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


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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Made with 30% raspberries from the Payottenland, and 5% sour cherries. In commemoration of the late Gaston Debelder, founder of the 3 Fonteinen blendings;

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2009
March Houston Tasting. Thanks to MaltOMeal for his bottle. Pours a bright red color with no head. Nose of cherries, raspberries and tartness. Flavor is sour, tart cherries. Efferficent and clean...very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2009
750ml bottle thanks to Sprinkle. Shared at March Houston Tasting. Pours a cloudy rose with a thin white head. Nose of cherries. Taste is of sour cherries. Mouthfeel is tart with some pucker factor. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (9064) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 750ml bottle consumed August 2007 (?). Pours a luminous dark red with a small white/pink head. Seriously seedy, fresh, juicy rapsberries in the nose, vibrant, sticky, hugely forward and intense in the aroma. Musty, sour seedy raspberries, and not just sour from the lambic yeast, but actual sourness from the raspberries, very much an under-ripe, seedy, hugely fruity and juicy. Amazingly complex, juicy, fruity, tart, sour, everything I want in framboise. (4.2)

2007 750ml bottle consumed March 2009. Clean first pour reveals cola-like carbonation that fizzles dead quickly on top of a clear and bright ruby red body. Lactic acid melds exquisitely with the raspberries, but this clean pour seems to lack depth and comes across as plain and subtle. Subsequent pours with some yeast mixed in reveals significantly more depth in the nose. Body is spritzy, thereís some medicinal notes in there, some aspirin, etc. Good but not mind-blowing. Decent balance of lactic acid and acetic acid (resembles Flemish red, actually) which seems to stem from the raspberries themselves. Nice, but somewhat underwhelming. Maybe this one truly does need a few more years, but I think itís more to do with the base gueuze blend of 3F at the time they made this (look at 2006 and 2007 oude gueuze, itís not exactly the best example of the beer theyíve made). (3.8)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle from Belmont Station. Color is a darker pink with a bright cream head - fades fast. The star of the show is the aroma, which features a moldy berry nasty funk that could just stop a car. I find both flavor and aroma to be lacking in fruit, which is really only noticeable because of the fruit levels achieved in Schaerbaekse Kriek.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6545) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Ruby red brew topped by pink fading head and minimal head. The nose is acidic sour fruits (raspberrty and cherry), oak, hint of brett funk and urine. The taste is more of the same, very sour fruit and light handed funk. The mouth feel is minerally and woody, sprite and lively. It was you expected, nothing more. Seems to be neither funky enough nor earthy enough, perhaps need more age. This bottle is only 1+ year old. No where near the complexity levels of the Scharebeerse Kriek IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle shared with, and courtesy of MartinT. Red tinged brown. Dark super sour aroma. Flavour is dark sour red fruit with a hint of sourness. Sour is not screaming but sinks in and lingers on the tongue.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyit (3753) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2009
Red amber of color with a small fast disappering off white head. An nice sour aroma with notes of red berries, raspberries, dry, no hops, no sweets, notes of horse. A flavor of wood, raspberries, sour redberries, horseback, no sweets nor hops, dry and clean taste. NICE!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (12966) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2009
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear garnet with a small disapating off white head. Aromas of raspberry, barnyard, leather and oak. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of raspberry, oak, barnyard and light leather with a smooth dry lightly tart raspberry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2009
750ml bottle from the Samís in Downers Grove, Illinois: It pours a slightly hazed ruby body with a brown tint and a modest pink hued head. It has an aroma of sweaty horse hide, damp wood, and overly ripe (and getting riper) berries and cherries. A couple of fresh raspberries were dropped into the flavor pool as well as some mild tartness. The finsih is dry and leaves a funky feeling in the mouth. Intersting drink that I kindasorta like, but I really donít want to shop in the produce marts of those who found "fresh fruit" in this. [Insert winking emoticon here.]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ggaughan (100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle purchased in the Netherlands. Beer poured a clear, deep red color with a slight pink head into my Cantillon glass. The head receeded quickly. The aroma was strong upon popping the cork, vibrant framboise, a bit funky and tart as well. The raspberry taste was lovely and fresh tasting. What you would expect for a true version of the style. Some oaky notes as well. Overall a well rounded and damn fine beer that I wish I had more often but it is to be savored.

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