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

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330 Ratings
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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.76
pDev: 5.46%
Wants: 610
Gots: 132 | 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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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev -0.2%

01-12-2013 02:26:28 | More by SpdKilz
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surlytheduff

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -5.5%

01-11-2013 16:34:53 | More by surlytheduff
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -5.5%

01-08-2013 19:54:39 | More by Luk13
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.88/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drie Fonteinen Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente
Tasted on 12-26-2012

Notes:
Poured into a Boulevard tulip from a 750ml bottle.

Pours an awesome deep yet lively copper and orange color with a nice half inch white head. This beer is extremely attractive great bright colors and a clean dense head. (4.5)

Aroma starts off with some grassy, hay funk with some awesome notes of tartness and vinegar. There is some woody notes as well and awesome lemony and fruity tartness. There is also some slight fresh fruit sweetness to the brew with some notes of tart un-ripe pineapple. This aroma is so complex, with notes of white grape skins and some tart apple juice notes. (5.0)

Flavor is amazing! Similar to the nose it starts with more vinegar notes and some fruity and citrus tartness. So complex, with some yeasty funk and husk notes coming through behind the tartness at the same time as some nice fruit notes underlay the sour funk. There are some good woody notes and having this brew slightly cooler than room temperature is ideal to showcase them and all the other complex flavors. The brew finishes dry with great earthy notes crisp carbonation is present. (5.0)(5.0)

Overall, the brew is complex and delicious. Notes of leather are present as well with the nice earthy grain notes and husky funk as the brew continuous to warm. Although it is tart there are some awesome fruit flavors in the brew that make every sip irresistible. Well done. (4.5)

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 04:27:06 | More by JoEBoBpr
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev -0.2%

12-30-2012 01:05:50 | More by nmann08
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Hanzo

Virginia

5/5  rDev +5%

12-16-2012 21:03:31 | More by Hanzo
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a huge fluffy white head that persists forever. I can smell the fruity tartness as soon as I wrangle the cork off of the bottle. Smells of sweet brown sugary malt with a sharp lactic tartness that reminds me of cherries, lemons, and tangerines. A light bit of earthy funk rounds out the nose quite well. The flavor is tart and funky, but not mouth puckering in intensity. More lemons and grapefruit than cherries in the flavor along with a light sweetness and a small acid burn as each sip settles into my gullet. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet tart kind of mouthfeel going on. Very nice gueze, I'm glad I got the opportunity to try it.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 21:54:57 | More by johnnnniee
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gpawned

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-23-2012 05:35:24 | More by gpawned
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -16%

11-05-2012 06:51:20 | More by klipper
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Florida9

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A glass raised in toast to Alan and Anna thanks to Hanydawg!

A: Very cloudy orange amber. Forms a large bubbly head that reduces fairly quickly to a think, stable surface coating. There is some light lacing.

S: Aromatic and inviting. Caraway, coriander, citrus rind, and a mix of musty basement and dry savory spices.

T: This beer manages to straddle the line between every flavor other than umami. Tart lemon, mild sourness, yeasty spice, dry malts. More so than any particular flavor standing out, this one is the epitome of a perfectly balanced sour.

M: Light bodied, tart, mildly spicy, with heavier carbonation.

O: What can be said other than that this a pretty damn good beer! I am admittedly no fan of the sour beers, but this one exudes a finesse and balance that is rare among all beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 01:25:56 | More by Florida9
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Sweetwater mini-snifter.

Big thanks to hannydawg for sharing this bottle!

