1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

Not Rated.
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden BlendDrie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend

Educational use only; do not reuse.

637 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 637
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 6.9%
Wants: 151
Gots: 234 | FT: 29
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rvdoorn on 03-14-2012

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: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 637 | Reviews: 156 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bigbluebeerguy
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of prdstmnky
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of jayneo74
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Beervana
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Denzo
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of jw1978
3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of jayhunter357
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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

Poured from a 375 mL bottle into a stemmed glass. This was bottled on 02/17/2011 so is about 3.5 years since bottling. The cork fires off immediately after I give it a little twist.

Appearance: Pours a fairly opaque deep peach/apricot, medium amber color and immediately gives several fingers of off-white head that fade relatively quickly, over several minutes though, and leave a white layer atop the beer, along with plenty of lacing.

Smell: Sour apricots/peaches, lemon, lovely floral aromas, oak, nice bretty funk, black pepper, must. Perfect amount of funk in the smell.

Taste: Sour green apple, black pepper, citrus peel, lemon, floral flavors, bread, oak. As for sourness: about a 6.5/10 - just the right amount.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a really frothy, fizzy, creamy body. Finishes quite nice and dry.

Overall: Probably the best gueuze I've had - very complex and really well done. The aroma is breathtaking and delicious and the flavor is to style and wonderful. Just the right amount of sour and funk with great flavors.

Photo of sfr26
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of warnerry
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4.9/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of Auracom
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Jho3325
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of brianmandell
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Moopband
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Gotti311
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Axic10
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of mythaeus
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of IPAIsaac
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of dspinler
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Morey
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of afsdan
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of tommyguz
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of threedaggers
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
99 out of 100 based on 637 ratings.