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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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589 Ratings
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Ratings: 589
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 6.9%
Wants: 139
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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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served at Avenue Pub in New Orleans.

Pours clear golden color with thin white head that lingers as a ring along sides of goblet.

Smell is tart apple and cherries.

Taste is sweet and tart. Acidic with slight bitterness in the finish. Lots of apple and cherry. Not overpoweringly tart.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with prickly carbonation.

Overall excellent. Pricey but worth it. Glad I had a chance to try this.

Serving type: bottle

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

A- Dark honey transparent, with three finger head medium retention no legs

S- Citrus galore, lemon, grapefruit, then the stamped 3F funk.

T- Such a smooth gueuze. Had Armand Winter a few days ago, and this crushes it. Citrus and 3F funk.

M- Smooth with high carb. Coats the mouth with minimal wax

O- There are shops with this 10 deep around me; and I have had my fair share of gueuze and I think I want to buy them out at the expensive rate of $25/bottle. It is that good

Serving type: bottle

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smakawhat

Maryland

4.76/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a Drie Fonteinen stemware glass. Good nice simple pop, lots of smoke.

This is one of the most amazing beers I have ever seen. In this glass, a ROARING carbonation of fire is coming from the middle of the glass, with wonderful streaming legs of pinhead bubbles charging up the sides. The head is soapy white, never forms, but it magically re-appears with more carbonation coming to the top of the glass. Body is a booming peach glowing orange, with yellow and lemon colored hues, looks like a creamsicle Popsicle with all this color and clear see- through fast carbonation. The beer looks like it's from hell, it literally appears to be on FIRE! Amazing.

Nose has a nice floral hint, and classic earthy dry funk notes. Hints of lemon fruit sour tartness and mild acidity, some of the funk brings some classic pepper. Memorable and impressive.

Palate is just supper fun. Fruit filled mid palate full of body and super playful carbonation. Juicy apricots and fleshy rind mixing with crisp lemon dry character and funk earth. Huge flowery garden aromatic with great chewy apricot and lemon tartness. Apricot flesh rind just rips and feels dense in the mouth. This is like a super aggressive Fou Foune… sort of… sharp carbonation but nothing distractive, playful and a good malt backbone.

Stupid easy drinking, extremely memorable, I wish this bottle was bigger, a fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 01:05:49 | More by smakawhat
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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