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

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RATINGS: 570   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 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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (1097) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2012
(Bottle). A hard to find and generous gift from QuezXLV. Golden color with fluffy white head and lots of effervescence. Deep flavors of sour green apple, Concord grape, firm kiwi and funk. Truly unique flavor which combines an aged sour ale and Lambic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (2608) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking an Oude Geuze Golden Blend by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska mocno skorzany, sporo winogron, pestkowy, reszta jak pan jp2 przykazal, klasa

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
henrikb (1263) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2017
Perfect.....nothing less! It seems like the age of the 2011 is very right at the moment. Everything is in play and in perfect balance. Beautiful light but very deep amber body...the deepest and most complex nose of any Oude Geuze I remember having tasted....the body so well balanced and so drinkable.....the finest of any drinking experiences....the finest of any artistic experiences.....thanks

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Olo13 (111) - POLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Great one, very nice lambic notes in aroma and in taste. Moderate sourness, very balanced. Huge beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (1917) - Besanon, FRANCE - JAN 23, 2017
Bue en bouteille de 37,5cl. Blonde claire. Peu de CO2. Pas mon style de bire donc difficile pour moi dcrire, mis part une grosse acidit videmment. Correcte

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (1181) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Werckmeister (2557) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Korcz (2239) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DCLawyer (2787) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle shared by Travlr at the nuplastik returns tasting at iphonefans. Cloudy orange-gold with small offwhite head. Tart and musty citrus and hay, slight barnyard funk, wood, grains, yeast. Complex and zesty. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mateuszk (2505) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (6762) - 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.


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