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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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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
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet wheat, vanilla, oak, tart green fruits, funky barnyard yeast, some sourness, lemon zest.

T - Sweet wheat and other grainy malts, tart green fruits, oak, vanilla, barnyard funky yeasts, a bit of sourness, lemon zest.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a funk, dry, and tart finish.

D - Great complex and smooth gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 04:28:51 | More by ngeunit1
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

05-14-2013 23:09:09 | More by liamt07
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MSandahl23

Indiana

5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-12-2013 12:51:06 | More by MSandahl23
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Danny1217

Florida

4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

9 euro bottle at De Kelk in Belgium. Poured into a 3F gueuze glass.
Hazy golden color, with a thin white head.The head stays for a while as it is constantly recharged with the rising carbonation bubbles.
Very complex aroma. Funk, lemon zest, lactic sourness. Brettanomyces dominate.
The complexity of the flavor is something unexpected, even for a complex style like gueuze. Tons of funk, and a perfect level of sourness. Light stone and citrus fruits, funk, wheat. Slightly sweet, but mostly sour. The 4 year old lambic blended into this take it to a new level of complexity.

I should have bought another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 08:41:05 | More by Danny1217
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YogiMead726

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

05-12-2013 02:28:29 | More by YogiMead726
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dalepryor

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-11-2013 19:59:23 | More by dalepryor
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justforrazors

Missouri

4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 10-7-13.

A- Pours a brilliant golden color with decent clarity. Large 3 finger white head with excellent lacing and retention. Spot on for a gueuze.

S- Musty and damp earth, moldy, some cheese as well followed by lemon zest and acid that is well integrated into the nose. I am expecting this one to be screamingly sour, although the nose doesn't give it away.

T- Funky- this tastes like barnyard, rotten cheese, and moldy lemons. There really isn't a ton of acid here although it is present. The musty, dirty barnyard brett has taken over the flavor profile. Great, if you are into that kind of thing!

M- Effervescent and bright, champagne-like as it should be. Dry on the finish, but not too much.

O- A very solid gueuze that will probably get even weirder as time goes on. It is developing well. I may have to scoop up a case when I win the lottery!

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 01:43:59 | More by justforrazors
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IPAyForHops

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

05-08-2013 23:31:08 | More by IPAyForHops
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alelover

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

05-08-2013 02:53:49 | More by alelover
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pixieskid

Germany

4/5  rDev -10.9%

05-04-2013 21:37:04 | More by pixieskid
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

05-04-2013 08:11:56 | More by AlexChillton
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

pours a golden orange with about an inch of thick white head. light lacing. fairly clear with a slight haze.

heavy oak, very dominating. light sourness with faint green apple.

very oak heavy through out. loads of character from the oak. fairly sour with a balancing sweetness. a bit more green apple and maybe some light lemon. funk was a bit faint. light mineral. a bit like the standard oude gueuze with more depth.

light with perfect carbonation. flavors seemed to really pop on this.

really good. the price sucks now but i can see this being pretty epic in 5-10 years. everyone will be kicking themselves for not buying more.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 03:26:02 | More by hooliganlife
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pperez38

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

05-02-2013 09:50:30 | More by pperez38
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TotallyHosed

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-28-2013 21:26:10 | More by TotallyHosed
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mroberts1204

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

04-27-2013 04:47:12 | More by mroberts1204
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev -10.9%

04-26-2013 03:11:32 | More by IrishColonial
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billab914

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-26-2013 02:57:36 | More by billab914
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

04-26-2013 02:52:32 | More by Rhettroactive
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jibbyvonjibb

California

4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on February 17, 2011.

Darker than usual (for gueueze) copper color. Aroma is subtle, with citrus, oak, but also peaches coming through (which regular one does not have), and a pinch of earthy funk. Taste is orange, vanilla, peaches & cream. Not much yeastiness which 3F usually has quite a bit of. Somewhat fuller bodied than regular 3F, and less acidic, which creates a silky sensation. Really a well balanced blend.

Worth $20? Well, not as a regular drinking beer, but i would recommend sour beer fans to try it at least once, because how many fantastic sour beers are made in the world? (answer: very little).

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 21:35:50 | More by jibbyvonjibb
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Rinkor16

California

4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Opened on 4/22/13 with my older brother. 375ml bottle dated 2/17/2011.

A: Hazy golden yellow color with a solid 2 inch head that stuck around.

S: Lemon, citrus, oak and a lot of funk.

T: Very acidic up front with oak and lemon in the background. Very smooth

M: Medium bodied with the right amount of carbonation.

O: This beer is excellent... But the price tag isn't. I can understand why it is so expensive, but at $22 for a 375ml bottle, it's a little hard to justify.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 00:43:59 | More by Rinkor16
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drgonzo2k2

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

04-21-2013 14:59:18 | More by drgonzo2k2
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Buckeye982

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

04-21-2013 02:44:46 | More by Buckeye982
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POTABLE83

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

04-18-2013 00:38:04 | More by POTABLE83
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

375ml C&C bottle; bottling date: 02/17/2011.

poured into tulip glass.

small pop as the cork comes out of the bottle.

Appearance: this beer is definately golden in color. Medium golden yellow bodied beer with a huge 3 fingers of white head. The head has alot of staying power and stays around for a long time, but eventually falls to a thin cap with a thick ring around the glass. Stunning!

Smell: Lemon zest, mild musty/hay funk, hint of oak.

Taste: lemon and grapefruit zest, green apple, pears, peaches, and white grapes. Moderate tartness with lemons leading the way. Hints of dusty and musty funk that balance out the tartness very well. The oak barrel just lends a little bit of character to this beer in the form of an earthy and woody note. Finishes with mild lemon notes and a perfect amount of funk. The balance of this beer is tremendous. It has fantastic complexity as well. Its tart without that over the top pucker of some sour beers.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel on this beer is phenominal! Its soft and delicate, yet slick and creamy. The carbonation level is spot on! The beer has a semi to moderately dry finish that really showcases and compliments the tartness and the funk of this beer.

Overall: This is a truly refined and sophistocated sour beer! Have a difficult time finding something that I dislike about this beer. This exceeded my expectations. I will admit that I was a bit complacient about the price tag of this beer when I purchased this bottle today, but now that I am drinking this beer I have forgot the initial "sting" of the price tag. It is in my top three sour beers I have ever drank and its without a doubt the best Geuze I have drank!

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 04:39:16 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
99 out of 100 based on 590 ratings.