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
Gots:
108
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Photo of doughanson78
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IMFletcher
4.12/5  rDev -8.2%
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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Photo of fo1ksguitar
4.91/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Chibeerguy1
4.87/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gasc0igne
4.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Review #250

Bottled 2nd April 2010 & consumed 14th April 2015. Just over 5 years old.

A yeasty buildup surrounded the top of the bottle around the cork and had me worried; luckily nothing seems astray. Hazy copper/burnished orange colour, darker than expected. A massive pillowy off-white head rose quickly and lingered.

Lactic (vinegary) nose with sharp hints of lemon. Big burnt rubber. Wet hay/cork. Heavy barrel presence and notably tannic.

Sucking on an unripe peach pit. Solidly acidic, lemon mostly with some grape skin tannic-ness throughout. Super cheese-rubbed barrel funk finish with great backing vinegar. Intense.

Medium bodied. Heavily carbonated. Super dry and puckery and yet...smooth. Beautiful to move around in the mouth.

Remarkably difficult to put down. Hands down the best sour I've ever had.

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Photo of Gotti311
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sourdog
4.85/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Axnjxn
4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OnryAndMean
4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jfstilling
4.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.71/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Enochase04
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BMMillsy
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I figure a random Wednesday while watching Property zbrothers is the perfect time for a brew like this, no? Found this bottle on a shelf while in Paris. Poured 1/28/2015. Dated 2/4/2010, so almost exactly 5 years old. Poured to a Cantillon taster glass and shared with no one because eff it.

Pours mostly clear with just a hint of hazyness, beautiful copper golden with a big fluffy white head.

Dusty oaky aroma, sweet Belgian sugar notes, funky sourness, some vinegar. Yep, smells like goooooooze.

Flavor is sweet malty caramel and major sour funk. Wow, the sweetness here is heavier than others in the style I've had but balances just perfectly with the funky, dry, oaky, vinegary sourness. Some grass in here, not super dry and dusty, even some juicy fruitiness going on. Some apricot notes, lingering sweetness and dry on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is juicier than most in the style with a dry oaky finish and medium plus carbonation. Very easy drinking but packed with flavor and not lacking in any respect.

One of the most flavorful Gueuzes in a style that is sometimes tough to differentiate. This one separates itself from the pack with a beautiful balance between sweet and sour. Nicely done.

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Photo of sjccmd
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours copper burnt orange, slightly hazy. Thin, whispy white head that fades quickly. Low carbonation.

Wet hay and oak in the aroma. Hints of acid (some acetic). Lots of barnyard as well as citrus. Hints of tropical brett character as well.

Not as tart as expected, though it's of course tart. Mostly lactic, some acetic (due to age, likely). Lots of wood and earthy notes. Barnyard along with honey. Tea and mushroom as well.

Low carb but not thin. Has a certain slickness. Tannins are subdued (probably due to age as well?).

Very nice. Somewhat subdued as compared to my memory of the other seasons, but still a lot going on.

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Photo of EliotRosewater
4.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kevanb
4.52/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, poured into a Drie Fonteinen stemmed wine glass. Enjoyed on 12.6.14, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a dark amber, strong hues of copper, more orange than any of the other seasons, very hazy and opaque with a thin white lace, minimal lace and moderate retention. The aroma is just fall in a bottle, easy as that, super crisp, earthy, almost like damp leaves meets grapefruit juice with strong horseblanket, cracked wheat, aged hops, so unusual, but so definitively fall. The flavors echo the autumnal aromas, earthy, crisp, but with some grapefruit citrus, dead leaves, hay, lots of funk, almost spice like coriander, wheat and aged hops provide a touch of bitterness, fall in a bottle is all I can say. The mouthfeel is crisp, coating, dry, assertively carbonated while still being gentle and the finish super smooth, a touch of pucker to it.

Verdict: A wonderful gueuze from Drie Fronteinen and easily the best representation of it's corresponding season. It evokes all the emotions one can experience in fall and while perhaps not the "best" gueuze of the set, it is certainly the most impressive and probably my favorite of the bunch, so artfully done.

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Photo of CTJman
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of earljones199
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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