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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 577
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 6.68%
Wants: 139
Gots: 234 | FT: 26
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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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Beerenauslese

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4.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled February 17, 2011.

Cap removed with a resounding pop. Impressive amount of foam when poured into a tulip glass. Some motile lacing runs down the glass and gets reabsorbed into the foamy cap. Hazy amber body.

Quite appealing bouquet of apples, white grapes, cheese, old wood.

On the palate, tart apples, apricot, white wine, nuts, oak. Ends clean with a nice tart finish and just a hint of bitterness and spice. This is a complex, well balanced beer, resembling a good champagne.

Light body and fizzy carbonation, very clean and refreshing mouthfeel.

This is surely one of Belgium's top gueuzes, and a real delight to drink. This beer also complements food. I had mine with a grilled cheese sandwich made with Cabot Vermont cheddar cheese aged 3 years--I should have blended in some younger cheese with the older for a more complete analogy. I have a couple more bottles that I brought back from Belgium, so the next one I hope to drink with rabbit cooked with gueuze (I'll use a lesser gueuze for cooking). It is unfortunately quite expensive stateside ($26, 375 ml, purchased at Healthy Spirits in San Francisco and imported by Shelton).

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 02:28:22 | More by Beerenauslese
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-28-2013 14:40:29 | More by huskermike12
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-27-2013 20:47:53 | More by straightlambic
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

03-26-2013 21:52:00 | More by Prospero
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

03-23-2013 20:16:45 | More by CPditka
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage.

Barely audible pop on releasing the cork. Aggressive pour yields a finger of head that falls relatively fast to nought. Body is attractive orange amber and near crystal clear on the first pour, with prominent sediment on later pours.

Lovely bright and clean acidity, contributing zippy aromas of lemon zest, sour green apples, dried apricots, musty basement, hay, green capsicum, wet soil, and mild acetone notes. Great expression and subtlety.

Flavours emphasise the tart fruit character a little more than the funk. Swathes of sour citrus pith, bitter lime, with drier jalapeno notes building later.

Carbonation is surprisingly active on entry, spreading a pleasant tartness which is not hugely puckering, but satisfyingly so.

Without a doubt one of the classiest sours around. Complex, rewarding, and very well done.

Serving type: bottle

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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 375 ml bottle into a tumber branded with the distinctive "3" Drie Fonteinen logo

Pours a hazy gold with amber accents capped by a huge seafoam-like bright white head that rises over the brew. Slowly dissipating head with some lacing here and there. Light citrus notes, white wine vinegar, tart apple, pear, accents of barnyard funk, pleasant pungency and warm oak. Grass and hay, toasted oak notes, white wine, very light cheesy funk, white grapeskin, citric acid accents, and very light meyer lemon rind. Finishes with expertly balanced oak accents and the perfect level of sour and tartness. Crisp, light body, with highly effervescent champagne-like carbonation. What an incredibly balanced masterpiece, an incredible gueuze.

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Quebec (Canada)

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Louisiana

4.11/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark straw color, two fingers of head, rapid dissipation. Mild apple skin aroma, some funk and hay, some tart fruit notes, some acidic sourness. Tastes a bit more sour than the aroma, with a tart fruit note, slight funkiness, Granny Smith apple skins, and a bit of a woody oakiness. Taste is light bodied, lightly crisp, dry.

One of the better Gueuze I've had.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought a bottle of this during my first visit to Sergio's World Beer in Louisville, KY. Poured into Sergio's personal Drie Fonteinen glass.

A: Beautiful golden straw color. Nice 1/4 inch head. Mouth is watering just looking at it.

S: Amazing lemon, funk, cob web scent. Simply perfect for a geuze. I wish my deoderant smelled like this!

T: What can I say...brilliant! Sharp acidity, beautiful funky lemon flavor. Absolutely the best geuze I've ever tasted. Well worth the price tag.

D: A pure sipper, but I could down this easily. I am trying to restrain myself and take my time.

M: Exactly what one would expect. Perfect.

Not much else to say about this gem. Absolutely a treat. I wish I could drink this every damn day. Fuckin Armand, you genius!!

Serving type: bottle

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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sweemzander

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12.7oz corked and caged bottle poured into a stemmed glass. Major thanks and karma to Kevan for giving me this bottle!

(A)- Pours a lightly hazy copper orange color. Produced a huge bubble white head of froth that slowly dissipated.

(S)- An in your face nose of some seriously dirty and earthy lactic cheesy funk followed by an acidic yet dry spicy oak aroma. Ever so subtle lemon rind. As it warms, some subtle yeasty biscuit bits. The oak becomes more prominent too, but such a great showing of it.

(T)- A wonderful sharp acidity up front that really stays with you throughout the taste. Plenty of oak showing as well. Bits of lemon and vibrant earthy and dry funk (not as lactic as the smell was, but fairly cleaner and crisper yet still quite dry).

(M)- A lively carbonation level and a wonderful balance to it. Harmonious and dynamic in the sense of everything works together so well; the oak, acidity, etc.

(O)- Just a joy to drink and consume. Armand is easily my most favorite Gueuze blender currently and this is just further proof for me. The only aspect of this that makes me a little sad is how expensive it is (Do not get me wrong, I totally understand why it is). Just when compared to their regular Oude Gueuze, there is not a huge difference between the two, despite this being almost double the price tag. Nonetheless, a superb achievement.

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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