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3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (772) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear deep golden light amber color with an off white head. Aroma is tart, citrus, dry, peach, apricots. Flavor is sour fruits, apricot, light malt character. Light to medium in body with a nice tart finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
toxichop (432) - South Gate, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
P: A clear orange/amber with only a few white bubbles. S: Very funky, rotting wood, pineapples, cider and a bit of socks. T: Wow, this is so balanced between fruits and funk, you get some sour limes, tropical fruits, oak and barnyard funk. M: Medium body with medium/high carbonation and it ends rather dry. O: Really great balance geuze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7026) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Tons of white grape, pear, peach and tons of funk. Cloudy gold with a decent frothy white head. Tart vinous notes, light pear and fruit. So very well balanced and tartness is in check. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4980) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Like a sharp and snappy gueuze. Big and wonderful 3F yeast with crackery grapefruit and meaty yeast texture. Sweet and sour finish. Cloudy golden pour with good head and lacing. Light bitterness. Comes together wonderfully. Great balance. Bottle pour at Churchkeys 5th.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (7606) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled via bottle at WTWBA 2014 in Minneapolis. Golden pour. White head. Funky barnyard with light fruit and nice carbonation. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2591) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2014
Golden color with a white head that quiclkly dissapears. Barmyard aroma with some fruity notes. Flavor has notes of wood, mild bittery, bretts are also present and vinegar mouthfeel. Fruity final with a mild acidic sensation on the palate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bobhund (122) - - OCT 17, 2014
Drucken på Stockholm Beer & Whiskey festival. Helt fantastisk syra rakt igenom. Fantastisk! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (1043) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 375ml bottle served in a Kriek Flute glass. Corked bottle from 2011. Valid until 2021. A: Pours a nice orange clear color forming a huge white to yellow head. Very bubbled. Excellent retention and tons of lacings left in the glass. Body is very carbonated and you can see a lot of bubbled popping from the bottom of the glass S: Lambic like in the nose. VERY fruity and tart. Notes of apples, white grapes and pears. Sweet grains, Lambic yeasts, a little bit metallic. Light notes of wood T: Absolutely great. Amazingly Geuze. Very well balanced sweetness/sourness. More acid than the traditional gueuze. Upfront is slightly sweet and grainy but very fruity with notes of apples and white grapes. Vinegar. Bit metallic. End is intense Lambic yeasts M: Light body, high carbonation. Such a pleasure. Sour and vinegar aftertaste O: Excellent drinkability. Perfect Geuze! [ BA Review @ 12/22/2012 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6722) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"This is a bit overpriced these days, at more than twice as much as the regular geuze (which ain’t cheap to begin with) but damn if it ain’t one of the best-in-style I’ve had. Oddly more clarity of color in this 4 year blend then the 3. Hands down better. Cleaner yet funkier with a livlier aroma, flavor, and feel."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (1894) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
Vintage 2011 bottle at home. Without even touching the Cork it blew meters away. No gusher, just a lot of carb. Poured a deep amber clear colour with a white head. The citrus and barnyard aroma’s explode while pouring. Citrus, lot of oak, sour fruits, Nice tart mouthfeel, barnyard, flowers, Nice sour finish. With a small spice in the aftertaste. Really complex beer!

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