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

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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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.

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


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3811) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
Un liquide mis en bouteille le 17 juillet 2011. Une robe dorée et finement voilée. Une tête mousseuse élégante qui cherche l’éternité. Un nez très affirmé. Des fleurs, des bactéries, des notes boisées et des notes citronnées tordantes. Un fond de craquelin de sésame et de blé. Des saveurs qui secouent mes papilles. Des rafales de notes aigres portées par une intelligence suprême. Des microbes et des bactéries sur des notes boisées vives. Du foin et d’autres choses qui relèvent d’un mystère insaisissable. Une bouche complètement sèche. Une effervescence soutenue et délicate. Des milliards de bulles si cela est possible. Une finale complexe, surette et aigre, qui assure le bonheur des tissus de ma langue. Quelque fois, boire un lambic c’est comme lire la poésie de Gauvreau : rien n’est à comprendre et tout est à saisir.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2958) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 So excited to try this! Golden tangerine pour...some peach and honey as well. The beer opened with a pop and left with a massive ivory cap. Lemon-filled aroma with a sour, tart, pungent citrus pith nose. Bright, grassy, dusty. Flavor woke me up...like smelling salts. Truly enjoyable...yum!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3373) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Oddly enough a Belmont bottle from right here in Ohio. Big time carbonation blew the cork out of the bottle but thank goodness it didn’t overflow. Golden color which seems appropriate for the name. Huge tart/sour aroma but balanced with a hint of sugar rounds it out. Wow, that’s fairly potent taste but it quickly mellows. I’m not a huge Lambic geuze fan but this was nice

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2226) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
375ml bottle. Slightly hazy amber with an off white head that fades. Fairly sour with a nice funk, grass, lemon, dry. Full body, very dry moderate carbonation, sour, funky, hint of sweetness on the finish that eventually overwhelms. Like this but think it needs a bit more time.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (4623) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Location: Bottle at Paul’s Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13

Aroma: It has a barnyard funkiness, brett, sour fruits, and some yeast
Appearance: This beer pours a fairly cloudy golden color with a white head
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose, it has some brett yeast funk and sour fruit flavors
Palate: This beer has a fairly easy drinking feel for the style, its smooth, and a little dry
Overall Impression: I liked this one quite a bit. It’s got a nice combination of funky flavors that I look for in this style. Good stuff. I’m glad I got try it.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2919) - Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle. Big pop of the cork. Huge frothy gushing white head. Deep golden yellow pour. Big lemon zest, brett, and foggy wood aromas. Not overly tart or sour, with reserved lemon, tangerine, and other assorted citrus flavors. Highlights of brett, lowlights of damp wood. Slightly acidic. Medium body, with surprisingly balanced carbonation. A tip of the cap to Armand as he truly is the master.......

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Cloudy dirty yellow/orange-brown body, thin off-white ring. Wheaty, grassy nose, tart and lactic, with noes of lemon and sharp, dusty wood. Dry, tart body with lemon pulp, dust, and cobwebs, grassy. Light, dry, and tart but not too sour. Expectedly excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle at ’t Antwaerps Bierhuiske (Antwerp, Belgium)
Aroma: Brett, lemon, basement aromas
Appearance: Amber in color, slightly hazy from sediment
Taste: Very sour, but not overpoweringly so. It’s somewhat offset by a sweeter finish
Palate: light body, thin texture, and a lively carbonation despite a mostly absent head
I had been looking forward to trying this one for a while and am very happy that I finally had the chance. That said, the price is a little exaggerated considering its not a big step up from the Oude Geuze.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2013
$22.00/375 ml green bottle. Hazy golden with a small head. The aroma is spicy, and sour. It also has aromas of lemons, green apples, and bubblegum. It’s really smooth and almost delicate. The taste has more lemons with a sharp acidic middle. There is also a funkiness that shows itself more as the beer warms. It’s well carbonated with a sparkly mouthfeel and finishes with an oaky dryness. A very good geuze and I like the concept. Although I would reach for a more affordable option of a comparable tasting gueze when given the chance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6380) - ITALY - JAN 5, 2013
oro buona schiuma piuttosto persstentente leggero affumicato acetico buona acidita legno noce finale quasi speziato ginepro


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