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Brewed by 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium

bottled
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available

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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Golden Blend is made with 4 year old Lambic that accounts for 25 % of it’s contents, the rest of the blend is made up by a "secret" combination of 1, 2 and 3 year old Lambic.

The exact mixture is only known by the master-blender Armand himself.

The name "Golden Blend" is not far away from the truth, in fact, the 4 years of maturation in oak-wooden barrels is making this particular Lambic very expensive.

Due to the "evaporation" through the barrels, only a small percentage of the lambic is left over after 4 years of maturing.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hansen (6495) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Great aroma, acid, wood, barnyard and still soft and nice. Flavor starts sweet, then heavy acid, light bitterness. Dry texture. Harmonic.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (10420) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Powerfull heavy sour aroma. Moderate bitter powerfull sour flavor. Long great well balanced finish. Creamy palate.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (832) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2014
375 ml bottle with big thanks to mcberko! Pours deep golden, clear, and with a dense, creamy frothed egg white head. Aroma is divine: at first is a whiff of horse blanket funk, followed briefly by some sulfur that quickly gets lost. Lemon zest, mineral, and something that smells like a mix of cotton candy, acidity, and lemon funk. Basically all kinds of gueuzie goodness. Taste: quite tart and surprisingly salty. Brine and bile, held together by lemon and pickle juice. Surprising how so many flavors that sound disgusting by themselves and even worse in combination can be so damned tasty. Light-medium body, average carbonation, slick and oily with a long puckering finish. Overall: reading over what I wrote, I don’t have any idea why I enjoyed this one as much as I did, but I was happy to sit and sip this for a nice long while. Really nice. Thanks again, Matt!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (142) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Poured from a 355 cc bottle shared with JB. Pours a slightly darker cloudy orange than the standard fonteinen oude geuze. There is a huge off-white head that lingers longer than the standard. The aroma is sweeter with more fruit notes than the standard. There are hints of peach, sour apple, grape, and gooseberry. The flavour is astringent sour apple and grape skin with funk and barnyard. The flavours are more concentrated than the standard, perhaps due to excessive evaporation in the 25% 4 year old lambic. Wow.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2274) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle shared at the GTMW ticket line, pours a hazy orange with a thicker off white head, the aroma was of tons of funk and oak, sweet but yet funky and tart at the same time, almost apple like, the flavor has a lot of tartness on the front end with a oaky finish, nice mouthfeel, nice bier.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (3034) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. Golden orange pour with white head. Oak, fruit, tons of funky aromas. Sweet woody and fruit like tones, funky and tart tones as well. Very smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2000) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle from SB. Amber with a small white head. Fruity and flowey tones. Fruit, flowers, acidity and bitterness. Medium body with a nice bitter sour finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1217) - BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
Hazy orange colour, white foam. Lively carbonation. Aroma of sour fruit with barnyard notes. A bit high on the carbonation but very good geuze.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
circinus (209) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle 37.5 cl from systembolaget. Clearish orange, thin white head. Peach, gooseberry, green apples, very nice sourness. Light/medium body, soft carbonation, sour finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franzen (303) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
Overripe fruits, stable, strawberries and goose berries in the aroma. Hazy golden orange appearance. A bit frutly sweet prelude that abruptly is hit by a heavy sourness with lots of green apples. The finish is a mix between strawberries and green apples. Medium body with average carbonation, would prefer it lighter with more carbonation. Really nice and refreshing, never thought it would happen but I actually start to like sour beer.


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