Armand'4 Oude Geuze Winter - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by JAXSON:
4.55/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a bright peach orange, very lightly hazed, with an ever rising white head. As with the other Armand'4 bottles, the nose is super juicy, bright, citric, hay, grass. Mouth is quite sour and super dry up front, more dry than I remember Lente or Zomer. Signature wet pavement and mineral in that dry part of the palate. Oak and brett swell up on the back palate, along with a distinct lime juice on the finish. Interesting, way more mineral and citrus forward than the others I've had of this series. Carbonation is very sharp, feel is not unlike a very dry champagne.
When I open a special bottle like this recently I tend to drink it alongside a more commonplace beer in the same style. I opened a 2010 Girardin Black Label tonight to drink next to the Winter. The Girardin is an older blend which is evident, the feel is much softer. Main difference on the flavor profile is the back palate on the Winter really swelling up with tons of citrus, where the Girardin is softer and more balanced throughout. The Armand'4 Winter is an aggressive blend, complex, bright, I love the feel of it. Trying to be completely objective, the Winter beats this batch of Girardin easily, mostly in being so pronounced and complex in everything in does, as opposed to balanced and soft.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2012 01:32:05 | More by JAXSON
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4.69/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Bottle shared with Josh (Maneliquor) at CBC Islington at Bruce’s birthday. Nice rich looking bright amber, huge white foam head in the glass which slowly dissipates to thin. Nose is probably the most beautiful gueuze I’ve tasted. I could just sit and smell this all day. It’s big sour, acidic, lots of horse blanket and funk, caramel, green apples, very tangy. Deep rich aromas. Taste is slightly more restrained but still a complex and full flavoured limbic. Green apples, sour, acidic, lots of funk and horse blanket, yeasty, grainy malt. Balance is about as good as it gets. Phenomenal beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2014 22:38:27 | More by EdKing
Armand'4 Oude Geuze Winter from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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