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)
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
Ratings:
333
Reviews:
79
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
6.24%
 
 
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347
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108
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

400th Review!

Thanks to joefuzz for bringing this to our stout/sour tasting last night. Ridiculous line-up!

Been looking for any of these 4 beers for a while and finally was able to snag a pour.

Appearance is great. Head forms really fast and quickly settles into thin wisps on the surface of the beer. Now, for the aroma, this beer smells like heaven. I am in the process of drinking more sours, and this just set the bar so high. Lots of that classic Belgian funk I am always reading about with a nice stone fruit presence in the form of flesh and skin. Bright and potent citrus really wakes your noes up.

Our group shrunk by about 4 people, so everyone got bigger pours and even though I wish those guys could have been there, the fact I got to drink more of this beer was amazing. Each sips really gets you in the fillings, but is amazingly smoothed out with a little apricot/tangerine sweetness. Finish leaves a slightly buttery coating on the tongue. Pretty fuckin amazing if I do say so myself.

While we had some pretty awesome sours, this was definitely my favorite of all of them. I am now gonna try and see if I can secure another of the 3 remaining to try and compare them.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of wordemupg
4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 3/11/13

A darker then expected with a hazed brownish orange, about as many bubbles as one could fit in a glass, massive beige foam never really falls but it ends up as a pencil top eraser island leaving partial rings followed by spider web right to the bottom, sexy

S lots of funk, sour lemon, grapes, hay, leather, cereal, green apple, smells like a barnyard in the middle of apple orchard, kinda reminds me autumn in a strange way

T just a hint of caramel I didn't smell, not bone dry but close to it, dried grass, lemon, funk, wood I didn't really pick up on the nose, and everything else I could smells still there in one form or another, shes complex to say the least

M has some body working for it, not quite the bubbles I could see in the glass but far from flat, sour but quite mellow, funky lemon and cereal lingers for days

O quite drinkable and it doesn't turn your mouth inside out, still has just a hint of sweetness somehow but I'm sure that will change by the time I drink another bottle in a decade or so

I'm just glad I got to try this one and I'm stoked I still have a pair of bottles. I wouldn't be surprised if I trade one of them off in the future considering what this can land nowadays but time will tell I suppose

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Jonada
4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a dark golden orange color with 4 fingers of an eggshell colored head. Body is lightly hazy, with insane bubble show streaming throughout the glass. Excellent head retention and lacing.

Smell: Sour barnyard funk, musty basement, hay, horse blanket, acidic lemon, and white grape. Aroma is strong and hugely funky.

Taste: Mostly follows the aroma. Strong funk presence, but perhaps not as strong in the aroma. Medium/high acidic sourness, green apple, rain water, slight herbal notes as well as a hint of oak.

Mouthfeel: Higher end of light bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is high but soft. Finishes dry.

Overall: Just a fantastic gueuze, most especially if you like them funky. I've not had any of the other seasons (yet), but if they're anything like this, I can't wait to try them. World class stuff.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a deep orange color with a deep b ut fizzy white head, pseudo head retention for the stylw hich fades elaving a small white rings and some bubbles

S: Your traditional gueze smell, lemons, hay and horseblanket...but plenty of it

T: An initial green apple, lemongrass and zest sordove sting the tongue and moves on from there. A little green apple note in the background.

M: Light-medium body, dry, crisp, refreshing even. Lemons and light vinegar cling on to the roof of your mouth

O: Great beer but no comparison to Golden blend

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4.24/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle served from a lambic basket into a Zwanze taster. Thanks to Colin for the share.

A: Pours a dark orange color with a cloudy body and a white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace down the glass.

S: Funky with some oak and citrus fruity pith. Slightly tart in the nose with lemon grass.

T: Same as the nose, but a whole lot brighter. Lots of lemony tartness, some mild sour notes, smooth oak and some grassy undertones. Sweet cracker malt with some back end funk and bright citrus.

M: Light and bubbly with a sweet, fruity and slightly tart finish. Medium high carbonation.

O: Very nice. Really nicely balanced across all nuances of the beer. Just the right amount of funk, tartness and sweet.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Armand'4 Oude Geuze Herfst (Autumn) from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
4.49 out of 5 based on 333 ratings.
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