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

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RATINGS: 479   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;


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (625) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 27, 2014
750ml bottle (2014 release) shared by Lukaduke, big thanks for popping open this elusive beast! Pours cloudy bright red with a finger of pink head. Nose is super floral funk, rose bushes, flower shop, faint fruit with almost more of a medicinal cough drop note as opposed to being jammy. Taste is crisp tart mingling fruit, raspberry, cherry, berry jam, some woody funk, beautiful lacto sour note holds up the juicy berry flavors. Finish is dry dusty funk with lingering juicy berry fruit notes. Great!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (781) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2014
75 cL bottle at home, 2013 version. Pours hazy pink/red with a medium, quickly disappearing, off white head. Aroma is quite sweet with lots of raspberries, some syrup, cherries, red fruits and a little bit of barnyard. Taste has a nice balance between the medium sourness and the sweet fruitiness of the raspberries. Finish is a medium sour and slightly dry. Medium body and carbo. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Luk_ (84) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle 2013 vintage drank one year later. Pour a thick burgundy red with very low head. Aroma is fruity and nicely showcases raspberries, blackberries and cherries. Definitly funky, decent horseblanket presence. Menthol notes reminds me of old 3F lambics. Taste is rich raspberries and cherries. Intense sourness, mostly citric, is balanced by fruity sweetness. Full bodied and rather low carbonation which accentuates the richness of this fruit lambic. This is not your everyday fruit lambic, it is however wonderfully complex for a lambic this age.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (1992) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 27, 2014
Pours a rich ruby red color with a finger of pinkish gaseous foam. Nose is crazy potpourri, floral, spicy orchid, cherry, barrel funk, dusty wood. The palate comes across much more fruit forward than the nose with beautiful layers of round cherry pie, spicy raspberry lots of complex underlying funk. This really is a beautiful beer with so much going on with the mixture of fruit, funk and acidity. YUM!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1188) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
sip at dark lord day. Normally wouldnít rare with this small if a sample but donít know if Iíll ever see this top 100 tick again. Tart fruit. Carbonated. Very drinkable and refreshing. Wish there was more to try.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
UPDATED: APR 30, 2014 Aroma of band aids at first. Barnyard poop really shows through. Taste is slightly tart but not overly powerful. Light and bubbly. Easy to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
charule (953) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bootle thanks to dld07. Batch 2. Poured clear red with white head. Aroma straight from the barn with a background of berries. Light carb with med bod. Balanced light sour. Opened my eyes.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle at redlight redlight. Tart berries on the nose with hints of vinous aromas. Pours a rich red color with little head. Very acidic and sour upfront followed by berries and tannins with a bright acidic dry finish. Amazing.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dfroms (204) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 21, 2014
2007 vintage shared with Zach at the Grote Dorst. Unlabeled bottle. Pours an orangey raspberry jam color with very small white head and lightly rising prickly carbonation. Aroma is bold and remarkable: deep and mysterious raspberry jam, candied lemon, lemon zest, apricot, plum, slight musty cork, straw, slight minerality, Sour Patch Kids, red wine. Taste is gulpable raspberry jam, sour plum, Burgundy, and grape skins with slightly tannic and lemony finish. Just so good. "This is so fucking good," Zach says. "I think thatís the best beer Iíve ever had." I agree with his first assertion, and maybe even with his second.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1591) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
bottleshare thanks to DexterFace. Tart nose with a lot of cherry and fruit. Murky red pour. Medium head that dies quickly. Flavor is initially tart with a very well balanced fruit component. Not sure its worth the crazy cost but very enjoyable.


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