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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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241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 6.15%
Wants: 281
Gots: 107 | FT: 9
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.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LambicKing on 09-30-2011)
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jethrodium

California

4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy dark golden amber with small white head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing. The aroma super musty with mushroom, lemon, light apple, apricot, a hint of grapefruit, earthy funkiness, and oak. Quite awesome. The taste has a light sweetness. There is mushroom, apricot, lemon, a funky earthiness, forest floor. Tart, but not really sour. The finish is funky with more mushroom and apricot. Relatively light bodied with a slightly fluffy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Another amazing blend from Armand. This isn't quite as good as lente and was slightly more enjoyable than winter. It is probably between lente and winter in sweetness. The mouthfeel was good, but not quite as nice and fluffy as lente. If lente didn't exist I probably would have rated this higher.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 20:38:21 | More by jethrodium
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FosterJM

California

4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1258th Review on BA
Bottle to Bruery Taster
750ML

Shared by Jay from Naja's
Poured by Jerz

Thanks for the pour guys

App- A very dark orange without a lot of highlighting colors behind it. Had a very small formation of bubbles and was gone quickly. Didnt leave any stick behind.

Smell- A great smelling beer. Not on par with Lente but quite nice. Didnt have as much of the citrus on the nose but had a touch more tart behind it witout being overly done. The flavors seemed a bit thicker on this one.

Taste- A very well done beer. I have a feeling I am going to love all in this series once I have them all. The Herfst was a bit more tame in the citrus than Lente and to each there own. This was a bit more funk and dampness.

Mouth- A small light body with a lighter medium carbonation level. Wasnt a fresh and popping. Lacking a bit of pop on residual flavors.

Drink- A very well done beer. This series is really something magical. Cant wait to try the other two. Hope it happens

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 17:38:57 | More by FosterJM
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TWStandley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-01-2012 15:34:59 | More by TWStandley
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popery

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

04-30-2012 06:32:52 | More by popery
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CADMixes

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-29-2012 23:07:13 | More by CADMixes
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-24-2012 17:28:32 | More by phingdong
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mdfb79

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 04/14/12 notes. Group bottle purchased off Beer Planet for out DC Sour Tasting. All 4 Armand'4 series beers were sampled side by side.

a - Pours a murky dark golden color with two inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks like the rest of them.

s - Smells of sweet fruits, sour fruits, bready malts, funk, and earthy notes. Very nice nose, though not as sour as the Lente or Zomer.

t - Tastes of cheese, funk, eartyh notes, bready malts, fruity malts, sweet fruits, spice, yeast. Not really sour but a lot of funk, mixing with sweet fruits.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very nice body and easy to drink, like the others.

o - Overall this was my least favorite in the series, though it is still a great beer. The taste is definitely funky, but it is sweeter and less sour then the others.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 17:53:35 | More by mdfb79
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leschkie

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

04-15-2012 15:28:38 | More by leschkie
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OneBeertoRTA

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

04-05-2012 05:21:24 | More by OneBeertoRTA
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Jerriko

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

04-04-2012 10:07:58 | More by Jerriko
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Bobbydigi

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-27-2012 19:27:57 | More by Bobbydigi
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.9%

03-24-2012 19:40:14 | More by dtx00
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tasting glass. Bottle shared among six of us, so about 4 oz. for me. Consumed third of our four seasons tasting.

4.0 A: Moderately hazed yellow orange. A little darker than Zomer, which was a little darker than Lente. The most orange. Two and a half fingers of foamy white head. Worst retention of the four, but the stickiest and left lots of lacing behind.

4.5 S: Dankest funk. Huge amounts of bleu cheese and sweat socks. Definitely the most tangiest without being too fruity. The feature and sole fruit is lemon. Otherwise, damp earth, damp forest, damp grass.

5.0 T: Follows the nose and I'm loving it. Huge cheesy funk featuring bleu cheese. Sweat socks just as strong. No astringency at all. Just pure dank funk. Some earthiness. Probably the most aceticly sour.

4.0 M: Lighter body. Least carbonated of the four, but still easily in the gueuze range. Spritzy carbonation nonetheless. Otherwise, this is similar to the others, but has the least creaminess.

4.5 D: This was my favorite season. Love the bleu cheesiness. Still probably not worth the price, but close.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 18:05:04 | More by DavoleBomb
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CelticAleMan

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-11-2012 09:12:46 | More by CelticAleMan
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srandycarter

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 2/4/2010

A - Somewhat cloudy copper, humongous head that lasts a long time. Lots of cling. Lots of cascading bubbles. Sitting pretty.

S - Metallic in a degree, sharp to the nose. Maybe too cold? Malt just sneaks in over the wire.

T - Bam. Sharp, acrid, very funky. Sour and wild. Malt plays second fiddle here.

