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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 482   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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%)


Nickls' rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nickls (2001) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Bit gushing with a pillowy white head on a lightly hazy golden orange. Aroma is stunning, cobweb, tart grapefruit heart, grass, slight citrus and clean basement . Flavor is dry, funky, but no cheese, cobweb dry,slight must. Lighter body and very pronounced carbonation. Wow


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
2015-08-21. Hazy dark yellow-orange body with a nice white head that fades. 3+ Aroma is funky, good amount of grassy straw, light funk and barnyard. 7++ Flavour is fairly sour, with notes of lemon and citrus seed, light barnyard and funk. 7++ Average plus bodied palate, effervescent carbonation. Pretty nice. Bottle cellared several months, via trade with Duffman

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
florent.janssens (228) - - AUG 19, 2015
Odeur de geuze. Mousse imposante pour une geuze. Acidité soft comparé a d’autres oude geuze. on goute le bois du fût. Très pétillante. On peut en boire plusieurs facilement.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ulysse (316) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2015
Strong geuze aroma. High carbonation like champagne. Low acidity which is very surprising for this so called 4 year old lambic. Quite enjoyable and could be a good choice to discover lambic world.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
robinvboyer (3568) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle from my secret Santa! Hazy dark orange pour, with a big, rocky, white head. The aroma is simply sublime. Lots of citrus, musty hay, thick funky horse blanket, and some woody, earthy stale hops, and woody barrel. I can’t get my nose out of it. The mouthfeel is perfect, and the carb is soft, but still solid. The finish is Incredible. Loads of thick woody funk. Lots of hay, barnyard flavours, woody hops, subtle citrus, and a citrus pith bitterness and solid throat lingering sourness. Jesus this is just about perfect. I don’t want this to end. Holy hell this was awesome!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (2234) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2015
June 20, 2015. Bottle at home, bottles february 17, 2011.
Clear dark orange with a small dense, quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is tart green apples, lemon, old cellar, wood, leather, barnyard and hay. Taste is light to medium tart up front with apple, lemon, slight barnyard and wood notes. Finish is dry and tart with wood, lemon, barnyard. Light bodied, slight oily texture, small bubble carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
simont1 (439) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2015
Aroma of musty cider, grass, quite floral with huge funk and tropical fruitiness. Taste mimics with a big lemony floral grapefruit following up with complex barnyard, vanilla and oak. This is very very good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BRW (1485) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle at Irreale. Amber colour with white head. Fruity and sour aroma. Fruity, sour, citric, apple taste. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2372) - 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 (1008) - - 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 (9677) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
Geuze that is drinkable with spider lace. Surprisingly drinkable.class geuze. 5he model.


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