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


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RATINGS: 591   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 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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (551) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Clear orange, light foam dissipates fairly quickly. Fragrant, fruity citrus smell with notes of the oak aging. Dry body, sherry like, a little funk but it is subdued. It comes through stronger as the glass warms. Oakiness in the finish. Only 6% ABV, but this drinks like an aperitif. Excellent.

90 (883) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2017
@ Beerlovers Bar 13/12/2017. First Batch 2017. Thanks to Kraddel.
The aroma is ultimate lambiek funk heaven. Nice cheese and barnyard, horseblanket smell. Profound. Taste is mild, still a bit citric, complex and floral. Palate is a bit dissapointing and not at the same high level as the aroma and taste. Aftertaste is dandelion, funk, wood, ...

PotjeBier (3804) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2017
Bottle, shared at Foeders. Hazy deep golden color. Almost white head with a thin layer retention. Aroma's: sourish, light funky, woody. Retronasal it's wood, sourish, even a hint of sweetness? Flavor is sour, woody. Light bodied.

czlowiekmotyka (546) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 11, 2017
Really stabelish leathery aroma. Sourness is great it is sort of like a lemon but with a great tart finish. Really great to drink.

MarcoDL (5420) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2017
At foeders. Bottle from 2011, 6 years old. Aroma of strong horseblanket, funky barnyard, mild apple, citrus, oak and subtle red fruit. Taste of horseblanket, funky barnyard, oak, green apple, tart, brett, subtle red fruit, vanilla and a long funky finish. This is fantastic.

Yorker (2091) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2017
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy amber with no head. Aroma and flavour are brett, lemons, and wood - with a slightly tart finish.

pjotrapostou (370) - POLAND - NOV 10, 2017
Piękna, bardzo gęsta piana. Aromat mocno cytrusowy, kwaśny, trochę siana. Smak świeży, tez cytrusowy, finisz lekko wytrawny, przyjemne i lekkie.

fombe89 (4107) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 29, 2017
Botella @Señor Lúpulo. Despacho de cervezas, Gijón 28/10/2017 Bottled 2014

Color amarillo, aromas fruta salvaje manta de caballo sabor acido cuerpo medio buena.

Hoprider (752) - DENMARK - OCT 24, 2017
12/03/14 bottle. Pours a deep golden lightly unclear colour. Bursting aroma of funk, cheese, staple, Apple, leather, citrus and very light vinegar. Really thrilling aroma. Taste is super rich with cheese, hay and cooked apples, sharp citrus too, finishes minerally and the aftertaste is maybe not the most lasting of aftertastes. Really good stuff.

witt (96) - Elsinore, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2017
2014 vintage
Pours amber / golden with small head.
Aroma has lots of funk, hay, barnyard, lemons.
Taste is lemon tart, hay, wet cellar, funk, little grapefruit, sour, wet grass, crisp.

2011 vintage
Pours amber / golden with no head
Aroma has horse blanket, funky, hay, dry
Taste is oak, lemons, apple, tart, earthy.

Bosbouw (3023) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2017
Mooie oranje kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zurig, vanille. Smaakt zurig, droog, tikkeltje bitter.

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