M - Medium body, good carb, not much malt. Ends on a somewhat sour note, albeit fairly clean.

D - The clean finish and the relatively low ABV make it very enjoyable for a session.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 03:41:25 | More by srandycarter
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cmrillo

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.9%

02-26-2012 14:00:34 | More by cmrillo
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islandboi8204

Hawaii

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

Opened along side Lente, Zomer, Winter, shared 4 ways.

Pours more a pale copper color, slightly hazy. Big fluffy head with lacing down the glass.

Smells earthy, mineral, lemon zest, oak and some mild must.

Tastes initially citrus, with lemon, oranges, maybe some green apple. Not as much acidity compared to Lente or Zomer, but more heavy on the wet oak/earthy leaves.

Lots of carbonation, light to medium body.

Overall this is a very interesting beer. Lente was very bright while Zomer had a more mellow and balanced citric character. Herfst is similar to Zomer in citrus and sourness, but combined with more earth and leaves. My least favorite of the four season.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 18:38:15 | More by islandboi8204
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to foofaa for sharing this one with us at a recent gueuze tasting. Served next to the other three Armand'4 series beers.

A - Pours amber orange with a nice one and a half finger tall white head leaving spotty lacing down the entire glass.

S - Smells of earthy funk, grass, minerals, oak, musty basement and a bit of citric fruit - mostly lemons. This one is pretty funky with very little sourness in the nose.

T - Starts off with a bright citric kick up front - mostly lemon and grapefruit - quickly giving way to hints of musty funk, light lactic sourness, minerals, fresh cut grass and some dry oak, leaving the pallet dry long after consumption. Fairly well balanced, not as sour as I was expecting it to be, more funky really.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, dry feel with a moderate amount of sourness compared to the others.

O - I would say this is the most approachable of the series for the novice. It has some of the better characteristics of the first two but it is more mellow, allowing for easier consumption. Not my favorite of the series but still a solid gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 23:24:04 | More by orangesol
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Decided to share one of these last night with dschuster03 being in town and all. Served in a ZBF tulip.

A - A dollop of lightly yellow-tinged foam settles to a thin cap, splotchy lace, and thick collar. Murky apricot body - someone agitated the bottle a bit too much.

S - This is really musty, with a serious aged quality to it. Reminds me a lot more of Lente than Zomer. Cobwebs, attic, hay, earthen floor, mushrooms, and a bit of stone fruit malt sweetness. Not particularly sour, with only a hint of lemon.

T - The taste is significantly fruitier, with some peach and citrus mid-palate, as well as some mild wheat and grain. Again, the funk character is predominantly earthy and dusty, with only mild lactic sourness.

M - Medium body, fairly mild carbonation, smooth texture, and a lightly dry and tannic finish. Could use a tad more spritz.

D - This was very easy to eat, and is far more mellow and delicate than Zomer. If you loved Lente you'll probably enjoy this just as much - I'm more into brash funkiness. In any case, a superior gueuze that I could easily consume on my own - it's a really a shame these are so expensive.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 21:21:17 | More by MasterSki
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-11-2012 03:36:41 | More by AgentZero
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-09-2012 22:10:00 | More by THECPJ
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to JealousChalice for sharing this bottle

Look: Pours a cloudy orange/amber color with a 1/2 inch foamy head and great retention with some spotty lacing

Smell: Funk upfront with some citrus fruits and straw notes

Taste: The taste of this is excellent. Lots of citrus flavor upfront including lots of lemon zest. Slight sour notes throughout the beer with some nice grassy notes cleaning the palate. Finishes with just a touch of oak

Mouthfeel: Thin body and ample carbonation

Overall: To date this is the best gueuze I have had

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 02:45:37 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Destral

Nevada

5/5  rDev +9.9%

02-06-2012 20:53:14 | More by Destral
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KrokodilDundee

Texas

4/5  rDev -12.1%

01-26-2012 02:25:35 | More by KrokodilDundee
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ehammond1


4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for sharing, JealousChalice!

Faint haze throughout the gold and amber body. Quickly forming, tall, and persistent white head. Thin sheets and spots of lacing mess the glass.

Tart and sour aroma, though rich, deep, layered, and complex: tart citrus, grass, earth and rock, body funk, and of course stinging, explosive sourness throughout. Not quite as good as the Lente or Zomer versions.

Taste follows the aroma very similarly: huge sour and tart character, lots of lemon, earth and rock, grass, musty body and funk, and the oak shines through more and more as the beer warms. Wonderful! I still would choose the Lente and Zomer over this.

Light to medium bodied, though incredibly well carbonated. Spritzy and light yet coating and full all at the same time. A joy.

A near perfect gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 03:12:33 | More by ehammond1
Armand'4 Oude Geuze Herfst (Autumn) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
100 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.