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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. Compared with Lente, Zomer, and Winter side by side.

Herfst has a dark golden color, a typical coloring for a gueuze. There is a full off-white head that bubbles up and fades to a thin cap after a few minutes.

The aroma has a more musty character than Lente or Zomer. Hay, mushrooms, and funky cheese are all mildly presented, with a tart lemon background.

Once Herfst hits my tongue, it is more obvious; this is not going to be the most tart of the group. There is the lemon presence I noticed in the other Armand seasons, but there are also some peach and apricot notes. There is a noticeable graininess in the flavor to go along with the hay and musty cheese flavor, with a lemon kick turning the flavor solidly sour at the end.

The carbonation is noticeable Drie Fonteinen, in this case meaning light, fluffy, and bubbling in my mouth like tonic water.The body of the beer is about the same as the others or maybe a touch lighter. The feel is on the dry side as well.

Trying all of these beers side by side is definitely an experience. Even though this was not my favorite of the series, I still enjoyed it greatly and would be happy to have it again.

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From notes

A - Copper to straw colored, very firm, lots of lacing

N - Very unripe cherries, grape vine, very funky, white peppercorn, leather strap, mustiness like an barn attic; carbonation, seltzer, woody and vinous, grape skin, a nice citrus backbone, lemon zest, lemon pith.

T/M - Silky carbonation like Champagne, fresh apricots, lemon zest, cellar-like funk, very tart cherries, acidic.

D - Amazing.

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze Herfst (Autumn) from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
4.49 out of 5 based on 331 ratings.
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