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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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612 Ratings
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Ratings: 612
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 6.9%
Wants: 145
Gots: 236 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

BillHilly, Jul 14, 2013
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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.

WankelEngine, Jul 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

JulianB, Jul 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

VonZipper, Jul 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

phishbfm, Jul 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Crazydaddyo, Jul 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jul 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

WesM63, Jul 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

pmarlowe, Jul 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

jwat, Jul 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

pathman, Jul 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

bird22, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Jwale73
4.09/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle served in my Allagash chalice. 17/02/2011 indicated on the back label. Pours a dull, semi-hazy orange hue with a rocky, two-inch, bright white head that dissipates into a frothy band around the shoulders and a dollop across the center. Copious tiny bubbles are present effervescing in solution to the underside of the cap and adhere to the walls of the glass. Nose is bright and tart with a hint of sour pit fruit, a trace of candied fruit sweetness, cork and notes of cider vinegar. Taste is not as bright as the nose and less fruit comes across. There's definitely a citric acid presence as well as cork and a salty character; however, it's not overly tart. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a bright carbonation and some astringency that lightly stimulates the salivary glands along the sides of the cheeks. Overall, a very good Gueuze. Not my favorite, but quite respectable and approachable. I'm glad I have an extra bottle in the cellar.

Jwale73, Jul 03, 2013
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4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2011 vintage:

Absolutely gorgeous. Golden pear colored body, like a glass of apple cider with a surprisingly full bone white head that fills the glass with ease. Waves of needlepoint beading stuff the body of the beer... perfect.

Overripe apple, white grape and plum with a mellow vinegar acidity. Pear and peach skins.

Apple cider vingar, pear, grape juice... all smothered with the funkiest of the funk. The mid palate is musty and provides a blank canvas for that tart, fruity finish.

Wonderful stuff.

yamar68, Jul 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

roodie, Jun 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

mklisz, Jun 27, 2013
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4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Foams up quite a bit on the pour, and even after 10 minutes the bubbles keep rocketing through the glass. Has a light copper color, with only a very slight haze. Mild tartness to the smell, like too-green apples. Right out of the fridge, you get a heavy carbonation in the mouth, and the cold mutes the flavors. After a few minutes in a warm summer room, the flavors come alive. There's a tartness to it, but nothing that overpowers. It's like subtle perfection in its refreshing quality that lets you know it knows it's awesome, but doesn't have to shove it in your face.

yankeepride, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

wildcats10, Jun 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

samEBC, Jun 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Timmy13T, Jun 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

ellswrth, Jun 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -22%

ajs4bd, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

smartassboiler, Jun 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

JohnQBeer, Jun 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

dcloeren, Jun 18, 2013
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
99 out of 100 based on 612 ratings.