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3 Fonteinen Framboos (Framboise)

 (RETIRED)
overall
100
100
style
Formerly brewed at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Beersel, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 394   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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (4108) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 9, 2016
750ml, 2011 and 2014. Hazy deep reddish purple colour with a lasting white layer on top. Big raspberry aroma, funky, wild. Big sour flavor, loads of fruit, more so in the fresher one. Very bitingly tart. Medium bodied, biting, average carbonation. Really good shizz here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12197) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2016
Corked Bottle, 2014 vintage. First time I had this beer since the mid 80’s. Pinkish red color. Raspberry and dominant oak in the aroma. Raspberry flavor. Sour. Oak. Carbonation is almost flat. Slightly disappointing, i must admit. Lacks the complexity of many other 3 Fonteinen beers.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
spycow (21) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Unbelievable example of the classic blended lambic with fruit, in this case raspberries. The beer has been made in 3 different vintages. Im’ rating the 2001 vintage as I’ve also had the 1999 and 2014. The smell of sour lambic is perfect with the raspberry colored lightly carbonated was poured into an Fonteninen glass. Taste was strong raspberry flavors with that sour and bitter flavor profile. Quenching to the palate and overall one of the better beers I’ve ever had. Look forward to opening some up with friends in the near future. Cheers!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sjohnh (703) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Thanks Beer Gonzo for my Christmas Day beer. Wife got it spot on when she said it looks like sangria, just minus the fruit. Oodles of fruit on the nose, though, pushing the funky barnyard smells to the background. Carb is low but the palate explodes with sourness. The fruit blast in the mouth has raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, and goodness knows what else before an acetic finish. Gets better as it warms and the fruitiness occupies your mouth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2015
25.4 oz bottle, 2014. Hazy magenta with a few bubbles. Nose is tart raspberries and jam, funky cheese and cow pasture. Medium body with a dull tingle; restrained sour. Taste is sour raspberries, oak, lemon and stony pips. On par with the Lou Pepe’s but not mind blowing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3306) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (1266) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (1151) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (628) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BVery (9417) - 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!


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