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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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98
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210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 7.66%
Wants: 219
Gots: 73 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of rudzud
3.66/5  rDev -17.6%
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 jegross2
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of rodkin
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Tnudish
3.69/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. Tried side by side with the rest of the Armand’4s in early 2012.

A-Winter pours a cloudy/hazy amber orange in color with a moderate amount of off-white head.

S-The nose on winter differs from the other Armand’4 we’ve had, it is more perfume-like in my opinion. The funkiness is still there, but this is definitely perfumey in nature.

T-The difference from the other Armand’4s continues in the taste. This is sweeter in comparison to the other 3. It is noticeably less acidic, sour and doesn’t have as much funky punch to it as the others either.

M-Mouthfeel is light and creamy, with fizzy carbonation, light acidity, and a long finish.

O-This is definitely the weakest of the 4 Armands. I would be hard pressed to buy this for any reason other than completing the set. In my eyes, this is a sufficient drop off in quality from the other 3.

Photo of pokgye
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of MordorMongo
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of starrdogg
4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
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 nmann08
4.75/5  rDev +7%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of FosterJM
4.17/5  rDev -6.1%
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 TheDudeRules
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of spdyfire83
4.17/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

302nd Review
75cl bottle poured into 3F geuze glass
Bottled: 22/04/2010
BB: April 2020

Winter is after Autumn; as such, I enjoyed these two beers in that order.

A: Medium amber. Only 5 (off-white) fingernail head on gentle pour. This one is carbonated too!

S: Earthy notes along with classic funk and must. Touch of hop character here as well.

T: Earthy hops with soft lemon, funk, and dull cracked hay. Crisp.

M: Light body with medium carbonation.

O: Nice and earthy beer. Very distinct and good. As mentioned in my review of Herfst, this bee could stand some age a bit. The earthiness grew on me a bit as the beer warmed, but this is the "worst" of the four of the "Four Seasons" series, IMO. Haha - laughable to say that, but one has to bring up the back.

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4.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a gorgeous deep orange/amber with some nice haze and some copper edges. A nice off-white medium dense head forms that is about 1.5 inch tall. Very sticky and good retention.

Aroma starts off with hay and corn husk notes. Some nice barnyard funk in there. There is some nice sharp tartness that come up quick but doesn't linger too long. Nice sour apple notes and some lemon with slight vinegar hints. More citrusy than vinegary. There is some nice grain notes in the nose as well.

Taste follows the nose. Nice hay and husky funk. Then some sharp citrusy acidity and tartness. There is some slight sugary and fruity sweetness that comes up. There is nice sour apple hints with some mild vinegar notes. Then more of the grainy notes mixed in with the yeasty funk. Nice and dry. Mouthfeel is dry and tart with some nice citrus notes. A dry and bubbly finish.

Great Gueuze! Tasty, with some nice funky notes and sourness mixed in with slight sweet notes. As it warms its very nice and the sour notes blend in very well with some slight fruity notes.

Photo of lnashsig
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ArrogantB
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of scottfrie
3.92/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Photo of Luk13
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First Armand to crack. Beautiful dark amber with rocky head. Very dark for such a young lambic. Classic 3F funk with more fruits. Aroma is more tame than the regular 3F, very classy. Ireally like the taste with definite sour cherries along with the funk. Very sour but somewhat sweet reminiscent of cherries. Full bodied but a little drier. I prefer this one to the regular, I can't wait to taste the rest of the series.

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

Armand'4 Oude Geuze Winter from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
98 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.