1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

Not Rated.
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden BlendDrie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
99
world-class

586 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 586
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 6.9%
Wants: 140
Gots: 232 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.

(Beer added by: rvdoorn on 03-14-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 586 | Reviews: 150 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tectactoe:
Photo of tectactoe
tectactoe

Michigan

4.39/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Ron for bringing this one to the tasting. This one was super carbonated - after twisting the cage off, the cork popped out on its own. Surprisingly enough, no gushing over. It pours a cloudy, dull-golden color with a white head that grows big and settles around a quarter-inch or so. No real lacing to speak of, only a little bit of wet legging.

Golden Blend has a nice pungency on the nostrils; sweet apples, lemons, and white grapes, mild funk and musk, lots of acidity and a heavy sour/tart character that is easily accessible just from smelling the beer. Some dry oak in the finish, along with some more funky and corky notes that come out more as the sourness settles a bit. I'm really digging the way this one smells - plenty of sweet and tart, juicy fruits with a perfect amount of funky yeast.

This one is super crisp and light on the palate. The heavy carbonation seemingly allows the beer to evaporate seconds after hitting your tongue. Super tart fruit up front, namely apples, white grapes, and some lemon zest. Very tart and puckering right out of the gate - even more so than the aroma would have you believe. Once the initial tart spike subsides, it's time for the funk.

Big, heavy yeast flavors join; funk, cork, wet wood. The funk was a little stronger in the aroma than on the palate, but it's still a large contributor. Near the finish, I'm picking up some light cherry tartness as well. There's a slight bitterness near the very end, perfectly dulling the tartness and creating a nice "fade-out". Aftertaste is full of oak and funk mixed with the lasting fruit sweetness.

Wow, what a great tasting gueuze. Great balance of tart, sour, and funk. Easy to drink and so ghost-like on the palate that it's scary. Many thanks again to Ron for sharing this with us.

EDIT: Enjoyed this again a few weeks later thanks to Kevin. Still just as delicious as the first one. This is definitely the type of gueuze I would seek out because at this point in time, it's still not too hard to reel in, but it tastes amazing.

EDIT #2: Have enjoyed this many more times - the flavors and aromas are usually on point and delicious, however some bottles are overly carbonation and sometimes the wispy mouth feel is a bit too sharp and distracts from the flavors. Other than that, a great beer that ever gueuze lover needs.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 18:01:04 | More by tectactoe
More User Reviews:
Photo of ThatsThatDude
ThatsThatDude

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

07-19-2014 19:46:47 | More by ThatsThatDude
Photo of dknight75
dknight75

California

4/5  rDev -10.9%

07-18-2014 19:02:15 | More by dknight75
Photo of ThurmondTX
ThurmondTX

Texas

4/5  rDev -10.9%

07-17-2014 02:16:26 | More by ThurmondTX
Photo of SuperHop18
SuperHop18

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-17-2014 01:52:52 | More by SuperHop18
Photo of Hirshi
Hirshi

New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-16-2014 14:47:03 | More by Hirshi
Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

07-15-2014 14:46:59 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
Photo of Graffy
Graffy

California

2/5  rDev -55.5%

07-14-2014 05:04:19 | More by Graffy
Photo of blueblooded173
blueblooded173

California

5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-12-2014 03:54:25 | More by blueblooded173
Photo of Rogorama
Rogorama

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

07-12-2014 00:21:50 | More by Rogorama
Photo of erbu
erbu

Belgium

4/5  rDev -10.9%

07-11-2014 12:56:17 | More by erbu
Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

07-08-2014 00:55:25 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
Photo of Kurmaraja
Kurmaraja

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

07-06-2014 04:10:09 | More by Kurmaraja
Photo of markgugs
markgugs

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

07-05-2014 21:31:53 | More by markgugs
Photo of Fitze
Fitze

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

07-05-2014 14:33:15 | More by Fitze
Photo of leftoverburrito
leftoverburrito

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

07-01-2014 22:58:49 | More by leftoverburrito
Photo of magictacosinus
magictacosinus

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

06-30-2014 04:58:35 | More by magictacosinus
Photo of KAF
KAF

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

06-24-2014 02:44:15 | More by KAF
Photo of Wolberjs
Wolberjs

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

06-22-2014 22:29:57 | More by Wolberjs
Photo of TheEvilGenius
TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

06-16-2014 00:01:47 | More by TheEvilGenius
Photo of Yeti1979
Yeti1979

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

06-14-2014 11:35:52 | More by Yeti1979
Photo of jaywes754
jaywes754

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-12-2014 23:40:00 | More by jaywes754
Photo of papat444
papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Kump for this one.

Poured from a 375ml bottle, bottled 17/02/2011, best before 02/2021.

Bit of mold around the rim near the cork, all under the foil wrapping. Undeterred, i wipe it off and pour. Pours orange-gold, good formation of head that has an average lasting. Very tart and acidic, mouth puckeringly so but masks the flavors a bit. Carbonation is very low and the sour apples come through and are pleasant. Harshness with flavor not following makes this one a slight miss for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 01:38:14 | More by papat444
Photo of joemochas
joemochas

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

06-08-2014 06:39:18 | More by joemochas
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

06-07-2014 02:58:57 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
99 out of 100 based on 586 ratings.