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:
394
Reviews:
103
Avg:
4.58
pDev:
6.99%
 
 
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470
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Photo of FosterJM
4.8/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

1290th Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet
750 ml

Thanks to Jazzpatel for this one.
Shared with Jazzpatel, Ehammond1, NanoBrew, MrHirschybar & Sebowski

@Churchills Pub

App- Top falling orange to yellow with a golden center. A small white head with a puddle of bubbles. Maybe a couple dots of cling.

Smell- Classic gueuze with a farmhouse twist. Really earthy with a small funk and a bit of grass and hay. Full on the nose with a good rounded citrus fresh orange and tangerine.

Taste- Completely damp flavors but very vibrant with a full and lush citrus. Has a gueuze meets DIPA flavor with some earthy, grassy and hoppy. A bit prickly and just short of Lente.

Mouth- A thick medium with a medium prickly carbonation. A lot of earthy damp fruits remain with a bit of a grassy herbal note.

Drink- Very very very good. Just a notch below lente in a lot of ways.

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Photo of nanobrew
5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of auroracrisis
4.55/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml poured into a gueuze tumbler.

Murky orange with yellow highlights, effervescent carbonation can be seen feeding a one finger frothy head. Plenty of lacing and a little bit of leg on it.

Granny smith and citrus zest greet you at first with notes of barnyard and goat cheese. This is a much more fruity, and zesty smelling blend than the Lente. Nice notes of haystack and horse blanket appear more as the beer comes to a proper temperature.

Opens the palate with that same zest and granny smith fruity flavors then moves into a stinky cheese and gym sock flavor coupled with some barnyard funk. Not as much of an aged character to this one but still, the quality is there.

Medium bodied and sticky with a little bit of drying at the end once swallowed.

Again, Armand proves himself with a superior blend. Not as refined or aged as Lente, but certainly a brilliant blend of fruityness and funk.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tasting glass. Bottle shared among six of us, so about 4 oz. for me. Consumed second of our four seasons tasting.

4.0 A: Moderately hazed yellow orange. A little darker and more orange than Lente. Two and a half fingers of foamy white head. Good retention and moderate amounts of spotty lacing left behind.

4.0 S: Lots of mustiness in this. Compared to Lente, this is much more earthy with much less fruit. Lots of lemon in this though. Least lactic of the four. Grainy maltiness, rotting wood, wet grass, and forest after a rain.

4.0 T: Pretty much follows the nose. Earthiest season, least fruity, and probably the least funky as well. This was the only one that had a considerable astringency.

4.5 M: Lighter body. Gueuze level carbonation that is highly spritzy with a solid creaminess, though maybe a tad less creamy than the others. Super smooth.

4.0 D: This was my least favorite season, but it was still a damn good beer. Would drink this all the time if I could afford to.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of srandycarter
4.16/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice, slightly murky copper, firm stark white head, some clong lace. Nice viscous pour. Champagne like cascading bubbles everywhere.

S - Initial smell was that of a stagnant pond. Some sharpness and malt seep through.

T - Nice to medium malt core brightened by lemony tartness.

M - Light bodied, delicate balance, good carb.

D - Loving these Armands!

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4/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of islandboi8204
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened along side Lente, Herfst, Winter, shared 4 ways.

Pours orange/yellow with a big white head. Not much lacing but leaves some spots.

Smells funky with lemon, citrus, a little musty and sweet. Some oak as well.

Tastes similar to the nose. Balanced with lemon, sourness, sweet and funk. Someone in my group said that it tastes old. This is more mild than the Lente, less bright citrus flavors. Very delicious.

Light to medium body with soft carbonation.

Overall a great beer, I'll open my other one up this summer. My second favorite of the four.

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Photo of cpetrone84
4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this again next to lente and winter. Has taken over as the best of the 3. Incredible balance of the dusty rindy funk and bright fruits, well integrated, great stuff. Numbers from second bottle.
****
Drank next to lente with Armand. Pour is a slightly brighter golden orange than the lente with a creamy tight light tan head that dissipates a bit more slowly than lente. The nose offers a fair bit of cheesy funk and dusty earth notes. light mineral touch with some spicy yeast towards the back and some notes of sweetness. hops offer some light bitter citrus. The flavor is more sweet than the nose, less cheesy funk but still pretty dusty brett type presence. juicy apricots, sour peaches, light citrus and some hop bitterness in the finish. the body is sturdy and creamy with a lively carbontion and very dry finish. Not quite as complex or tight as the lente but great balance of funk and sourness. should become even better.

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Zomer (Summer) from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
4.58 out of 5 based on 394 ratings.
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