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

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RATINGS: 459   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.


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 it’s 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 (3717) - 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 (2554) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (15177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2014 bottle at colins ... golden ... small white head ... soft horse blanket ... big funky tartness ... very dry funk ... way to dry ... bnot me .. bttle at the bow ... soft funky orange nose...tart funky sour ... light lemon

bottle at home ... goldne amber .. thin white lacing ... soft deep blanket .. light funk nose ... tart fruits ... earth funk .. soft mellow fruits ... light sour ... very dry ... 3.2

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
Bouteille verte de 375 ml, avec bouchon de liège, obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de fleur avec une pointe citronnée. Apparence: La couleur est dorée-orangée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de fruit sûrette avec une pointe citronné. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Forte effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût acide. (Rating #4593)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3630) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2013
rating from long-time-lost papers. i drank lh12, i drank zwanze 12 and 13 ( hel yeah) i drank some armand 4, i drank mavasia rosso, ... and i enjoyed them . this is why. before this bottle, i did not like any sour beer , at all. i can only thank 77 ships for turning me into a poor fuck with a basement full of geuzes :p much carbo, fast fading but very big foam. smell is very sour, but very balanced. even got some sweetness in the taste , very very good, very nice mouthfeel. want to be converted? drink this. want to keep some money ? AVOID :p

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MathieuTessier (1) - Saint-Casimir, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013 does not count
Le lambic 4 ans rajoute un goût de plus, qui fait du bien dans la yeule. Un excellent goût !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3526) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle - thanks MikeB for sharing. Pours clear orange with a small off-white head and a bit of lacing. Aroma is light funk, citrus, lemon, some acetone, more - quite complex actually. Flavor is quite nice, light to medium tart and quite dry, almost sherry-like, with a bit of wood. Light bodied, somewhat prickly mouthfeel. Definitely the most complex gueuze I have tried.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (423) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Clear orange, light foam dissipates fairly quickly. Fragrant, fruity citrus smell with notes of the oak aging. Dry body, sherry like, a little funk but it is subdued. It comes through stronger as the glass warms. Oakiness in the finish. Only 6% ABV, but this drinks like an aperitif. Excellent.


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