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


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RATINGS: 507   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
The Golden Blend is made with 4 year old Lambic that accounts for 25 % of itís 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%)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. 2013 vintage. Thanks to KyotoLefty. Fresh and quite pungent nose, manure and juicy tropical fruit pressings. Hazy copper/straw colro. Gentle, light pickled fruit, dark sort of citrus bleeding on the tongue, bitter fruit rind in finish. Thin-medium and puckering. Brash stuff. A bit of a show off, too. Refreshing young punk beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle 2011 from binnyís. Poured amber gold with fluffy white head. Aroma pretty sour with barn funk. Light carb med bod. Citric acid sour hay. Its no Hommage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (579) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2014
2011 btl. Looks.. Hazy orange, small lasting soft fluffy head. Smells.. Barnyard, orange and lemon acidic, slight woodyness. Tastes.. Tart orange citrus, lemon, barnyard funky, dry woody finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (7864) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"This is a bit overpriced these days, at more than twice as much as the regular geuze (which ainít cheap to begin with) but damn if it ainít one of the best-in-style Iíve had. Oddly more clarity of color in this 4 year blend then the 3. Hands down better. Cleaner yet funkier with a livlier aroma, flavor, and feel."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (2460) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
Pours amber with a lasting head. Noes shows heaps of funk, elderflower, horseblanket, lemon pith, kumquat, fruit confectionery and orange peel. Amazing. flavours include elderflower, lemon juice, citrus pith, peach and a big, bold acidity. Lots of funk. Nice high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Well carbonated lightly golden pour with a small white head. Effervescent appearance (lots of bubbles). Flavor and aroma were complex. A bit tart, but not a full on sour. Subtle notes of leather and a hint of tobacco along with other earthy items followed a dry oaky taste. Very delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (2490) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
Vintage 2011 bottle at home. Without even touching the Cork it blew meters away. No gusher, just a lot of carb. Poured a deep amber clear colour with a white head. The citrus and barnyard aromaís explode while pouring. Citrus, lot of oak, sour fruits, Nice tart mouthfeel, barnyard, flowers, Nice sour finish. With a small spice in the aftertaste. Really complex beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (8133) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from Beer Planet. Meaty nose, leather, old books, light grapefruit. Strong tartness at first, but not so sour. Mellow, citrus, funky. Very lovely stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1658) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
375 ml corked and caged bottle. Unclear brownish orange, lasting white foam. Aroma is tart, lightly funky and fruity. Tart citric fruity taste, mild brett, well balanced. Lively carbonation, light bodied, low hopped. A classic juicy quencher. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1494) - BodÝ, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle at home. The colour is slightly hazy orange with nearly no head. Aroma of oak, forest floor, citric acid, horse, rowanberries and hints of pepper. Balanced sour flavour with a dry and oaky tones that lasts. Sweet, fruity flavours in the background. Has a slick and rich mouth feel, and a light berry bitterness. A solid gueuze, and the years after bottling have made this a balanced and pleasant lambic.

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