze (or good beer in general, really) needs to make.

Serving type: bottle

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
100 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.