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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Winter - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze WinterArmand'4 Oude Geuze Winter

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 7.66%
Wants: 216
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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4.65/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of rudzud
3.65/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shared with JLindros and company at the last whale tasting. Reviewed from notes

A - Poured into my Kate the Great tulip a hazy orange hue with a one finger head that leaves some nice light lacing.

S - Deep forest here, earth, but then... light rubber and leather. Really not a fan of the rubber tree thing going on here.

T - Taste is same as the nose. Nice lightly sour and faint funk. Some hay and then it finishes with burnt rubber tones. Really disrupts whats going on with this beer.

M - Mouthfeel is good. Lightly tart though on the thinner side.

O - Overall, not a bad beer, but not sure if its age or handling or what but that burnt rubber really kills this. Doesnt taste like one of Armand's best.

Photo of sweemzander
4.78/5  rDev +7.7%
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

Photo of illidurit
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared at the RateBeer Gallery event in San Francisco. Pours orange with a light khaki head. Lovely aroma of meyer lemons, perfumey citrus, limes, chlorine, brett. Lemon and nectarine notes in flavor, sour stone fruit pits, absolutely divine all around.

Photo of cpetrone84
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

pour is dark golden orange with tons of bubbly white head. The nose has some dustiness to it then some of the others with a nice cheese rind and juicy peach and apricot. The taste is juicier than the nose an lighter in the brett and cheese department. Some dry dusty Brett sets in mid to back palate with the juicy apricots behind. The body is a touch syrupy with a nice carbonation and light body. Interesting fruit component, strongest of the three (had next to zomer and lente).

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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

This was my second favorite of the Armand '4 series just behind Lente. Standard gueuze appearance, maybe a little orange. Smells like citrus rind, acid, old gueuze. Flavor is delicious old gueuze with note of honey and then followed by an acidic kick. Quite the top notch gueuze and these Armand '4 blends are a tastier selection than the standard gueuzes from 3F which are already superb.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of woosterbill
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a 3F wine glass, enjoyed at the brewery tasting room. Good times. Much like my last visit to 3F, this bottle (and others) was shared with a new friend - cheers to BA warnerry!

A: Clear orange-amber body crested by a tremendous, majestic tan head. Amazing retention, nice frothy lace. Perfect.

S: Crazy funky, with lots of feet, pumpkin, barnyard, urea, dirt, grass, cheese, and flint. Light acidity. Excellently disgusting.

T: Barnyard, mushroom, lemon, and distinct grapefruit on the long, dry aftertaste. Soem green apple hoppiness, some uric acid (but in a good way, I swear), and some hay. As it warms it becomes heavier and very pumpkin-forward. It's excellent, but I'd like more earthiness and depth of funk like the nose suggested.

M: Soft, fairly light body with matching carbonation. A little weak, actually - it doesn't match the heaviness of the flavors.

O: This was completely unlike the Lente we drank alongside it (the Lente was sheer perfection, as always), and struck me as being both heavier and funkier than the rest of the series. It reminded more of Doesjel than the other Armand'4s, but that wasn't entirely a bad thing. It was fascinating to note the differences between the first and last beers in this most amazing series. Winter was definitely my least favorite (I'd say Lente>Herfst>Zomer>Winter), but it was still one of the best beers I've ever had.

Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of FosterJM
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1653rd Review on BA
Bottle to Tulip
75cl

2010 Bottling
Thanks Jazz for landing me a bottle

Split with GuruDel

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. Looks almost identical to Hefst.

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 enjoyed this for the full crisp slightly sour citrus flavors. This was a bit more full than the others and am adjusting as so. More

Mouth- A small light body almost a good solid medium 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. Glad I was able to try all 4 of them.

Photo of Holland
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of warnerry
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle served by Armand's wife at the 3F lambikOdroom and shared during a great day of tasting with new friend BA woosterbill and others.

A - Pours clear golden deep brown with three fingers of off-white head. Head has great retention and leaves bits of lacing.

S - Heavy funk with faint citrus notes. Slight aroma of feet and nice musty cheese. Faint earthy/bitter aromas round things out.

T - Has bitter notes very reminiscent of chewing a 1000 mg vitamin C tablet. Taste is mildly acidic but mostly earthy and funky. Lots of grapefruit rind in the finish and some lemon midway through.

M - Medium light crisp mouthfeel has a lingering earthiness and slight bitterness.

O - Not the most acidic geuze, definitely more focused on earthy funk. Still, very enjoyable all around.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.98/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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

3.5 A: Moderately hazed yellow orange. A little darker than Zomer, which was a little darker than Lente. Looks like Herfst. Two and a half fingers of foamy white head. Retention is better than Herfst, but worse than the other two. Least lacing of all of them

3.5 S: Almost as earthy of Zomer with the "cleanest funk." By that I liken it more to a stream running through a forest than an enclosed dank basement. I'm picking up something along the lines of mustard seed as well. Least impressive nose and the least "gueuzy."

4.0 T: Lucky for me, this has some of the bleu cheesiness that was featured in Herfst. Mustard seed component is back again. Lightest mustiness with some of the typical players - basement, hay, rotting wood.

5.0 M: Lighter body. High gueuzy carbonation that is perfectly spritzy and creamy as well. The best mouthfeel is found in Winter.

4.0 D: I know that Herfst was my favorite and Zomer was my least favorite, but I can't figure out the other two. Lente was the most complex and better tasting, but Winter has the cheesy component that I love and the best mouthfeel.

Photo of scottfrie
3.93/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks again Jared. Snifter, reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a cloudy dark golden color beneath a very fizzy short lived head that really bubbled up after the pour. Spotty lace down the glass.
S: Light funk on the nose alongside sweeter fruit notes. I get hints of straw, must, shitty funk, and lemon zest.
T: Follows the nose with gueuze flavors of hay, straw, basement must, lemon zest, citrus pith, oak and some sweet lemon candy. Tastes like a lemon drop dropped in the dirt. Good citrus tartness.
M: Frothy mouth, drying mouth but not as bad as I remember the others being, with a smooth medium body. On the sweeter side but not crazy.
O: Aside from the bubbles this is another amazing gueuze, but not my favorite of the series. Thankfully not too sweet, dominate lemon profile. Thanks Jared.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My last Armand...

A - Murky straw, big head. Slow to leave.

S - Sharp, malt undertow, barny.

T - Very sharp. Tangy, malt not so present.

M - Med to light body, great carb, good balance.

D - A very easy to drink beer. Sad that my Armands are gone.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Winter from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
98 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.