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3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend

 (RETIRED)
overall
100
94
style
Formerly brewed at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 475   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 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.


mcmd's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 16, 2012
pours golden yellow with a thick white head that lasts. Aroma is lemon, oak, and lots of musty barnyard funk. Taste is lemon, pineapple, mouth puckering tart on a bed of oak and coconut. Perfect carbonation. Best of the style I’ve had.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2148) - 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 (943) - - 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 (9314) - 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 (1274) - 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 (5307) - 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 (629) - århus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2015
duft. lidt funk lidt blomster. smag: yougurt lidt æble most meget sød 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (389) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a cloudy orangish gold with thick white head. Aroma is sour, fruity, champagne. Taste is moderately sour but not overly so. Nice fruity tart flavor. Apples, lemon, yeast flavors. Crisp and tart on the palate. I'm not a huge sour fan but this is very well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (1110) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2015
Pours a hazy orange with a thicker off white head. Funky aroma with green apple, heavy oak and some tart lemon. Same in taste. Nice mouthfeel and pretty dry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1538) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2015
Pours a deep amber with a slight haze and a small off-white head. Aroma is dry, yeast and sour. Quite sour and fruit taste. Not sure why I keep subjecting myself to sours. I’m just not that into it.


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