Armand'4 Oude Geuze Herfst (Autumn) - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Herfst (Autumn)Armand'4 Oude Geuze Herfst (Autumn)

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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 6.15%
Wants: 299
Gots: 108 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LambicKing on 09-30-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of scottfrie
3.9/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing jethrodium.

A: A super frothy pour with a huge white head above the light golden-apricot liquid. Head faded into a bubbly wispy film leaving a good long-lasting collar.
S: Sweet citrus and stone fruits dominate alongside straw, hay and sweet fruit nectars.
T: Tart citrus, sweet stone fruits, apricot, fruit pith and a bit of citric acid. Earthy straw and peppery yeast bring up the finish.
M: Tart but not overly acidic, extremely frothy carbonation, drying mouthfeel, medium body.
O: Really good gueuze once you burn off some of the excess carb. Hard to drink if you don't. Sweeter than I remember the others in the series being. Thanks Jared.

Photo of AleWatcher
3.93/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

shared at darkness day
reviewed from notes

This one is much darker and more cloudy than the other Armand4 beers... very small head, weak retention.

Lots of oak on this one and the fruit notes are much more subdued than the other 2 in the series. Mainly apricots and white grapes managing to shine through.
This is good, but out of the 3, this is my least favorite.

Very nice sourness here. This one is slightly overcarbonated.

Overall, very nice, very drinkable, very enjoyable. It's pretty good, but after just having Zomer, this beer couldn't possibly step out of the shadow of its slightly older brother.

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Bendurgin
4.03/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Giant thanks to Andrewinski1 for sharing this one with me. Poured into a tulip. This one gushed out of the bottle and pours initially mostly head with a cloudy orange brown body. Big gobs of spotty lace on the side of the glass.

Clean sharp lemon right up front with aromas of hay and some woody oak. Slight aromas of grass with a little bit of a mustiness to it. Mellow tart flavor with hints of nutmeg and baking spices in the background. Nice oaky flavors with hints of tart fruit.

The body is light with high carbonation. Overall this one is well done. I hope I get the opportunity to try the rest in the series.

Photo of Agold
4.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a huge billowing light head that leaves sheets of sticky lacing on the glass. Great retention. Aroma is sharp and funky, dry, woody, musty. The only of the series that didn't blow me away with the aroma. Flavor is really tart. I get some woodsy earthy funk and some citrus rind. Mild sulfer but very nice. Mouthfeel is very nice and light. Great beer, just not quite as awesome as the others.

Photo of xpimptastikx
4.13/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GUSHER WARNING!
This bottle was served at ~50F and that was a big mistake. On the last twist of the cage the cork came flying out almost taking out an eye. Thankfully glasses were near, but we did lose a few ounces.

A - Burnt orange with a massive cloud of off white head.

S - Grass, cheese, earthy mushrooms, and apples. Not as bright as the Lente or Zomer.

T - Granny Smith sourness followed by the earthy funk. Slightly sweet with clean finish.

M - Highly carbonated when served above 50, but great mouthfeel overall.

O - This one felt muted compared to the other 2 variations, but ideally it should if it was to represent fall. Right? It definitely had more of a funk factor and not quite as much citrus. Still a great freshly bottled gueuze.

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.19/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. Compared with Lente, Zomer, and Winter side by side.

Herfst has a dark golden color, a typical coloring for a gueuze. There is a full off-white head that bubbles up and fades to a thin cap after a few minutes.

The aroma has a more musty character than Lente or Zomer. Hay, mushrooms, and funky cheese are all mildly presented, with a tart lemon background.

Once Herfst hits my tongue, it is more obvious; this is not going to be the most tart of the group. There is the lemon presence I noticed in the other Armand seasons, but there are also some peach and apricot notes. There is a noticeable graininess in the flavor to go along with the hay and musty cheese flavor, with a lemon kick turning the flavor solidly sour at the end.

The carbonation is noticeable Drie Fonteinen, in this case meaning light, fluffy, and bubbling in my mouth like tonic water.The body of the beer is about the same as the others or maybe a touch lighter. The feel is on the dry side as well.

Trying all of these beers side by side is definitely an experience. Even though this was not my favorite of the series, I still enjoyed it greatly and would be happy to have it again.

Photo of DefenCorps
4.2/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle at our Drie Fonteinen tasting last night

Orange, mildly hazy with a dense white head with excellent retention and gorgeous lacing, this looks perfect, as did the rest of the Armand' 4 lineup. This is mustier, earthier, more mushroomy than either the Lente or Zomer that preceded it. A combination of petrichor and citrus brightness is interesting. Mildly acetic, with some over-ripe fruits, this is very nice.

The palate opens fruity sour, wheaty, mildly spicy, musty and earthy. Lemony with over-ripe citrus fruit, this has a mild sweetness to it. Drying and firm on the finish, this is medium-light in body, highly carbonated and is earthy, fruity and sour on the finish. Excellent.

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4.24/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle served from a lambic basket into a Zwanze taster. Thanks to Colin for the share.

A: Pours a dark orange color with a cloudy body and a white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace down the glass.

S: Funky with some oak and citrus fruity pith. Slightly tart in the nose with lemon grass.

T: Same as the nose, but a whole lot brighter. Lots of lemony tartness, some mild sour notes, smooth oak and some grassy undertones. Sweet cracker malt with some back end funk and bright citrus.

M: Light and bubbly with a sweet, fruity and slightly tart finish. Medium high carbonation.

O: Very nice. Really nicely balanced across all nuances of the beer. Just the right amount of funk, tartness and sweet.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Herfst (Autumn) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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