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

bottled
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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle shared at BRU Pub. Cloudy golden-orange body with white lacings. Funky barnyard aroma with apricot, apples, oak. High carbonation, taste of sour apples, honey, leather and wood, with a heavy citrus touch to the end. A very nice blend.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (1854) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2014 Bottle: thanks to Ron, Kevin, Doug... & the many numerous people who have shared this with me on occasions. The cork always comes off with some force... some bottles are gushers, others are not. Cloudy, dull golden body with a quickly fading & fizzling white head; no lacing left behind. Aroma is pungent with sour fruits & fortified funk. Green apples, lemon, white grape, acidity, dry oak, barnyard hay, cork, musky cellar notes, plenty of lacto through & through. Sour & funky, bottom line. Taste is so tart... puckering full of sour apples, lemons, grape skins, borderline astringent, light acidity, lacto abound. Belgian funk, cork, damp wood, tame horseblanket character. Faint cherry notes with warmth, too? Great balance of flavors, super tart without gut wrenching acidity. Plenty of layered funk to go with it. My only complaint is that sometimes carbonation can be too prickly. Dry finish. Awesome gueuze.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
At my place with Scott, Thomas, Taylor, and Samantha. Pours neon orange with slgiht lacing. Aroma is phenomenal funky gueuzy complex acidity, beautiful tang notes. Greatness. Taste is fizzy, tart, light acidity, light vinigar, mild beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaraCurtis (116) - Nevada, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Pours a golden opaque color with a nice airy head, the pillowy head diminishes quickly to a nice lasting ¼ inch head. Bottle dated 2011/02/17. Very complex, beautiful earth, sour, funk to the aroma and taste. Lots of zing, clean and some bitterness, it presents a surprising palate, finishes dry, carbonation very present in the mouth fill. Seriously fantastic and most impressive! Delightful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Muggus69 (1198) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
375ml corked and caged bottle. Bb 02 2021 Mid gold body, slight uniform hazy. Holds a small white foam. Subtle yet complex aroma; cereal, hay, apricot, white vinegar, peach, white pepper, light oak character...ammonia? Lean body, creamy mouth filling texture, racy but balanced acidity. Delicately flavoured, somewhat vinous, fair bit of citrus and stone fruit, hay, mild barnyard, spice with lingering oak on a long smooth finish. Good, very good. Yum!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tide (1785) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle at William K. Amber color, white head. Sour taste with apple, toast, acidic notes, ripe fruits, peach, wheat and a bit of hops. Sour finish with apple, toast and acidic notes. Exquisite gueuze.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Been looking to try this one. Golden and slightly hazed with a near full sheet of whites. Smells good and funky with a solid punch of acidic tones offering a precursor to the oral experience. This one falls through good and tart, then some lemons, some slight bitterness (which I quite enjoy), some soily wet hamper funk. I like the flavor of this one for certain. Nice juicy mouthfeel with soft carb and a watering finish. I like this beer very much.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (2602) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
Rating #2200. 375ml green corked bottle. Bottled 17/02/2011, best before 02/2021.Opened with a worrying light pop, some scunge around the cork. All was well though, a gold pour, hazy. White head fades out quickly. Nose has big lemony sourness, light funk. Taste is woody, sour, lemony, lemon candy, white grape, tangy, salty, Dry finish, lots of wood with tart lemon. Nice tingling carbonation, medium bodied. Well blended and hugely enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours cloudy golden. Aroma is hay, funk, barnyard, tart and bread. Taste is quite sour and medium sweet. Very nice and balanced. Great blend. Medium body with soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottled in 2011. dark Amber pour with a huge airy white head. Nose is oak, tart, hay, funk, Some sweet belgian yeasty notes. Taste is sweet barnyard, bitter hay, some funk, and a beautiful sweet floral dry finish. Medium carbonation. Really great.


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