Armand'4 Oude Geuze Herfst (Autumn) | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Herfst (Autumn)Armand'4 Oude Geuze Herfst (Autumn)

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Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by LambicKing on 09-30-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.75/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of scottfrie
3.89/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing jethrodium.

A: A super frothy pour with a huge white head above the light golden-apricot liquid. Head faded into a bubbly wispy film leaving a good long-lasting collar.
S: Sweet citrus and stone fruits dominate alongside straw, hay and sweet fruit nectars.
T: Tart citrus, sweet stone fruits, apricot, fruit pith and a bit of citric acid. Earthy straw and peppery yeast bring up the finish.
M: Tart but not overly acidic, extremely frothy carbonation, drying mouthfeel, medium body.
O: Really good gueuze once you burn off some of the excess carb. Hard to drink if you don't. Sweeter than I remember the others in the series being. Thanks Jared.

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Photo of AleWatcher
3.92/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

shared at darkness day
reviewed from notes

This one is much darker and more cloudy than the other Armand4 beers... very small head, weak retention.

Lots of oak on this one and the fruit notes are much more subdued than the other 2 in the series. Mainly apricots and white grapes managing to shine through.
This is good, but out of the 3, this is my least favorite.

Very nice sourness here. This one is slightly overcarbonated.

Overall, very nice, very drinkable, very enjoyable. It's pretty good, but after just having Zomer, this beer couldn't possibly step out of the shadow of its slightly older brother.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.95/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | 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 big, four finger, foamy white head with excellent retention. Hazy, darker gamboge orange with a touch of carbonation evident. Foamy cap remains until the end leaving lots of foamy lacing down the glass. Looks most like Lente.

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, and more forthcoming than Zomer.

TASTE: Funky with barnyard, some light citrus notes, tart lemon and sourness up front. Medium finish with hay and barnyard funk, some bolder musty and dank qualities, with hints of fruity citrus as well. A touch of acidity as well. Stronger than Zomer but without the peach and apricot character. Musty and funky.

PALATE: Medium body with medium levels of carbonation. A little foamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes dry. Some tart lemon lingers. The foamiest of the series.

OVERALL: All of these were solid and I'd put this one as third place. It's bolder than Zomer and has a nice array of musty and funky stuff going on, but the fruity peach and apricot that I enjoyed so much in Zomer was missing. Bolder for sure, but less complex perhaps. Still, this was great and I'm very happy to have been able to try them all in a row. Cheers boys!

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Bendurgin
4.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Giant thanks to Andrewinski1 for sharing this one with me. Poured into a tulip. This one gushed out of the bottle and pours initially mostly head with a cloudy orange brown body. Big gobs of spotty lace on the side of the glass.

Clean sharp lemon right up front with aromas of hay and some woody oak. Slight aromas of grass with a little bit of a mustiness to it. Mellow tart flavor with hints of nutmeg and baking spices in the background. Nice oaky flavors with hints of tart fruit.

The body is light with high carbonation. Overall this one is well done. I hope I get the opportunity to try the rest in the series.

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Photo of Sammy
4.11/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Agold
4.11/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a huge billowing light head that leaves sheets of sticky lacing on the glass. Great retention. Aroma is sharp and funky, dry, woody, musty. The only of the series that didn't blow me away with the aroma. Flavor is really tart. I get some woodsy earthy funk and some citrus rind. Mild sulfer but very nice. Mouthfeel is very nice and light. Great beer, just not quite as awesome as the others.

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Photo of IMFletcher
4.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The color had evidently darkened over time, but the flavors were fantastic nonetheless.

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4.13/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xpimptastikx
4.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle was served at ~50F and that was a big mistake. On the last twist of the cage the cork came flying out almost taking out an eye. Thankfully glasses were near, but we did lose a few ounces.

A - Burnt orange with a massive cloud of off white head.

S - Grass, cheese, earthy mushrooms, and apples. Not as bright as the Lente or Zomer.

T - Granny Smith sourness followed by the earthy funk. Slightly sweet with clean finish.

M - Highly carbonated when served above 50, but great mouthfeel overall.

O - This one felt muted compared to the other 2 variations, but ideally it should if it was to represent fall. Right? It definitely had more of a funk factor and not quite as much citrus. Still a great freshly bottled gueuze.

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4.16/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Herfst (Autumn) from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 336 ratings