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

Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring)Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring)
BA SCORE
100%
Liked This Beer
4.73 w/ 412 ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
412
Liked:
412
Avg:
4.73/5
pDev:
5.5%
Alströms:
0
 
 
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676
Gots:
136
Trade:
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4.09/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a beautiful copper color with an eggshell white head that sits atop throughout the entire glass.

An aromatic blend of lemon rind, citrus, hay, and maybe a small amount of a barnyard character, but this is much more towards the citrusy end of the spectrum. I'd prefer a little more intensity, but that seems a little unfair considering the integration of aromas is excellent.

Taste starts out with a bit of a funky cheese, citric acid, lemon rind, apples, hay, and just a touch of acetic acid. The lower levels of acetic acid are very nice; makes it seem easier to drink in greater quantities and allows the citrusy characteristics to shine.

Light and dry on the tongue with about medium levels of CO2. I have to bump up the overall a touch as the beer is really very good. The intensity isn't there as it is in others, but the lighter, more delicate flavors do go together very well. Probably the most sessionable gueuze I've had.

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4.19/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this again in may of 12 next to zomer and winter. Bottle seems to be a slighlty muted version of winter, doesn't have the bright fruits it once had and lacks the depth of flavor that zomer offers. Weakest of the three but still extremely good.
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Had at the pub while talking with Armand. The pur is a deep cloudy golden amber with a light brown head and extremely tight bubbles with huge retention. The nose is very complex, dry and earthy with cheese up front and a light dusty funk underneath. The back has a very spicy, peppery yeast note, hints of greens, tons of fruit, apricots and peaches. The taste has sweetness up front, peach and apricot, not as funky as the nose but more integrated. Notes of yeast, a touch green, sour apricots and peaches with a note of citrus and bitterness. Medium body, a touch syrupy and creamy on the palate, good carbonation and very dry finish. The nose is deeply complex but not perfectly integrated, the flavor was more integrated but a touch less bright and complex. Incredible stuff!

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4.24/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a huge fluffy white head that persists forever. I can smell the fruity tartness as soon as I wrangle the cork off of the bottle. Smells of sweet brown sugary malt with a sharp lactic tartness that reminds me of cherries, lemons, and tangerines. A light bit of earthy funk rounds out the nose quite well. The flavor is tart and funky, but not mouth puckering in intensity. More lemons and grapefruit than cherries in the flavor along with a light sweetness and a small acid burn as each sip settles into my gullet. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet tart kind of mouthfeel going on. Very nice gueze, I'm glad I got the opportunity to try it.

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4.24/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

4.0 A: Moderately hazed yellow orange. Two and a half fingers of foamy white head. Very good retention and moderate amounts of spotty lacing left behind.

4.0 S: Musty with lots of funky fruit. This one ended up being the "brightest" and fruitiest of the four seasons. Apple, hay, horse blanket, musky barnyard, and some dank basement. Good amount of tangy lactic acid with perhaps a touch of true sourness. Bright peach to round this off.

4.5 T: Peachy, apple, hay, apple orchard, musty barnyard, and horsey. Easily the most fruity and probably the most complex. A touch of lemon and wet grass.

4.5 M: Lighter body. Gueuze level carbonation that is highly spritzy with a solid creaminess. Super smooth.

4.0 D: Definitely solid, but not considerably better than other top tier gueuzes and definitely not worth the price. Still, glad to have tried it. This one was tied for second with Winter.

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4.25/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Nick for sharing this one.

A: The beer pours a hazed golden amber color with a tall white head.

S: Intensely funky, maybe even a bit more than the usual Drie Fonteinen gueuze. Lots of earth and grass, definitely a bit of the old sock smell, too. Nice lemon zest, green apple, and tart citric character, too.

T: The flavor is much like the aroma indicates. Lots of lemon zest, apple, and acidic tartness to the beer. Grass, straw, earthy funk, a little bit of oak and must, too.

M: Medium in body with a high level of carbonation.

O: Really a good gueuze. I just don't know if it's worth it for most people to spend the extra money.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 100% out of 100 with 412 ratings
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