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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: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lambic blended with raspberries from the Pajottenland. Bottled, 750ml.

Vintages:

1999
2011
2014


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (1117) - 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 (618) - 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 (9222) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (5726) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
riversideAK (6040) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clownoisseur (408) - 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!

4.8
   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.

4.3
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hivemind (882) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle at Frank’s, thank you guys. Musty rusty red pour and heavy strawberry nose. Medium acidity / low tart / medium-high sour. Fairly vapory and extremely thin-bodied. Traceless.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brigadier (3490) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2015
750 ml bottle
The end of Cleveland Beer Week brought with it an opportunity to get a shot at a world class lambic. Other than some flaws in the nose that keep it from being a Top 10 personal experience it was worth every penny of the $2 per ounce pour. If you get your hands on a bottle drink it fresh or let it sit for a few years. Either way you should have a great time.

Aroma / Appearance - A ruby red core tickles the glass with a rich red base. It almost looks like somebody pureed raspberries then filtered out the pulp. Musty raspberries, stale chocolate, and a distracting smell of new bandaids provide the Achilles Heel of this beer.

Flavor / Palate - Sharp raspberries and vinegar scour clean the tongue. Cherry custard, crisp sourness, and a mild jam texture enrich the palate. The dry finish reinforces a balanced approach that should only get better with time. There may be a handful of better 3F beers in the world but this is one of those rare beers that deserves the price tag.


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