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

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RATINGS: 457   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Pours a golden orange into my 3 Fonteinen tumbler. Head is huge with amazing lacing. Pure white and lasts forever. Carbonation is very lively. Aromas are barnyard, oak, lemon and fresh cut grass. Sourness is all there. An amazing blend. Thank you Armand!!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (3229) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2012
On 35 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika,Oslo. Golden color, ok foam. Mediuma stable aromas Medium body & high complexity. Good sourness,some bitterness- good balance Very enjoyable- one of the best Geuzes I tried

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4311) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
375ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 and a half finger white bubbly head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is lemon with some yeasty notes. Taste is sour lemons with some woodiness and yeast and mild underlying sweetness. Highly carbonated with a medium body leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate. A very well done lambic that is worthy of a sampling.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4695) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle. A bit of dust or early leakage dried on the lip of the bottle. Dark amber with slight cloudy and thick noisy head. Salty edged Gueze aroma. Dry and lightly salty, a bit woody. Strong condensed flavour.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ketchepillar (1123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 30, 2012
375mL shared by CanIHave4Beers. Smells awesome. Iodine. Oh man, this is quite sour and quite good. Strong, but soft, well rounded funk. Salty BO. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2012
Pours cloudy amber with a white head. Aroma is acidic, grapefruit, leather and fruit. Flavour is acidic, tart, grapefruit, leather and sour notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
traPISSED (105) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 28, 2012
37.5cl at home, brought by Olly. This was again loaded with Armands signature character that you find in all his vintage gueuzes! Earthy, musty, bacon, grain and a funky sourness. Well carbonated, golden hazy colour and big White head. This one was sampled a bit young for my liking but should be great to age! Wish the bottle size was bigger though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theisti (3276) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
37,5 cl bottle courtesy of Travlr. Botteldatum 17/02/2011. The pour is hazed golden orange with a 2 inch foamy egg white head. Falls rocky with splotchy lacing. Streaking tiny bubbles fill the glass. The aroma is tart apple, soft woody earthiness, faint lemon citrus sour vinegar. Soft gentle nose. The taste is the citrus lemon sourness, followed closely by bright dry tartness, hay and grass, closes with wood and yeastiness. As it warms, get some of the acetic yeast that I associate with the 3 Fonteinen house character. The palate is light bodied, fine active, champagne like carbonation, dry tart finish. Refreshing, easy drinking beer. Very much appreciate the bottle Gene.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12966) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Bottled 375ml (bottled 02/2011, vPBF)
Deep golden color, small white head. Tart fruity, leathery lambic aroma. Medium-bodied. Tasty, tart, fruity flavor. Perhaps not so mouth-drying fruity as many lambics, more dry. Horseblanket, sherry, peach. Nice as always.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6439) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
375 ml bottle @ vPBF 2012.
Pours a golden colour with loads of bubbles and a white head. Aroma of strong ripe apricot, earth and barnyard - classic Gueuze aroma. Flavour is pretty strong on the sour side; full on sourness at front, then leathery and floral notes kick in. After that it’s tart fruitiness and ends aggressive, tingling, also very smooth and grapefruity. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Quite complex and has aggressive. Yummy.


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