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

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RATINGS: 554   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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%)


sherm1016's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1271) - 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchMark (351) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016
Wonderful complex and delicious. Aroma is of funky chalk cellar. Carbonation is low but not too low. Flavor starts tart with some minerals, grapefruit, funky grasses. Finish is nicely bitter dry.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (10025) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2016
Bouteille(17/2/2011): Deep golden, hazy, big and stable loose white head; citric acid, apples, vinegar and traces of old yeast in the nose, bretty aromas in the background; solid sour and slightly bitter flavour, medium bodied and relatively soft; lingering sour and also bitter finish with a solid dash of citric acid and cidery flavours. A superb Gueuze with a nice and well rounded bitterness...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (5968) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2016
From a bottle at the Sovereign in Georgetown. Pours a cloudy copper with an off white head. Wonderful barnyard funk aroma. Flavors of sour white grapes and dank hay. Smooth tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (481) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Transparent burnt golden color, frothy off-white head. Lemon, funk, must, white grape, and tart pear. Taste is less sour than the aroma - wood, tannin, and funk. Strangely soft carb, light body, and a clean finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (1132) - - JUL 1, 2016
Dark golden pour, white head; high carb. Nose is caramel, funk, lemon, some leather. Taste is bright citrus, lemony, caramel, a touch of leather, some oxidation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thellgren (758) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2016
0.75 l bottle from Uba ja Humal, Tallinn. Bottle dated 12/12/2014. Aroma is sourish but mainly fruity. Appearance is light amberish, like faro. Sparkling, but settles fast. Taste is dry, as expected, but not sour or extremely dry. Taste of wood is overwhelming. More smooth than most of the other gueuzes.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
whaturtle (11) - - MAY 28, 2016
金色较浑浊酒&# gueze。

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zymurgeist2 (1747) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle to tulip. Wild funk aroma with slight floral aspects. Hazy golden yellow with moderately large white head that retains well. Taste is magnificent - blend of barnyard which predominates, along with fruity and slight malt character. Beautiful.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (838) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2016
Une très belle gueuze tout en puissance et complexité, avec une bouche longue et acidulée avec une très grande persitance.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rejtable (2258) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle from churchkey. Pours clear straw lots of head and lacing. Nose is tart vinegar and plum. Flavours lemon, vinegar, plums, some grapefruit. Taste big tart light sweet. Full sticky body.


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