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

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RATINGS: 485   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   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;


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DSG (5782) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2012 Re-rate 12/19/12: Bottle shared at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Bottled 2/14/07; Cellared in Yuvalim 11/26/08. Cloudy reddish orange. Aroma of wood, lots of raspberries, barnyard and light lemony notes. Sour flavor, funky, slightly lemony, with lovely raspberries. Silky mouthfeel. Really great stuff. 9/4/8/5/17=4.3

(3/14/08) After looking for this one everywhere during my 3-week Belgium & Amsterdam trip, turning down one in Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst early in my trip in hope I could find it easily elsewhere, and disappointed by the fact that the guy in Moeder Lambic couldn’t find any more bottles (for 25E) in the cellar, I was thrilled to find this one for 11.5E (!!!) at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.
Bottle drank at a friends’ house in Amsterdam. Deep red color with a small pinkish head. Magnificent raspberry aroma with some earth and barnyard. Wonderfully tart berries flavor with some citric notes, wood and earth. Great mouthfeel. Amazing. 9/4/9/5/19=4.6

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2008 Bottle, sampled at Tria Fermentation school on 3/15/08. Pours hazy red-purple, with a moderate-sized pink head. Intense raspberry aroma, with hints of leather, sour cherry, and wild yeast. Moderate lactic flavor is nicely complimented by raspberry. Wild yeast, cherry pie flavor and oaky notes add to the complexity. The raspberry works exceedingly well in this lambic; when it hit my palate it tasted and felt like i was eating fresh raspberries. This was definitely the highlight of the evening for me. I can’t wait to try this again!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2008
75cl, bottled on 14/02/2007, with a big thanks to miketd! Pours a bright and slightly hazy rosey red with a moderate pinkish white head that drifts down to a plump ring, minimal lacing. Aroma is a face full of lovely funk; sour and tart, with seemingly more cherry presence than raspberry, but both are there and work well together. Flavor is more funk; tart and sour, bringing out more raspberries with the cherry dropping more to the background. The sour and funk is well placed in this one, with just enough to get the point across while avoiding having too much to detract from the excellent fruity aspects. Not overdone, well balanced and quite drinkable all the way through. Thanks again Mike!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4373) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Appearance: Pours a hazy, reddish-pink body with a scant, white head. Smell: Tart, sour aroma layered with a wonderful raspberry and cherry fruitiness along with notes of a dank, dark cellar inhabited by a leather-clad Mold Monster. Taste: Fruity from the get-go with flavors of raspberries, sour cherries, and maybe even a few chunks of seedless watermelon all centered around a lactic sourness. A drop of vanilla, a touch of wood. There’s never much in the way of sweetness, but you do get a good, hearty dose of barnyard funk. Finishes dry and sour with a lingering fruitiness. Mercifully, it’s never overly tart or sour. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Mild carbonation. Drinkability: Fairly mellow and easy-going for a lambic. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daniele (5383) - ITALY - MAR 3, 2008
color rrosa carico schiuma poca sentori fruttati lampone e una lieve ciliegia muffe ossidazione olive in salamoia in bocca intensa

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2008
Bottled. Hazy and deep red in colour with a medium sized pink head. Quite fruity with notes of raspberries, strawberries, cherries, earthy moldness - lightly sour and hints of vinegar. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rederic (2923) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2008
Slight mercury-red hue, with a pinkyish-white head, but falls quickly, nice barnyard, musty, wet oaky, fruity nose of faint winey, acidic raspberries and cherries tartness, with a leathery, horseblanket funkiness, with some hints of sour rhubarb, and lactose in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a very nice wild yeast, brett funkiness, acidic, tart, fruity sourness character, of delicate raspberry and cherry mustiness, with some tannic notes of cherrystone, with a good carbonation, the mouthfeel seems less dry, than a cantillon rosé de gambrinus, but leading towards a fruity, acidic, raspberry tartness, sharp finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2008
2007 sampled at Delirium Café: Very pungent barnyard aroma, lots of funk, and very rustic aromas. Poured a beautiful red color with a pink head. Flavor is pretty raw since this was a fresh bottle. Flavors were pretty goaty, with some fruit and loads of sourness., extremely sour, and dry. It seemed like time would do this one well to round out the flavors a bit more. Mouth feel is light with natural carbonation. Still really good,.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Shared with my brother, black95tt. Poured a very nice reddish pink color that after a while ended up turning into a reddish brown haze. With a swirl or two of the snifter a nice pinkish off white head formed on top of the glass. The aroma was very very funky, molded cheeses, leather, and horseblanket. Really quite the meld of lambic aromas that kinda took me off guard. I wasnt really quite sure what to make of it. Carbonation is spot on with this brew, and a very nice compliment to this beer...the palate is very nice. The flavor had a nice meld of the cherries and raspberries mixed with lots of funkiness. Some wood apparent in the flavor with a very very tart finish. A good brew, but I am not quite sure I could drink many glasses of this in a row.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle thanks to wetherel: Pours a hazy ruby amber with a thin ring of wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet pale malts and big sweaty leathery funky tart fruity rasperries. Body starts slightly oily and earthy sweet with nice tart fruity complexity and oaky balance. Finishes leathery and tart with mild sweetness. A nice fruit lambic.


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