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)
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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.

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104
Ratings:
399
pDev:
6.67%
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Photo of WillCarrera
4.78/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750 ml bottle, from box set 187/500, bottle says Lot: 26/03/2010 Best Before 03/2020. Poured into a tulip glass. Me and agold drank this side by side with a bottle of Lente.

A- Even carefully removing the cork produces some gushing out the top of the bottle (sorry dude), pours a golden orange color, noticeably hazier than Lente, topped with several inches of big fluffy white head that leaves lots of lacing.

S- Very funky, earthy aroma, hay, nice citrus aroma as well, lemon and orange, the aroma is brighter than Lente's mushroom/dark damp forest aroma.

T- Starts with a nice, bracing but not overwhelming tartness, citrus notes of lemon and orange as well as some apple, the citrus is a bit zestier and juicier than the Lente. Flavor has a really great funk, hay, with some nice wood notes as well. As it warms the funk becomes more powerful and reveals some sulfur notes.

M- Medium to light bodied, has an incredibly smooth, effervescent feel, dry finish. Really outstanding.

O- Another amazing gueuze from this series, I'm honestly not sure I could pick a favorite based on flavor alone, although I'd lean by a hair towards Lente. Both beers are extremely complex and are really fun to drink, also so far both seem to do a great job of expressing the seasons that they represent. I can't wait to try Herfst and Winter.

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A huge thank you Abel!

A: Pours a murky dark golden with a thin wispy head. Tons of spotty lace was left down the glass.
S: Super dry and funky with notes of golden fruits, straw, and awesome funk. Sweaty gym socks and barnyard funk are potent.
T: Tastes like the nose. Super funky and earthy notes of straw and spicy funk. Earthy all around with hints of grass and lemony citrus. Amazing flavors, super dry, with a great citrus pith tartness in finish.
M: Dry mouthfeel, smooth and light body, easy drinking and very soft carbonation. Acidity is moderate with a little bit of bite.
O: I was expecting nothing less than greatness and this did not disappoint. An amazing gueuze. Thanks again Abel.

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Photo of Agold
4.82/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank side by side with lente and honestly I liked this one a bit better.

Big rocky white head. This beer was a bit overcarbonated and exploded a bit when we opened it. If not for the overflow, I would have given it higher marks for appearance. Aroma is smooth, fruity, more of a sweaty, earthy meaty funk. Less fruit than lente. Maybe a touch of sulfer. The taste is outstanding. Lots of apple, more funk than lente, with some sweaty damp characteristics. Lots of citrus, less rindy, more fruity, a bit of lemon and lemon rind as well. Later pours get a bit more sulfer and fruity citrus. Mouthfeel is smooth, full, good carbonation, almost creamy. Very effervescent and bright and refreshing.

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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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4.8/5  rDev +3.2%
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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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of auroracrisis
4.55/5  rDev -2.2%
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 +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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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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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.05/5  rDev -12.9%
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 -3.2%

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4.16/5  rDev -10.5%
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 -14%

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Zomer (Summer) from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 399 ratings