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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 554   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 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.

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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2013

Bottle 375ml.

Clear medium orange colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy barnyard, tart, wood, straw, manure, leather - funky. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a average to long duration, tart, dry, wood, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120323]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3416) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2013
375 ml bottle. Bottled Feb 2011. Pours a clear, bright golden orange color with a big bubbly head that fades normally to a ring. Aromas are wood, lemons, grapefruit, sour apple, and just a hint of cheese and barnyard. Taste is very nice. Lots of lemon and grapefruit mixed with the strong oak taste. Sourness is moderate here and not overpowering like most lambics I’ve had so far. Finishes fairly dry and tart. Very enjoyable but still not worth the very hefty price I paid for it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Really nice young geuze. Cheesy nose and flavor which will enhance over the years to come.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1241) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle, 09/03/2013. Pours hazy golden orange, darker highlights, huge foamy head fades to a few fizzy pools on the surface, thin ring of soapy lacing. Aroma is orange, peach, must wet hay, sharper grapefruit bitter tartness with soft earthy funk, mushroom, wood. Taste is sharp, moderate tart juicy citrus, clean grass before finishing in barnyard, leather, wood, quite dry. Medium body, bright and crisp, sharp on the tongue, very lively. Quite nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle @ Sur Smagning Mashup Beer Festival. Pours hazy orange with a small frothy head. Aroma is caramel, lactic, lemon, grapefruit, apricot, oak, vinegar, hay and brett. Taste is moderate sweet, light+ tart and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes bitter and light tangy. A very rounded geuze making it easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1776) - DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle @ Søernes Ølbar. Mash-up. Dark golden- copper clear. No head. Old apples, pears. Some white oak notes. Tart dry. Not that complex.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremyh70 (1036) - Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Pours a hazy golden color with a huge fizzy head and decent lacing. Barnyard aroma with sour apples and grapes. Taste is tart and earthy with oaky flavor. Crisp mouthfeel with a light/medium body and a high carbonation. Cork blew out of the bottle and hit the ceiling. Dry finish. Fantastic Geueze.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (933) - - AUG 30, 2013
February 2011 bottle to a snifter. Color is hazy golden with an effervescent white head. Aroma is sour horse blanket with sour apple. Taste is complex. Sour and oaky with sweet and smokey. Dry and bubbly. Wonderful. Unique ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jahshuwuh (559) - USA - AUG 30, 2013
Cork blow off, a little hazy golden copper lot of white bubbly head. Smells of sour apple, sourness, banana, wood. Tastes is a sour rush that gives way to some oak and sweet malt, some smoke on the side of the tongue. Very bubbly on the tongue. Good palate ride from the sour to oak to malt. Enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsniclas (6614) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013
Bottled from Systembolaget Dark golden with a white head. Tart, citric aroma, slightly perfume-ish along with lime-zest. Tart and citric flavour aswell. Lemon-zest, quince and green apples. Medium bitterness.


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