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

bottled
common

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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%)


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (4954) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. Golden orange pour with white head. Oak, fruit, tons of funky aromas. Sweet woody and fruit like tones, funky and tart tones as well. Very smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2630) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle from SB. Amber with a small white head. Fruity and flowey tones. Fruit, flowers, acidity and bitterness. Medium body with a nice bitter sour finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (2153) - 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 (260) - 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 (405) - 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 (400) - 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 (3653) - 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 (3266) - 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 (1888) - 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.


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