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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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335 Ratings
Armand'4 Oude Geuze Herfst (Autumn)Armand'4 Oude Geuze Herfst (Autumn)
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by LambicKing on 09-30-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
79
Ratings:
335
pDev:
5.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 335 |  Reviews: 79
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 kylehay2004
4.82/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jaydoc
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to JealousChalice for sharing this one at MrHirschybar's place!

Pours a murky copper orange with a tan head that settles to a thin cap. Small dots of lace stick to the glass on the drink down. Smell is very sour and funky with fruits, hay, and an earthy aroma. Taste is very much the same as the smell with a very tasty sour and funky flavor that highlights lots of fruits and earthy flavors. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an excellent gueuze and definitely a highlight of the night at the tasting. I am very happy I was able to try this one.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of spycow
5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Knapp85
4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

#7000 - This bottle was generously given to me by MrKennedy when he visited the east coast several months ago. I shared this bottle with Stokfo1992. The beer pours out as a hazy golden amber color with a cream colored head on top. The retention is pretty good for the beer being a Gueuze. The smell was of some green apples and some sweet grains and mild funk. The taste wasn't as acidic as I was expecting it to be, it was pretty toned down. The mouthfeel was pretty heavy compared to a lot of the other beers I've had of the same style. Overall it was a very palatable Gueuze, it was nice to have this bottle on hand for this milestone. Always fun to try things like this.

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of biboergosum
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml, Prosecco-esque bottle.

This beer pours a hazy, dark apricot amber hue, with two fingers of slightly puffy, and densely foamy dirty white head, which leaves some patchy swaths of limestone escarpment lace around the glass as it slowly wafts away.

It smells of a veritable fruit salad of tartness - acerbic cherry, raspberry, and apple - fresh squeezed lemon, oxidized white wine, a tame yeasty funk, gritty pale cereal grain, and sedate herbal, musty hops. Very evocative of rustic and pastoral scenes, even at this early point. The taste is a soft and supple (relatively, of course) acidic apple and white wine grape fruitiness, now flipped with the waning berry fruit tartness, still mildly earthy funk, like an old farmhouse from twenty paces, an isolated lemon peel bitterness, bready pale malt, a hint of musty wood, and subtle herbal, weedy hops.

The carbonation is decently fizzy, and sometimes outright frothy, yet without becoming overbearing on the upper palate, the body a sturdy medium weight, and quite agreeably smooth, what with all that sourness kicking about. It finishes off-dry, the sweetness of the low-key malt evolving a bit more, and the fruitiness reversing course to a more moderate stance.

One complex and damned-near beguiling example of the style. Tart, sweet, yeasty, funky, woody, fruity, and bitter, all in more or less perfect proportions. I suppose it's a bit misleading to call a gueuze 'easy-drinking', but verdomme, this really just is - if you discount the stiff retail price, that is.

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4.67/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was able to try this beer at the bottle share during the Jackie O's release event. Awesome! Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden amber color with a half finger of foamy white head that fades to a good size ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Quite sour and super funky. Some herbal notes, quite light and crisp.

Taste: This is a very sour and funky beer. The best description I can give is that hay like flavor that you find in a good gueuze. Herbal notes join the sourness, very light and easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: The body is light with very smooth, delicate carbonation. The finish is extremely dry.

Overall: This is an awesome gueuze. It is so sour yet so easy to drink. I wouldn't change a thing.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Nick!

Light brown body with slight haze, capped by a huge mousse head that lasts.

Earthy, funky nose. Hay, grapefruit, damp wood, aged sharp cheese. More earthiness than Lente. Mushroom, soil, unique mix of earth and citrus.

A lot of citrus on the palate up front, very grapefruity with lemon undertones and a slight raw graininess. Faintly herbal, much more earthy and funky toward the finish. Balanced oak and citrus, with mild lactic sourness. Moderate tannin in the finish, though not too sticky or lingering. Exceptionally good stuff.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of mothman
4.45/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Lots of fizzy head that fades away. Golden orange color.

Floral and herbal. Nice funk. Fruity. Orange and lemon peel. Nice amount of sour. Light acidity.

Light bodied. Bubly carbonation. Great feel.

Solid beer for 6 years old! Very well done!

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4.32/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud or Duffy for this one.

Lots of fizzy head fades quickly with a hazy orangered colored beer.

Nose lots of tartness, light funk, acidity, light caramel, darker malts, light earthy aromas, light fresh juicy fruit with some tartness, hint of hops.

Taste tart funk, nice gueuze, more funk than usual for a gueuze, dry bitter earthy funk, acidity, juicy malt and tartness, hint of hay or grass like. Finish is long bitter earthy hay like finish with lots of tartness and funk.

Mouth is lighter bodied, good carb.

Overall good, not amazing, but still good and tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.97/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served side by side with the other three Armand'4 variants on this New Year's Eve. Served in a Drie Fonteinen tumbler.

Pours a clear ultra light copper color with a foamy white head and great lacing on the way down. The nose carries loads of funk. Some light citric character in the background as well. Flavor has loads of earthy funk as well. Incredibly complex. Light citrus and good acidity. Light body with spritzy carbonation and a very dry finish. Light acidity. Awesome. Boom.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Rifugium
4.69/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I was dismayed to have this bottle arrive wet and apparently leaking. I noticed the beer level in the bottle was lower than the others, so I figured I had to drink this right away to prevent it from going flat or getting oxidized, if it wasn't already. Peeling off the wrapper, the problem became obvious: the cork was moldy, hence causing a seal break. "Well, nothing for it, if I am going to drink this, the time is now," I said. "It is already two years old, so that's going to have to be good enough." Expecting a flat mess, I untwisted the cage...and...the cork blew off violently before I even touched it and hit the ceiling, and a few ounces of liquid gushed out before I could stop it. Well, I suppose it was still carbonated after all.

Poured into a 3 Fonteinen sampler tumbler, a slightly hazy honey-orange color with a huge tan-white head that eventually settled to a foamy inch or so; bubbly carbonation rose from the bottom of the glass. Potent woody aroma, soured stone fruits, dank and earthy. Fortunately the beer had not gone bad yet, so it's good I drank it when I did. Tart up front, but not puckering, stone fruits, white wine, and citrus zest, mello lacto, tamed grassy funk, and a bit cobwebby. Everything about right for the style. About medium bodied, fairly dry and tannic, but quite smooth and drinkable for the style. Nice!

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Herfst (Autumn) from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 335 ratings
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