Big expectations for this one, given the way it's been talked-up to me. It pours a hazy amber-gold topped by a finger of short-lived lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises a large amount of brett-y funk, light lemon rind, orange zest, cardamom, and a light swath of general Belgian yeastiness. I can say this much: the smell is quite alluring. The taste holds notes of sharp lemon and lactic sournesses, light cream, brett, and a vague sense of spiciness. All of these factors coalesce into a gaudy balance that taunts other beers as pretenders. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, this beer lives up to the hype, indeed. It is one of the best gueuzes I've yet had and is certainly one of the most balanced I've come across.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 02:00:51 | More by TMoney2591
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monitorpop

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -5.5%

10-06-2012 22:52:51 | More by monitorpop
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joebres

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +5%

09-21-2012 01:51:37 | More by joebres
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ArrogantB

Colorado

4.83/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle split three ways. Looks like your standard 3F gueuze, maybe a little lighter, yellowish. Smell is very oude, citrus, musty. Flavor is quite delicious, extremely well balanced fruits, only mildly sour, hints of funk. This was easily my favorite of all the Armand '4 gueuzes and the best Drie Fonteinen gueuze I've ever tasted. It might be the best gueuze I've ever tasted from any brewer/blender.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 21:41:21 | More by ArrogantB
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stoutluvr420

Vermont

4.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nose is incredible - lemon rind, orange pith, sharp funk, burlap, lots of barnyard, yet refreshing and crisp with a hint of hard cheese. Pours a fluffy golden head with decent retention. The flavor is even as complex, with a gently sour and tart, w/ lots of lemon rind, and super funky. Funk emerges as a perfectly balanced mustiness- not acedic, more lactic. Sour and refreshing, yet still pleasently dry. What a fantastic beer!

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 00:58:13 | More by stoutluvr420
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serious props for busting this one out Brandon.
The beer pours a light amber with a foamy white head that laces and leaves a thin blanketing throughout drinking. The nose is very yeasty with a touch of sweetness/sourness. Alas, thr beer is very well balanced; definitely a drinkable sour with a slightly dry, yeasty aftertaste. The beer doesn't go over the top in any way and is easy to consume.
Definitely worth drinking again with a potential benefit from aging...but there's no need to wait.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 18:59:19 | More by ThePorterSorter
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metalgdog

New York

4.75/5  rDev -0.2%

09-09-2012 15:31:04 | More by metalgdog
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -16%

09-09-2012 04:25:41 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -5.5%

09-09-2012 00:04:29 | More by djrn2
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.75/5  rDev -0.2%

09-08-2012 23:38:04 | More by sliverX
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.65/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Last bottle in the series for me. 750ml into a snifter.

A: Pours a glowing orange with a huge white head.

S: Garlic, mushroom, sugar, sweet berry flesh, rich oak, wheat, green grapes, very tart. Incredibly smooth and pungent. One of the best lambic aromas I've ever smelled.

T: Oaky. lactic with lemony acidity, strong but smooth sourness, woody funk and blackberry skin. Very tart with layers and layers of beautiful oaky acid.

M: Light-bodied with frothy carbonation, a bit too much.

O: Definitely one of the best in the series, up there with Winter for me. Also one of the best smelling lambics I've ever had the pleasure of trying.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 05:59:21 | More by Etan
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -5.5%

09-05-2012 01:55:12 | More by Auror
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle poured into a wine glass with some friends in Jersey. Review # 1500

A- Lente pours out a light yellow hazy color with tan highlights. Only about a 1/2 inch of loose white foam rose up before whimpering out. Hardly any lace.

S- A nice dose of citrus with lemon and light apples. Not really picking up any malt or hops just a nice burst of sour tartness, A big wet oak scent comes down with some hay and outdoor scents. Damp basement and other guezue scents. A winner in my nose.

T- Tastes like a really nice gueuze but it's less tart yet as exciting as i was hoping. Some lemon zest with a slight tart/sour thing going on. Basically a slighty sour lemon drop with some yeast and other bugs coming into play. The oak is large and works well with earth and some mineral taste over some sips.

M&D- The feel on this gueuze is extremely thin with some puckering capability, some carb is present though helping things out. The drinkability is high as the abv is low as the sourness comes out with warming. A terrific gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 04:37:13 | More by BARFLYB
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Boz12

Washington

5/5  rDev +5%

09-04-2012 02:30:34 | More by Boz12
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -5.5%

09-03-2012 19:30:38 | More by jaasen64
Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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