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

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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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%)


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyF (811) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2016
Flaska frĺn SB. Dimmigt orangefärgad med vitt skum. Syrlig och torr doft med grape och lite stall. Torr och syrlig i smaken ocksĺ.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SkillsFactory (518) - ITALY - FEB 19, 2016
7,5% ABV, 37,5 cl. imbottigliata il 12 Marzo 2014, aperta il 19 Febbraio 2016. Arancio con riflessi dorati, schiuma bianca tendente al giallo di ottima persistenza. Aroma di pompelmo, pesca e mango, legno umido, polvere, pepe, sudore equino, lievemente oleosa, pungente al punto giusto, frumento ed erbaceo tagliato di fresco. Al palato pompelmo e pesca, uva bianca, legno umido, mandorla tostata, polvere, frumento, lievemente astringente, note di miele, coda molto complessa caratterizzata da legno, polvere, erbaceo, pompelmo, uva bianca. Corpo medio-leggero, non molto carbonata, texture oleosa, pericolosamente beverina.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (2218) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2016
375 mL bottle shared by Gus with ebone1988 and I. The pour is a dark bubbly gold with a thicker white head that remains as a film and thick collar. The aroma is very, very acidic. There is a heavy battery acid thing happening, and it's not good. The it's got a nice sour on the back end, but it's just way too acidic. The flavor is all battery acid. It's heavily acidic. Not good at all. There is a nice sour that builds, but it's impossible to drown out the acidity. The mouth feel is light and crisp with a bubbly carbonation and a lingeringly acidic aftertaste. It's heavy acid, that's for sure. It has chance but this thing needs to mellow out a few years. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1261) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus. Aroma is funk, sour, some wheat, barnyard, good. Appearance is golden, white head, slight haze. Taste is sour as hell, barnyard, funky, wet hay, amazing. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, crisp carbonation, funky wet hay aftertaste. Overall, this is very very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mesjasz (874) - Lodz, POLAND - FEB 13, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2016 Wygl?d. M?tny pomara?czowy. ?adna i drobna piana, niestety bardzo szybko znika.Aromat. Bardzo intensywny, wyczuwalny nawet gdy kieliszek stoi na stole obok nas. Typowe dzikie aromaty, jak stajnia, mokra skóra, siano, ale te? sporo owoców na czele z winogronami i agrestem. Gdy ww?chuj? si? mocniej, i wyczuwam lekk? nut? octu winnego, kwa?ne jab?ka, cytryn?. Po zamieszaniu wychodz? s?odkie aromaty kwiatowo-miodowe z lekk? sugesti? s?odkich owoców.Smak. Bardzo umiarkowanie kwa?ny, góruje przede wszystkim wytrawno??. Temu gueuze jest najbli?ej wina, z tych które pi?em dot?d. Znakomicie zbalansowane, w ?adnym kierunku nie przegi?te czy m?cz?ce. W smaku bardzo wyra?na d?bina, m?ode winogrona i agrest, ogromna ilo?? funku, mniejsze nuty cytryny i jab?ek, troch? kwasu mlekowego. Bardzo winne i taniczne, wyra?nie cierpkie. Posmak d?ugi, cierpki i wytrawny z lekk? zio?ow? goryczk?. Piwo wydaje si? dosy? pe?ne, ma te? bardzo g?adk? tekstur?, wydaje si? oleiste. Wysycenie na niskim poziomie ale CO2 dobrze wyczuwalny w ustach. Alkoholu nie stwierdzi?em.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2016
12.7 oz bottle. Cloudy orange with brief froth. Nose is mango, honey, herbs, spring meadow and sour peach. Slick medium body with a lively tingle. Taste is dried apricot, leather, hints of butterscotch, pear, crabapple and pineapple. Wonderful depth and complexity without the sour burn. Incredible geuze. Stands alone with A&T for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fugitive (1853) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle. Color hazy orange with small white head. Aroma earth, citric, floral. Taste fruits, sour, wood, citrus.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1309) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2016
2011 bottle at home. Pours cloudy light amber with a modest, active white head which recedes to a foamy layer around the circumference. Aroma is hay, funk, green apples, oak and slight cheese. Taste is slight green apple tart, slight green grape tart, green apple sweetness, slight grassy bitterness, oak.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (5813) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2016
375ml bottle at home as ’3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend’, bottled Feb 2011 at 6%. So 5 years old at this stage. Vibrant orange, totally clear, highly sparkling, big foamy creamy head endures. Aroma is lemon, peachy, musty souring fruits, a touch of vinegar. Body is medium to light, soft carbonation, a bit foamy to start with. Taste is zingy and bright with lemon, sherbet, souring nectarines, a little mint. Potent flavours but only a touch of acidity. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (1252) - , CYPRUS - JAN 15, 2016
2014 Bottle. Hazy golden colour. Funky tart aroma. Light funky sour body, dry finish. Great geuze


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