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

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RATINGS: 458   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
37.5cl bottle from Kurt@Belgiuminabox. Pours a beautiful golden colour with a wispy little white head. Barnyard and green apple aromas with the obligatory horse blanket there too.Grape and oak also making an appearance on the nose and even the merest hint of cat piss,fantastic! Tastes of grapefruit and lemon abound within the sour apples and wood and of course the barnyard flavours too.Lovely tarty sour finish.Another great gueuze from Armand.Well worth the extra 4 year old addition to the blend even though it does make it expensive. must try beer for lambic fans.Marvellous.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (3049) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2012
15-NOV-2012, bottle @Room in Falsled Kro, from Fish & Beer. Hazy orange with lasting high tan head. Wonderfull aroma of sour apples and barnyard. Taste is sour apples, barnyard, malt, yeast, hay, acetone, fruits - rotten fruits - apricot and citrus, lime, pink grape. Medium body but unfortunately turns watery very fast. Very very good geuze. Really living up to the classy setting here @Falsled Kro.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 Bottle at home. Pour is hazy orange with a huge white head and great lacing; way over-carbonated. Big citric acid, sweet tarts, green apples, lemon peel, light urine, funk, must, and oak in the aroma. Taste is really funky, urine, tangy pineapple, citrus, lemon peel, wood, acid, oak, and pears with a light acidic burn on the finish. Medium body with champagne-like carbonation. Very citric and woody with big urine notes and a huge sour finish. Quite delicious, but I really think this one could benefit with some age. I am glad I have multiple bottles of this to sit on.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nickls (1885) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Bit gushing with a pillowy white head on a lightly hazy golden orange. Aroma is stunning, cobweb, tart grapefruit heart, grass, slight citrus and clean basement . Flavor is dry, funky, but no cheese, cobweb dry,slight must. Lighter body and very pronounced carbonation. Wow

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1402) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a glowing golden orange with a large froth of white foam. Aroma is oak, lemon, wheat, tart, cheese rind funk, and tart into the finish. Taste is corse wheat with lemon, funk, and burning tart. Sometimes the wheat dominates and on other sips the lemon or funk will play a stronger presence in the taste. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry. Ridiculously expensive and ridiculously good. World class.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2340) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle, pours a nice golden, aroma of some good barnyard funk and lots of brett notes, the flavour is nice and tart prob a bit more tart then the regular oude. It is overall, with the try, but definitely a bit pricy.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5537) - 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 (4490) - 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 (5660) - 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.


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