Armand'4 Oude Geuze Winter | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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Armand'4 Oude Geuze WinterArmand'4 Oude Geuze Winter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by MasterSki on 12-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
265
Reviews:
67
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
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Photo of nvbrew
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 22Blue
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rifugium
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jwale73
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly darker hue than Herfst (still honey in color) with a loose, off-white head that disperses into a frothy band and a soapy slick. Nose is mild and unassuming - notes of citrus, must and cork. Taste is solid; however, really no different than the standard 3F OG in my opinion. Carbonation is a bit too assertive and amps up the acidity. All and all, very good, but doesn't live up to the hype.

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Photo of domdomdomdom
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.97/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
4.95/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Eternal gratitude goes out to my cousin Sonny for sharing this set at Ebenezer's 2016. Just stunning generosity.

A- Deep coppery orange body from the grand corked bottle into my tasting glass. Atop the 4oz pour rises a foamy white head which retains fairly well after reaching about an inch high. Spotty lacing.

S- Bright and pungent funktafied lambic explosion out of the glass. Probably my personal favorite aroma from the four of the set and with this being last, woah. Intensely musty but at the same time fresh sour stone fruits, lemons, lactic acid, sour wine grapes, apple and funky old horse barn. Not very cheesy this time; a cleaner and balanced blend. Raspberry even comes to mind.

T- Pure, unadultered lambic genius in this bottle. The blend brings out the best of both the young and the old as intense lactic acid bacteria and funky yeast marry each other happily. Here comes a big list: lemons, old laidback oak, slight vinous tannins, a touch of wood, underripe apricots, crusty grains, horsey barn, musty old basement, sour wine grapes, apple skin, general citrus zest and a tiny bit of vinegar.

MF- A light to medium overall body with a foamy and somewhat frothy texture. The slickness is apparent and plays off the very, very sour finish. Crisp and suitable for the complex, aged lambic flavors.

My favorite of the four Armands and the last of the set. Old and new lambic come together and are blended to near perfection. Just amazing. In retrospect I am glad I did the series blind and without any knowledge of the general scores before getting into it. The least favorite by the consensus ended up being perhaps my favor Gueuze I have ever had. To each their own. This series of lambic is seriously other-worldly.

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4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pour is fizzier than the rest of the seasons, and ends up being a slow gusher. Smell is hay, diesel, stone fruit. A fair amount of alcohol on the nose. Taste is fruity, solid amount of 3F funk. Lovely lingering apricot flavor. Least favorite of the seasons, but still a world class Gueuze.

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Photo of bmeGT
4.66/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of halo3one
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EJJ1848
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothman
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lots of fizzy white head that fades leaving lace. Darker than herfst. Dark golden orange.

This one definitely is winter. It is maltier and has a nice caramel flavor. Has a floral and herbal flavor with a nice amount of funk. Not as sour as the other ones. Reminds me of a faro.

Light bodied. Nice carbonation and feel.

Great beer. Definitely different than the others. Unique and delicious.

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4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HumanParaquat
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of my_knew_craft
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeffo
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

We lined up all four seasons at Sloshfest 2015 a little while ago. Good fun with mediocre people. Cheers gents!

From a 750 into a wine glass

APPEARANCE: Pours a big, four finger, foamy white head with excellent retention. Hazy, darker gamboge or amber orange with a touch of carbonation evident. Foamy cap remains until the end leaving lots of foamy lacing down the glass. Definitely the darkest of the set.

SMELL: Funky aromas with hay, a bit of citrus fruit notes and some acidity as well. Quite musty and dank; almost equally as musty at Herfst. Definitely one of the bolder bottlings in the series, and this one shows some more acidity as well.

TASTE: Funky with barnyard, some light citrus notes, tart lemon and sourness up front. Medium finish with hay and barnyard funk, some bolder musty and dank qualities, with hints of fruity citrus as well. A touch more acidity than the others in the series as well. Basically this is a bolder, slightly more acidic version of Herfst.

PALATE: Medium body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy and soft on the palate, goes down fine and finishes dry. Some tart lemon lingers.

OVERALL: All of these were solid and this one is no different, but I'd put this one as last out of the four. It's bolder than Zomer and has a nice array of musty and funky stuff going on, basically being a bolder version of Herfst, but it's a little more acidic than the others, which I don't mind in general, but compared to the others, it's a bit less enjoyable. Still a wonderful gueuze and works really well in the series. It was piles of fun to put them all together and see how the four compare to each other. In the end, there are small differences and what not, but it is very obvious that they're all very, very closely related. Finding differences is rather nit-picky. In any case, this was a pile of fun and I'm very happy to have been able to try them all in a row. Cheers boys, and thanks to me for sharing =P

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Photo of SveNss0N
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Resuin
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peensteen
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amber orange colour, ring of white head and some lace. Smell is is oaky, lemons and vinegar, a touch malty as well. Taste starts off with tart lemon juice upfront, slight sweetness creeps in, oaky, funky with fruit in the finish. Medium/light carbonation, medium body. My least favourite of the seasons but still above average geuze, having them all side by side really highlights how different and similar they are, thanks again Liam.

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3.24/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BMMillsy
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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