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


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RATINGS: 577   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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%)

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Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 23, 2017
Bue en bouteille de 37,5cl. Blonde claire. Peu de CO2. Pas mon style de bière donc difficile pour moi à décrire, mis à part une grosse acidité évidemment. Correcte

ComradeK (1230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2017
375ml bottle. Pours a hazy ruby gold, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts well and leaves a little lacing. Leather, oak, sour cherry and citrus peel make for an enticing aroma. Strong sourness up front offers sour cherry and grapefruit, leading into a woody, leathery mid-palate. The finish is fresh and sour, with floral notes. As always with 3 Fonteinen, this is exceptionally delicious.

Werckmeister (3111) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 4, 2016
0,375l bottle at home. Bottled 12/03/2014. BB 12/03/2024. amber cloudy color, small white head. smells musty, citric, green apples, some funk, grassy, nutty, some marzipan, bit salty, quite lovely smell, especially after it got some air. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes citric, musty, some funk, light sour fruits, quite salty, green apples, some wood, mineralic. finishes rather dry, rather sour and salty with notes of green apples, light sour fruits and notes of citrus. wasnt so amazed by the smell at first but after some breathing the smell improved quite a bit, lovely lovely taste. lovely refreshing especially for the ABV.

Korcz (3310) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

DCLawyer (2836) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle shared by Travlr at the nuplastik returns tasting at iphonefan’s. Cloudy orange-gold with small offwhite head. Tart and musty citrus and hay, slight barnyard funk, wood, grains, yeast. Complex and zesty. Very nice.

mateuszk (2670) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle. Hazy, orangish, no head. Barnyard, leather, citric, green apples and funky. Medium bodied, high carbonation, very dry and tart finish. Great beer.

BuckeyeBoy (7509) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2016
375ml bottle pours out a hazy gold topped with a white head. Nose is nice funk wood barnyard citrus lemongrass and the classic 3fonteinen yeast. Taste is more of the nice funky barnyard a nice citrus touch.

Modjeiz (3) - Halle, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2016 does not count
You can compare this a bit to the vintage oude geuze but I think this one is even more flavoured and maybe more citrus flavor. Grea great geuze, one of the best I ever had in my life.

axl (838) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2016
375ml bottle dated 12/03/2014. Semi-clear dark golden with no head. Aroma is dry and funky with grains, hay, stable- and barnyard notes, overripe automn fruits and light acidity. Dry taste with fairly low acidity, some funk, hay, slight burnt notes, earthiness, passing citric and fruity apple cider vinegar-like notes, barnyard and wood. Light, prickly mouthfeel, no carbonation and discrete but complex aftertaste.

ctipping (1908) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2016
375 mL bottle. Bottled 2/17/2011. Reviewed from notes. Darker than 3F Oude Geuze. Big head, no retention. Surprising. Faint, discrete bubbles. Smells citrusy. Lemon and orange. It’s more prominent than the funk. Deep earthy, but not overwhelming cheese aroma behind it. Tastes extremely citrusy, which I didn’t expect. Orange and lemon behind it. Less funk than the smell, but still an earthy oaky funk. Light body and very dry in the finish. Light and very carbonated. Effervescent and dry. Sour, but not overly so. Excellent, maybe not better than regular Oude Geuze. I might even say it’s monotonic in it’s citric notes.

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