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

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

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
Belgium | website

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.

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Photo of badbeer
4.16/5  rDev -11.7%
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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Photo of cpetrone84
4.21/5  rDev -10.6%
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.
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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Photo of johnnnniee
4.24/5  rDev -10%
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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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.25/5  rDev -9.8%
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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Photo of womencantsail
4.25/5  rDev -9.8%
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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Photo of Tnudish
4.3/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Sampled all 4 Armand’4 side by side at a tasting back in early 2012.

A-Lente pours a cloudy amber orange in color with a large, frothy, off-white head. The beer has excellent head retention and lacing.

S-Nose is comprised of classic 3F funk, must, barnyard, lemon, horse blanket, and earth.

T-The flavor of Lente is what really set it apart from the rest of the Armand’4 originally. It is full of bright, citric lemon like the Zomer, but it also has the layers of funk. Truth be told, it might be the funkiest of the 4.

M-The mouthfeel is light, with moderate acidity, lively carbonation, and a long finish.

O-At the time, this proved to me by favorite bottle of the bunch. I’d be interested to see how it’s developing in comparison to the others now. I’m guessing that some may have rounded out more nicely than this one, then again I have had the others since and haven’t had a drop of Lente.

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Photo of billshmeinke
4.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes. Can't remember who to thank for this, but thanks anyway.

Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente
Hazy golden straw color. 3.5
Peach, straw, funk, lactic acid. Layered. 4
Taste follows smell. Peach, straw, hay, funk, horse blanket. Delicious. 4.5
Medium bodied, smooth, subtle, carbonation is spot on. 4.5
Really great, and approachable sour. 4.5

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.34/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 3/19/2010. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Gusher. Overflowed after popping the cork. Nice white head and good retention. Hazy orange body.

Smell - Unbelievable. Lemongrass, hay, and a huge funk. Fresh and light. Immense aroma, even if it's as delicate as a gueuze aroma gets.

Taste - Mimics the smell, but more acidic than funky. Lemongrass and hay. A touch sweet in the finish. Good barnyard in the background, but it isn't the headliner.

Mouthfeel - Overly carbonated. So carbonated that the bubbles are more noticeable than the beer at points. Makes it light and effervescent, but I feel like it distracts from the flavors.

Overall - Incredible flavors, especially coming in the nose. Light and refreshing. Maybe not the intensity I expected and usually get from a 3F gueuze, but excellent nonetheless.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.35/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to me for this one. 4oz. pour from a corked and caged 750ml bottle into a Hill Farmstead snifter. Had at a tasting on 6/4/11. Reviewed from notes.

A: Standard pour yields a .25 creamy white head with good retention. Beer is a slightly cloudy goldenrod. Lacing is patchy and spotty with decent stick. Points lost for clarity. Otherwise very good looking beer.

S: Nose is big straw notes, hay, barnyard cheesiness, band-aid and lemon rind. Moderately aromatic but very appropriate.

T: Straw, hay, cheese, with a lemon crispness. Slightly tart citrus in the middle with some lemon, band-aid plastic, and cheesiness in the middle. End is straw, hay, and lemon juice. Sour apple rind in the finish and aftertaste. Very nice balance here with some huge potential for development.

M: Light to medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation. Oily and silky in the mouth and slightly oily and smooth going down. Finish is mellow with a slightly sticky aftertaste. Spot on for the style.

O: Its not very often that such a "young" gueuze is so impressive, but this is close to the top of the heap. A lot of potential down the road, this is worth picking up and cellaring even with the high price point.

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Photo of oline73
4.35/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another great gueuze consumed at sour and bitter. Poured into a stemless wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden amber color with a finger of fluffy off white head and some nice retention.

Smell: Tart lemon notes with a slight sweetness and some funk. The sour/tart notes dominate the nose.

