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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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1,076 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:
#136
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
1,076
pDev:
6.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
283
Gots:
311
Trade:
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted from bottle. Pours a cloudy orangish gold with thick white head. Aroma is sour, fruity, champagne. Taste is moderately sour but not overly so. Nice fruity tart flavor. Apples, lemon, yeast flavors. Crisp and tart on the palate. I'm not a huge sour fan but this is very well done.

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Bottled on 2011; Poured June 2017

What a spectacular blend of sour (green apples, white wine vinegar, citrus) and earthiness (Brett, must, vinous oak) in the nose and taste and all perfectly drinkable as the pour warms a bit.

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 1,076 ratings
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