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


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RATINGS: 569   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (1034) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2016
#800. Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus because they’re fucking awesome. Aroma is cherry and raspberry, sour, skins, funk, so funky. Appearance is red, hazy, off white head. Taste is wonderful. Raspberry and cherry, sour, skins from both, funk, really really good. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, crisp carbonation, wonderful raspberry and cherry skin aftertaste. Overall, this is one of the best sours I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokestereo (276) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
Pours in a murky pink color woth almost no head. Aroma; Cherries, buttercup floral notes, black currant, rasberries and some barnyard and oak notes. Flavours; Cherries, black currant, earth tones, rasberries, acid and tart

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sjohnh (658) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Like Framboos, looks like freshly poured sangria; somewhere between dark pink and plum, with some frothy pink head at first. Medium body, nicely carbonated. On the nose, the funky barnyard smells alternate with jammy fruit. Cherry sits at the front of the taste, followed by raspberry and wine vinegar. Then, white wine fruits - citrus, light peach, gooseberry and so on. Dry finish. Possibly my favourite beer of this type, but these really occupy a strange place between beer, wine and fruit juice. Crazy stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5693) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle: Poured a murky reddish color male with large foamy head with limited retention. Aroma of funky barnyard notes, cherry, oak and tart notes is pretty singular and awesome. Taste is dominated by cherry, tart notes, oak, plenty of funky barnyard notes with some light vinous/vinegar notes. Body is pretty full with OK carbonation. Enjoyable beer but also quite unique in its level of complexity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (3116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
May 29, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2013.
Cloudy red with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is fruity, earthy and funky with tart and light sweet raspberries, tart cherries, dusty cellar, wood, barnyard, funk and a touch of almond. Taste is tart, fruity, funky and damp. Finish is dry and sour with berries, wood, a touch of sweet balsamico, almond notes, barnyard and funk. Medium bodied, average carbonation, smooth and slightly texture.
Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (675) - GERMANY - DEC 27, 2015
Hommage ’15 vintage Pours a vibrant pink, crimson red color, with a small, fizzy white head, leaving back a bubbly lacing at the edge of the glass. The fruits are quite apparent on the nose, surprisingly even more defined by cherry than raspberry, while both create a great blend among a funky tartness. A certain ripeness from the fruits introduces a moldy, leathery earth component, complimenting the stone qualities of the fruits, up to a jammy, sweet peak. Apart from this, the fruits create a fresh, almost unripe impression, highlighting the prickly raspberry stone pits among wet hay and crisp lemon peel. Has a lively, yet soft carbonation to it, resulting in a refreshing but smooth mouthfeel, with a mineral quality during the beers finish, complimenting its tartness perfectly. Tastes of lemon peel, dusty, old malts together with wet hay, creating the foundation of this beer. Raspberry and cherry settle among this immediately, adding a rich fruitiness during the mid palate, perfectly blending into the beers lemon tartness during the finish. This lends a noteable sweetness to the otherwise pleasantly tart beer, sticking to its lambic roots, while adding an awesome complexity. Its fruitiness is certainly a pleasant addition, while complimenting to the pungent tartness during the beers typical, teeth drying finish. A soothing stony mineral quality tames the prominent lemon in this, while highlighting a short, sweet peak from the fruits, adding pleasantly to the body of the beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable (2182) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
Oh man this was good. 2007. Bottle at Xmas 2015 gathering. Pours brown with no head an no lacing. Nose is huge tart fruit. Flavours of vinegar, lemon, tart cherries. Medium body with light carbonation. Taste is big tart and light sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12401) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
A murky reddish amber Gueuze with a very thin off white head. In aroma, intense ground cherry, raspberry, Epsom salts, lactic acid, ketchup, interesting. In mouth, a nice dark cherries, lactic acid, raspberry, Epsom salts, complex and beautiful. Bottle at Ottawa Xmas gathering 2015.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thomashall (618) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle shared at Grizzley’s. Cloudy pinkish red pour. Tart cherry aroma. Taste follows with raspberry jam flavor. Huge carbonation and tartness. Amazing, amazing stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
neongolden (1115) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2015
(750ml 2013 bottle @ Grote Dorst, Eizeringen, Nov 15 2015, split w/ phyllomedusa) Pours a lightly hazed light red-brown with a small dense lingering ring of whitish head, no lace. Aroma is so so very jammy, lovely raspberry and no small amount of sour cherry preserve given the proportions. A little caramel malt for body, fairly light lactic yogurt tang, bready hints, some oak and moderate wet barnyard funk laying over everything. Flavour is again jammy as anything I’ve ever drank, raspberry and tart cherry with a touch of supporting caramel up front, and wet earthy Brett. Sweetness is balanced by a moderate level of lemon yoghurt acidity in the middle with oak and raspberry seeds. Finish is fairly dry, moderately sour and a bit wine-like with persistent cherry and tart raspberry, a little astringency from the oak and fruit, and barnyard still present to match. Very long fruity aftertaste. Medium bodied with a little more heft than your average lambic and soft but tingling effervescent carb. Wow. Hard to do justice to, this is just a sensational fruit lambic. Complex and nuanced and yet such a jammy, honest extraction of the fruit character as well. Massive flavour concentration, very inviting to keep drinking. Beats Framboos and LPK for me, high praise!

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