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

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RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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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4.1
NeuroPliny (246) - Calgary, Alberta, - MAY 9, 2014
Poured from a 355 cc bottle shared with JB. Pours a slightly darker cloudy orange than the standard fonteinen oude geuze. There is a huge off-white head that lingers longer than the standard. The aroma is sweeter with more fruit notes than the standard. There are hints of peach, sour apple, grape, and gooseberry. The flavour is astringent sour apple and grape skin with funk and barnyard. The flavours are more concentrated than the standard, perhaps due to excessive evaporation in the 25% 4 year old lambic. Wow.


4.4
fkoolen (1185) - 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 (275) - 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 (80) - 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 (13796) - 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 (2476) - 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 (5806) - 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.

4.5
Strifeanddiscord (9) - - MAR 8, 2017 does not count
Fantastic bear with peache color, small head and soft carbonation. In aroma grapefruits, lemons, bretts, barn, wood and leather. Also green apples and a little bit of vinegar. In taste big citric, funky, wood, grape skin, apricot and wine. Fantastic beer!

4.2
rami_pl (3312) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 19, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Rami Rami is drinking an Oude Geuze Golden Blend by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen at Chmielarnia Marszałkowskamocno skorzany, sporo winogron, pestkowy, reszta jak pan jp2 przykazal, klasa

Ocena potraktowana skryptem do przeliczania ocen (uzgodnienie UT/RB).

5
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


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