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

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RATINGS: 437   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;


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (922) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Opened in celebration of the 2012 Presidential Election, November 6 with my wonderful wife. Ive been hanging on to this bottle for roughly 3 years now. 2007 vintage is marked on the bottle. Cork comes out with a faint pop, pours a hazy golden cherry color with fine carbonation and a thin ring of head. Immediate aroma of acetic acid, funky cheese and sour cherry. The power of the aroma is nearly overwhelming. Barnyard and must is all over the nose. I cant believe how tart this is even with the age. The flavor is less intense than the aroma, with a dry sweet blend of cherry and dried grass. Flavor profile transitions from sweet to bitter cheese and yeasty biscuit, but incredibly complex. Undertones of old oak wood, wheat, peppercorn, rosemary and lemon zest. The finish is light and dry with a tingly carbonation sting on the palate. Overall a delightful drinking experience, the unbalanced aroma dinged it in my book, but the complexity gives it points. Well worth the wait, now we’ll have to see what the bugs in this beer do to my bowels tomorrow morning...


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (4412) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
750 ml bottle (batch 2) to stemmed lambic glass...all by myself. Normally I’d never drink a bottle of something like this alone, but I was out of town and it was available for on-site consumption only, so I pulled the trigger. And damn, am I glad I did! Looks excellent for the style; a hazy cranberry red with very light pink head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells awesome! Tart and funky with notes of raspberry and cherry. Tastes like it smells, but with more of a cherry presence. Pleasantly lively on the palate. This is fantastic beer!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (4031) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Small lively pink head that disappears right away. Hazy grapefruit colored headleass colored beer. Aromas of wild yeast, raspberry, light cherry, wood, light fruity tar that points in the direction of Lambiek ish rubber. Subliminally balanced! Flavours of lovely raspberry, incredibilly balanced tart/sour tone, very nice woody tones... This is so intense! This is somethin like no other Fruit Lambic has achieved while Oudbeitje and LP Kriek came close! Aftertaste is a mix of raspberry tarty wood ish yeasty love! Medium to low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full bodied and a dry tarty texture. This is incredible!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (802) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
Delar en flaska med Hans och Johan W på Bierhuske. Härlig stämning. Elegant upphälld och presenterad. Rubinröd. Härliga cocktailkörsbär och bigarrå. Angenäm funk och bajsdoft. Läskande och lagom syra. Lite hallon och körsbär i bra balans. Behaglig syra. Kul kryss.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3210) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Poured a nice pinkish red color with aromas of tart cherries, tart raspberries and some light funk. Flavors are the same restart jammy fruit and light funk with some oak on the back end. Thanks Cleg for the share.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MJGG (924) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Bouteille de 750 ml, édition 2013, merci beaucoup à Julien. Arômes explosifs de framboises fraîches. Belles notes rustiques de brettanomyces. Robe rouge et trouble, effervescence moyenne et légère dentelle rosée. En bouche, on retrouve un véritable champ de framboises, incluant un côté végétal rappelant les feuilles de la plante! Très belles notes rustiques provenant du lambic et belle acidité portant surtout sur le lactique et le citrique. Finale sèche et moyennement acide pour le style. Vraiment un excellent lambic aux fruits.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Huge thanks for this man!! Pour is bright pink with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Huge jammy, raspberry, blueberries, fruit peel, sweet tarts, funky, light urine, lemons, and hay in the aroma. Taste is sweet fruits, raspberry, cinnamon, graham crackers, blackberry, fruit peel, spice, cherry pie, and vanilla with a lightly sour finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Such a sweet fruit and jam forward beer, yet balanced with spice - almost pie-like - absolutely delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Experiment_Ale (650) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
At Stephens House with Stephen, Aaron, and Dave. Pours strawberry red. Aroma is strawberry sour, acidic. Taste is jammy strawberry, sour tange, sweet tart.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThirstyBird (1176) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
2007 vintage thanks to travlr at the RBBSG II. Pours orangish red with tiny off-white head. The smell is over-ripe raspberries with lots of sweetness. The taste again the over-ripe raspberries, tart, citrus, vinegar coming later with a dry and crisp finish. Light body with crisp carbonation. Really special - I now understand the interest in this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1263) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2014
75cl bottle. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear reddish beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: raspberries, fruity in general, sour, funky, wood, cherries are there as well. TASTE: funky, like most 3F brews, little dry, fruity, raspberries come through lot, cherries are again noticeable. Amazing brew, will probably age quite well!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (2920) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 2, 2014
750 ml. bottle. Thanks Kirk! Pours red with a brown tinge. Has a small pinkish head. Aroma of tart fruit, berries, and funk. Taste is tart raspberries, sour cherries, and funk. Delicious is an understatement.


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