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

Armand'4 Oude Geuze Herfst (Autumn)Armand'4 Oude Geuze Herfst (Autumn)
BA SCORE
4.56/5
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:
-
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
335
pDev:
5.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
347
Gots:
106
Trade:
11
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4.63/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to Dan and Mike. 750ml bottle into 3 Fonteinen stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a massive, 3.5 finger foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Beer is a clear light orange-bronze. Lacing is spotty and sparse with little sticky but slick, oily legs. Solid.

Nose is dried hay, cheese, light spritzy tartness mixed with lemon, rotting wood, slight sulfur and cobwebs. Like a dry, sun-beaten musty attic. Exactly what I want this style to smell like. Aromatic too!

Opens with a slight tart hop bitterness. Dried wood, hay and an accented tartness in the middle. Lemon rind with hints of cobwebs and oak mixed with apricot and citrus. Ends dry with hay, oak and more lemon on the end. Tart, puckering, dry aftertaste. Excellent.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down aggressive, dry and puckering. Dry finish with a bone dry, filmy aftertaste. Awesome.

This is an outstanding beer and certainly one of the best in its style... which is saying a lot. It'll age like a dream too. Seek 'em out and sit on 'em!

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.28/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Armand 4 Oude Geuze
Dec 25, 2013 into Duvel tulip

Apppearance: 4.25
Hazy orange body that cannot see through. 1 -2 inch off white head that dissipates into thin covering

Smell: 4.25
Tart lemon funk with good sour in the nose. Slight sweetness detectable.

Taste: 4.25
Initial moderate to high sourness that is sharp across palate. Lemon funk dominates. Also get slightly mineral hop note mid to late. Near end, get more sweetness from malt. Finishes with fleeting lemon sourness.

Mouthfell: 4.5
Moderate to high sourness with notable acid coating across palate.

Overall: 4.25
Solid geuze with great sourness and good complex funk. Great balance of typically clean flavours of geuze with complexity of the various ages blends.

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4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A huge thank you to alpineclimber for this bottle and to wordemupg for the bottle I'll cellar for a good while. Cheers to a couple of awesome traders! Poured into a 3F gueuze tumbler ...ballin'!!!

Appearance. Pours a lovely honey copper with a good haze. Topped with almost 3 fingers of off-white, soapy head.

Smell. Realemon, some pear and dank old funky wood with a bit of sweet hay. Nice.

Taste. Again, Realemon and some of that dank old funky wood, dry grassyness, and some nice old musty funk. Awesome.

Mouthfeel. Light+ body, fairly strong carbonation.

Overall. Awesome stuff (as expected). A fine example of the style.

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4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle from the Armand'4 set, generously contributed by Shawn. Poured into a GTMW taster today, 12/8/2013.

Review #324.

Pours a very interesting medium dark amber-brown body, which is a nice contrast to Winter and Zomer. A super effervescent white head that retains well, eventually dropping into the beer leaving a fairly placid beer. Not much lacing to be found.

Smells very, very oaky and tannic. Sort of like a red wine but not quite. Also a good bit of lemon zest-esque citric acidity to go along with it as well as some tart grape skin, but I felt this one was dominated by the barrel. Not bad by any means, but its not as interesting as the other Seasons.

Taste is very acidic in a good way; lots of oak and tannins- I would venture that there are faint hints of cherry and/or grape tartness in the background. It's like a carbonated white wine almost. Some lemon zest, and earthy funk to accompany the vinegar. A little bit of cheesiness complements the earthiness of the funk; very complex and intense on the palate, indeed.

Great mouthfeel on this one. Medium bodied, very well carbonated and holds its carbonation a lot longer than Winter did. A bit heavier bodied than the others- not quite as crisp and refreshing, but more substantial and still very dry.

Very interesting take on the geuze, this tasted more like a Cantillon geuze than the others did, yet it has a lot of oaky, earthy barrel flavours with the trademark 3F lemon zestiness. Holds up well, but it is easily the most different from the other Seasons.

Re-review: Drank this along side the other 3 Seasons on 3/30/2015. Served in a 3F stemmed glass. For the most part, I still believe it's a bit lighter than the other Seasons and seems to be more earthy. Very flavourful and oaky with a bit less of the lemon zest and more funk. Doing very well still, and I expect it to continue to get better with more time.

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