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%
 
 
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677
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137
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4.1/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -14.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.42/5  rDev -6%
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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5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -14.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of oline73
4.35/5  rDev -7.4%
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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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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4.88/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to westcoastbeerlvr for sharing this great beer.

Beautifully effervescent, sunset-hued with slight haziness. The lasting head leaves webbed lacing.

Herbal, grassy, earthy aroma, a lot of oak on this one. Acidic fruit and mushrooms, pine, little bit of mint. Vibrant and complex for a fresh gueuze, and I can see it improving.

Pretty spectacular palate on this one. Herbal, earthy, lemon fruitiness, grass/soil. Very earthy and oaky. Great balance of sourness and tannin. This shows a ton of depth for a young gueuze. Extremely dry, nice mushroom-y/earthy finish. Big lingering oak character. Sourness is moderate, very lactic and clean. Absolutely awesome, this rivals some of the greats.

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4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of mothman
4.45/5  rDev -5.3%
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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4.25/5  rDev -9.6%

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

Photo of Thorpe429
4.74/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to quite a few friendly faces who have shared this by now. Each time has been an incredible experience. Thanks to Avalon68, recently tried this side-by-side with J&J Blauw.

Armand’4 has a beautiful sparkling appearance with a good white head. Incredible funk in the nose for the young age plus fantastic notes of citrus and light pepper. Brett character is strong. Slight lacticness. Full and rich flavor. Side-by-side, this has much more character than the Blauw, though it’s not quite as smooth. One of the best gueuzes I have ever come across. Can’t wait to see how this one ages.

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4.6/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to either rudzud or Duffy for this one.

Pours a lighter fizzy head over a honey blond color.

Nose is funkier and bright, much more lactic, nice malty and yeasty funk, light tartness and light lemongrassy like, just a touch of the rubbery aroma.

Taste has nice tart funk, lemon, light earthy bitter grassy flavor, tart fruit like, fairly bitter and juicy, funky, little straw and grainy malt base, with decent fresh fruit too. Finish is long and acidic, dry bready malts, lots of tart fruit, little lemongrass.

Mouth is med ot lighter bodied, good carb.

Overall really nice. The best seasonal so far I think, lots of great flavors, fresh, bright, juicy, funky, acidic, an extremely well done blend and very tasty.

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4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Kegatron
4.57/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750 ml bottle into several glasses. Tasted next to the Zomer version. Huge thanks go to Stakem for busting these out because he felt that I hadn’t reviewed enough Geuzes yet LOL! Well here ya’ go buddy and thanks again for sharing these!

Pours a deep hazed apricot color, topped with a ½ finger of smooth bright-white head. This stays rich and robust, leaving thick looking swathes of lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma has a bright and fresh feeling tartness to it up front. Going deeper reveals some sweeter fruitiness, a slightly acidic sourness, woody tannins, and a touch of cheesy smelling funk. The overall presence here in the nose is quite complex and heavy with flavor but this just has breeziness to it in the nostrils that makes it a joy to sit here and whiff. Fantastic!

The taste has a lot of woody tannic character and tart fruit notes of peach and apple. There is a bit of an acidic edge to this but there is enough sweet sugary grains buried at the bottom of the flavor profile to help balance that out. This is just so bright feeling, well balanced, and refreshing on the palate, with a finish that is dry and woody, with some lingering tartness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite crisp on the tongue, with a slightly slick tannic smoothness that glides underneath. The is overall extremely lively feeling and I would never have guessed that it’s sitting at 6%.

Wow, just wow. I don’t think that I ever knew or would believe that a Geuze could be as flavorful and quaffable as this one was. Tart, tangy, crisp, and delicious, I could have easily drunk the whole bottle myself. It’s that good and I’m not what you would consider to be a sour-head in any way. Thanks again Adam for sharing this rarity with us. It was a real treat!

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