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


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RATINGS: 489   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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%)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1900) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2012
Aroma: Stable, vinegar, wet felt. Very spontaneous.
Appearance: A hazy golden straw beer, a bleak off-white head, little lacing, but good curtains.
Taste: Sweet fruit sugar, lemonade, white balsam vinegar, dry acid apple peel.
Palate: Medium high carbonation, very refreshing, a small body with dry acidity.
Overall: Well balanced, as always good from the 3 fountains.
Note: Bottle 750 ml, at De Klomp tasting. (Vintage 2011) Reviewed 2012-10-27.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle to flute. Dark gold with a huge billowy white head. Classic 3F funk on the nose with citrus. Flavor consisted of lemon flesh, citrus pith, lemon and grapefruit zest seemlessly integrated with the damp basement, cob web, leather, horse blanket and pungent parmesan cheese. Light body with high tongue prickling carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Great geuze, but 26 bucks for a 375ml will prevent me from buying this again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Big big props to my buddy Kyle for sending me this gem. You rock brotha! Open with caution! The top popped right off before I even took the cage off. Luckily I was able to save everything inside, didn’t miss a drop. Incredible balance between sour fruit and tartness. One I wish we had on the shelves in FL.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3498) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
bottle... another solid drie but the prices are out of hand for something not significantly different than a regular oude gueuze

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suedehead288 (426) - BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2012
2012.10.21 - bottle 37.5cl - golden orange, big white head - nose : is tart, oak, green apple - mouth : dry tartness, oak, green apple.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle 375ml from erzbierschof. Complex with lemon peel and horse blanket throughout. Some dandelion in the finish. Excellent, top notch gueuze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (5801) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Courtesy of Vendomebh1 via trade

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate lemon, lighter sweet citrus notes, cheese, and faint barnyard. The cork exploded out of the bottle as soon as the cage was removed. It pours a hazy golden-orange with a two finger lightly orange tinged off-white head with pretty good retention. The flavor starts with a quick dose citrus. The finish is moderate sour lemon, light oak, funk, and just a hint of cheese. It’s light bodied with lively carbonation, but it manages to come across as somewhat soft. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma is tart and sour wit oak, cheese, funk, green grapes, barnyard. Taste is well balanced, nice sourness witout going over the top, barnyard, oak, dusty, funky, grapes, cheese. Thin body, lively carbonation, dry finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cpetrone84 (1732) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
pour is slightly hazed dark golden orange with a tight light tan head. The nose has tons of cheese, rather "rindy," and a light dusty funk behind. Golden fruits, apricot, pear, and peach. A light vinegar note underneath. The taste is slightly more muted than the nose, the funk isn’t as bright but still an assertive cheese rind with more cob webby funk. The apricot and golden fruits are intertwined very well. The finish is dry and well carbonated, the body is light and bubbly on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Milevski (3) - - OCT 9, 2012 does not count
Dejlig syrlig. Smagt på Lord Nelson. God aroma. Ligner en øl, men smager meget meget mere ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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