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3 Fonteinen Framboos (Framboise)

 
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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lambic blended with raspberries from the Pajottenland. Bottled, 750ml.

Vintages:

1999
2011
2014


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Aroma definitely brings some blue cheese funk and huge raspberries. Pours thicker dark cranberry red. Flavor has funk and raspberries as expected, bit and thick on the body, tart and acidic for sure, but not cutting hugely.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
esp0r (2719) - NORWAY - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle brought by daje, and shared at the Weekend in the woods 2015 - with daje, Simonsen and some other guys
Pours red, super hazy, with almost no head! Smell of raspberries, loads of it! Funk, wood, stable, some malts, complexity, but most of all raspberries. Light to moderate sweet, clean wonderful raspberry flavor, elegant woody elements, oak, tart berry acids, medium sour, complex bretty flavors, just a blast! Really a fantastic fruit lambic!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7541) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2016
750, corked and baled. Wow, N, thank you so much for this. Pours a cloudy dark crimsony pink with minimal pink froth settling. Bright raspberry nose, intensely fruity and fresh and redolent, very present and dimensional. Minimal interference to the fruit; there’s light ferment sharpness coming in but otherwise the berries and crystal clear and pleasantly sweet without being cloying the way only real fruit can be. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Light oiliness. Bright tangy sweet juicy raspberries across the mid palate, washing into a crisp light refreshing finish. Wonderful.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kambei70 (946) - - FEB 28, 2016
Murky burgundy, no head. Smells of vinegar and raspberry, vanilla, cheesy hops, a slight bit of charcoal, dirty socks. Taste is a mild to medium fruit/candy sour, a little vanilla, tart raspberry. The aged hops are buried a bit under the sourness and acidity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremyh70 (1042) - Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Pours a hazy raspberry red with little head or lacing. Aroma is tart with some funkiness and woody quality. Taste is tart with raspberry, some funk and cheesiness and a bit tannic in finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (563) - USA - FEB 27, 2016
Murky burgundy, no head. Smells of vinegar and raspberry, vanilla, cheesy hops, a slight bit of charcoal, dirty socks. Taste is a mild to medium fruit/candy sour, a little vanilla, tart raspberry. The aged hops are buried a bit under the sourness and acidity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoprider (403) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2016
Pours byrgundy deep pink or ruby red with no head. On the nose I get the sweetest and richest raspberries emaginable. Sour, ripe garden raspberries made into jam, small hints of something salty, light whifs of forrest berry yoghurt and of course bretty underlying lambic. One of the nicest and fullest fruit noses of any beer I’ve come across. Intense fruityness in the taste with a good sour kick. All in all packing a helluva punch, ballanced by perfect oak. Full almost oily mouthfeel. The aftertaste lingers and in the same direction as the taste. Intensely fruity, intensely sour. Masterpiece!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (2186) - Odense C, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle 2015 himmeriget. Pours red with no head. Aroma of tarty raspberry, funky, fruity jam, light barn, very tart, light yeasty. Taste is rather tarty, fresh berries, quite funky, rather thin body, with little to none carbonation, but overall a nice experience.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (4174) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
Une bouteille partagée avec SlovakSniper. 18/06/2014...06/2024. C’est dure à croire que cette bière est la meilleure de son genre au monde. Elle a bien sûr un goût de lambic et de framboise, mais la texture est mince, elle n’a à peu près pas de gaz carbonique et se rapproche plus du vinaigre de framboise que des meilleures lambic aux fruits. À des lieux d’une Lou Pepe Framboise.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Belgianloner (40) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2016 Bottle bought DEC/2015, consumed, JAN/2016: Dated 2014. AROMA: Intense, subdued Brett, APPEARANCE: Pinkish, pinkish head. Medium carbonation. TASTE: With all due respect, for the money one would expect the utmost incredible beverage and I’m not saying it isn’t exceptional. However, I just felt that when you hold a beverage with such high regard it’s not easy to meet the expectations of the imbiber. OK, so it was like drinking raspberry jam, however quite sour. PALATE: Imagine slightly watering down raspberry jam, thick consistency, cloying. Decadent. OVERALL: Going to extremes does not a good brew make. Yes, I’m glad to have tried it but going mad and adding ridiculous amounts of fruit isn’t going to make things taste better, however I do get the feeling that there is a pressure on the brewery to go to such lengths. All fans of the brewery and style should certainly try it once though it’s not an something I will crave and I see why it’s so limited.


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