Armand'4 Oude Geuze Zomer (Summer) - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by fewa:
4.95/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Bought some bottles at the 3 Fonteinen brewery today. The 2nd release in the Armand’4 series, the last ever brewed geuze in the 3 fonteinen brewery. According to Armand, the 4 season beers all have different ratios of lambic from the 3 years. The beer pours a golden-straw color with a beautiful white head, which was long lasting for the style leaving a nice lacing, very similar to the Lente version. The smell is a complex funkiness, full of fresh grass and barnyard. Also some citrus fruits in the smell, more than in the Lente edition. The nose seems also a bit more oaky as I remember by heart from the Lente. The taste is fantastic, like drinking champagne. This one seems slightly more complex to me than the Lente version. Oak, citrus fruits, pine, apples, vanilla, hay, grass blended together by a funkyness that cannot be described in words. The finish is very dry with some bitterness. Outstanding balanced beer. Is it better than the Lente? I think both are excellent! Is it different, yes it is a unique geuze, although the taste differences are subtle and probably (only) recognized by the more experienced geuze drinker. But, as Armand told me some weeks ago, this geuze will be very different from the Lente in some years, and I think he is right. I am happy I still have three bottles more!
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2011 21:03:48 | More by fewa
More User Reviews:
4.71/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Shared this with atomicskis5:
In short, this beer is phenomenal:
For the features that really matter (taste/smell) - Lilac, dandelion, wheat, grass, honey, pollen, lemon, hay, pepper are all present. This is a wonderfully round, decently tart gueuze - floral, bright, easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2014 03:37:18 | More by thegerm87
Armand'4 Oude Geuze Zomer (Summer) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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