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

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RATINGS: 437   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.


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   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Sample from a 12.7oz bottle. Half hazy golden orange color. Little off-white head. Nice, funky, oaky nose. Big tart taste, some lemon acidic, light spice. Medium body. Smooth, soft sort of stronger carbonation. Lightly sticky in the finish. Good oaky lightly spicy citric tart character. Solid geuze, although I feel like I might be missing something, here

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (1958) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2013
A: Hazy Orange Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing S: Sour Mash, Apricot, Champagne Yeast T: Sour Mash, Apricot, Sour Apples M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Sour

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2013
375ml bottle pours a hazy gold with a small white head. Big tart citrus aroma. Taste is the same with slight fruit taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleksander9 (366) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
Pours hazy golden with nice white head, looks almost champagne like. Aroma is full of brett, barn and lemon. The mouthfeel is medium slick with good carbonation. Aftertaste is very long bitter and funky, some malt at the end. Overall: The champagne of lambics. Great stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (2338) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2013
Tolle orangene Farbe, sauer-frischer Geruch! der Antrunk ist frisch-mild mir angenehm milder Säure!! Schön ausgewogen. Zum Hauptteil kommt eine etwas holzig trockene Note hinzu, die sich gut in das Gesamtbild einfügt. Auf der Zunge bleibt eine holzig- milde Note mit angenehmer Säure zurück! --> toller Blend! --> 14/13/14/14

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of lemon, some cellar notes, funk, wood and some sour berries. Flavor is sweet and sour with some lemon, wood, berries, funk and leather. Medium body, average carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (7203) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of tart, sour, barnyard and some fruits. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium sour with a long sour, fruity and dry finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13108) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle, 375ml. It pours a clear body, dark golden in color and with a dense, light beige head of only a few millimeters height. Quite spiced, peppery aroma with some horse blanket and lemony hints. Dry on the palate, but not as dry as I expected, there’s a feeling of sweetness in the far back. Lemon, pepper and a maltyness in the flavor. Lasting finish. Really pleasant this one, not too tart, and dangerously drinkable. 130928


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