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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Golden Blend is made with 4 year old Lambic that accounts for 25 % of its 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%)


UDBeernut's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2171) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
375ml bottle pours golden with a thin cream colored head with great retention. Nose of horsehair and farm animals. Taste is puckering and acidic. Mouthfeel is prickly.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (2181) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2015
June 20, 2015. Bottle at home, bottles february 17, 2011.
Clear dark orange with a small dense, quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is tart green apples, lemon, old cellar, wood, leather, barnyard and hay. Taste is light to medium tart up front with apple, lemon, slight barnyard and wood notes. Finish is dry and tart with wood, lemon, barnyard. Light bodied, slight oily texture, small bubble carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
simont1 (417) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2015
Aroma of musty cider, grass, quite floral with huge funk and tropical fruitiness. Taste mimics with a big lemony floral grapefruit following up with complex barnyard, vanilla and oak. This is very very good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BRW (1444) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle at Irreale. Amber colour with white head. Fruity and sour aroma. Fruity, sour, citric, apple taste. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2349) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Pours golden with fizzy white head. Aromas are funky and sour. Lemon, citrus rind aromas and flavours. Nice oaky finish. Fantastic stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (998) - - MAY 3, 2015
Golden pour, good sized head. Oak, huge barnyard funk in aroma and taste. Apple peel, pear, musty yogurt. Medium to lighter body. A standard bearer for the style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (9553) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
Geuze that is drinkable with spider lace. Surprisingly drinkable.class geuze. 5he model.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1315) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2015
Shared by Dan at the Pig. Snifter pours were golden wheat with a hint of head. Aroma is tart notes of apple and pear with grass and hay. The taste is tart pears and apples with a funky finish. So well balanced and tart. Dry finish. Oak aging is throughout the flavors. Decent carb and mouth. Awesome!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6058) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a hazy orange with medium frothy white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong funk, oak, apple skin. Medium mouth, nice funk, apple skin, sour, really impressive.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (722) - rhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2015
duft. lidt funk lidt blomster. smag: yougurt lidt ble most meget sd eller bare meget smag. i eftersmag,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 10, 2015
No head. A little bit darker than the normal version. Incredible oak aged nose. Acidity, more rich than the normal version. More dry. Less acidity than a cantillon


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