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

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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Made with 30% raspberries from the Payottenland, and 5% sour cherries. In commemoration of the late Gaston Debelder, founder of the 3 Fonteinen blendings;


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThirstyBird (1193) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
2007 vintage thanks to travlr at the RBBSG II. Pours orangish red with tiny off-white head. The smell is over-ripe raspberries with lots of sweetness. The taste again the over-ripe raspberries, tart, citrus, vinegar coming later with a dry and crisp finish. Light body with crisp carbonation. Really special - I now understand the interest in this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2014
75cl bottle. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear reddish beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: raspberries, fruity in general, sour, funky, wood, cherries are there as well. TASTE: funky, like most 3F brews, little dry, fruity, raspberries come through lot, cherries are again noticeable. Amazing brew, will probably age quite well!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 2, 2014
750 ml. bottle. Thanks Kirk! Pours red with a brown tinge. Has a small pinkish head. Aroma of tart fruit, berries, and funk. Taste is tart raspberries, sour cherries, and funk. Delicious is an understatement.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berntholer (670) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
pink head disappears fast. scarlet red colour slight murky. aroma of raspberry with hint of sulphur. taste is raspberry, cherry and lemonjuice like sourness. but very well balanced. medium body and carbonation. good stuff! bottle 75 cl / batch 2

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deyholla (5972) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle shared by Brad at RBWG 2014, thanks! Pours a hazy earthy red with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a light tart raspberry note with a huge earthy/barnyard funk note. Flavor is more acidic but still has raspberries coming through with funk throughout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2151) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep amber with small off-white head. Aroma of sour cherries, wood and barnyard. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and flat carb. A nice lambic indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #67. Bottle shared by Ygtbsm94 at the Friday Night Downtown Inn Bottle Share. Pours a hazy red color with a large creamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tart fruits, cherries, berries, mild funk. The taste is tart cherries, berries, mild funk. Medium bodied, overall fairly bright.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
knickskicks (628) - - FEB 11, 2014
Ruby red pour. Nose is big herbal tea, some sour berries. Taste is very tart berries, very fruity, some funk. Light bodied. One of the best lambics I’ve had.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonusWagner (1230) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Unbelievable stuff, thanks to David for hunting it down. Very punchlike beer, excellent raspberry flavor bursting throughout, aroma is juicy fruit, but never artificial, light cherry sweetness. The only problem I can find is that there’s a weird balance on the tartness: in the mouth it’s perhaps a touch less lactic than I’d like, but after swallowing it leaves a lingering burn. I still got through my 12 oz with total glee, but it keeps it from being a perfect fruitbic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcnielsen (1715) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle at RBWG, courtesy of someone. Pours a amber color with white head. Sour, tart cherry, funky flavors.


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