Armand'4 Oude Geuze Zomer (Summer) | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Zomer (Summer)Armand'4 Oude Geuze Zomer (Summer)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Added by fewa on 06-24-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
104
Ratings:
398
pDev:
6.67%
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle at Akkurat in Stockholm. I had this the night after having Lente. I was expecting Lente to be clearly better, but Zomer was a close second among the Seasons. A little darker in color than Lente with that same perfectly balanced taste. Each of the Seasons is different, but it is hard to pinpoint why. Just so well done.

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4.97/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.44/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dull honey hue with a loose, white head. Nose expresses citrus, rind and must. Taste follows nose. Mouthfeel is light and acidic with a mild carbonation. Overall, quite delicious. A close second to Herfst in my opinion.

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4.83/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.18/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.54/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | 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- Very murky and cloudy 750ml pour to several glasses at the Ebenezers back yard share. The head is once again foamy and rises to just about two fingers high with good retention. Spotty lacing even though there are plenty of legs.

S- Pungent and funky underripe stone fruits and lemons all along with a large lactic tartness that makes the cheeks prepare. Musty sour grapes, slight cheese, a touch of funky barnyard and a pinch of base grains.

T- Changes quite a bit here for me leaving some of the perceived sourness from the aroma behind for a bit of grainy character and even some yeast spice. More notes from the barrel with vinous degraded wood and very slight tannins. Some cheese comes out with time and the sourness certainly grows to a pretty high level after a few sips. Lemons, lactic acid bacteria, medium toast french oak, wine grapes and a touch of sour apple. Similar to Armand 4 A but perhaps a bit less sour and funky. Also more Sacc. sp. character here with some spice and pale fruits.

MF- Foamy with extremely high carbonation for being in the bottle this long. The body is medium and ever so slick. Finishes with a medium sourness which builds quite a bit with time. Fluffy and spot on.

Another masterful sour from Armand. Funky, sour and full of great fruit and barrel derived flavors. This series is just amazing.

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4.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

More fruit-forward than the other seasons. Black cherry, fruit punch, maybe a bit of Cola sweetness. The acidity wasn as soft as with Lente. A little more angular in taste than the other seasons. Finish isn't as clean and pleasant. Still delicious.

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4.59/5  rDev -1.3%
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.14/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid orange looking, dense beer, had a good 1/2" white head. Aroma was rubbery funky, I dunno if this is about the thermostat incident or what, but this was a real plastic kind of funk.

The plastic concerns were overblown, as in the taste, it got better, lots of citrus, summer type fruits, funky cheese, barnyard and oak. Still enjoyable, but ultimately I guess I like a little bit cleaner of a gueuze.

Thought many of the regular Belgian gueuze beers were superior to this one. Of course this one is still awesome, but it is far from perfect too.

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4.19/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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 massive, 5+ finger, foamy white head with excellent retention. Hazy, darker gamboge orange with lots of carbonation evident. Foamy cap remains until the end leaving lots of foamy lacing down the glass. A little darker than Lente and this one is definitely the most carbonated of the seasons.

SMELL: Funky aromas with hay, a bit of citrus fruit notes and some acidity as well. Quite musty and dank; probably the most musty of the series. A little milder as well.

TASTE: Funky with barnyard, some light citrus notes, tart lemon and sourness up front. Medium finish with hay and barnyard funk, some musty and dark qualities, hints of fruity citrus and some apricot or peach flavors as well. A touch of acidity as well. Mild, but very much full of character and very well balanced.

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 are great, and I think I'd out this in the number two spot. The fruity characteristics of peach and apricot are very nice, and the musty, dank lambic works well at this stage. This is also the most mild and mellow of the four bottlings, so it's very easy to drink. An excellent series and very glad I was able to try them all in a row. Cheers boys!

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Zomer (Summer) from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 398 ratings