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


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RATINGS: 486   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;

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maarten1993 (292) - - MAY 4, 2014
Sampled @ Zeebra 2014. It is a very sour beer, not really my thing. But, in spite of this, I couldn’t help notice the complexity of this beer which compensates for the (over-)sourness. Also very much carbontion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (648) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Poured from 750ml bottle to glass. Pink hue with fizzy white head. Aroma was lactic, sour cherry pits, astringent, acetic, carbonic, straw, oak. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a light body and high carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with astringent tartness in the finish. Overall this was decent. Not much fruit aroma, perhaps it had diminished due to older vintage. All in all, decent but not fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1022) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle, 2013 vintage, 05/03/2014. Pours earthy brown red, pinkish white head fades relatively quickly, thin ring of lacing left around the surface of the liquid. Aroma is tart, jammy raspberry, slightly medicinal sour cherry notes, expands to a complexity of fruit, yogurt, earthy funk, wood. Taste is quite tart, sour raspberries coming strong, juicy cherry after-notes, red grapes, lactic acidity, barnyard funk in the finish, some of the base lambic flavors coming through a bit as it warms. Light, bright body. Nice, looking forward to see how this changes in the future. .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1240) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Heldere kersenkleur met een goede paarse kraag. Ruikt fruitig, cassis, kers. Smaakt fruitig, kers en iets zurig.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (1472) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Pours a red dark pink clear beer with a good white head. Smells cherry, framboise, fruity and medium sour. Tastes medium sour, framboise, tarted. Average carbo, thin body and a watery texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2014
Pour pink with a quickly diminishing head. Aromas of cherry, raspberry, grass and leather. Wonderful carbonation and a super dry finish. The fruit is more apparent than most of 3F lambiks, but is well balanced and not cloyingly sweet. Amazing beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle, B2 with huge thanks to MrH!!! Shared among friends, many of whom appreciated it, but unfortunately none of whom will rate it here. Pour is cloudy red with a small pink head that can be maintained with vigorous swirling, but otherwise dissipates fairly quickly leaving some lacing. Aroma is big, room enveloping, lots of fruit, really the cherries dominating the raspberry for me, lots of funky basement musty notes as well as some oak. Flavor is quite tart, drying the mouth instantly with medium funk, but only the best kind, yummy musty barnyard notes and lots of fruit, again more cherry than raspberry. Body is medium, carbonation is high, this is an extremely good lambic. I need more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (779) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (846) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Luk_ (120) - 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.

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