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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

262 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 6.15%
Wants: 297
Gots: 107 | 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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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.28/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a deep orange color with a deep b ut fizzy white head, pseudo head retention for the stylw hich fades elaving a small white rings and some bubbles

S: Your traditional gueze smell, lemons, hay and horseblanket...but plenty of it

T: An initial green apple, lemongrass and zest sordove sting the tongue and moves on from there. A little green apple note in the background.

M: Light-medium body, dry, crisp, refreshing even. Lemons and light vinegar cling on to the roof of your mouth

O: Great beer but no comparison to Golden blend

Photo of Treebs
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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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From notes

A - Copper to straw colored, very firm, lots of lacing

N - Very unripe cherries, grape vine, very funky, white peppercorn, leather strap, mustiness like an barn attic; carbonation, seltzer, woody and vinous, grape skin, a nice citrus backbone, lemon zest, lemon pith.

T/M - Silky carbonation like Champagne, fresh apricots, lemon zest, cellar-like funk, very tart cherries, acidic.

D - Amazing.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Herfst (Autumn) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
100 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.