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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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 16, 2012
pours golden yellow with a thick white head that lasts. Aroma is lemon, oak, and lots of musty barnyard funk. Taste is lemon, pineapple, mouth puckering tart on a bed of oak and coconut. Perfect carbonation. Best of the style I’ve had.


3.3
sokuzs1 (1437) - POLAND - AUG 20, 2017
Brussels Trip. Backlog. Our bottle (2016) tasted more like czech pils than a gueze. Herbs, cereal, hay, grass, some leather. Light bitter, light sour.

3.9
beerplace (1737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2017
375ml bottle at Alex’s (thx, man!) with Jamey. Bottled on 2011-02-17. Pours a hazy golden with a weak white head. Aroma is very fruity and slightly earthy. Taste is similar with funky notes. Quite tart. Very nice.

4.4
Piotrek4 (209) - Lublin, POLAND - AUG 19, 2017
W aromacie dużo orzechów włoskich i skórzanego paska, ogólnie przyjemnie. W smaku natomiast już więcej niż przyjemnie. Znowu dużo skórzanego paska, mocno dojrzały orzech włoski, jest też pestka z winogrona. Wszystko na najwyższym poziomie intensywności, cudowny lambik.

3.9
ANZUShophunter (472) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2017
From bottle (12/03/2014: 6%) in Belgian ale glass. Pours amber with billowing head and woody aroma mixed with citrus and rubber. Forward grapefruit tartness followed by earthy/woody notes that become more pronounced as it warms.

4.2
Johnstledger8 (1219) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 27, 2017
Pours a mostly clear golden orange with a lasting thick bubbly white head. Aroma is of citrus, zesty, funky, melon, white grapes. Taste is of white grapes, melon, citrus, funky, tart, tannic, lightly acidic. Oily mouthfeel, dry finish, medium carbonation.

4.1
klm1 (1595) - 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 (7339) - 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 (847) - - 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 (1254) - 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 (280) - 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.


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