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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Winter - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.67%
Wants: 215
Gots: 73 | FT: 6
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: MasterSki on 12-16-2011)
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Photo of kevanb
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a Drie Fonteinen fountain tumbler glass. Enjoyed on 12.6.14, reviewed from Tasting Journal.


The beer pours a darker orange color, amber hues, hazy and cloudy with a nice finger plus of white head that has great retention and yields nice swatches of soapy lace. The aroma is really funky, plenty of wheat, lightly spiced, a nice dose of citrus with some bitter aged hops, earthy and floral, balanced with nice complexity. The flavors match well, lots of citrus, funk, wheat, bitter aged hops, definitely the most hop forward of the gueuzes, wildflower and pine come with it, a bit of a spice note that compliments the more earthy qualities of this beer. The mouthfeel is nice, crisp, lively, coating but prickly with very ample carbonation that still manages to finish easily.

Verdict: Well, yet again, Armand makes a great gueuze. Perhaps the least representative of the season, but with the almost piney and spicy character, I can almost envision a snowy winter scene, but I'll admit it's a reach. That being said, this beer is balanced super well, offers great complexity and cements itself as a world class gueuze, though easily overshadowed by the rest of the set.

Photo of sweemzander
4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottled in 2010
(A) - Pours a lovely golden straw yellow color with a nice fluffy white head with surprising retention.
(S)- Some awesome straw and barnyard funk meets lemon peel and a light slightly cheesy lactic acid component. Very earthy and welcoming.
(T)- Deep citrus of lemon peel with a soft acidity and plenty of straw-like funk sets the stage for a surprisingly soft body that balances the funk and sourness quite well
(M)- A superb carbonation level. The soft acidity in conjunction with a balanced yet complex funky profile really makes this one and easy drinker. Slightly sharp, but never overpowering.
(O)- First time having this one and it is superb. Each and every one of these seasonal geuzes are dynamic, complex, yet perfectly balanced. Should have bought more

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Winter from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
98 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.