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3 Fonteinen
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Beersel, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2006
Dark yellow colored, hazy appearance. Big white head. Sweetness, spices, fruits, mild alcohol and licorice in aroma. Medium bodied. Dry flavored: mild spices in aftertaste with some alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3596) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2006
3 year old bottle, at Oud Arsenaal, Antwerp March 2005. Copper bronze, moderate off white head and good condition. Sweet yeast and gentle banana fruitiness in the nose, more sweetness and bananas in the mouth with a pleasant underlying oxidized note, gentle chalky yeast lingering in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (5594) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2005
Bottle from secret santa Nat
Fruity, light spongy and carboardy aroma. Hazy orange amber, blanket lacing head. Heavy and round first impression, strength is evident, fruity, hayish, minerally yeast. Oily mouthfeel, pearling carbonation. Bready aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9270) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 2, 2005
hazy orange colour with a firm creamy head and a beautiful lacing; bready nose with citrusy, grapefruity notes; tart, medium to full malt body, some acidity and a long dry aftertaste of orange peel and almonds - a very nice brew

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2544) - GERMANY - OCT 31, 2005
Dried grass nose with some yeast, hazy gold color, creamy head that reduces to a tight lather. Doughy malt with hints of apricots and a touch of vanilla. Orange peel-like bitter end. Got the sense that some kind of candisugar was used, but that’s not listed as an ingredient. Fully body and well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2447) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Small frothy head, leaving laces on the glass. Deep orange color. Orange peel nose with some band aid notes too. Light Koriander and lavender taste. Fizzy carbonation. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4761) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2007 Bottle. Hazy golden with a big white head. Complex spiced and yeasty aroma with some herbal character. Initial sweet maltiness, developing into more bready flavours with moderate spices. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2005 33 cl bottle, bottled Nov 03. Turbid dark orange, strong sparkle, effervescent but unstable white head. Grapefruit accompanied by oily, higher esters in the aroma; also hints of yeast and some sort of a sweet artificial aroma of red fruit. The first hit in the taste is blunt, candy sugar-like sweetness, quickly followed by prevailing chewy, juicy and spicy sensation with orange and some pepper and grain in the background. A touch of the same artificial red fruit again. Faint bitterness; I suppose they use exactly the same ingredients for this one (including aged hops, thus) as for their lambic, not just generally - it’s not clear to me what’s meant by that inscription on the label. Good body but little carbonation and a chalky mouthfeel. Unusual and interesting, yet I’d certainly stick to the classic Oude Geuze 3 Fonteinen. ’Oh well, it’s for the restaurant’, Joris? Shouldn’t people be able to drink a nice beer there...?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2005
(Bottled) Opaque orange with a small, creamy and lacy head. Strong, slightly sweet aroma of honey, yeast, candy and strawberries. Very fruity, berryish flavor with some sour and wineous hints, but mostly sweetish and acidic. No signs of alcohol. Medium-bodied, somewhat carbonated palate. An interesting, surprisingly pleasant mix of blonde, flemish sour ale and faro. Sweetness doesn’t ruin the palate or flavor, and the aroma is very nice.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12451) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2005
Bottled (brewed 15/12/03)
Honey golden, small off-white creamy head. Spicey and sweetish (honey, syrup) yeasty nose. Odd metallic flavor of steel dominates, honey sweet . Medium-bodied - alcohol is hided. Quite carbonated.


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