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

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 441   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2013

Bottle 375ml.

Clear medium orange colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy barnyard, tart, wood, straw, manure, leather - funky. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a average to long duration, tart, dry, wood, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120323]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
37.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry barnyard. Orange fruity and citric. Dry wooden, citric and barnyard. Fruity and solid citric finish. Smooth and fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
Bottled. A hazy dark golden beer with a huge yellowish head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, lemons, wood, and horse blanket. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemons, grapefruits, brettanomyces, wood, caramel, and wood, leading to a tart finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a deep amber with a slight haze and a small off-white head. Dry, farty, sulphurous Brett aroma. Fairly dry and light body, heavy Bretty and sweaty with quite some tannins. Very, very dry and not overly complex. 080512

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Hazy amber coloured with a huge white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of barnyard, soap, brett and berries. Fruity and light aciidc flavour of barnyard and oak. Tart finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Bottled@vPBF2012. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is farmyard, some mild sour fruityness, mild wood and earth. Flavour is sour wood, some tartness, mild fruits as well as some herbal notes. Rather dry palate.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2012
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy pale golden, small head. Citric, intense barnyard aroma. Tart and mildly acteic. Juicy and freshening, some cobwebs and barnyard. Light vinegar and stale hop bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle @ Sour & Bitter 2012. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity funky oaky tart sour citrus aroma. Fruity sour funky tart grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity oaky funky tart sour finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
10th May 2012
Bottle shared at Sour & Bitter. Hazy amber beer, massive pale cream coloured head. Light dry palate, crisp. Dry sourness but not too aggressive. Earthy wood with some tart white wine. Semi dry finish, slightly vinegar. Alright.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2012
Corked bottle, courtesy of Alex (nightfall)
Hazy deep blond color; medium sized head, a thin layer is persistent. The aroma is very pungent, a punch actually in the beginning; powerful and elegant Bretts, perfectly balanced. Tart and astringent flavor, you can feel some old and some young element, with a strong astringency and some lemon peel feeling; salty; maybe too astringent and a bit harsh to reach the highest spots, but still very good.


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