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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%
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%)

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3.7
Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle 375ml. Pours golden with low white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of funk, sweetness. Taste is of funk, sligth acidity. Palate: Ligth body. Overall: Soft, mild gueuze, almost watery. Pretty good gueuze. Did’nt notice usual 3 Fonteinen heavy barnyard. [Note: Drank as part of a blind tasting, with multiple gueuzes. I will gladly re-rate this one after retrying it being less gueuze-saturated, as it appears fairly possible that the subtilities of this one (especially aromatics) eluded me.]

3.9
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 29, 2013
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours deep, hazy amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of sweet tarts, barnyard notes, oak, and light malt notes. Flavor the same with a nice barnyard/tart note. Average texture. A really good beer.

3.7
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Dark, bitter yeast. Highly carbed. Hay blankets, earthy, grassy, minimal lemon, yeasty as hell. The addition of 4-year lambic adds an entirely new dimension which some like more than others. Me? I'll take the regular Oude Geuze.

3.8
pilsnerrogge (2932) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
Bottled:
Pours deep hazy golden orange with a large, thick head. Sour aroma of lemons, currants, goose berries and lime. Sour flavour of grape fruit, lingon berries and lemons. Long sour/bitter after taste. Really good.

3.9
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle. Hazy, deep golden with a stable head. Sour nose, woody notes. Nice woody and lemony flavours, hints of talc. Very dry. Classy.

4.4
molsson (12) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2013
Very sour, just the way I like it. Pours a light golden, reasonably clear. Grain and apples in bother the nose and flavor. Is this the perfect geuze? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Pyrmir (5966) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
375 ml bottle. Golden with small head. Aroma is spicy and tart with notes of red berries, citrus and oak. Flavor is tart with big grapefruit, citrus, tartness, leather and oak.

4.3
whicheck (82) - California, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Amazingly clean. Pours a slight cloudy orange. Smells a little funk fruit sour. Taste was very clean with a nice balanced tongue tingling corbonation. A very good sour.

4
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle at home. Bottled 2011. Very slight haze in a surprisingly dark amber pour. Thick fizzy white head fades to practically nothing.. Rich, complex nose - lemon juice, sour candy, horse-blanket, soft tart wheat, just a tiny hint of bitter orange lurking underneath. Dry, lively, some grainy malt but it’s really defined by the yeast - soft lemon, slightly sweaty, green apple skins, a hint of creamy oak, just a tiny tiny hint of balsamico and some tannin on the finish. Very complex, very satisfying, but it just doesn’t quite beat a Cantillon for me.

4
MoritzF (9851) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2013
(bottled 2011, 37.5cl) Hazy, golden colour with a big but diminishing slightly off-white frothy head. Moderately acidic fruity aroma with woody notes and a mild barnyard character. Moderately acidic and tart flavour, light to medium bodied with a sparkling carbonation. Bone-dry and mildly wheaty lambic character with sour-fruity notes of citrus and hints of barnyard and old oak barrels; well-embedded vinegary and tannic notes are lingering into the aftertaste. Superb. 06.VI.13


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