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:
675
Gots:
137
For Trade:
12
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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

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

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

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours a dark orange color with a big fluffy foam.
Tastes fruity, tart, light funk, a little puckering at the finish.
Has light effervescent carbonation.

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Photo of liamt07
4.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sammy
4.1/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thishops4u
4.93/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hugonaut13
4.66/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ready4aHeady
5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Opened 8-29-15, poured into a HF tulip glass...
striking deep peach/apricot color with thick white 2 inch head that lingers as 1/2 inch foam for several minutes...
aroma and taste are the same--huge burst of crazy uber funky-dank-dustyness with stone apricot zesty flavors--in your face concentration... only similar US beer ive ever had is le sarrasin, though this kicks it up a notch in funkiness!! Outstanding beverage!

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Photo of my_knew_craft
4.35/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Resuin
4.59/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cultclassic89
4.78/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Lente was #3 in my initial line up. The nose is beautiful, a bit less intense than Zomer, but perfect in its own way. Floral, citrus, funk, tartness, all very well balanced. My only knock on Lente is that I felt it was just a bit too faint on the taste. It has all of the qualities of a bright gueuze, think fresh 3F OG, but I felt that it faded too quickly for me.

Aside from that, still one of the best gueuze out there. Having the Seasons was an awesome experience, but I wouldn't seek them out again. Regular OG is nearly just as good.

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Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.5/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | 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

Photo of cdJensen
4.88/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MTKATL
4.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zack_B
4.63/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dralecg
4.74/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rutager
4.74/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente (Spring) from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
4.7 out of 5 based on 412 ratings.
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