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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   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%)


barn0216's rating

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (534) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Clear orange, light foam dissipates fairly quickly. Fragrant, fruity citrus smell with notes of the oak aging. Dry body, sherry like, a little funk but it is subdued. It comes through stronger as the glass warms. Oakiness in the finish. Only 6% ABV, but this drinks like an aperitif. Excellent.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fugitive (1792) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle. Color hazy orange with small white head. Aroma earth, citric, floral. Taste fruits, sour, wood, citrus.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (945) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2016
2011 bottle at home. Pours cloudy light amber with a modest, active white head which recedes to a foamy layer around the circumference. Aroma is hay, funk, green apples, oak and slight cheese. Taste is slight green apple tart, slight green grape tart, green apple sweetness, slight grassy bitterness, oak.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (4848) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2016
375ml bottle at home as ’3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend’, bottled Feb 2011 at 6%. So 5 years old at this stage. Vibrant orange, totally clear, highly sparkling, big foamy creamy head endures. Aroma is lemon, peachy, musty souring fruits, a touch of vinegar. Body is medium to light, soft carbonation, a bit foamy to start with. Taste is zingy and bright with lemon, sherbet, souring nectarines, a little mint. Potent flavours but only a touch of acidity. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (1216) - , CYPRUS - JAN 15, 2016
2014 Bottle. Hazy golden colour. Funky tart aroma. Light funky sour body, dry finish. Great geuze

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (4553) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle at the nuplastikk returns tasting in VA. Slightly hazy golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of tart lemons, tart acidic notes, funk. Tastes of lemons, tart acidic notes, hay, oak, funk. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (3855) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 9, 2016
2011 And 2014 375ml bottle. Golden and clear for a lambic, white head, small. Gueuzey aroma, funk, tart, hay, SKUNK in the 2014 but good skunk. Deep intense wild flavor, lots of barn, farmersonly.com shizz dogg. Medium-bodied with intense carbonation. Legit

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rask0lnikov (143) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2016
Golden yellow colour. Hay, grass, vinegar, white wine in the aroma. Woody, grassy, oaky. White wine, vinegar, white grapes. Sour, spicy acidic in the end. Really refreshing, complex, light bodied, very well balanced, exceptional beer. Would like to enjoy every day.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (1368) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 5, 2016
375ml bottle 2011 vintage shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours semi clear orange with 2 finger foamy head. Nose is complex funk with layered mushroom, damp wood, basement, stonefruit, orange, lemon and hayfield. Taste holds the complexity of the nose, medium acidity, dry, bretty orange and grass, dusty cheese and lemon. Finishes tart, mix of funky hay, dusty attic, fuzzy stonefruit, cheesy must. World class blend.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kapusil (952) - HUNGARY - JAN 3, 2016
0.375l bottle thanks to Lore. Hazy dark orange body, off white head. Aroma of lemon zest, salt, cheese and coriander. Taste of salt, lemon juice, coriander and candi sugar. Very tart and complex. Awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1085) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is very fruity and funky. Vinegary, sour, gooseberries, grapes, barnyard. Taste is sour, green apples, light acid, vinegar, oaky, some barnyardy notes.


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