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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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596 Ratings
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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 6.9%
Wants: 141
Gots: 234 | 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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4.54/5  rDev +1.1%

375ml bottle

A- Boom, cork in the face. Pour leaves a thick fluffy white head that dissipates to nothing as it rests. Color is a translucent light gold.

S- Heavy doses of citrus zest and oak. Funk comes off as earthy with subtle notes of honeycrisp apple

T- lemon tartness and oak flavors are balanced by an underlying white grape sweetness. All combined with typical fonteinen funk and yeast flavors. This geuze is more assertive and brash than the regular oude geuze.

M-Body is noticeably thicker than their standard geuze. Carbonation is very spritzy and ample. Lactic cheese/funk and oak linger on the palate.

O-This one is fantastic right out of the gate. I cant wait to see how it develops. With its bigger body and bolder flavors, I would think more subtle flavors will continue to show up as more dominate ones mellow, making this one more complex and intriguing.

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A - amber gold with a half-inch soapy-looking bubble head that shrinks to 1/8th of an inch after settling; active carbonation....it's ALIVE!

S - funky tart; white grapes; sour apples; lemon; grains; more funk

T - bite sour; sour apples again; faded white grape juice; tarty; lemon zest; acidic; oak notes towards the back; has some sour patch kid flavors going on

M - smooth but carbonated; the sour elements keep pinging the back of my throat long after the sip is gone; champagne dry as a finish; airy

O - this is a really unique beer...and really...a different beer style that I'm trying to explore, albeit with some reservations; the cost of this and Cantillon is high and not really suggestive of casual exploration; I dig the flavors and mouthfeel, but the sour elements and the overall funky tart fuck with my gut. I imagine this is one of the better 'more available' gueuzes out there...and I'll pick up again to try, but no one's every going to find me chasing 3F.

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Saw at a bottle shop and was given it as a gift, as I'm not sure if I would have spent the 28 bucks on it.

A-Cloudy yellow-orange, well carbonated, three finger fluffy head. The cork started coming off as soon as I unwound the cage.

S-Funk, lemon, grass, oak, green apples, all blended together well.

T-Not very sour, more tart than anything, and a mild tartness at that. However it is very fruity, green apples galore, lemons, some grass and the oak has a strong presence as well.

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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