From 3 Fonteinen – Armand’4 Winter Oude Geuze is a blend of 1, 2 and 3 year old Lambic, brewed, aged, blended and bottled by Armand Debelder. This one-time and possibly the last bottling comes in a fancy Asti Spumante Champagne bottle. Armand only used Challenger hops in this brew. He’s in fact the only lambic-brewer to use Challenger hops to make his Geuze. 60 % malted barley, 40 % wheat, aged hops and water. Each season’s geuze has an unique and different blend.
3 Fonteinen – 3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Winter – 750 ml. bottle . 6% abv. Thanks to generous bottle sharers I know.
Appearance: Pours a bright amber orange with a tight white cap a top. Very tight bubbles that leave no mark behind.
Aroma: Fresh split wood, grass, honey dew rind,funky wild yeast.
Taste: Metallic yeast, tart fruit skins, barrel tannins and spicy bitterness. Finishes with a acetic twang.
Mouthfeel: Coats your mouth with intense flavor, puckering with dry lively bubbles.
Overall: A very complex, cerebral beer. Let’s hope this becomes more easily available so we can try different pairings, and recipes, etc.