3 Fonteinen Brouwerij Ambachtelijke Geuzestekerij Golden Doesjel – Gueuze at 6% ABV

3 Fonteinen Brouwerij Ambachtelijke Geuzestekerij Golden Doesjel Gueuze at 6% ABV (C$13.49 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 375 ml, packaged on 2-May-2015, best before 31-May-2023, acquired 27-Mar-2015, reviewed 27-Jun-2018)

Appearance: hazy pale amber with no head or lacing. (4/5) Aroma: slightly muted, complex, horseblankety funk, tart citrus, woody and leathery, tobacco. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate funky tart, low bitter, hint of brine. (9/10) Palate: medium-light body, flat carbonation, dry funky tart finish. (4/5)

I just had a Golden Blend that had lost carbonation, so I pulled this one for a side-by-side comparison. This one is just slightly prettier, but it’s also just slightly less aromatic, as well, although that difference becomes pretty minor once they both warm up to room temperature. Bottom line, in a side-by-side straight-up comparison, I marginally prefer the uncarbonated Golden Blend – but only marginally. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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