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

Armand'4 Oude Geuze Zomer (Summer)Armand'4 Oude Geuze Zomer (Summer)
BA SCORE
99.7%
Liked This Beer
4.65 w/ 396 ratings
Armand'4 Oude Geuze Zomer (Summer)Armand'4 Oude Geuze Zomer (Summer)
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 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:
-
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
396
Liked:
395
Avg:
4.65/5
pDev:
6.67%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
470
Gots:
131
Trade:
12
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4.1/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jaydoc
4.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at mrbubbler's "end of the world" tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy orange-beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some grain and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer and another great gueuze from Armand.

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Knapp85
4.24/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a hazy yellow color with a big foamy white head on top. Even with the gentlest of pours this beer is very active. The retention is pretty strong on this as well as the lacing. The look of the beer is really nice. The smell of the beer is funky, not much else to say... it's like bile or some other form of acidic pungent aromas. The taste of the beer is tart, also more funk with a sharp lemon zest in there also. The mouthfeel has a lot of sharp carbonation to it. Overall this beer is a good representation of the style. It's not an easy one to get so I'm glad I got to try it.

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of emerge077
4.12/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Mark for sharing this with everyone! It was a special highlight, glad I got the chance to try it. Served in a small snifter glass.

Frothy pour with a thin veil of delicate lacing, bright crystalline orange body. After a few sips the foam parted, leaving behind a broken skim.

Citrusy aroma with a pleasantly musty oak character, wet wood and bright citrus dominate.

Flavors follow, with plenty of tart citrus fruitiness, restrained dry oak, signature stable funk, and a soft mellow dryness that lingers. Medium bodied, champagne effervescence at first. Seemed to mellow out after a little bit. A nice gueuze no doubt, but it feels like "emperors new clothes" compared to other very similar 3F blends.

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4.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at sour and bitter. It was tough to drink so many world class gueuzes at once :) Poured into a stemless wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a half finger of off white head that fades to a layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Funk up front with lemon tartness in the background. There is a mild white wine note as well.

Taste: Very smooth. The malt balances out the tartness quite well. Very easy to drink. The white wine note shows up here as well. I'm getting the aged hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Another very good beer in this series. I enjoyed them all. This may have had the most balance. I would have it again.

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of mothman
4.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Chris for sharing this treat!

Pours a white head. It actually even leaves some lace. Color is a golden orange. Slight haziness to it.

Aroma: Lemon acidity. Old cobweb and basement funk. Musky, yet clean. Muskmelon, green, apples, and oak all show.

Taste: Lemon, muskmelon, and other fruity flavors up front. Oaky. Cobweb and basement musk. Some spices. Very funky. This is gueuze. Light vinegar and acidic flavor. Green apples.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, tart, and acidic. Light bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, a fantastic gueuze. Top beer for the style. It is young, but tastes old which I really enjoy. Very solid. Great drinkability.

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.62/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to ahalloin for sharing this a few weeks back. Served in a snifter and reviewed from notes.

Pours a really nice bright golden-yellow with a fluffy white head and some good lacing. Clear beer with visible carbonation. The nose is really quite nice, though not quite as good as the Lente. Bright notes of citrus and lemon zest plus plenty of funk and light earth. The flavor is moderately fruity with some orange and green apple plus a good dose of lemon. Mild acidity and plenty of Brett-induced funk and earth. Crisp carbonation and a dry finish with a nice earthy funk throughout. Light acidity. Absolutely stunning.

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Kegatron
4.45/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into several glasses. Tasted next to the Lente 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 hazed peach color (maybe a tad darker), with a finger of rich and foamy off-white head. This maintains a strong and robust look, leaving back a frothy cascade of lace which hangs in thick swathes down the sides of the glass. The aroma is bit funk heavy up front, with a musty and earthy quality to it, while an underling acidic tartness gives this a touch of sharpness. Sweet toasted grains fills out the edges of the nose. There is maybe just a smidge of warmth coming out as well.

The taste is zesty and tart up front, which is dulled by a good bit of earthy and musty accents to the flavor. This does get a bit sweetener underneath. The backend of the profile is fairly dry and acidic feeling, which lingers with a good bit of tannic character. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a bit more of a slickness from the barrel that mingles with some overall chewiness to the body. This is also showing some more alcohol in spots than I would have guessed.

While this lacked the bright and refreshing qualities of the Lente, the boldness of the wild yeast flavors and that chewier body definitely brought something new to the table and still kept this drinking rather nicely. I really liked this. It’s definitely a top Geuze for me. Thanks again for sharing these Adam. They were both quite awesome!

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4.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beer #5000! Review to come.

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Beer rating: 99.7% out of 100 with 396 ratings
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