Taste: This is a really tart, sour beer. Lemon juice and a very mild funk. There is a slight bitterness in the finish, but the sour notes win through the whole sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with strong, tingly carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall: I just love the tartness of this beer. It was really strong, but not too acidic. The funk level was just enough to be noticed.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.35/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle poured into a wine glass with some friends in Jersey. Review # 1500

A- Lente pours out a light yellow hazy color with tan highlights. Only about a 1/2 inch of loose white foam rose up before whimpering out. Hardly any lace.

S- A nice dose of citrus with lemon and light apples. Not really picking up any malt or hops just a nice burst of sour tartness, A big wet oak scent comes down with some hay and outdoor scents. Damp basement and other guezue scents. A winner in my nose.

T- Tastes like a really nice gueuze but it's less tart yet as exciting as i was hoping. Some lemon zest with a slight tart/sour thing going on. Basically a slighty sour lemon drop with some yeast and other bugs coming into play. The oak is large and works well with earth and some mineral taste over some sips.

M&D- The feel on this gueuze is extremely thin with some puckering capability, some carb is present though helping things out. The drinkability is high as the abv is low as the sourness comes out with warming. A terrific gueuze.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.35/5  rDev -7.6%
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 Gueuzedude
4.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A soft, steady pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces a glass filling, three-finger thick, pale, just tanned, off-white colored head. The head leaves some nice lacing patterns on the sides of my glass as I work my way through this beer. The beer is an amber color that shows a clear, light amber with gold tinges to it hue when held up to the light. The aroma is nice and funky, it smells of woody, mushrooms still damp and with forest loam still stuck to them as I pour this beer. Sharp and tart smelling, this seems to have just a touch of acetic acid, but more of a urea like tart-spiciness, as well as a full, grapefruit like lactic acidity. Musty, slightly moldy, wild yeast notes mix with a woodiness from the oak. If you spend some focused time smelling this beer an ample, but otherwise unnoticed, grain character becomes noticeable; aromas of whole wheat crackers and crushed pale malt. The phenolics here provide a sharpness, that isn’t medicinal at all, but mixes in with the sharper acidic notes. Musty, woody pepper that has lost most of its spice, as well as a general funkiness that I wouldn’t say is really B.O. like, but does have an animal muskiness to it (of course this is all in the absolutely best sense of the description).

Spritzy, with an ample carbonation, the beer feels lively as it rolls across the tongue. Notes of urea, backed by a solid lactic acidity combine with the carbonic acid to make this beer even more lively. My first sip of this seems quite light and refreshing, and my palate is left with a lingering sourness as well as some phenolic mustiness and muskiness. Slightly medicinal tasting, this provides a firmness to the beer; it sort of has a chalky, or maybe hint of aspirin like flavor / texture to it as well. Funky mushroom flavors, mix with a musky, barnyard character and some limestone cave like earthiness form a backdrop to the lively tartness that is the focus of this beer. Soft grain notes, aren’t quite as prominent as in the nose, but form a nice base for the other notes; softly cracker like, more hay-like or dried grass like, but also with a lingering sourdough bread crumb like flavor that is just noticeable as a lingering suggestion on the palate after each sip.

As the beer warms up it becomes softer and rounder, the grain character seems to become fuller and help with this, though it is still not a major component of the flavor. While this beer is quite light and quaffable, it still has that fullness that a good Gueuze usually has. At times the hint of acetic acid seems to provide a sensation of sweetness to this beer; actually I like how light and subtle the acetic character is here, a good Gueuze really shouldn’t have any noticeable acetic character, and this one really doesn’t, what is here just adds to the complexity of this beer rather than intruding on the other flavors.

