Oude Geuze Golden Blend
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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From:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
 
Belgium
Style:
Gueuze
Ranked #4
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
99
Ranked #184
Avg:
4.5 | pDev: 6.67%
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
985
Status:
Active
Rated:
Saturday at 08:57 PM
Added:
Mar 14, 2012
Wants:
  284
Gots:
  321
SCORE
99
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Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy golden, not in an IPA way, but a regular beer way. Frothy looking head. Fresh cut apples, some meyer Lemon on the nose. Sweet, champagne-like cider notes up front that is confronted by some sharp acidity. It is, overall, the right amount of acidity with the acidity presented in a very nice way. This is really nice, as advertised.
Saturday at 08:57 PM
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L -- Golden amber body with a slight haze and a half finger of sudsy white head produced with aerated pour. Some retention and minimal lacing. Looks less cider-like than a lot of lambic
S -- Green apple candy, barnyard funk, dried floral, hint of herbal hop. Just super rustic and lambic-y
T -- Has that rustic, barnyard, funk-forward lambic thing going on again, but with a nice dose of lemon candy and oak
O -- Essentially a more refined version of 3F's standard gueuze

85/100
Oct 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Falcon91Wolvrn03 from California

4.17/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look – A light amber color, with a nice head.

Smell – A pleasant tart smell with barnyard funk, oak, hay, and a light hint of vinegar.

Taste – Has a nicely dry tart flavor, very similar to the smell. Pleasant, but seems somewhat plain.

Feel – Nice carbonation, with a bit of tartness.

Overall – A very nice gueuze. One of the best I've tried, though that may not be my style.
Oct 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.44 by BarrelAgedG from California

Jul 21, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Jul 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Stevem68 from Ohio

Jul 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by MaximumYuks from Oregon

Jun 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.6 by Affinity from Missouri

Jun 11, 2022
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A 750ml corked and caged bottle, blend°52, season 16/17, bottled on 11th October 2017. Served from a 3 Fonteinen lambic basket, and poured into a 3 Fonteinen gueuze glass.

Appearance: A nice clear golden colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some nice lacing.

Aroma: Earthy, oak, rhubarb, light funk, musty, damp wood, hay, apricot, green apple, pear, with sherbet like lemon notes.

Taste: Light to moderately sour, oak, lemon peel, unripe apricot, apple skin, with light funk and notes of hay.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Excellent, balanced, complex flavours and really enjoyable to drink.
May 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Jkolls from Ohio

May 16, 2022
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Rated by npolachek from New York

4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Fantastic Lambic.
May 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.17 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 28, 2022
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Reviewed by hops_for_thought from New York

4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
First beer of 2022! Poured from a bottle (11Feb2020 - no 37 - 19|20) into a geuze glass

L: pours a turbid, darker orange yellow with a moderate, crackling white head. Moderate visible carbonation feeding the minimal head. Think I stirred the lees moving the bottle from the fridge, my bad. Second glass, while still turbid, is notably less so - more of a brighter, golden yellow. Some chunky lacing left with each sip

S: that classic, seductive 3F geuze nose. Pleasant bit of barnyard funk to open, with some bright fruit notes quickly behind. Slight cheese, assertively but appropriately acidic - on the fruit front, granny smith apple, bit of lemon flesh, some white peach. Some chardonnay grape as well. Great mix of bright fruit and complex, earthy funk

T: great swallow, delivers a nice mix of fruit and sour with bright acidity. Slight pucker at first with notes of green apple, bright and pronounced citrus. That lemon flesh character from the nose comes through well here, pleasantly sharp and leads into the medium-long finish. That more cheesy barnyard funk is more toward the finish, leaves this great lingering note with a rustic baked bread flavor as well. Flavor dances nicely in that unique way, really nice

F: medium- body, medium+ carbonation. Nicely drying, that bit of tart that suggests a nice sip

O: wonderful and tasty geuze. Bright acidity and pleasant, complex funk; solid fruit character, big fan
Jan 02, 2022
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Reviewed by 5toutman75 from Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Bottled 11/2/20 750ml
Consumed 12/30/21

So excited to finally try this bottle that I got in a trade from Belgium. We're finally seeing a bit more 3 Fonteinen in Chicago with them dropping Intense Red and Homage in mass recently. It's a very pretty lambic. A medium hued peach in color with nice carbonation and lacing that stays around. I don't get as much off the nose as I would like while it's cold but the flavors jump out more on the tongue thankfully. As it warmed the lambic funk started to come through. There's so much happening flavor wise here. Tartness is medium to medium high. I wish there were a bit more funk but it's present. It recognizable as a 3 Fonteinen beer immediately to me. The feel is superb with the carbonation and dry finish. Overall I don't know if it's my favorite 3F, but it's up there. Worth picking up a 2nd one if you can get 2.
Dec 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.81 by Filabee from Michigan

Dec 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.82 by santig0nzalez from Paraguay

Oct 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Travitten from Iowa

Sep 13, 2021
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
#77, good stuff!
Sep 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by rstump24 from Ohio

Aug 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jun 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.72 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Jun 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by bret27 from California

May 30, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by JAWS from New York

May 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by cshafer7 from Massachusetts

Apr 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.11/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
375 ml corked and caged green bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6%. The cork pops out as son as the "cage" wire is opened. The glass fills completely with white foam, and the slightly hazy golden beer appears slowly underneath. INTENSE and lovely aroma of farmhouse kitchen, white wine vinegar and oxidised cider apples. Smaken er intenst sur og snerpende, med preg av sitron og brettanomyces, og en merkbar bitterhet i avslutningen.
Mar 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by dleiner from New York

Mar 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.84 by fromthewood1 from California

Feb 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by Bugsmcl from Ohio

Feb 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.7 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by paresis from Massachusetts

Jan 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Dec 22, 2020
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Reviewed by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Golden/orange with a touch of haze, thin head, and little lacing.

S: Honey, flowers, apricot, a touch of vinegar. Funky notes intermingles as well, some classic Brett barnyard character. Bready malt.

T: Very tart and tangy, apricot, honey crisp apple, honey, and some citrus flavors. Some bready malt on the finish, but stays fruity and sour the whole way through.

F: Moderate body, fine carb but nice crispness. Dry finish.

Overall: An absolute pleasure of a beer. Not super sour either, even for a vintage from 2018. I highly recommend this to any fan of the style.
Dec 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Sep 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by DraughtJunkie82 from Missouri

Sep 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.63 by moltch from Massachusetts

Sep 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.54 by Cubatobaco from Virginia

Aug 21, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin

Jun 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.6 by kmoen from California

May 31, 2020
Oude Geuze Golden Blend from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 1196 ratings