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

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RATINGS: 585   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   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 (997) - Carlsbad, 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...


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1759) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle, enjoyed one year after bottling date. Pours hazy dark red, with a big creamy, off white head receding to finger thickness. Aroma is nice raspberries, musty notes of forest berries and earthy notes, as well as farmhouse, shrubbery and bretty notes. Medium body, with soft to average carbonation. Flavour is tart with raspberries and musty fruits, farmhouse, hay and wooden barrels, as well as nice bretty notes. Lingering, dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (3881) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro! Deep bright red with short lasting dark pink head. Looks great! Lots of cherries, red berries, raspberries, funk, hay, mineral, green apples. It’s nice and juicy up front, medium funk, but the green apple and even some lemon later in the mouth are quite present and overpower the red fruits a bit. Some cobwebs and mineral funk in the finish. Almost medium sour and light bitter, with dry almost mineral finish. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Very very good!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (2684) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2016 Shared by me at Maakun back from US tasting. Vintage 2015, picked up in Beersel. Hazy red with minimal bubbly ring head. Sweet and sour cherries, brier, cobweb, cherry stones, light metallic note. Subtle sourness in rich sweet fruity base. Medium body, quite dense and juicy, big minerallike note in aroma and texture. Dry and fruity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gephross100 (307) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2016
2025 Clear ruby red color. No head. Light cherry nose. Slight currant and sweet cherry flavor and raspberry. Light mouthfeel average carb.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (2754) - GREECE - AUG 1, 2016
750 ml bottle, v2011), shared with friends. Hazy muuddy pink red color with off white to pinkish head. Yeasty fruity aroma, berries cherries, funky, barnyard notes, some herbal vegetables notes, wood, sweet malty fruity notes too. Sweet and acidic fruity taste. Medium oily body with soft to average carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
Bottleshare. 2015 edition - Loads of raspberry on the aroma, slight strawberry and red berries. Vanilla and oak. The taste has tons of raspberries, vanilla and syrup. Quite good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4658) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2016
4400th review! 750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/30/2015. Pours slightly hazy ruby red color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. :Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge tart/juicy/jammy raspberry, sour cherry, cranberry, strawberry, lemon peel, hay, straw, pepper, leather, musty funk, oak, light red wine vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, raspberry/cherries, oak, and light malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tart/juicy/jammy raspberry, sour cherry, cranberry, strawberry, lemon peel, hay, straw, pepper, leather, musty funk, oak, light red wine vinegar, wheat, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of fruity/acidic sourness and yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour raspberry, cherry, cranberry, strawberry, lemon peel, hay, straw, pepper, leather, musty funk, oak, light red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, raspberry/cherries, oak, and light malt flavors; with a great sour/tart/spiciness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Good dryness from lactic acidity/tannic spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, acidic/tannic, and lightly grainy/creamy mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an incredible fruit lambic! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, raspberry/cherries, oak, and light malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the high level of acidity. A really amazing offering all around.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
llkc (1522) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2016
Duft blid duft af hindbær rød frugt frisk sødlig svag sur kant, smag frisk sødlig rød frugt hindbær frisk frugt blød blid smag

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (1056) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2016
From a 2015, 75 cl bottle. Aroma is tart with some brett, cherries and raspberries - Mostly cherries actually. Clear red/orange colour, no head. Light+ sour and light bitter taste. Light+ body, dry feel, cherry sour finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1611) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
Bouteille 750ml au Québec Ratebeer Gathering. Couleur orange brûlé trouble, fine mousse blanche. Arôme de levures sauvages, champignon, framboise, mentholé. Goût de framboise, champignon, acidité moyenne-élevée, levures sauvages. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen.


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