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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 591
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 6.9%
Wants: 140
Gots: 233 | 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)
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color with a nice head. Sour funkiness is in the nose. Taste is sourly sweet up front. This moves to a liquid lemony flavor, though not too sour. Ends with a bit of funk and a dry sourness. Medium body. Overall, this is a decent gueze - the special blend doesn't add a ton to it, but it's worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 02:43:51 | More by birchstick
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Romania

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Wisconsin

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Wisconsin

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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

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3.85/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Local Option cervoise.

Thrilled to have a second chance with this beer, as my first bottle met a particularly painful end. It pours a lightly-hazy sunset amber-gold topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose is a veritable field guide to scent-heavy apple varieties, along with some bits of grapefruit zest, white grape, honeydew, powdered sugar, and a hint of cobweb. The taste holds notes of tart grapefruit, heavy funk, chardonnay grapes, oak, and cobweb. The tartness and the funk don't play nicely together, spreading a minor din throughout my mouth where I hoped orchards and vineyards would re-enact a Fantasia episode. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a certainly well-meaning gueuze, but one that just doesn't have the balance I generally look for, opting instead for a contentious mixture of strong funk and strong tart fruit. It's nowhere near bad, but not something I would readily reach for in the near future (especially with that audacious price tag).

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3.88/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375mL thanks to ygtbsm94. Pours hazy, deep orange. Thick, white head. Rich, super dense Valencia orange nose, thick and juicy. My lord. Taste is tangy, very musty, huge attic, huge molded white grapefruit. Quite aggressively sour. Rich and powerful. Great stuff. Heavier carbonation. Would love to see how this progresses. Have a good number saved. 9/4/7/4/15=3.9

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - amber gold with a half-inch soapy-looking bubble head that shrinks to 1/8th of an inch after settling; active carbonation....it's ALIVE!

S - funky tart; white grapes; sour apples; lemon; grains; more funk

T - bite sour; sour apples again; faded white grape juice; tarty; lemon zest; acidic; oak notes towards the back; has some sour patch kid flavors going on

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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