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


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RATINGS: 507   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (532) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2466) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden body with a huge fluffy offwhite head. Dusty, dry, lime, yeast, lemon, tart, oak. Wow this is very good. Easy drinkable. Smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7854) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2015
2011 vintage from the wicker basket, Akkurat, Stockholm, 31/10/15. Hazed gold with excitable carbonation and a strong white fluff of collar fading fast. Dank cheesy hay, piss, mellow lime and tart apple nose. Signature mellow lime and cream with a sherbet and pineapple cube tartness mellowed by funk and sweet time. Really rounded, dank and bright with sherbet and sour apple. Highly approachable, sessionable little lambic. Were it not 275Kr a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottled: 2011/02/17 Upon loosening the cage, the cork came out with a loud pop. Lots of pressure but not a gusher at all. Pours a very hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a two finger yellowish-beige head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Musty, funky aroma with a strong barnyard presence along with lactic funk, citric acidity and light fruit. Earthy with lots of oak, cobweb, grass, wet hay and horsebkanket followed by lactic cheese, lemon juice and green apple. Smells very inviting but it seems like the four year old portion of the blend tones things down a bit. On the fuller end of medium bodied with tight carbonation and a tart, puckering flavor that lingers over the lactic funk, citrus, light fruit and pale malt into a crisp, dry finish. Aggressively sour at first but not harsh or overly acidic with lots of earthy oak, lactic funk and sweet citrus balancing things out. As it warms, the lactic cheesy presence stands out a bit more and the citrus acidity becomes a bit more tart. Earthy with toasted oak, grass and hay notes countered by lemon peel and green apple flavors. Funky and sour but well balanced and very quaffable and refreshing once the palate adjusts. I could drink gallons of this stuff if it wasn’t so damn expensive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015
(Bottle, bottled 2011) Dark golden colour with frothy, off-white head, leaving traces of lacing. Fruity, sourish nose with apricots, unripe peaches, grapefruit, orange, green apples, stable, cellar and hay. Fruity, tart taste with notes of hay, apples, grapefruit, orange, cellar, oak wood and a fresh sourness in a dry finish with a light grassy bitterness. Medium body, dry. Very tasty and well made with a fresh sourness. In excellent balance. Possibly a bit more crisp than the "ordinary" oude gueuze. Lovely beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bulldogops (1373) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
Rating #1265 - Bottle from CBI (2011) - 02.10.2014 -Pours hazy golden with a bubbly white head. Aroma of orange peel, lemon juice, Brett, barnyard. Quite tart and juicy with a pronounced sourness - lingering acidity into the finish. Extraordinary.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
abergdahl (141) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
2015 bottle The aroma is very special, some hay, some marshmallows, a bit of barn.. But very, very nice. The appearance is perfect, rather dark, brown, Orange a thick head that stays well and is white.. Tastes amazing, a champagne feel, but with wonderful deep flavor af sweet apples and caramel.. A complexity in the taste yet easy to drink.. A long palete..the initial carbonated feel goes away and a white wine oiliness takes over, the Apple, grape taste depends and there a hint of alcohol wariness that rounds off the taste., one of the greatest brews you can drink! If this gets even better with age it will be over the top great.. I save the highest possible rating because it can, in theory, get even better..WOW

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2015
[7572-20150821] 375mL bottle. Peppery yeast aroma. Hazy, orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Soured fruity grains flavour. Medium body. Tasty. (8/3/8/4/17) 4.0+
(w/ jercraigs, wilco)
Overheard: "When I use Boy Wonder, I use protection."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wangsnap (10) - Kapellen, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle share with Kraddel @belgiuminabox. Nice foamy head. Great taste en wonderfully balanced. Well done Armand and Michael!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malin_aiisa (395) - SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle. Amber, white head. Clear. Golden Arom of cellar, peach, hay. Taste sour, sweet. Hints of bitter berries. Tart feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (6595) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Unclear golden color with medium white head. Tart, vinous aroma with huge portion of oak. Moderate tart taste with vinous notes, barnyard, oak bitterness in finish. Tasty.

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