Mind blowingly good perhaps not, but damn I would certainly drink this every day if I could. It is really hard for this Lambic lover to not be really excited by this beer; it has likely lived up to the anticipation that I tried not to overdo as this bottle sat resting in my refrigerator. I really like how hearty the grain character is in the aroma; it is quite distinct & really just adds that extra something to the nose. While I don’t mind the subtle acetic character in this beer, this would likely be a lot closer to perfection without it.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4.38/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the first of the four limited edition geuze blends using lambics brewed by 3 Fonteinen before the thermostat incident ceased brewing operations. Armand’4 Oude Geuze is a blend of 1, 2 and 3 years old lambic, brewed, aged, blended and bottled by Armand Debelder. This beer is very well-regarded in the beer community (100 Beeradvocate and Ratebeer), so I am sure honored to have tried this beer even though this has cost me a pretty penny! Poured from interesting bottle into a heavy chalice for effect. Pours beautiful orange/yellow appearance with a wonderful bright white one-finger head. Overpowering aroma of geuze, spring florals, orange, grass, and champagne. There is a distinct “burnt” flavor and aromatics that comes with this beer. Sour and puckering sweet taste. All typical characteristics of a solid geuze / lambic beer. Light to medium bodied and lively carbonation throughout. Excellent beer and probably better than Cantillon in my opinion. I must have poured like four or five glasses of this goodness into my chalice glass – there isn’t anything like a seemingly endless supply of good beer!

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.38/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serious props for busting this one out Brandon.
The beer pours a light amber with a foamy white head that laces and leaves a thin blanketing throughout drinking. The nose is very yeasty with a touch of sweetness/sourness. Alas, thr beer is very well balanced; definitely a drinkable sour with a slightly dry, yeasty aftertaste. The beer doesn't go over the top in any way and is easy to consume.
Definitely worth drinking again with a potential benefit from aging...but there's no need to wait.

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Photo of dragonWhale
4.38/5  rDev -7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

So I'm sitting in my chair in my room after a long day of work and suddenly hear the odd sounds of glass moving. Not bursting, not shattering. The glass slid apart in 3 places of my one bottle of Lente..meant for long term cellaring but I had never gotten the chance to take it to the bank, daddy.
A pair of glasses survive intact..the remainder on the floor. Sadness envelopes us, but it's now time to dance.
Hazy orangey, not sure if there was a shitload of carb or an imperfection in the bottle, but the head lasts forever.
Leather and lime, an awesome and very interesting phenom. Mellow sour, more leather in the nose, more citrus in the mouth. Incredibly limey. Weird and awesome. Very smooth and delicate. A tart delight.
The 2.0 appearance comes from my bottle being broken in 3 parts and half of the liquid empty. I think that's fair.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.42/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Sweetwater mini-snifter.

Big thanks to hannydawg for sharing this bottle!

Big expectations for this one, given the way it's been talked-up to me. It pours a hazy amber-gold topped by a finger of short-lived lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises a large amount of brett-y funk, light lemon rind, orange zest, cardamom, and a light swath of general Belgian yeastiness. I can say this much: the smell is quite alluring. The taste holds notes of sharp lemon and lactic sournesses, light cream, brett, and a vague sense of spiciness. All of these factors coalesce into a gaudy balance that taunts other beers as pretenders. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, this beer lives up to the hype, indeed. It is one of the best gueuzes I've yet had and is certainly one of the most balanced I've come across.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.42/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour sampled at mrbubbler's tasting courtesy of mrbubbler himself.

Pours a murky orange with an orange-white head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is quite sour/tart with some earthy, lemon, and funk aromas. Taste is the same with an acidic finish on the palate. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good gueuze with some really nice aromas and flavors.

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Photo of peensteen
4.42/5  rDev -6.2%
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 DrinkSlurm
4.44/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into HF wine glass. Awesome orange slightly hazy color with thick white head. The aromas fly out of the bottle upon opening...super funky typical barnyard...just great.
Taste of citrus, funky wheaty, bready, very complex...very awesome.
Its tart, and sour, but very refreshing. I was a tad underwhelmed by it, but not by any means disappointed. A truly world class brew. Cant wait to open the other 3 in the series!

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Photo of rudzud
4.44/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

A - Poured into my Kate the Great tulip a light honey blonde hazy hue with a one finger head that fades to leave lots of side lacing.

S - Super, super funky and bright. Light yeast notes, tough of lemongrass and earthy notes. Again though I get a faint hint of rubber.

T - Taste is the same as the nose, minus that rubber too thankfully. Super funky here, nice and tart with good fruit (lemon) notes. Slightly juicy, good grass and hay notes with good lightly bready malts.

