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)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of dwagner003
4.82/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KAF
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kelp
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of rudzud
3.66/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shared with JLindros and company at the last whale tasting. Reviewed from notes

A - Poured into my Kate the Great tulip a hazy orange hue with a one finger head that leaves some nice light lacing.

S - Deep forest here, earth, but then... light rubber and leather. Really not a fan of the rubber tree thing going on here.

T - Taste is same as the nose. Nice lightly sour and faint funk. Some hay and then it finishes with burnt rubber tones. Really disrupts whats going on with this beer.

M - Mouthfeel is good. Lightly tart though on the thinner side.

O - Overall, not a bad beer, but not sure if its age or handling or what but that burnt rubber really kills this. Doesnt taste like one of Armand's best.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottled in 2010
(A) - Pours a lovely golden straw yellow color with a nice fluffy white head with surprising retention.
(S)- Some awesome straw and barnyard funk meets lemon peel and a light slightly cheesy lactic acid component. Very earthy and welcoming.
(T)- Deep citrus of lemon peel with a soft acidity and plenty of straw-like funk sets the stage for a surprisingly soft body that balances the funk and sourness quite well
(M)- A superb carbonation level. The soft acidity in conjunction with a balanced yet complex funky profile really makes this one and easy drinker. Slightly sharp, but never overpowering.
(O)- First time having this one and it is superb. Each and every one of these seasonal geuzes are dynamic, complex, yet perfectly balanced. Should have bought more

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Stevedore
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle from the Armand'4 set; generously contributed by Doug. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 12/8/2013.

Review #323.

Pours a hazy light brown-orange body, very effervescent with large volumes of fluffy white head that retains quite well. Not much lacing is left on these, and this beer eventually lost carbonation over the course of a half hour becoming a quite placid beer.

Smells phenomenal. Of the 3 non-Lente Seasons we had, this smelled by far the most intense and most peppery. It makes my brain yell freshly ground peppercorns, along with a nice tannic oak and a decent bit of funk. Very complex and intense, easily the best of the night. It holds the nose very well, even after the rest of the beer goes downhill as it warms up.

This was crisp, refreshing but not particularly complex. It's especially peppery and it does start out quite funky, earthy and tannic, but as the beer warms up, it simply loses whatever oomph it had. I see why this is the lowest rated of all the 4, but I maintain it is better than 99% of the geuzes out there.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, great carbonation at first. But, as it warms up, it simply loses all the carbonation and becomes flat. I've never had a geuze do that to me before, but that's what happened to it. Still, at first it's very crisp, dry and refreshing with a nice end-palate of peppercorn and earthy funk.

Even though we can all agree this is the least of the Seasons, this is still a fantastic geuze that is worth trying at least once. At the very least, it presents a different kind of flavour and nose than the others.

Re-review: Drank alongside the other 3 Seasons on 3/30/2015. Served in a 3F stemmed glass. It still smells fantastic and rivals Lente and Zomer in terms of the nose. Quite a bit of flavour, even if a bit subtle. However, as it warms up, the flavour profile falls off quite a bit. Not disappointing at all nevertheless. Still drinking well but I don't anticipate it getting better with age.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of greenspointexas
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of DefenCorps
4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle at our Drie Fonteinen tasting last night

Orange, mildly hazy with a dense white head with excellent retention and gorgeous lacing, this looks perfect, as did the rest of the Armand' 4 lineup. The nose is minty and spicy with a little alcohol, candied oranges and lemons. Nice musty and earthy funk, there's a nice balance of brightness is must.

The palate opens sour and sharp, mildly metallic and sharp with a touch of solvent. A little musty, this is not very fruity but has a pleasant lactic sourness. Drying and sour on the finish, this is mildly sweet. Nice stuff.

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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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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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Gotti311
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 2 | overall: 5

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 8.20.13

A - Pours a murky, very light brown with a huge cream-colored head that never fades.

S - Very, very funky, lots of woody, slightly citrus, and tons of horseblanket funk.

T - Funky, wood-very earthy and dirty.

D - Dry, Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Very funky and dry, but not overly complex. Still stellar, but not as good as the other seasons in my opinion.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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

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

Armand'4 Oude Geuze Winter from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
4.34 out of 5 based on 265 ratings.
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