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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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626 Ratings
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Ratings: 626
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 6.9%
Wants: 147
Gots: 237 | FT: 28
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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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

February 17, 2011 bottling date. I found this at a liquor store in Los Angeles.

I'm impressed by how sweet and fruity the cork smells as I pry it out of the bottle. That's always a good sign.

I pour the beer into a teku glass and it produces a fizzy head (and accompanying sound) that quickly dissipates. But what remains is a gorgeous brew with a peach color and an opacity that suggests the beer is thicker than the fizz would suggest. 5

I can't escape the burgeoning fruitiness that this beer smells of, even from a distance I can smell slightly funky cranberry, raspberry and other fresh fruit. It's subtly earthy and faintly reminiscent of cider. I feel there's more than this than I can accurately describe, but it smells incredibly and seems to have no flaws. 5

Cranberries, tart cherry, raspberry. So many tart fruits seem to be in the mix here. These give way to a lemony citric flavor and some earthy funk. I find myself again searching for a flaw in the flavors here, but this beer is impeccable. 5

I love the balance of funk, tartness, and subtle citric acid achieved with this beer. It's incredibly refreshing, light, light-to-moderately carbonated and the semi-dry finish is as pleasant as any beer comes. Flawless. 5

Do I need to tell you this is a 5? It's flawless. Impeccable. Delicious.

ONovoMexicano, Nov 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

My favorite 3F geuze outside of the super scarce wales. All the factors in perfect balance. Supposedly Golden Doesjel "replaced" this one, but I have yet to find a G.D. bottle that equaled it...

JonahNW, Nov 08, 2014
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4.91/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Into 3F stem.


Appearance is an awesome burned gold sporting a huge tan head that settles to nice frothy layer. Bubbles stick to the side of glass when twirled. Starts clear but turns hazy towards the bottom of the bottle. This bottle has been upright undisturbed for well over a year now.


Aroma on this is super funky! Cheese for days, and I mean nice funky artisanal cheeses like Camembert, Roquefort, Comte, and rich Brie's. Musky hay, wet barnyard, and freshly tilled earth come into the picture. And as for the fruity aspects you get strong lemon pulp, fermenting orange juice, nectarine skin, and faint apple notes. Gorgeous aroma.


Taste.... Wow. This is one of the best gueuzes and beers for that matter that I've had. It's gotten better since last time I had it which was well over a year ago. This bottle is from Belgium so not sure if there was "bottle" variation. The funk is all up in the flavor but the fruit character is much juicier than on the nose. You get what you get on the nose except the orange is in the form of bright mandarin, lemon is sweet but mixed with lime, and the nectarine goes deeper than just the skin. Amazing!


Mouthfeel is also top of its game. Nice fluffy carbonation that really helps clean the beer on the finish from all the complex flavors. Heavier light body and very dry. Sports a nice lactic with faint acetic bite.


Overall.... What more can I say!

MarcWP, Nov 06, 2014
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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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