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

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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3441) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 9, 2012
Afternoon break in Amsterdam, rocket cork, pours golden honey with a huge head, aroma of watermelon, leaves, olives, green tea, floral tones, flavor of wood, acids, lemon, leather and barnyard, green tea, medium to full bodied, excellent brew

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4690) - Utah, USA - JUL 8, 2012
375ml bottle from Belgium order
Appearance: Clear golden with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma of mildly tart fruit, taste of tart fruit and juicy with a dry finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (7858) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 First rating
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
BB 02/2021, bottled 17/02/2011
Hazy orange color, smallish white head. A bit sweet, not that sour, acidic, so fresh and nice taste, sooo nice. Spritzy mouthfeel, very low bitterness. Acidic, well balanced scent, very nice.
9/3/9/3/18=4.2

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Bottle 37.5 cl on March 14, 2014. Bottled 2011, BB 2021.
Hazy to cloudy amber color, big off-white head. Acidic, spicy, grape peel scent. Acidic, berry, grape peel taste. Medium mouthfeel, very low bitterness. Acidic aftertaste.
8/4/8/3/16=3.9

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2264) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Poured from a 375ml bottle. A great blend. Lots of fruit notes. Stone fruits/apricot, lemon, citrus. Very dry and refreshing. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2798) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 2*375 ml bottle shared @ tkrjukoffs CCB Day tasting. Pours bright hazy orangish golden with a big fizzy goldenish white head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is sour with overripe apples, lemon juice, lemon zest, grapefruit juice, overripe almost rotten pears, hay, dry soil, orange zest, barnyard, horse blanket, wood, currants and gooseberries. Taste is sour with grapefruit juice, lemon juice, lemon zest, orange zest, wood, gooseberries, unripe currants, green apples, grape zest, barnyard, leather, crackers and dry soil. Mouthfeel is dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is sour and tart with grapefruit juice, lemon juice, lemon zest, hay, wood, grape zest and unripe currants. Very intense.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
(Bottle) Pours hazy dark amber with an off-white head. The aroma holds horseblanket, some citrus, crackers, cheese, light tart tropical fruits and a touch of phenols. Mild and balanced nose. The flavour dry and near heavily acidic with notes of brett, lacto, some subtle biproducts from the fermenting process, citrus, old cheesy hop and cracker-like malt. The mouthfeel tart and fairly soft with a medium carbonation. Citric finish. Near medium bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10850) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Hazy golden beer with a small offwhite head. Sourish rubber aroma, vinous, sour, leather, stable, perfume, fruity, grapefruit, orange, citrus, lemongrass. Sour flavor, rubber, grapefruit, citrus, leather, stable notes, tart, lemon, hoppy. Very sour, still pleasant and balanced. Long citrus finish with rubber and grapefruit.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4059) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle 1 of 2 á 37,5 cl @ CCB Day. Pours cloudy orange amber with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is sour fruity funky stable cellar. Flavor is sour bitter dry funky spicy damn so good. Fnishes bitter sour and funky dry.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5454) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle (375 ml) from Biwerkompass.de. Clear amber, medium brief white head. Tart green apples cidery aroma, with some grapefruit and vague horse stable notes. Light to medium bodied, prickling carbonation. Bone dry with high acidity and a bit pungent churny bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (4894) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
375ml bottle. Nearly took my eye out. No joke. I loosened the cage, started to remove just the cag and POW. Richoceted off my cheek bone and onto the ceiling. Would have been worth it. Pours a hazy gold with a frothy white head. Nose is awesome, funky, horse, leather, grass, band aid, lemon, citrus. Flavor is tart, bright citrus, grass, hay, funk, cheese, earthy. Medium to high carbonation. Full bodied, tart, acidic finish. A masterful blend.


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