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

bottled
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RATINGS: 575   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (13654) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (2378) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arcanor (406) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (5720) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (3136) - 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).

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   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 (200) - 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 (2026) - 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 (1200) - 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.


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