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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 478   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.

The 2015 version (bottle date 12/03/2014) has 7.5% ABV (although some labels say 6%)


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7047) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012
37,5 cl bottle @ vPBF, bottled 17.02.2011
Aroma is rather strong on earthy notes. Also some grapefruit. Flavour is rather sour with grapefruit, some orange, earthy and leathery notes. Dry finish with somewhat disturbing tartness. Rather good still.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (4649) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
375ml bottle @ vPBF

Pours orange with a small white head. Aroma of earthy notes, sour and tart fruits, hints of oak and wood. Taste is smooth and dry with some tart fruitiness and hints of sourness. Finish is slightly sour and tart with some earthy notes. Well balanced, tasty and quite smooth geuze.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22403) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Bottled@vPBF2012. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is farmyard, some mild sour fruityness, mild wood and earth. Flavour is sour wood, some tartness, mild fruits as well as some herbal notes. Rather dry palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7431) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
375 ml bottle @ vPBF.
Pours hazy golden color with small head. Aroma of sour fruits, mild yeast notes, herbs, barnyard notes, grass and some rowan berries. Flavor of rowan berries, sour grape fruits, herbs, earth and some yeast. Sour palate with a dry finish. Nice sour brew.
2375

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (4008) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle at Gaasa in Oslo. It poured a hazy yellow-golden liquid with a white head. Apples on the nose and taste. Nice sourness. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 23, 2012
375ml bottle. Clear dark golden color with off white foam. Dry hay, tart lemon, dry wood, rustic leather aromas. Medium body. Dry lemon peel, tart pale wheat, fresh cut grass, dry hay flavors--tasty good gueuzegueuze

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
375ml green corked and caged bottle. Clear bubbly gold, smallish fizzy offwhite head. Heavy sour aroma - lemon, funk - yummmm. Taste follows - fruity as hell. Oh just awesome!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (13853) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle at Craft, London. Thanks Harry for the taste. Cloudy gold pour with a flimsy, white foam head. Loads of tangy grass and citric lemon. Light sweet flavor with strong sourness, though not over-the-top, more tangy lemon, some mild funk, grass. Medium bodied with massaging carbonation. Finishes with a strong, grassy bitter bite and plenty of lip-puckering sourness. Quite drinkable and refreshing. Pretty wonderful, in fact.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThirstyBird (2101) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2012
Pours an orangish brown color with an off white cap. The smell is tart fruit, lemon zest, oak, some funk. The taste is funky, nicely tart and sour, bright sour citrus, definite oak which leads into the dry aftertaste. This beer is wonderfully smooth and perfectly carbonated. A wonderful geuze. I hope that I can snag a few more of these before they are all snagged up!


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