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3 Fonteinen Hommage

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Brewed by 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Beersel, Belgium

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Made with 30% raspberries from the Payottenland, and 5% sour cherries. In commemoration of the late Gaston Debelder, founder of the 3 Fonteinen blendings;


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dfroms (82) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 21, 2014
2007 vintage shared with Zach at the Grote Dorst. Unlabeled bottle. Pours an orangey raspberry jam color with very small white head and lightly rising prickly carbonation. Aroma is bold and remarkable: deep and mysterious raspberry jam, candied lemon, lemon zest, apricot, plum, slight musty cork, straw, slight minerality, Sour Patch Kids, red wine. Taste is gulpable raspberry jam, sour plum, Burgundy, and grape skins with slightly tannic and lemony finish. Just so good. "This is so fucking good," Zach says. "I think that’s the best beer I’ve ever had." I agree with his first assertion, and maybe even with his second.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (999) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
bottleshare thanks to DexterFace. Tart nose with a lot of cherry and fruit. Murky red pour. Medium head that dies quickly. Flavor is initially tart with a very well balanced fruit component. Not sure its worth the crazy cost but very enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrewFace (482) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
Shelf turd. Pours a hazy deep red with big pink head. Big funky yeast aroma, barnyard, horse blanket, light fruity raspberry character. Huge sourness, acidic, lots of raspberry flavor. Damn yummy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (420) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle share thanks to DrewFace. Pours deep red. Aroma of tart fruit, cherries, raspberries, duh. Taste is the same, yummy fruit, tart, yummy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (4451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
750 ml bottle (batch 2) to stemmed lambic glass...all by myself. Normally I’d never drink a bottle of something like this alone, but I was out of town and it was available for on-site consumption only, so I pulled the trigger. And damn, am I glad I did! Looks excellent for the style; a hazy cranberry red with very light pink head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells awesome! Tart and funky with notes of raspberry and cherry. Tastes like it smells, but with more of a cherry presence. Pleasantly lively on the palate. This is fantastic beer!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (4071) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Small lively pink head that disappears right away. Hazy grapefruit colored headleass colored beer. Aromas of wild yeast, raspberry, light cherry, wood, light fruity tar that points in the direction of Lambiek ish rubber. Subliminally balanced! Flavours of lovely raspberry, incredibilly balanced tart/sour tone, very nice woody tones... This is so intense! This is somethin like no other Fruit Lambic has achieved while Oudbeitje and LP Kriek came close! Aftertaste is a mix of raspberry tarty wood ish yeasty love! Medium to low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full bodied and a dry tarty texture. This is incredible!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
Delar en flaska med Hans och Johan W på Bierhuske. Härlig stämning. Elegant upphälld och presenterad. Rubinröd. Härliga cocktailkörsbär och bigarrå. Angenäm funk och bajsdoft. Läskande och lagom syra. Lite hallon och körsbär i bra balans. Behaglig syra. Kul kryss.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3245) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Poured a nice pinkish red color with aromas of tart cherries, tart raspberries and some light funk. Flavors are the same restart jammy fruit and light funk with some oak on the back end. Thanks Cleg for the share.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MJGG (926) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Bouteille de 750 ml, édition 2013, merci beaucoup à Julien. Arômes explosifs de framboises fraîches. Belles notes rustiques de brettanomyces. Robe rouge et trouble, effervescence moyenne et légère dentelle rosée. En bouche, on retrouve un véritable champ de framboises, incluant un côté végétal rappelant les feuilles de la plante! Très belles notes rustiques provenant du lambic et belle acidité portant surtout sur le lactique et le citrique. Finale sèche et moyennement acide pour le style. Vraiment un excellent lambic aux fruits.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Huge thanks for this man!! Pour is bright pink with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Huge jammy, raspberry, blueberries, fruit peel, sweet tarts, funky, light urine, lemons, and hay in the aroma. Taste is sweet fruits, raspberry, cinnamon, graham crackers, blackberry, fruit peel, spice, cherry pie, and vanilla with a lightly sour finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Such a sweet fruit and jam forward beer, yet balanced with spice - almost pie-like - absolutely delicious.


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