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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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4.49/5
Outstanding
1,072 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by rvdoorn on 03-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#139
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
1,072
pDev:
6.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jow
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For me this is at the same level as the Hommage of 3 Fontein. I rated 3 fonteinen Hommage 5 but actually this one is a bit better or should I say even more my taste.

It looks cloudy and when you pour it stays a bit cloudy. The first taste: is like god that tickles all your tasting senses, smooth but powerful in one sip. How I would like to get more of this one! Still have one in my basement and I will spare it for a very special occasion. By far the best pure lambic I have had.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of TheRuss9585
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of bigcat101
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of terrymoore
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ALC82
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of joebres
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Jpepe08
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SteeleWright
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Leeds_xx
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of CaptainFleeker
4.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ElJosharino
4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of SveNss0N
4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Spoda1983
4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of PJHOY
4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of mdeluna
4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of DaSolomon
4.97/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What an amazing Gueuze by Drie Fonteinen, Armand really out did himself with this blend. An amazing crisp taste to it from the second the cork pops off till the last drop in your glass. Appearance is a deep golden yellow that captivates the viewer with bewilderment as it has the appearance of an elixir. The smell wakes up the nose with citrus notes with lemon and beyond. The taste bring additional citrus notes along with tart and sour notes of a gueuze all perfectly working together to create one hell of a brew. After the bottle was consumed, I thought back on what beer could top this in my list, and nothing could hold up to this. Seek this brew out as it is one of the best out there. Next time I would like to try it side by side with 3F normal Oude Gueuze.

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4.97/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle into Jester King Farmhouse glass. Pours a hazy orange color- small bubbles retain in the head. Looks like most gueuze so far. Small- vinegar funk, funky/hard cheese, tart. Taste- up front a slight vinegar tartness, followed by a sweet malt with tight carbonation, finished by a green apple sour finish. This is an exquisite gueuze. So smooth, well done.

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Photo of StormAles
4.97/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 1,072 ratings
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