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

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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a glowing golden orange with a large froth of white foam. Aroma is oak, lemon, wheat, tart, cheese rind funk, and tart into the finish. Taste is corse wheat with lemon, funk, and burning tart. Sometimes the wheat dominates and on other sips the lemon or funk will play a stronger presence in the taste. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry. Ridiculously expensive and ridiculously good. World class.


4.1
klm1 (1538) - Bled/SF, - JUL 13, 2017
0.75l bottle, release february 2016: Pours golden, slightly haze, with long lasting fluffy white head. Aroma: horsey, goaty, leathery, phenols from brett, fruity esters, acid notes. Flavour: acidic, sour, with fruity esters and other characteristics mentioned above by aroma. Very dry, sour mouthfeel. Light body, soft texture, (very) high carbonation. Overall: very good just price is too high (Etre G.).

3.7
AirForceHops (7240) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2017
375 ml bottle shared by AdamChandler. The aroma is strong oak, mld barnyard, mild acid. The flavor has lasting oak, slightly sour, maybe a funky citrus.

This shows a medium bodied with a soft carbonation. The flavor is really something. Almost to much funky oak for my own tastes. Bold for sure.

2.5
salvaticas (778) - - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle pour at Lambiczoon in Milan. I like many styles of beer - thought I liked gueze - but something about this doesn't sit right with me. Aroma is sour. Nice. Pours a cloudy amber. Flavor is super sour and super bitter, but with a really strange aftertaste - amost like stale overcooked rice. I may just not have the palate for it.

4.4
fkoolen (1215) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2017
2011 ed @ cafe Rose Red, Bruges. Served in a basket. Cloudy murky golden, offwhite creamy head. Grapefruit, lemon, white grapes, green apples, vinegar, honey, vanilla, earthy, dry, tard, medium-high acidity. Insanely lingering aftertaste, fruity, funky yeasts, dry and tard. Good body, low-medium carbonation, soft mouthfeel. Really complex and balanced.

4.2
MartyW (278) - DENMARK - MAY 27, 2017
750ml bottle at the 3 Fonteinen restaurant. Golden Blend Oude Geuze bottling date 12/12/2014. Aroma of dusty, musky, horse blanket, light to moderate vinegar, oak. Taste is young, with quite strong farm flavour, goat, oak, musky, cellar. Aftertaste is moderate to very sour, with a touch of toasted barley. Really good, but it will most likely be even better after some more years of aging.

4.7
Noform (86) - Tarnowskie Góry, POLAND - MAY 25, 2017
kolor złocisty piana obfita dość szybko opada. Zapach to czyste uderzenie spoconych koni husarii. xD A tak serio to jest mega dziko, troszkę skórek owoców w tle ale derka na pierwszym planie. Z czasem pojawia sie cytryna smak jest wybitnie skórzany i cierpki jak niektóre owce. Czuć nuty gorzkich pomarańczy i ogólnie owocowe ale ciężko mi nazwać co to może być, może agrest? Kwaśność jak na Geuze to niska do umiarkowanej. Wysycenie średnie bo sie odgazowało dość. Bardzo fajna faktura która pozostawia suchy i ściągający efekt po przełknięciu. Piwo WYBITNE i jedno z najlepszych Geuze jakie wypiłem

4.2
Lubiere (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2017
A golden Gueuze with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity lactic malt with horse blanket, grapeskin, ground cherries, lactic acid, Epsom salts, beautiful mix of beauty. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with ground cherries, lactic acid, Epsom salts, very nice and smooth, yet complex.

4.2
CraftBeerNick (2560) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2017
Bottle in garden 2013 bottle, 13th May 17. Pours a rich dark straw colour, big head, that dissipates to a clean head. Aroma is cellar, funk, lots going on. Taste is cellar, slight tart, wood, wet barrel, vineous, aged blanket. Complex and delicious aged geuze.

4
Arcanor (421) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2017
375ml bottled 2011-02-17, best before 2021-02. Kept in a perfectly control environment, 14 degree Celsius and no light. Pour dark orange almost copper without foam. Aroma is of old wood, green apple and aromatic vinegar. Taste is tart, woody, earthy and apple cider. Medium body and low carbonation. Dry and slick. Long funk finish.

4.1
skortila (5873) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
Bottled. 20cl sample. The aroma has funks, oak, lemons, red apples. Bit hazy, orange coloured, with a white head. The taste is light bitter, funky, bit grassy, has apples, funk and leather. Good one.


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