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

bottled
common

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Golden Blend is made with 4 year old Lambic that accounts for 25 % of its 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.

The 2015 version (bottle date 12/03/2014) has 7.5% ABV (although some labels say 6%)


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (2615) - DENMARK - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle. Hazy yellow with a large good lasting white bubbly head. Aroma is sour apple, light barnyard, lime, grapes, light wood. Taste is medium sweet and sour. Medium body, oily texture, prickling carbonation. Medium sour and dry finish. Seems a little sweeter, less farty and less dry compared to the standard Oude Geuze, which I think makes for a better balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (15640) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle split at JFs, thanks to an IP trade with rlgk - cheers Ronny, 17/08/13. Hazed dark golden with an off white head that soon pisses off soomeplace else! Nose is burnt lemon dipped grass, musty, funk, dank wood, lemon rind, light smoke.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2013
#1 Let this shit warm up! It gets so much better! Aromatics are very solid in funky tartness. Appearance pours super bubbly, heavy head, and light;y cloudy golden. Taste is immediately sweet followed by a strong tartness that really lingers.... and lingers for a few minutes. Palate is subtly bubbles and a nice finish. Overall, a taste and unique brew. Price is steep though (still worth one or two a year).

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (2438) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2013 Bottle...Pour is light yellow with bubbles..Nose is lemon, spice, tart, funk, musty,white grape skin..Taste is nice barn yard, horseblanket, spice, funk, sour, spices,

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ContemplateBeer (1919) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Aroma: (9- world class) Dandelions, strong brett character, slight cheesecloth, white grape, pretty bright. Appearance: (5- world class) Beautiful mellow opaque gold with a ring of white head. Flavor: (8- very high quality) Floral, bretty, less cheesecloth, lingering tartness, still very bright. Palate: (5- world class) Medium body, sticky texture, effervescent carbonation, long finish. Overall: Pretty much awesome, and likely to become much better with age. Still bright even with the mixture of younger Lambic. Thanks to Travlr for the wonderful gift!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5283) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Pours deep gold into a tumbler. Bright white head with excellent retention recedes to skim surface. Sour summer fruit and oak aromas. Soft with sour fruit and aspirin upfront turning to tart oak in the lasting earthy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (3093) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Thanks dresden for this one. A fabulous gueuze. Sour funky oaky aroma. Very barnyard in the best possible way. Orange in colour. Excellent vinous vinegery sour flavour. Great lambic.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ShelbyGrey (191) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 23, 2013
Golden blend, el camino al dorado, ambrosia para el paladar, una delicia para los sentidos!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCametron (2272) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle courtesy of BenH. Cheers pal. Pours a hazy pale Golden with a white head. Aroma is lemons and Apple. So flavoursome. Funky, musty barnyard with an all encompassing tartness. Like sucking on Lemons. Bags of Brett and a light herbal element. A rare treat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle to teku. Smells very fruity and sweet from a foot away. I think of Concord grapes just sitting here. Up close its a little funkier but still sweet after the initial lemon and wet wood fragrance. Color is darker than I expected. It is amber with a two finger, airy, white foam head. The head condenses to a half finger cloud but leaves no lace behind. Taste is tart and funky. Behind the tartness I get wet hair and then dryness pulls the moisture from the mouth.


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