Brewed by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Beersel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Lambic blended with raspberries from the Pajottenland. Bottled, 750ml.



Oakes' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - MAY 24, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2015 2011-2012 vintage, aged a couple of years. Deep cherry red. No head. The aroma is deep raspberry, with woody elements, and some sugary sweetness. Very dry, quite woody, and it has a lot of berry character, leading to a long, dry finish.

1986 Vintage, sampled May 2004
Orangey-amber colour. Funky aroma - stinky cheese, raspberry and earth. So well-integrated you canít help nosing the beer over and over again. Slight acetic hint to the big acid body. Hugely complex - raspberries, nuts, leather and oak. Extremely well-balanced. Some sips youíre drinking a collection of great flavours, other sips youíre drinking just one great flavour. Drinking this is like peeling back layers of time as the beer slowly reveals itself. Outstanding. I gave this a 4.9, but fresh examples arenít near that level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4755) - Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2015
750, nose is all raspberries, light funk, some complex lambic notes. Flavor starts all berries, very light tartness then some vinegar. One of the better 3 fonteinen fruit lambics.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (6050) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Rating No. 6,000. 2014 vintage. Reddish-brown pour with a white head. The aroma has a lot of sour, seedy raspberry notes as well as some caramel malt. The flavor has a lot of raspberry flavor as well as some caramel. There is some really nice funky character and some big, puckering tartness. Fairly dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Excellent beer. So glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2143) - Ghent, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Pink colour, no foam. Very light carbonation. Sweet nose of raspberries. Very tart flavour with hints of vinegar. Very sour. Some sweet fruity notes. Good, but overrated.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shoulderbroken (2842) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2015
Thank you Sune. 2011 version. Aroma is great. Lots of fruit, raspberry, tartness. Taste is lovely, big tartness, sour marmalade, sparkly on the tongue, lovely fruitiness. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reynolds314 (2881) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Generously shared by collin, pours from bottle into tulip glass at ernestos wedding. Cloudy slightly disturbed dark red color with lower carb light pink fading head. Aroma is super ja my raspberry, mild lemon, oak, vanilla, basement funk, touch of farm hay funk. Taste is sharply tart without any harsh vinegar. Ooverall one of the best fruit lambics ive had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiedler84 (10) - - AUG 7, 2015
2014 bottle. Beautiful red pour. raspberry nose with hints of funk. No carbonation. Lots of tart raspberry but the lack of carb distracts. Nose is the best feature of this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1722) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2015
2014. Pour is lightly hazed dark ruby red with no head. Nose is light mineral, bright fleshy raspberry, very jammy, and moderate acidity. Flavor is super strong raspberry, very fleshy and ripe, not as much acidity, light mineral, hint of bitterness, a touch of sourness, full bodied, no carb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
theothermatt (281) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2015
2014 bottle. Red pour. Sweet raspberry nose with hints of barnyard funk. Quite still, very little carbonation. Lots of raspberry, dry and tart. Not overwhelmingly sour. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (10618) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2015
Sampled from bottle @ RBBSG 2015. Huge thanks to Martinus for sharing this!! Red color, virtually no head. Aroma is red fruit, raspberry. Taste is sour, raspberry. Hmm basically thatís it. Pretty to very sour and raspberry, red fruit sourness. Iím quite disappointed actually. Very happy to taste it though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2994) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters showing a cloudy, copper color, with a modest, bubbly, soft white layer of foam that quickly reduced to a very light film, and little to no lacing. The nose was raspberry, with a touch of woodiness, some bretty funk. and a faint hint of cookie. The taste was dry, and ultra tart raspberry, retained a bit of the earthiness, showed low effervescence, but seemed fuller than light bodied due to the intensity of the flavor notes. Very flavorful, with amped pucker power! Rare but pricey investment.

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