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

bottled
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on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 452   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Beautiful dark golden with a fizzy white head. Fantastic musty oak, vanilla, caramel, cherry, lemon and green apple aroma. Very bright lively palate. Incredibly sharp acidic cherry and lip puckering lemon up front followed by hot green apple and caramel flavors and finishing bone dry with oak and vanilla tastes. Excellent and a thrill to drink!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (4263) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle at ÖÖWF cons 2012-11-16 Örebro AR: tart, horse blanket, wee appels, appel cider AP: wee hazy, wee transp head F: grape fruit, gooseberries, wee grainy, white grapes, grape fruit meat

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Pours a hazy and amber beer with a white head. The aroma is weak with tart and sourness. The flavor follows the nose with additional grapefruit. The palate is acidic with bitterness. Overall a really good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5470) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Valkendorfgaten, Bergen. Pours hazy golden with a big, fast collapsing white head. Aroma is funky farmhouse, barnyard and manure, cant wait to down this one, taste is fresh, crisp, fizzy mouthfeel, almost like a champagne, dry and fruity end, nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcmd (314) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 16, 2012
pours golden yellow with a thick white head that lasts. Aroma is lemon, oak, and lots of musty barnyard funk. Taste is lemon, pineapple, mouth puckering tart on a bed of oak and coconut. Perfect carbonation. Best of the style I’ve had.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2362) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Well this is the most expensive beer Ive ever had and Im not going to say it was worth the price (that Ernesto paid) but it was still really really good. Cork shot out when unwinding the cap and missed Ernestos eye by about 1 inch and slammed on the ceiling. Aroma is ridiculously good with nice funk and vanilla, pineapple, lemon, a little musty barnyard. Taste is nicely tart up front with huge barrel character with notes of vanilla and coconut to go with the heavy tart citrus fruits. AMAZING.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3776) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Wow this is very impressive, pineapple coconut and vanilla, subdue tartness with complex body and dry crisp fizzy finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1160) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2012
375ml bottle from West Lakeview. Pours a golden amber color with a big, fluffy white head. Aroma is lemon, musty, funky, oak. Medium on the palate with lively carbonation. Flavor is sour, lemon, oak, Earthy, a little yeasty, with a tart, dry finish. Good, but I like other Gueuzes more, especially considering the price.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vignale (2106) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Dark straw coloured, clear, little head. Typical geuze scents that grow as it’s warming, stable, wet horse blanket, wet barrel wood, apple vinegar and tart appes. The taste is perfectly balanced, sweet and sourness in harmony, tartness, wet wood and a barn charcter more clear than in other geuzes I’ve had. Fantastic!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CapFlu (4549) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
(375ml bottle) Purchased at The Strath for $19.90. Poured into a tulip glass, forming a quick head that dissipates to a minimal frothy white layering atop a clouded orange slightly carbonated body. Nose is ripe with lemon zest, vinegar and sour fruit. Very tart on the tongue, sizzling citrus flavour and stirring sour sizzling candies. Highly enjoyable and addictive - thanks so much to the agent that brought this rare treat to British Columbia. --- reviewed on RateBeer.com


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