M - Mouthfeel is quite tart with a nice crisp finish. Good and light.

O - Overall this is a good tart brew. Its bright, sharp, really quite nice. One of my favorite out of the Armand series.

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Photo of AleWatcher
4.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

all three of these delicious beers were shared at darkness day by backfat and lurchingbeast-- huge sloppy fat props to both of you!

reviewed from notes

This one was shared by backfat (again! perhaps you've noticed a theme in the past several reviews-- I stood close to Dave for a good portion of the morning at Darkness Day, and it wasn't because I think he's cute. The dude brought the goods-- and I intended to tick them!)

back to the voicenotes-
Ahhhh backfat: a crazy fucking sexy bastard. Ohh he's a hairy beast alright! God I love him.
(yes, the preceding was actually part of my voicenotes... I have no excuses)

this beer is like a deep burnt orange color with some pink hues floating around in there. Bright white head is fizzy and shimmering white--- just looks gorgeous.

The nose is deep and complex- lots of bright light fruit with lots of citrus. Good deep complex oak and funk. This is certainly one of the best young gueuzes I've ever had. I can't believe how good this is for only being 4 or 5 months in the bottle.

Nice sourness-- kinda well-balanced and integrated.

Overall this is one of the best beers I've had in a long time... Wow. I want this beer. Really really fucking top-notch.

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Photo of Sean9689
4.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

We raided Jason's cellar and he was kind enough to break this one out. It's very much appreciated. Poured into Darkness tulip.

A - Pours a dark orange color, sticky lacing all along the sides of the glass, thick collar, nice cap. Very good-looking beer.

S - Barn, sour, nice tartness, slightly musty, hay. Solid in all aspects with room to improve from excellent to perfect, IMO.

T - Hay, straw, funk, tart/sour notes, citrus. Nicely balanced. Oak, apples, nice tart finish. For a new Gueuze, I'm very impressed!

M - Light, good carbonation, dry finish.

O - An impressive Gueuze, even for such a young beer. This one is blended wonderfully and I'm sure it's only going to improve from here on out. Def need to locate some of this stuff, as I don't have a single bottle in the cellar. Thanks Jason, for making me spend more money! Recommend!

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Photo of mothman
4.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Holy Santa Claus Sh*t!!!!

Huge thanks to kbutler for randomly busting this one out!

Pours 1/2 finger of white head. Very nice retention. Color is a slightly burnt autumn gold.

Aroma: Old cobwebs and basement. Musty funk. Light lemon acidity. Earthy and with some green apple skins.

Taste: This reminds me a bit of blau. Old cobwebs and basement must. Very funky. Has a decent amount of zest and I get the green apple skin as well. I get some herbal flavors and some wet horseblanket as well.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, clean, crisp, and tart. Fairly dry. Light to medium bodied with a medium to high amount of carbonation. Ends a bit dry.

Overall, this was a great gueuze. Reminded me a bit of Blau. A very solid offering. Very drinkable. A top beer for the style. Thanks a ton Kevin!!

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Drie Fonteinen Gueuze glass. Thanks to Dunt for bringing this bottle over.

Appearance: This is a bit darker than average for the style. A golden color in the edge of the glass turns more of a caramel color in the middle. A frothy white cap retains fairly well and actually leaves a bit of lace on the glass.

Smell: The aroma is smooth and subtle. Lemon zest, some musty notes, and a gentle funk presence.

Taste: The flavors really develop before I even notice how sour it is. Some light malt, hay, grass, and must and funk open up the flavor, with lemon zest and rind growing into a very tart finish. There is actually not much of a sour aftertaste, it finishes pretty clean.

Mouthfeel: This has a slightly fuller body I normally expect from a gueuze, but it does not detract from the flavor. The carbonation is tightly wound and smooth. The flavor imparts a fairly acidic feel that causes some puckering in my mouth and a dry tart residue behind my lips.

Overall: This is an extremely well-crafted gueuze. It takes a bit of time before the more complex flavor unfolds on my tongue, but with each sip more flavor comes out.

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