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: 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
Ratings:
395
Reviews:
103
Avg:
4.58
pDev:
6.99%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by ejyoung; poured into a tulip.

Hazy copper-orange, grapefruit juice with a splash of cranberry. One finger of fuzzy cotton-colored head.

Intense aroma. Band-aids, pear, grapefruit, white vinegar. Funky. Stings the nostrils.

No band-aid phenols in the flavor -- just vinegar, barnyard funk, lemon peel, grapefruit juice. Flashy, hugely tart, nicely funky. Dry finish. Awesome.

Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, big fizz. Tartness is massive, coating the tongue in salty vinegar and settling in for the long haul.

Intensely tart, massively complex. A treat I'm glad I got the opportunity to try. It's a small brotherhood, but a close one.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. Compared with Lente, Herfst, and Winter side by side.

Even darker than Lente, Zomer has a full caramel color with a frothy white head that foams upon pouring before fading to a nice cap.

The aroma has some light citrusy fruit notes, mainly lemon, and some lighter funky notes.

Zomer is definitely the most sour of the 4 seasons. There is a light lemon and mineral tartness up front that has a bit of a lemon note, with the fruit fading into a general sour flavor as the sip goes on. The finish has a slightly toned down sour flavor.

The mouthfeel is light, fluffy, and creamy, with a slight acidity to it.

Zomer is probably my favorite of the seasons, mostly as a result of it being the most sour.

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

Poured from the bottle, cork is just bulging out of the foil with the cage barely hanging on, into a Drie Fonteinen crystal stem glass. Huge pop, and a large gush with some saving, luckily didn't loose too much.

A real gorgeous looking beer. Honey peach orange glowing, opaque, with a roaring column of middle fast carbonation. Head retention in gigantic, with huge bubble bath and shampoo like appearance. Off white and tan colored head, with a creamy top as it settles. One impressive looking brew.

Nose is just full of deep earth and large funky notes. Hints at barrel aging round character (is this barrel aged I have no idea?) full and luscious, toasty also. Large amounts of pepper, and dirt and soil grit. It's large but in control, a little bit one dimensional. Floral components come when the beer is quite warm though, it smells like a tilled earthy garden.

Big lemon tartness mixing with large funk qualities. Soft acidic feel, but a sharp hot white pepper, in fact pepper continues to come out often, with a little bit of bready malt character. Giant earth qualities, with a hotness not coming from alcohol. I keep thinking of stinky cheese when I drink this even though it doesn't taste like cheese luckily. Super spritzy carbonated but with a good thick body and thick pepper finish.

It's very impressive, I just wish it was a little more complex and diverse. It is without question a gueuze heads beer. I would love to try the other seasons to see if they are better, cause if they are then those beers would just be phenomenal.

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Zomer (Summer) from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
4.58 out of 5 based on 395 ratings.
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