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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: 465   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 itís 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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (883) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2013
Perfekt. Man blir ju nästan lycklig av en så fantastisk suring. Oerhört balanserad på alla parametrar.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1804) - Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle, 2011 ed. Pour is hazy gold, white head. good retention/no lace. Aroma of barrel, dust, lacto, lemon. Taste is tart, dusty, barrel, mineral, lemon, attic. Palate is high carbonation, tart finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6282) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2013
Dark gold, lively carbonation. Clean, crisp, refreshing. YEs, there is vinegar, lemon and rotting leaves in here, in addition to serious drinkability. Youíll love or hate this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1078) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark golden, with a massive creamy head. Aroma is brett and oak, as well as nuts and lots of sour fruitiness from apples and rhubarb. Quite full and creamy body, with lively carbonation. Flavour is sour with brett and balsamic vinegar, as well as fruity notes of apples and rhubarb balanced by oak and rather earthy notes. Nice, long sour finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PriorL (2256) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 Bottle 02/2011. Shared with Mathieu87. Appearance: way to much foam, absolute gusher. Nose: horse blanket, some fruitiness, but in total not that much. Taste: lots of carbonation, lacks a bit of complexity, very dry aftertaste, though nice geuze, but this one didnít convince me enough of using 4 year old lambic. But who knows what age will do with this one? Re-rate: aged sample

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (6277) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2/21/13. Bottle during RBWG - thanks deftim13! Lightly hazed golden pour with a big frothy off-white head that sticks and laces plenty. Awesome aroma and flavor with a balanced dose of tart, wood, acid, and a touch of vanilla/cream with more lingering tartness. Delish!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle from a trade for my 500th rate! 2/17/2011 bottle. Pours deep, hazy gold without much carbonation and only a slight head. No lacing. Strong, funky tart aroma of farmhouse and sweet tarts. Taste is surprisingly light. A nice tartness without being puckering. Very crisp and refreshing. Trying to sip and savor, but itís tough!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Thanks to Danny at RBWG. Great frothy head. Aroma of funk. Tart but smooth throughout. Quite a nice gueze.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3784) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 19, 2013
375 ml. bottle. It does blow the cork! Pours a cloudy light gold with a large white head. Aroma of grass, citrus, and funk. Taste is citrus, apples, funk, wood, and yeast. Sour finish. Very complex, very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2593) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle. Cork flew. Rose gold with a white head that fades to a coat. Aroma of old lemons, tart berries, apples, sweaty hay. Slippery creamy texture with high carbonation - a bit excessive. Sour with berries, wheat and some peach, lots of lemon. Zingy bretty finish, sourness departs without much astringency remaining at the end.


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