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

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RATINGS: 516   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   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;


Dunt's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dunt (297) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2012 Brought this to our mini Sunday whale tasting. Sampled side by side with the newest vintage of Framboos. Pours a murky purple, brownish red with little head formation on the pours. It’s rather "dirty" looking in comparison to Framboos. Nose is surprisingly full of raspberry still, some very light vinegar, and slightly phenolic. Raspberries are prominent in the flavor as well, with a little bit of plastic peaking through as well. There is less funk than usual 3F of this vintage, but I am actually ok with it considering how much fruit is still showing. Moderate mouthfeel, heavy acidity, light carbonation, and a long finish. I think a lot of the slack this beer gets is unwarranted. It holds up very well to Framboos and despite having some plastic character to it, it doesn’t detract much from the beer. It’s an incredibly good lambic and one I look forward to having again.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
devman171 (1171) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Pour is red with light fading fizzy. Aroma is funky oak and sawdust raspberry, very nice berry and funk, very nice

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (2993) - Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle: Murky, cloudy brown-red color with a splash of rusty orange; foamy lavender head fizzles down quickly. Insanely juicy aroma. Cherry, sour lacto, raspberry, lemon, even a touch of blueberry. Just a berry bomb. Soft sweaty funk, dry oak, vanilla, small touch of yogurt, & a tiny bit of acetobacer towards the finish. Lovely funk amplified in the flavor; wet oak, musty barnyard, cotton blanket, a touch of cheese, & some sweaty feet. However the fruity character stands just as tall. Sour raspberry, lemon, cherry; slightly seedy & jammy up front as it fades to a more acidic & dry lacto finish; tart & hinting at white wine vinegar. Oak finish with some hay, funk, & berry skins that linger. Incredible. Better than 3F Framboos, in my opinion.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SarkyNorthener (2762) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Big thanks to richthevillan for sharing this massive 4000 beer. Another great beer he has shared me. Hazy pinkish purple beer with small residual head and patchy lacing. Aroma is raspberries, cherry drops and some funk. Taste is funk, sour cherry drops, raspberries, a touch of marzipan and a little wood. Great carbonation. Excellent world class beer. Cheers Rich.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RichTheVillan (4077) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
2007 bottle shared with Sarkynorthener for my 4,000 rate; murky brown/red pour with a bubbly off white head, tart raspberry and apricot aroma, taste has tart raspberries, cherries, sourness kicks in as an aftertaste, some almonds, some woodiness, fantastic beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Raspberry and tart cherry aroma with decent amount of oak and must. Flavor equal to wonderful aroma. Finishes crisp and raspberry with oak lingering on.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (620) - Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2015
2013 bottle. The aroma features tart cherry, earthy raspberries, musky oak barrel, and light vanilla. Murky ruby grapefruit in color. The taste is mouth-puckering tart with dried cherry as the prominent flavor (no surprise there) followed by lactic acid, a yeasty damp basement tone, and a mild spicy note that I cannot place. Prickly mouthfeel. Good, but I prefer the Schaerbeekse Kriek over this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2015
Pours a clear ruby red with quickly vanishing head. Aromas are all over the place upon opening. Jammy raspberry, sugars, strawberry, berries, some cassis, yeast, marmelade-ish nose, lactic acid and lemon. Tons of fruit! Lovely! At start some sourness and co2, followed by soft tart funk of raspberry, then some strawberry hints followed by sweet full-on raspberry jam. The acids dissipate in the actertaste, while the allost cloying sweet character lingers on. Unique raspberry lambic.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Erzengel (4968) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2015
Great dark full red colour in the glass. The nose is full of fruity raspberry with a hint of sourness. The beer starts intense sour, lots of cherries, the raspberries are a bit in the background. But in the mainpart there is the great intense sour fruitiness of cherries and raspberries. Absolutely great sour fresh fruits. The Lambic is in the background - tons of sour fruit. On the tongue remains this intense sour-fruity aroma for long. The typical lambic flavours aren’t missing, as the picture is also great intense and round without the horse blanket. Great sour intense stuff!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (5660) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours ruby, nose is raspberry, cherry, funky, taste is similar, tart.


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