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3 Fonteinen Framboos (Framboise)

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

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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Raspberry lambic.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, huge thanks to Dave for cracking this gem. Dark thick red pour with thin to no head, aroma brings big jammy raspberry, slight funk, hints of earth, nice vanilla, hints of lemon, lactic, finishing fairly sweet. Taste is a mix of really nice raspberry, slight lemon, biscuit, bread, nice vanilla, touch of funk, nice earth, more raspberry, even the seeds. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (7004) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle split at Craft Clerko, massive thanks to Jacqeuline, 26/06/13. Cherry red to crimson in colouration with a thin off white head that departs to a film and edgeing. Nose is a big tarte raspeberry punch, light smoke, burnt straw, dank sour fruits, funky and farmy. Taste comprises berry fruits, soured raspberry jam, intense soured raspeberry flavour, burnt straw, big funky blast. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with bitter soured berries. Excellent lambic !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottled 2011/05/31; Sampled May 2013
A vigorous pour into my New Belgium goblet produces a one-finger thick, pink tinged head. The beer is a deep, concentrated red color (like a sour pie cherry) that shows a clear, bright red color when held up to the light. The aroma smells strongly of fruit, and almost smells of raspberry jam, or at least concentrated juice with its fruit intensity. Raspberry seeds, candied raspberry pulp, sweet raspberry fruit notes, a touch of a woody edge, some herbal raspberry notes, and underneath this some funky phenolics that lean towards musky and plastic / cleaner like notes, but still, tart, juicy, raspberry notes throughout.

Tart, and fairly dry up front, but still has a pervasive raspberry flavor to it; the beer is almost thick with raspberry flavors up front and in the middle, yet it doesn’t get cloying or overwhelmed by the raspberry notes. The finish has a sort of grassy, definitely funky, phenolic, musky animal like character that lingers on the palate in the long finish. Tart, freshly pressed raspberry juice, even some cherry flavors, with lots of tannic skin notes and even some seed flavors to round things out. The body is fairly light, there is a light effervescence to this beer, but it definitely still has some palate presence; a tannic astringency adds some texture, and there seems to be a fruity / lactic fullness here that keeps this from being overly light. This is definitely quite sour, it isn’t on the level of being “hard”, but it is a bit puckering; the raspberries provide a fair amount of acidity on top of the typical Lambic lactic character.

This has a really juicy raspberry character to it, this is by far the dominant character to this beer, but I also like that there is some funky Lambic notes noticeable underneath this. Raspberries really aren’t my favorite Lambic fruit, so this certainly gets a bit of a hit for that reason. This is much more intensely fruited than Hommage (even when it was fresh), and it isn’t quite so phenolic in character; both of these qualities mean this is a better beer for me. I do wonder how this will age, but on the other hand, this one take so much effort to track down that there are other, better Lambics that I would expend my effort on getting, so I will likely not find out. In the end this is quite an enjoyable brew, and one that I feel quite lucky to have tried.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlackerMads (1259) - DENMARK - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle at Sour and Bitter #2. Murky deep red/bordeaux with a medium sized good lasting white head. Raspberries, almonds, staple. Taste is medium sweet and light/medium sour. Medium body, oily texture, near flat carbonation. Light sour and dry finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gyllenbock (4091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle. Huge thanks to Kristophe for the bottle. Rating 3000. A bit hazy ruby read with a minimal head. The aroma was wonderful with raspberries, barnyard and oak. The taste was nicely tart with raspberries, oak, vinegar and some barnyard. Dry and elegant. A splendid beer!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SirLimpsalot (1955) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
@basunen: fantastisk härlig hallondoft. Smaken har en mycket fin syrlighet, mycket bär och en fin lång välbalanserad eftersmak. Fantastisk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2646) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
17-MAY-2013, bottle @Ølbutikken with Ulkløbben. Thx Mikael for supplying this one:-) Already on opening the bottle we get a berry aroma in the room. Pours murky faded red with lasting pink head. Aroma is fantastic overripe raspberries with an underwood touch. A pleasant amount of funk to make the raspberries more interesting. Taste much the same with a lactic, milky feel. Quite sour with medium body and carbonation. I save a little in my glass and keep on sticking my nose in there while we drink other beers. WOW the aroma is good. Nice to have tried this hyped beer. No doubt with me that Cantillon Blåbær is better but this is a fantastic beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fin (7039) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Jan & Charlotte in Ulfborg. A big, big thank you very much! Had this in company of Jan, Charlotte, Craig, Stella, Loz and Morten 19.05.13 Wonderful aroma, fresh, clean, juicy squashed raspberries with just a little musty, dusty old furniture on the swirl. Zappy, tangy fresh and wonderful fruitiness. This really dries out the gums, Craig gets lemonyness and I get that a little with a touch of jiffy lemon coming through with that wonderful fresh, plump juicy raspberry. Marvellous beer. A9 A4 T9 P4 Ov18 4.4

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
back (1220) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
Rød uklar skum hvid meget friske Hindbær lidt lemon Sur modrate sød lidt Livlig tør @f1 ;-)

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2014 bottle at Jans ... huge thanks to him for this... absolutly devine raspberry nose ... dry zezty lemon ... tart raspberry ... very puckering and dry finish ... this is way better than i actually expected... bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting... but thanks again to Jan ... light pink ...soft funky ... dry raspberry nose .. puckering fruits ... dry lemon and raspberry ... interesting but still not really me ... 3.8


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