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3 Fonteinen Oude Lambik (4 Year)

Brewed by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Beersel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This entry is specifically for the 4-year old lambik bottled and available for on-site consumption only in 2012 at the Sour&Bitter in Copenhagen. Ratings for draught oude lambik should be entered under "3 Fonteinen Oude Lambik" - the difference being this bottle release contains lambik brewed at 3 Fonteinen by Armand Debelder, while previous draft releases of "Oude Lambik" contained lambik bought from other brewers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2016
August 12, 2016. Bottle at Himmeriget, vintage 2011.
Hazy amber/orange with a few white bubbles. Aroma is fruity, funky and herbal with spearmint, green apple, notes of lemon, oak, some earthy barnyard Taste is light sour, fruity and funky. Finish is slight dry and earthy oak and barnyard, sour apple skin and some grapefruit. Medium bodied, almost flat.
Nice, lots of mint up front but fades fsirly quickly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (1254) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2016
(750ml bottle @ Himmeriget, May 14 2016 w/ VsXsV & phyllomedusa) Pours slightly hazed deep copper-orange with just a few tiny white bubbles. Aroma of lemony tartness, slight raw sugar and grain from the malt, fruity touches including crabapple and red berries, wet oak and earth with light oxidation. Flavour has a good balance of sour and slightly sweet notes, with fruitiness from lemon juice, apple and other fruit, light caramel, slightly nutty, wet funk, tannic oak, slightly metallic oxidation. Finish is long, dry, tannic and a bit funky with lingering lemon acidity. Medium bodied, oily, basically flat. Very cool beer, the woodiness is deep but not overwhelming and a surprising amount of fruit shines through. Lovely to sip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Klimaet (1978) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle shared @ Himmeriget. Pours murky brown, no head. Aroma is sour, red berries, dark fruits, insane vinegar, nutty. Taste is vinegary, citrussy, malty, dark fruits. Not my cuppa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (3967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle at Himmeriget. Almost clear deep ruby liquid with minimal white head. Aroma of lemon, apple skin, light grain, pineapple and earth. Taste is dry and light to medium sour with notes of lemon, apple skin, grain and light red berries. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation. Awesome. Great complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
Clear golden of color. An nice aroma which sour, fresh and some citrus. A nice sour flavor with sweet notes. A really nice sour which is balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2015

Bottle 750ml. @ [ Sour&Bitter 2012 ] @ Refshalevej 163A, 1432 Copenhagen K, Denmark.

[ As 3 Fonteinen 4 year Lambik ].
[ As my rating # 40000 on ratebeer ].
Clear medium orange colour with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing head. Aroma is moderate to heavy horse blanket, barnyard, sour, wood. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, apple - citrus, barnyard. Just lovely and well balanced. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20120510]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Thanks skrip. Bottle. Brown hazy pour with white head. Dark fruit and dank funky malt aromas. Sour tones, malts, funk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4108) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Shared by the nice people of ccbc! Pours a clear golden color with no real head, lacing, or carbonation. Aroma is musty barnyard funk with wet diapers and barrel musk. Taste is nice lambic, awesome old grape must with hints woody tannins. I want more carbonation, but the flatness definitely adds a bite to the back of the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5387) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by cparles, huge thanks to Chris for this one! Murky orange/amber with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is quite oaky with light funk, brown sugar (?), peachy notes and light apples. Taste is slightly tart with 3F funk, caramel, brown sugar, apples notes, light metallic presence and peachy notes. Medium body. Almost still. Dry and woodsy finish. Very good unblended lambic, but still not nearly close as Grand Cru Bruoscella. And not the nice funk/minty presence that there’s in some 3F gueuze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Split 4 ways at just around cellar temp @ fridge temp. Bottled 05/31/2011

A - Pours a very dark brown with reddish hues, slight sediment even on a fresh pour. Fully still with no head.

S - Nose is incredibly cheesy with a hearty amount of funk. A little bit of copper penny, tart oaky notes. Really enticing nose.

T - there’s a lot of penny / metallic notes in this one, nice cheese rind, some earthy mulch and tons of basement mold. I love how it coats the mouth, has a swampy moldy grape finish. I like the underlying lemon juice that you get throughout the entire palate and throughout each sip.

M - Very thin, oily but then a dry chalky enamel stripping finish

O - Incredibly good. Not my favorite unblended lambic but very delicious! MMMM. This is delicious. I could drink an entire bottle myself.

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