Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 630
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 6.9%
Wants: 149
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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Photo of MarkJBurch
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in 2011 I believe, uncaged the cork and it popped itself. Straw in color, haze. Strong head is quick to fizzle away but never actually leaves.

Funk, barnyard, vinous green grapes, almost a burnt sugar element in the nose.

Tart, lemongrass, acidic and somewhat sweet. Musty. Sour but not the sourest I've had. Very nice, complex.

Carbonation is spot on, assertive but not aggressive, plays with the tongue.

Worth buying a bottle or two or sure, picked up an extra that I'll hold onto for a few years. Excellent geueze, 3 Fonteinen does it best!

Photo of gn0sis
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of wd40
4.61/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber slightly cloudy appearance. Definitely can smell and taste the lactic acid but it is really nicely balanced so that only a slight acidity lingers on the palate. Small amount of barnyard funk in the background. Complex hint of bitterness as it warms up closer to room temperature. I'm really happy I got the chance to try this really special beer!

Photo of markcp
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of dogfishandi
4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml cork and caged bottle a little above fridge temp poured into a snifter. Bottled 2011/02/17 (roughly 2 1/2 years of age)

The cork showed that it had leaked a bit before removing. Pours out with a ton of carbonation, took a few minutes to fully pour and your left with a huge billowy white cap atop a cloudy golden orange body. Tons of carbonation bubbles streaming up. After awhile your left with a super creamy retentive white head. I've never seen a lambic hold such a nice head.

Lots of tart funk. Rotted wood or rotted cork comes to mind. Old socks and horse blanket funk, more as it warms, Bright lemon citrus.

Very tart and quite sour,lemons, some lemongrass, classic 3f house flavor, like a zesty lemon, musty, hay, quite complex. Some acidity lingers. Almost minty.

Has this really nice mouthfeel that you really only get in select guezes, hard to describe. But it flows over the palate so nicely, the perfect feeling carbonation despite what the pour led me to believe. Leaves a lingering sourness on the palate similar to sucking on a lemon.

Pricey and worth it, but maybe not worth more than one or two bottles. Though its been awhile since I've had the regular oude gueze, its very similar with a bit more complexity.

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of SHODriver
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: pours a clear gold with a finger and a half of dense white head that is slow to fade in a duvel tulip
S: smells of oak, sourness, funk, and some fruitiness
T: tastes of bracing tartness, some oak, fruitiness, light funk, more sourness and more funk. swallow is funk and sore throat spray numbness
M: medium body with prickly carbonation. finish is drying
O: Well rounded flavors and delightfully sour. not too overly sour either so this one is pretty enjoyable. not sure if it was worth the price of admission but a fantastic drinking experience

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of WankelEngine
4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 375ml corked and caged bottle into a glass

A: Pours a hazy amber orange color. Vibrantly white head fizzes down to a relatively thick cap of foam for the style.

S: Strong notes of vinegar waft out of the glass. These are followed shortly by a lemon zest tartness and some funk. Hay and barnyard.

T: The vinegar and lemon flavor are potent but balanced. A fairly dry flavor with some wheat. Very funky with earthy, lactic flavors. Horse blanket, barnyard and wet hay. Apple vinegar. Lingering flavors or lemongrass and lactic funk.

M: High, effervescent carbonation increases the tart sensations.

O: One of my new favorite gueuzes. Incredibly tart and funky but more balanced than most in this style. The tart flavors are somehow both incredibly potent but not overwhelmingly sharp. Great flavors.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
99 out of 100 based on 630 ratings.