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


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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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%)

sherm1016's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1250) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2012
375ml bottle from West Lakeview. Pours a golden amber color with a big, fluffy white head. Aroma is lemon, musty, funky, oak. Medium on the palate with lively carbonation. Flavor is sour, lemon, oak, Earthy, a little yeasty, with a tart, dry finish. Good, but I like other Gueuzes more, especially considering the price.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (758) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Cloudy orange color without foam. The smell has old feet and a little funk. The taste is lightly carbonated, funky, lightly sour and has old feet just like a geuze should be. Dry and light sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamTheBarrel (682) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2015
375ml green corked and caged bottle poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is murky amber with a medium sized frothy beige head, that reduced quickly, leaving a little lacing. Aroma of green apples, leather, barnyard and lemon zest. Flavours of green apples, table grapes and oak wood notes. Taste is light sweet and heavy sour. Palate is medium-light bodied, soft texture and average carbonation. A benchmark for the style, excellent but expensive Gueze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TychoJames (593) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2015
Flaska 37,5 cl systembolaget web. Flasktappad 12/03/2014.Guldskimrande disig vätska med smutsvitt skum. Frisk och fruktblommig doft. Citron, hö, aprikos, unga äpplen och jordkällare. Smaken är härligt syrlig och komplex. Ekfat, citron, hö och äpplekart. Syra med torr avslutning avrundat med trä. Helt fantastisk

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anstei (451) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle, 2014 vintage, courtesy of SinH4. Sourness and funk throughout, but never overpowered. A little bit of farmhouse in the aroma. Almost aggressive carbonization, but not disturbing in any way. A beautiful beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (1254) - Garching, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2015
Vintage 2014, this bottle leaked a bit, therefore drinking now. Still carbonated. Orange color with white head. Aroma is funk, strong funk, red apples, lemons. Taste is similar, quite sour from start to end, with lots of red apples. Fantastic stuff, already at this age.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
konungen (219) - - OCT 5, 2015
Väldigt god. Den är både fruktig, sur av citrus, smak och doft av bär, torr. Gott slut som är torrt och sur. Riktigt bra! @SBWF2015 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gaultier (1043) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2015
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 2/9-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity, bretty and acidic with grape. Body is medium, the finish is dry, fruity, acidic and bretty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jorn69 (1820) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2015
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 151002. Bottle (375 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity, bretty, citric and acidic, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and bretty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fillepolo (145) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours a bronze like beer with a white small head. Bretty and acidic with notes of grape and barnyard. Dry sour finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokestereo (74) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2015
Pours in a cloudy orange color with a big white head that quickly disappear. Aroma; fruity yeast, lemon, apple, grass and new cut wood. Taste quite well carbonated and sour with lime, lemons, green apples and some earthy notes.

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