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

bottled
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RATINGS: 456   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 itís 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.


50belair's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2456) - Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle. Big pop of the cork. Huge frothy gushing white head. Deep golden yellow pour. Big lemon zest, brett, and foggy wood aromas. Not overly tart or sour, with reserved lemon, tangerine, and other assorted citrus flavors. Highlights of brett, lowlights of damp wood. Slightly acidic. Medium body, with surprisingly balanced carbonation. A tip of the cap to Armand as he truly is the master.......


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Atom (1405) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle dated 2011/02/17, 1400th rate!! Cork came off like a rocket with the loudest bang Iíve heard, pours a clear golden with a huge off-white head. Mellow aroma, light straw and horse blanket, oak and caramel sugar. Enjoyable sweetness of oak in the taste, with a heft of spice white pepper, tart fruits peach citrus, sour and funky. Delicious!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (501) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear deep golden light amber color with an off white head. Aroma is tart, citrus, dry, peach, apricots. Flavor is sour fruits, apricot, light malt character. Light to medium in body with a nice tart finish. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
toxichop (390) - South Gate, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
P: A clear orange/amber with only a few white bubbles. S: Very funky, rotting wood, pineapples, cider and a bit of socks. T: Wow, this is so balanced between fruits and funk, you get some sour limes, tropical fruits, oak and barnyard funk. M: Medium body with medium/high carbonation and it ends rather dry. O: Really great balance geuze.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4751) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Tons of white grape, pear, peach and tons of funk. Cloudy gold with a decent frothy white head. Tart vinous notes, light pear and fruit. So very well balanced and tartness is in check. Great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4321) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Like a sharp and snappy gueuze. Big and wonderful 3F yeast with crackery grapefruit and meaty yeast texture. Sweet and sour finish. Cloudy golden pour with good head and lacing. Light bitterness. Comes together wonderfully. Great balance. Bottle pour at Churchkeys 5th.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (6840) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled via bottle at WTWBA 2014 in Minneapolis. Golden pour. White head. Funky barnyard with light fruit and nice carbonation. Awesome beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2285) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2014
Golden color with a white head that quiclkly dissapears. Barmyard aroma with some fruity notes. Flavor has notes of wood, mild bittery, bretts are also present and vinegar mouthfeel. Fruity final with a mild acidic sensation on the palate.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bobhund (67) - - OCT 17, 2014
Drucken på Stockholm Beer & Whiskey festival. Helt fantastisk syra rakt igenom. Fantastisk! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
eduardovl (926) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
375ml bottle served in a Kriek Flute glass. Corked bottle from 2011. Valid until 2021. A: Pours a nice orange clear color forming a huge white to yellow head. Very bubbled. Excellent retention and tons of lacings left in the glass. Body is very carbonated and you can see a lot of bubbled popping from the bottom of the glass S: Lambic like in the nose. VERY fruity and tart. Notes of apples, white grapes and pears. Sweet grains, Lambic yeasts, a little bit metallic. Light notes of wood T: Absolutely great. Amazingly Geuze. Very well balanced sweetness/sourness. More acid than the traditional gueuze. Upfront is slightly sweet and grainy but very fruity with notes of apples and white grapes. Vinegar. Bit metallic. End is intense Lambic yeasts M: Light body, high carbonation. Such a pleasure. Sour and vinegar aftertaste O: Excellent drinkability. Perfect Geuze! [ BA Review @ 12/22/2012 ]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"This is a bit overpriced these days, at more than twice as much as the regular geuze (which ainít cheap to begin with) but damn if it ainít one of the best-in-style Iíve had. Oddly more clarity of color in this 4 year blend then the 3. Hands down better. Cleaner yet funkier with a livlier aroma, flavor, and feel."


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