Armand'4 Oude Geuze Winter - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 7.66%
Wants: 217
Gots: 74 | FT: 6
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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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4.28/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one was a part of cmrillo’s 40 Beers* @ 40 Birthday Bash! Shared by cmrillo at his own party! Served from bottle into a Drie Fonteinen ‘3 Fountains’ gueuze glass. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a three finger white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, lemon zest, citrus, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, lemon zest, lemon rine, citrus, funk, and sour. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly great brew. It was very similar to the Herfst we had prior, but not as citrusy. Still a very solid brew from a well recognized brewery. Definitely an absolute must try.

Photo of jmarsh123
4.28/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours murky orange with a big slightly off-white head that fades down to less than a finger after a few minutes and spotty lacing down the glass.

Aroma: Lemons, pears, apples, oak and a ton of earthy funk. Seems like a lot more than previous seasons.

Sour apple right off the bat. There's a little creaminess and some oak shines through. Taken over by that earthy "dirt" presence before finishing with some more sour apple and pear.

Creamy mouthfeel and good carbonation. Maybe a bit higher than the others.

Definitely not as good as the Lente. I'd had to have them side by side again to find the order, but it seems like this is the weakest although it's still a tasty beer. The earthy component is just a bit too much after a while although it's still a great beer.

Photo of oline73
4.28/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at Sour and Bitter. Poured into my stemless wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a golden hue. There is a finger of off white head that sticks around pretty well.

Smell: Somewhat sweet right off the bat. There is a lemon juice tartness along with a mild funk to back it up.

Taste: More funk/mineral notes than I found in the smell. Some lemon juice notes as well. Light and quite tart with some hops showing up in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a finish that is a tad dry.

Overall: This beer had a lot going on and was very good. Tart and refreshing, I am glad I have a bottle of my own to open in the future.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 8.20.13

A - Pours a murky, very light brown with a huge cream-colored head that never fades.

S - Very, very funky, lots of woody, slightly citrus, and tons of horseblanket funk.

T - Funky, wood-very earthy and dirty.

D - Dry, Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Very funky and dry, but not overly complex. Still stellar, but not as good as the other seasons in my opinion.

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4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orange-gold with a fluffy white head. It's much darker than your typical gueuze. Smell is really impressive, a fantastic mix of oak, funk, sour and a bit of cereal-like malt. Flavor is a bit of a letdown after the amazing aroma, it's quite good, but doesn't quite rise to the heights of Lente. It's not as complex as I thought it would be, but it's rather drinkable. It's sour and woody with a nice malt character, but it's lacking the funky depth I expected. Mouthfeel is light with high carbonation. Overall, this is a really nice gueuze but doesn't blow me away like some of 3F's have in the past.

Photo of Jonada
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First review of 2014

Presentation: 750 ml bottled 4/22/2010. Best before 4/2020. Poured into a Cantillon stemmed glass. Cork removed with relative ease, but did not shoot out, and the bottle was not a gusher as has been reported with some of these.

Appearance: Pours a dark sunset orange color with 2+ fingers of an eggshell colored head. Great retention and lots of lacing. Body is very hazy with tons of visible carbonation streaming throughout the glass.

Smell: Barnyard funk, horseblanket, rotting fruit, green apple, basement, orange, hay. Super funky and inviting.

Taste: Tart, funky and sour all the way through to the finish. Orchard fruit, lemon, earthy, herbal with a noticeable malt character that provides a slight sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium/light bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is high but works for the style. Finishes dry.

Overall: As with the other Armand'4 beers this is a world glass gueuze. To me this is the most "different" beer in the series, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Put aside the fact that this is part of a set, and this is worth seeking out on it's own.

Photo of alcstradamus
4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gushed a bit even when refrigerator cold. Be careful if you open it warmer.

The aroma on this one is hugely dusty and barnyardy. Acetic with some bright cheesy notes. Great.

The flavor is possibly the most oaky and tannic of the series. Very dusty with some orange peel and sunflower seed. Cheese rind and very sour front end.

Carbonation is extremely high, possibly too much but not uncommon for a gueuze.

Overall this feels like the weakest of the series, but it is still a high quality geuze which makes it a world class beverage.

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4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour sampled at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a beige head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is sour/tart with funk and some citrus-like aromas. Taste is the same with a nice tart finish. This beer has a very high level of carbonation with a super crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good gueuze but I think the amount of carbonation on this one is a bit too high.

Armand'4 Oude Geuze Winter from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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