Armand'4 Oude Geuze Winter | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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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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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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Aroma of oranges, bright acidity, earthy funk, and surprisingly nutty toffee. Quite interesting and complex. Slightly cheesy, some acetic notes. Graham cracker, lots of oak character. Strawberries, grassy, honey, mushrooms, and tea. Woof.

Hazy orange with an off-white head that has surprisingly good retention. Not too much lacing.

Tart but happily not heavy on acetic acid. Apples and berries. Acidity is sharp initially but doesn't stick on the back of the tongue or cheeks. Almonds and wheat come in on the finish. Surprisingly very fresh tasting on the palate. Lots of oak. Lemon and hay. Funk reminiscent of pu erh tea. It only gets better as it warms.

Acidity fills the mouth but finishes relatively clean with lingering woody notes on the palate. High carbonation with medium light body. Lots of depth.

I haven't had a gueuze quite like this. I had a Herfst not too long ago that was a bit too heavy on the acetic acid. Not this. Plenty tart for sure, but very nice yogurt-y lactic acid. Age has served this beer quite well.

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Served side by side with the other three Armand'4 variants on is New Year's Eve. Served in a Drie Fonteinen tumbler.

Pours a light copper color with a huge white head and loads of lacing. The nose brings a fairly heavy funk with strong earth. Almost an "imperial" version of the standard 3F geuze. Some acidity in the background. Flavor is intense as well. Really hits the funk notes. Perhaps the first of the bunch. Acidity is low. Light body and heavy carbonation. Über solid. Love this series. Thank you, Armand. Boom.

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