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


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RATINGS: 572   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
abergdahl (177) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
2015 bottle The aroma is very special, some hay, some marshmallows, a bit of barn.. But very, very nice. The appearance is perfect, rather dark, brown, Orange a thick head that stays well and is white.. Tastes amazing, a champagne feel, but with wonderful deep flavor af sweet apples and caramel.. A complexity in the taste yet easy to drink.. A long palete..the initial carbonated feel goes away and a white wine oiliness takes over, the Apple, grape taste depends and there a hint of alcohol wariness that rounds off the taste., one of the greatest brews you can drink! If this gets even better with age it will be over the top great.. I save the highest possible rating because it can, in theory, get even better..WOW

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2015
[7572-20150821] 375mL bottle. Peppery yeast aroma. Hazy, orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Soured fruity grains flavour. Medium body. Tasty. (8/3/8/4/17) 4.0+
(w/ jercraigs, wilco)
Overheard: "When I use Boy Wonder, I use protection."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wangsnap (10) - Kapellen, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle share with Kraddel @belgiuminabox. Nice foamy head. Great taste en wonderfully balanced. Well done Armand and Michael!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malin_aiisa (1047) - SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle. Amber, white head. Clear. Golden Arom of cellar, peach, hay. Taste sour, sweet. Hints of bitter berries. Tart feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (8441) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Unclear golden color with medium white head. Tart, vinous aroma with huge portion of oak. Moderate tart taste with vinous notes, barnyard, oak bitterness in finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (5577) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle at tasting. The aroma and flavour is considerably more oaky than the normal version, also less sour and more tart tanninish towards the finish. Dry barnyard finish. More balanced. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (3534) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep golden bit hazy color, white head. Aroma of bret, lemon. Taste is sour, lemon, acidic, lime, oak wood, overcarbonated. Nice sour dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Cloudy orange color without foam. The smell has old feet and a little funk. The taste is lightly carbonated, funky, lightly sour and has old feet just like a geuze should be. Dry and light sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamTheBarrel (791) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2015
375ml green corked and caged bottle poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is murky amber with a medium sized frothy beige head, that reduced quickly, leaving a little lacing. Aroma of green apples, leather, barnyard and lemon zest. Flavours of green apples, table grapes and oak wood notes. Taste is light sweet and heavy sour. Palate is medium-light bodied, soft texture and average carbonation. A benchmark for the style, excellent but expensive Gueze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TychoJames (1232) - rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2015
Flaska 37,5 cl systembolaget web. Flasktappad 12/03/2014.Guldskimrande disig vtska med smutsvitt skum. Frisk och fruktblommig doft. Citron, h, aprikos, unga pplen och jordkllare. Smaken r hrligt syrlig och komplex. Ekfat, citron, h och pplekart. Syra med torr avslutning avrundat med tr. Helt fantastisk

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