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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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590 Ratings
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Ratings: 590
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 6.9%
Wants: 140
Gots: 234 | 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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4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-Pours far more orange than most Gueuzes I have seen. The cork legit nearly blew the orbital bone off my face when I opened it. When it poured, the head was 90% of the yield. It died down but still was quite thick. Very clingy lacing.

S-Firstly, the aroma just wafts out of the glass like a low but determined fog. It's has its tartness but it's much different than most of the style I have tried. The sourness mixes with this huge, grassy, herbal, earthen aroma. Funky earthy-sweet somehow. Soggy, woody oak and light honey sweetness. Mushrooms. Crazy nose. Probably the most memorable aroma I have ever experienced.

T-The flavor is quite like the nose. The tartness is pleasingly ramped up. The tartness also lingers like no other beer I've tasted. Vinegar, unripe apples, hay, grass, flower stems. Pleasant oaky notes and also a bit vinous. It's a potent brew; breathing in the fumes makes you nearly cough like when breathing in spicy buffalo wings. The flavor is savory and seemingly straight from the earth.

M-Surprisingly soft carbonation. Has more body to it than most. Tartness sticks to the lips and tongue. Very dry.

I/D-Super, super, super pricey but for a special occasion why not? Easily the most complex Gueuze I have had and clearly the best, too. It's stunningly complex yet all the flavors are perfectly integrated. Like a giant, choreographed flavor parade. You pay for the quality here.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes (bottled in 2011, drank Sep 1st, 2013):

A: Bright orange-straw, with huge, puffy and fluffy white head.

S: Typical for the style - tart, some must, oak, citrus, and vague malt sweetness

T: A step above most gueuzes here! Lemon citrus, oak, very dry. A distinctly dust-like finish, quite sharp.

M: Spot-on.

O: Really enjoyed, definitely a step up from most gueuzes I try. Big price tag but for once in a while, very worthwhile

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

375ml ($29.19 - but wanted to try it) into a tulip'd wine glass.

This pours flat, with a white grape juice aroma mixed with that pungent sulfur flavor I don't particularly care for. Hazy except for the very edges of the bulb where this is nearly clear. Plenty of carbonation that keeps a thin ring of bubbles present.

Aroma improves immensely with warmth while there is still a touch of sock or wet dog, there is also a good bit of sour apple and white wine.

Strong fresh wood in leads the flavor with the rest of the aroma all present. Rather complex with a light flavor overall.

Mouthfeel is spot on. Light, carbed, refreshingly crisp quite enjoyable.

Perhaps this style isn't still my cup of tea as I take more displeasure from the parts that rub me the wrong way and not enough pleasure from the overwhelmingly positive aspects. Still, was certainly enjoyable.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bottle from a friend in Calgary. Fuzz around the cork which was underneath black foil. Assuming it's mold, but should be fine. Bottled February 2011 so about two and a half years old.

A - Pours golden and cloudy with a one finger white head and strong carbonation. Fizzy head goes quick and there's not much lace. Fairly typical Gueuze lookin'.

S - Super lemony. Lotsa tartness. Light wheaty character, nice hay/barnyard sorta thing going on. Very inviting tart/lemon candy character. Nice.

T - Holy tart. Nice sourness, sweet lemon candy, dusty, typical Gueuze qualities. Tongue scraping and stingy sourness. Acidic. Granny smiths. Delicious.

M - Nice sour finish. Nice fairly strong carbonation, medium body. Aggressive sour feeling.

O/D - This is a boss Gueuze. Pretty aggressive stuff and doesn't hold back. Lot's of sour stuff and good flavour. Nice stuff. Really drinkable and keeps you coming back.

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375 ml bottle poured into a HF stemmed tulip.

A. Deep orange with a lovely Golden hue. Reminds me of Fall. Vigorous carbonation reduces to a nearly non-existent head. Lacing quickly recedes. Some sediment, but I balanced it between 2 glasses.

S. Tart, acidic and sour. A nice lemon quality. The aroma is surprisingly mild, giving off only minimal funk. I might have expected more of a buttery, cheese quality to it.

T. Oh, here's the funk. Dry wood, earthy tannins, and tartness all the way through. Finishes with a musty bitter quality (cheese rind?) that might not be desirable in most things, but is wonderfully present here. Truly delicious. Not overly sweet, nor overly sour. I would actually have welcomed a sharper sourness.

M. Medium bodied. Minimal effervescence; enough to mingle with the buds but not quite enough to blow my mind. The dryness at the finish of the beer could be a bit more punctuated as well. Alcohol is extremely well hidden.

O. Incredibly drinkable. Almost too much so, considering the price tag! I wish it was a tiny bit sharper, as all of the components are there, but a mid milder than I had hoped. But do not disparage; this beer is fantastic!

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375ml bottle poured into a Night Shift mini teku.

A: Pours a crisp, autumn orange-gold color. Billowing carbonation lingers leaving a generous head.

S: Earthy, funky and grassy. Lemon zest and grape skins are prevalent. Oak tannin lingers with a hint more funk. Lovely.

T: Spectacular acidity. More than expected. Cantillon level of sourness, but with this beautiful musty, cheesy funk. Bready and creamy. Oaky and vinuous on the back palate. Lots of grassy citrusness. Floral and puckering. Wow.

M: Effervescent and fizzy. Hugely carbonated. It really works to clean the palate and leave each sip fresh and new. Refreshing.

O: Just a spectacular gueuze. Instantly one of my favorite beers of all time. Quite possibly the best gueuze I've ever had. If it were cheaper, I'd have cases of it in my cellar.

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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