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Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 414   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle sample @ Sour & Bitter Dinner, Copenhagen. Clear orange body, fizzy off-white head with moderate longevity. Nose is tart citrus, brett funk, straw and hints of lemon. Taste is lemony zest, barnyard funk, apple peel, vinegar and hints of lime. Palate is lively, with enough bubbles to work with the overall complexity. A nice geuze indeed; this is very good stuff.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (13349) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
10th May 2012
Bottle shared at Sour & Bitter. Hazy amber beer, massive pale cream coloured head. Light dry palate, crisp. Dry sourness but not too aggressive. Earthy wood with some tart white wine. Semi dry finish, slightly vinegar. Alright.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (9996) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 19, 2012
Ausgewogen säuerlicher Beginn, stark karbonisiert. Fruchtig, grasig, rund. Die Säure steigt weiter, das Bier bleibt aber absolut balanciert und wirkt nie disharmonisch. Deutliche Hopfennoten. Super! 12/11/11/11/12/11

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle shared at bu11zeye’s 10,000th rating tasting. The beer pours a yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is full of very tart lemons, with some nice wheat and yeast notes, as well as quite a bit of barnyard funk. The flavor is also quite funky, with some nice lemon and wheat notes. There is a medium amount of tartness and some nice yeast notes. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very interesting, funky and tart beer that I am glad I got to try.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (4582) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle sample at Sour&Bitter. Bottle looks good. Beer in the glass zippy, golden, huge head. Intense sour aroma. Starts strong-sourish, notes of leather, some woody notes, a bit fruity. All in all quite sour, but still well balanced. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (15496) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle @ Sour & Bitter 2012. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity funky oaky tart sour citrus aroma. Fruity sour funky tart grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity oaky funky tart sour finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (12752) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle at Sour & Bitter 2012. Cloudy yellow - white head. Nice sourness, light cheese sourness, fruity, leather, light wooden, grape fruits, barnyard, lovely taste ol gold !!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 Re-rate 6/2/13: Bottle shared at a sour tasting at Noam’s office.Hazy orange with a big white head. Aroma of barnyard, manure, leather, oak and fruits. Sour yet delicate flavor with barnyard, sweat and fruits. 9/4/8/4/17=4.2

[5/10/12] Bottle sample at Sour & Bitter. Almost clear orange with a big bubbly off-white head. Very sour aroma with fruits, oak and a bit of leather. Very sour flavor with citrus. Lively carbonation. A very straightforward lambic, somewhat sharp. Really nice. 8/4/8/4/17=4.1

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zarin (202) - ITALY - MAY 15, 2012
A: grapefruit, lemon, yeasts. A: golden. T: medium sourness, lemony. P: mb, high carbo. O: 19/20. Young, still great

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (962) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2012
Kindly shared by Phredrik. Thanks! Pours hazy copper with a beige head. Aroma is rural stable notes, vinegar, tart, barnyard, weak sulfur, sour berries, bacteria, some plants, alot of grapefruit, leather and some citrus fruits. Taste is grapefruit, citrus fruits, very tart, barnyardy stable notes, sour berries, orange peel and some leaves. Very nice and easy to drink geuze!


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