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

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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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%)


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gaultier (1489) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2015
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 2/9-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity, bretty and acidic with grape. Body is medium, the finish is dry, fruity, acidic and bretty.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jorn69 (2623) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2015
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 151002. Bottle (375 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity, bretty, citric and acidic, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and bretty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fillepolo (575) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours a bronze like beer with a white small head. Bretty and acidic with notes of grape and barnyard. Dry sour finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokestereo (302) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2015
Pours in a cloudy orange color with a big white head that quickly disappear. Aroma; fruity yeast, lemon, apple, grass and new cut wood. Taste quite well carbonated and sour with lime, lemons, green apples and some earthy notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (799) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2015
A: Pours orange with a huge head that disappears fast. N: apple, funk, lemon, zest, barnyard, hay T: oak, apple, hoppy, lemon, orange O: Tart with a bitter finish, lots of taste! Really lovely!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (3627) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2015 Bottle shared. Slight hazy orange golden with fizzy white head that leaves a thin film. Massive funk, lemon, red apples, cobwebs, quite some cellar, twigs, hay, black pepper and very light rubber. Over medium sour and very light sweetness. Medium bodied with champagne like carbonation. Oh wow, this is really good. Absolutely love it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (4109) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
2015 version, cloudy brown, woody lemony nose, astringent earthy lemon juice tartness, light funky farmyard note,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
2015-08-21. Hazy dark yellow-orange body with a nice white head that fades. 3+ Aroma is funky, good amount of grassy straw, light funk and barnyard. 7++ Flavour is fairly sour, with notes of lemon and citrus seed, light barnyard and funk. 7++ Average plus bodied palate, effervescent carbonation. Pretty nice. Bottle cellared several months, via trade with Duffman

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
florent.janssens (264) - - AUG 19, 2015
Odeur de geuze. Mousse imposante pour une geuze. Acidité soft comparé a d’autres oude geuze. on goute le bois du fût. Très pétillante. On peut en boire plusieurs facilement.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ulysse (429) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2015
Strong geuze aroma. High carbonation like champagne. Low acidity which is very surprising for this so called 4 year old lambic. Quite enjoyable and could be a good choice to discover lambic world.


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