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

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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol (876) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Drank this one with thanksgiving dinner.

A - Pours was honestly a pain. Huge amounts of foam made it take forever but once it settled it left slightly hazy amber orange liquid. It eventually dissipated down to a sticky white film leaving small webs of lace down the side of the glass.

S - Smells of strong drie fonteinen barnyard funk, light basement must, bit of lemon tartness and some earthen mineral. The funk is pretty strong throughout, just as I prefer it to be.

T - Taste is a little more balanced compared to the nose. Starts off with still strong barnyard funk and light must quickly giving way to hints of oak, lactic sourness, lemon tartness and some light graininess. Finish is pretty dry, lingering long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Some robust carbonation helps drum up the funk to match the tartness, making it really easy to consume.

O - I don’t know why this stuff is still sitting on the shelves but I always buy it when I see it as it is truly a world class geuze. The price may be a little steep for the size but it is worth it to drink such an awesome geuze.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours murky blond, finger head Smell strong lactic, funk, sweet Taste sweet citrus, funky, diaper, sour, good barnyard Lighter body Good

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (693) - örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2014
Guld orange med ett stort ljust guld färgad skum som snabbt krymper. Doft: Vinäger, rengöringsmedel, jord, lösningsmedel, riktigt syrligt surdegs bröd. Smak: Mild vinäger, riktigt syrligt surdegs bröd, jord, gammalt trä, beskan som finns i fruktkärnor, jätte små äppelkart, omogna krusbär.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5562) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle samples at the Dutch’s sour event. Pours a hazy golden, slight orange color with a large fluffy white head. The aroma and flavor have barnyard funk, lemony citrus, stinky cheese, hay, peach, sour apples, horseblanket and oak. Good acidity, somewhat dry, very complex and tasty.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shoulderbroken (2105) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Golden colour, small white creamy head. Very very soft in the mouth, smooth and even a little creamy. Aroma is lovely, really fruity, citrus, grapefruit, lightly funky, musky, lemon. Taste is beautiful, very light, first sips are very sour and sharp, but soon get used to it. Little bit cheesy too. Great stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
bottle pours hazy golden orange no real head or pop when opened nose funk barnyard some green apple taste was tart dry then tart again one day i will see the motherland

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (4638) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2013
Appearance: Cloudy orange golden color with a off white head, Good lacing.
Aroma: Acidic, yeast, tart and fruity.
Palate: Medium to full body. Rich sour/acidic and a moderate bitterness. Rich carbonation.
Taste: Rich sour and balanced acidic. Fruity, citric, yeast, rich fusel and a dry texture.
Overall impression: Fresh and really nice balanced. For anyone else, this is not drinkable. Lovely with all the heavy christmas food.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Pours dark cloudy yellow. Nose is of sour citrus sugar. Mellow sweet citrus sour taste. Drinkable

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1500) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2013
Pours fuzzy apricot with a quickly settling white head. Aroma is peach, apple, funk, oak, honey, lime. Taste is honey, funk, peach, apple, cedar wood. Very good!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unde (371) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Yellow and orange coloured beer with big foamy head that stays for a long time. Aroma has zesty green apples, white wine, cider and some grapefruits. Taste is quite same, with drying sour apples but there is just a hint of vanilla in the main taste, before the sourness takes control. Crispy mouth feel and quite full texture. Awesome geuze.


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