3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend

Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.3%
Style: Lambic – Gueuze
Other Notes: Blend°52, Season 16/17

Brewer Description: (from bottle in Dutch) 3 Fonteinen Oude Gueze Golden Blend is een assemblage van één-, twee-, drie- en vierjarige traditionele lambikken, verder vergist in de fles en waarvan het deel vierjarige lambik(ken) minstens 25% uitmaakt. Dankzij de oude lambik en de continue evolutie in de fles ontstaat een uitgesproken complex en elegant natuurlijk bier. Lambik en Geuze zijn rijk en levend erfgoed, eigen aan de Zennevallei! Ongefilterd en ongepasteuriseerd.

Deze specifieke Golden Blend heft een proportie van 25% oude lambikken van 4.5 jaar en ouder op het moment van het bottelen. Afkomstig van 5 verschillende vaten en 5 verschillende brouwsels, waarven één van januari 2013 en één van mei 2013.

(translated to English) 3 Fonteinen Oude Gueze Golden Blend is a blend of one-, two-, three- and four-year-old traditional lambic, further fermented in the bottle, of which at least 25% is four-year-old lambic(s). Thanks to the old lambic and the continuous evolution in the bottle, a distinctly complex and elegant natural beer is created. Lambik and Geuze are a rich living heritage, characteristic of the Senne valley! Unfiltered and unpasteurised.

This particular Golden Blend has a proportion of 25% lambic aged 4.5 years and older at the time of bottling. Sourced from 5 different barrels and 5 different brews, including one from January 2013 and one from May 2013.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.7
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.6

Intro: 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.

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