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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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%)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malin_aiisa (471) - SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle. Amber, white head. Clear. Golden Arom of cellar, peach, hay. Taste sour, sweet. Hints of bitter berries. Tart feel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (6850) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Unclear golden color with medium white head. Tart, vinous aroma with huge portion of oak. Moderate tart taste with vinous notes, barnyard, oak bitterness in finish. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (4072) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle at tasting. The aroma and flavour is considerably more oaky than the normal version, also less sour and more tart tanninish towards the finish. Dry barnyard finish. More balanced. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (2619) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep golden bit hazy color, white head. Aroma of bret, lemon. Taste is sour, lemon, acidic, lime, oak wood, overcarbonated. Nice sour dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (916) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Cloudy orange color without foam. The smell has old feet and a little funk. The taste is lightly carbonated, funky, lightly sour and has old feet just like a geuze should be. Dry and light sour aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamTheBarrel (703) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2015
375ml green corked and caged bottle poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is murky amber with a medium sized frothy beige head, that reduced quickly, leaving a little lacing. Aroma of green apples, leather, barnyard and lemon zest. Flavours of green apples, table grapes and oak wood notes. Taste is light sweet and heavy sour. Palate is medium-light bodied, soft texture and average carbonation. A benchmark for the style, excellent but expensive Gueze.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TychoJames (804) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2015
Flaska 37,5 cl systembolaget web. Flasktappad 12/03/2014.Guldskimrande disig vätska med smutsvitt skum. Frisk och fruktblommig doft. Citron, hö, aprikos, unga äpplen och jordkällare. Smaken är härligt syrlig och komplex. Ekfat, citron, hö och äpplekart. Syra med torr avslutning avrundat med trä. Helt fantastisk

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anstei (642) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 5, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2016 First rating on Oct 5 2015. Bottle, 2014 vintage, courtesy of SinH4. Sourness and funk throughout, but never overpowered. A little bit of farmhouse in the aroma. Almost aggressive carbonization, but not disturbing in any way. A beautiful beer! (9/4/9/5/17 = 4.4) Second rating on Feb 1 2016. Bottle, 2011 vintage, at Monday Club Erzbierschof. Very soft and smooth for a gueuze. Citric, tart and astringent. Little funk, well balanced with sourness, rich and sweet. Wow. (9/4/9/5/17 = 4.4)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (1595) - Garching, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2015 Vintage 2014, this bottle leaked a bit, therefore drinking now. Still carbonated. Orange color with white head. Aroma is funk, strong funk, red apples, lemons. Taste is similar, quite sour from start to end, with lots of red apples. Fantastic stuff, already at this age.Also opened a 2011 on New Year?s Eve 2015. More burnt rubber and schwarzbrot, lots of red apples, not so lemony. Also with a superb complexity, and a good bitterness in the finish. Probably the right time to drink, carbonation was a bit low and the orange color was quite dark already.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
konungen (308) - - OCT 5, 2015
Väldigt god. Den är både fruktig, sur av citrus, smak och doft av bär, torr. Gott slut som är torrt och sur. Riktigt bra! @SBWF2015 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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