Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring) | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring)Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
"The first of four limited edition geuze blends using lambics brewed by 3 Fonteinen before the thermostat incident ceased brewing operations."

Added by alcstradamus on 05-01-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
412
Reviews:
128
Avg:
4.7
pDev:
5.53%
 
 
Wants:
676
Gots:
137
For Trade:
12
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Photo of kylehay2004
4.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of newbeeraday
4.25/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4.24/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OompaMentor
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty golden color Lambic with a medium head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of funky barnyard notes with some tart notes also noticeable. Taste is a good mix of funky barnyard notes with some tart notes and light acidity also discernable. Body is full with good carbonation. Super easy to drink with good level of complexity and well balanced acidity level.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a burnished honey with a loose, frothy head that dissipates into a consistent slick. Nose expresses citrus and must. Aromas are subdued; however, not as much as Winter. Taste consistent with nose - no really surprises. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively carbonation and a mild acidity. Overall, amazingly drinkable but not overly nuanced. My third favorite of the seasons.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Phil for this one

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Photo of domdomdomdom
4.58/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of YvesB
4.99/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cbutova
4.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Eternal gratitude goes out to my cousin Sonny for sharing this set at Ebenezer's 2016. Just stunning generosity.

A- Hazy deep golden body from the 750ml into a bunch of glasses. A foamy head rises to about an inch high with good retention. A frothy island remains and lacing is sparse.

S- Extremely pungent old world lambic funk and mustyness. Sourness is beyond expected based on this aroma. Lemony lactic acid, slight vinegar, barnyard musty funk, vinous sour pale grapes, cheese, fairly fresh tannic oak and a pinch of sulfur.

T- Somewhat smoothed out compared to the aroma as the funk and sourness doa good job balancing each other out. A huge level of lactic acid with a tiny bit of acetic lead things off providing a bed for the barnyard, horse blanket, sour fruits, apricot, lemon, apple skin, apparent but not woody oak barrel, old cheese and general must.

MF- Foamy with a high end carbonation which really fluffs up the medium body. Somewhat slick with a puckeringly sour ending.

The first of the set and a great way to start out. Not the most pungent lambic I have tried but this one is pretty close to that and brings on the splendid balance of funk, sour and complex depth of flavors. Seems like a three year or more average to me as there is not much young lambic character to be found here.

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Photo of Raziel313
4.43/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.66/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tasted alongside the other seasons, July 2016. Of all the seasons, this was the most similar to Golden Blend. Muscat and sesame funk. Taste was was a blast of immediate sweetness, citrus, grape. Lovely Gueuze, and my favorite of the seasons.

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Photo of bmeGT
4.19/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halo3one
4.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.71/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Billquirk
4.96/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of EB1
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased this bottle along with many others of its caliber for a small group tasting and it was definitely one of the stars! Probably the best Oude Geuze I have ever had! I would buy more of this in a heartbeat!

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Photo of HumanParaquat
4.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jeffo
4.35/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

We lined up all four seasons at Sloshfest 2015 a little while ago. Good fun with mediocre people. Cheers gents!

From a 750 into a wine glass

APPEARANCE: Pours a big, four finger, foamy white head with excellent retention. Hazy gamboge orange with no carbonation evident. Foamy cap remains until the end leaving lots of foamy lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Funky aromas with hay, lots of citrus fruit notes and some acidity as well. Probably the most citrus forward of the four.

TASTE: Funky with barnyard, citrus notes, tart lemon and sourness up front. Medium finish with more citrus, lemon and lime flavors, hay and barnyard funk, as well as a touch of acidity.

PALATE: Medium body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy and soft on the palate, goes down fine and finishes dry. Some tart lemon lingers.

OVERALL: All of these were great, though if I had to choose one, I think this would be my favorite. I appreciate the extra citrus fruit notes this one brings to the table. Along with Winter, this is one of the more forthcoming bottlings as well. Excellent series and very glad I was able to try them all in a row. Cheers boys!

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Photo of SveNss0N
4.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of anteater
4.8/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of peensteen
4.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber orange colour, ring of white head and no lace.Smell is cheesy and lactic, big funk, barnyard notes and musty, lemony and fruit, oaky, smells like a much older geuze than it is. Taste is puckering sour and lemony, lactic/cheesy acidity,dry and tart throughout. Fairly high carbonation, dry throughout and medium bodied. Truly exceptional, thanks again to Liam for sharing all 4 seasons!

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.83/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring) from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
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