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3 Fonteinen Framboos (Framboise)

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


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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Lambic blended with raspberries from the Pajottenland. Bottled, 750ml.



   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3303) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2015
75cl 2014 Vintage (Lotnr. 18/06/2014) bb 07/2024 shared during Freiburg 2015 Jolly Cellar Clearing (Saison&Weird). - Dark pink, mauvish pour delicately alive with buried microbulles, no head. The chlorine-inflected (thaw water), young raspberry vinegar is strong in the aroma’s straighforward fruity funk. - Mostly naturally sour raspberry straight-up in flavour, along with a gentle pip bitterness, almond like. Not all that radiant in aroma as expected, compared to some Tilquin, Cantillon, Girardin I’ve had of late. Very sharp vinegary bite in the finish, acidic reflux after downing a decongealed bag of freezedried raspberries. Meh. - Just like Tilquin’s Mure, this feels very young and hence fruit-acidic and I do miss the depth, dryness and complexity of Oude Lambiek or their regular 3F Oude Geuze. The only thing I truly adore in this is its subtle, gentle, natural carbonation. Will revisit my 2nd cellared bottle in due years, maybe alongside with the 2011 grand vintage - if they don’t buy me a shed in the garden by then.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (1257) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Holy shit. 2014 vintage. At 4Elf Party, shared with koleminer20 and Gus. Aroma is raspberries, sweet yet tart, skins, funk, in a league of its own. Appearance is hazy red, was a white head, wow. Taste is wonderful, raspberry and funk, skins, sour with a vinegar bit. Mouthfeel is crisp, medium body and wonderful. Overall, my god. Never thought this would happen and I?m happy it did.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (1139) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
(750ml 2014 bottle @ DHVL, Liedekerke, Nov 16 2015, split w/ phyllomedusa) Pours lightly based deep red pink with a tiny cap of short lived white bubbles. Aroma of intense raspberry jam, orange peel, dusty attic, earth; very light sulfurous funk, a touch of almost anise like raspberry seeds. On the palate, raspberry jam is matched by a juicy acidity for medium tartness. Some lacto yoghurt and lemon zest. Nice dried herb, wood and cellar type middle. Rounded smooth lightly funky wet earth note to the finish but not overly funky. Orange peel and light wood in the finish, raspberry seeds and juice. A bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium bodied with almost no carb. Much has been made of the carb situation but it did not detract much, just like an unblended lambic. This just loses out to Hommage for me because it misses the cherry touches, but this is properly jammy and rich. Compared to LPF it’s less lean and acidic, more complex and balanced. Super beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (627) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bomber shared by Andy at Grizzley’s. Cloudy pinkish red pour. Aroma is like raspberry pie. Taste is more like jam with some rhubarb. This bottle seems to have lost some carbonation but is still really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BVery (9400) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bomber shared by Andy - thanks! Aww damn - so good! Jammy, raspberry, rhubarb, a bit sweet. Bottle had no carb but the tartness covers for that on the palate. Some funk. Killer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (5858) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle: Cloudy, red/orange with a trace of head. Very rich raspberry aroma. Taste is more..much more...of the same.... Heavy and thick feeling...tart and a little funky. Amazing how much flavour is packed into this. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
riversideAK (6078) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2015
2014 Vintage. Awesome tart fresh raspberry nose. Authentic funky poopy notes, basement, all that good shit. Pours bright reddish, off red head. FLavors of fresh raspberries, funky poopy barnyard yeast notes, basement, lemon, funk, tang funky raspberry finish. Bright and acidic. Awesome beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clownoisseur (416) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2015
2014 vintage. Pours a deep ruby with pink and amber hues. A few bubbles gather but disappear quickly. Remains still. Aromas are Huge raspberries, strawberry, cherry, wet oak, cobweb, barnyard and light sweet Fruits and yeast. Taste is incredible! (Lots of wow!) Raspberry jam, raspberry pastry, raspberry candies, cherry pie, strawberry sour candy, lots of wet oak and deep house funk. Light Brett but assertive lacto. Flat in the mouth was a slight knock but the flavors were bold enough to forgive. Finishes nicely tart mild acidity and semi-sweet and semi-dry. Really great stuff!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wangsnap (10) - Kapellen, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle Shared with Kraddel. Been acking to try this for quite some time since 3 Fonteinen is my favourite Brewery. Fruity, Fresh, perfectly Balanced. Amazing!!! The only remark there could be from my side is that it could be a little more thick in mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Drank about a gallon of this at the Shelton Fest in St. Pete, FL. Pours a deep red rudy with a pink head and lively carb. Aroma is dank strawberry, raspberry, and cherry. Also some acidic vinegar and sweet tart. Taste is big raspberry and black raspberry, tart acidic acid, and oddly enough apple. (I had a LOT of wild ales, lambics, etc. My palette was probably fucked up beyond belief.) Heavy carb, light body. Beautiful beer with amazing tart and fruit charactertistics.

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