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

bottled
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RATINGS: 451   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1457) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
Hazy orange colour, white foam. Lively carbonation. Aroma of sour fruit with barnyard notes. A bit high on the carbonation but very good geuze.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
circinus (215) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle 37.5 cl from systembolaget. Clearish orange, thin white head. Peach, gooseberry, green apples, very nice sourness. Light/medium body, soft carbonation, sour finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franzen (331) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
Overripe fruits, stable, strawberries and goose berries in the aroma. Hazy golden orange appearance. A bit frutly sweet prelude that abruptly is hit by a heavy sourness with lots of green apples. The finish is a mix between strawberries and green apples. Medium body with average carbonation, would prefer it lighter with more carbonation. Really nice and refreshing, never thought it would happen but I actually start to like sour beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BreWedge (325) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
12.7 fl oz bottle sample via Piscator34 (you rock). Pours a deep gold with a minimal white head. Aromas are a bright, sour, citrus with a zesty yeast quality. Taste is citrusy goodness with a sour, dry bite. Assertive, dry, medium, sour finish. This...is...awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2546) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 22, 2014
Sigmund viser igjen med sin generøsitet når vi får et så eksklusivt øl på Mandag i annen (kanskje fordi det er 2. påskedag?). den heftige aromane legger seg i nesehøyde når flaksene åpnes andektig. Højt skum!! En intens aroma so virkelig river i snyteskafet. Syrlig og bærsøt smak. Rund. Bruser i munnen, emn allikevel ekstremt lett drikkelig. Nå er vi i komfortsonens hovedmanesje.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (2831) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 21, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Clear sparkling golden body with a small white head. Inviting berries, vanilla, apples and grapefruit on the nose. Sour grapefruit flavors and spicy notes of apple. Medium bodied. Recommended.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (1016) - NORWAY - APR 21, 2014
Golden. Superbly dense off-white head. Auperbly strong, sour and fruiy aroma. Sour, sour taste. Pure and clean.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knackknack (1) - - APR 13, 2014 does not count
Balanced, overall quite impressive beer. Fine tartness, green fruit, thin malt backdrop. Beautiful colour. A refreshing and complex drink for any occasion. Fantastic acidity! 37,5 cl Bottle @ the brewery's restaurant in Beersel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (3783) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: From Systembolaget.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Sour, acidic, vinous, citrus, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, citrus, tart. Sour citrus finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (664) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
Corked and caged 375 ml bottle @ home. Corks opens with a huge pop. Pours golden clear with no head at all. Aroma is barnyard funk with green apples, light acid and some lemon. Really smooth taste, minimal acid and nicely balanced. Apple skin, some lemon and light bitterness. Really enjoyable!


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