Cuvée Armand & Gaston—tasting notes
Cuvée Armand and Gaston by 3 Fonteinen is a classic oude gueuze blend of one, two and three year old lambics. Aroma has a lot of barnyard, lemon, grapefruit, sour apples and oak hints. It has a very sour and somewhat sweet taste, with notes of wood, lemon and citrics, barnyard touches and a very soft, dry and sour finish. One of the best lambics in the world, what else to say.
Gueuze Lambic is a variety of Lambic, traditionally produced by mixing blends of one, two and three year old lambics in the same bottle. While the young Lambic contributes with the sugar for the fermentation, the old Lambic gives the sour and wild character of aged Lambic.
Another difference with normal Lambics is that Gueuze is served carbonated. Finally, the mixture of blends give them a more complex character, being the oude and ville gueuzes considered as the more traditional examples.