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


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RATINGS: 576   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 its 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (1461) - Mons, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2016
Une trs belle gueuze tout en puissance et complexit, avec une bouche longue et acidule avec une trs grande persitance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rejtable (2563) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Vinegar tartness, with a slight rubber and slight oak to the smell. Deep full glowing orange, with very active lasting head. Smooth body slides down, with beautiful oak tartness. So smooth the funk is balance perfect to the balance. Almost grapefruit juice mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAR 23, 2016
37,5 cl bottle. Golden, darker than most gueuzes. Lots of barnyard flavours, citrusy. Some sweetness and a very sour finish. Very good one. Not sure it is worth the price though, even at belgium price. But well worth trying once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sdmmb (1826) - BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2016
Drunk from 375 cl bottle bought direct from 3 Fonteinen blending house. Superb blend of lambic and deceptively strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
uncben87 (68) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2016
Bottled 12/3/2014. Pours a golden copper with a slight haze. Beige head with good carbonation that sticks around longer than most lambics. The nose is sour, sour fruit, acidic, and some oak. Taste is again sour fruit and acidic, tart and dry, very refreshing. Carbonation and MF are both perfect for this style. Very pleasant to drink but pretty expensive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
asheft (3059) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is potent sour grape, white wine, apricot, and cranberry, with a little wheat in the mix together with faint oak and a little burnt match and cork. Hazy orange appearance under a lasting, lacy, rocky white cover. Sour grape, cork, cranberry, apricot, and white wine flavour with a moderate to medium oaky bitterness and moderate horseblanket. Dry and mouth puckering. Medium high carbonation, light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (19863) - PCastle, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2016
Trbes orange goldenes Bier mit mittelgroen leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht suerlich, Kruter, Strauch, leicht fruchtig trocken. Geschmack suerlich fruchtig, trocken, Kruter, Strauch, mild fruchtig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christos (5552) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2016
(3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend) Corked and caged bottle 375 ml at home, served into a big tulip, ABV 7.5% Bright copper orange colour on the body, tall and frothy white head on top, with good retention though. Good activity in the glass. Nice aroma with grapes, wood, cork, dust. Taste is mildly sour with grapes, wood, cork, apples. Medium thin body, good carbonation , nicely tart on the palate. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidBe (71) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2016
Het Aroma geeft een minder hoge verwachting dan hetgeen je zal krijgen. Qua smaak is dit echt n van de grootste innovaties op biervlak van de afgelopen vijf jaar. Hopelijk wordt de productie hiervan snel omhoog geschroefd.

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