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

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RATINGS: 523   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;


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (975) - 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...


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbudd19 (884) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle shared by Tony at RBAG, thanks man! Appearance is a hazy pink with lots of frothy head. Aroma is plenty of hose shit, with hints of raspberries and other tart fruit. Taste is acidic up front, followed by funk and tart fruit, finishes slight sour and somewhat crisp. Wow, this was great, lots of fruit character mixed in with plenty of funk, tons of complexity, just great stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (3221) - BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle of 75 cl at In De Verzekering Tegen De Grote Dorst. Traditional framboise with sour cherries added, reminding conceptually of Cantillon’s Rosé de Gambrinus, but with more emphasis on the raspberries. Thin, loose, off-white bubbly head, murky pinkish deep fuchsia colour with brownish hue. Aroma has a ton of fresh fruit, red raspberries of course, but the sour cherries are equally noticeable; lemon, celery, tomato juice almost like in a Bloody Mary, blue grape peel, old sherry, raspberry vinegar, wet wood. Very rich sour fruit flavour, a lot of red raspberry with a beautiful aromatic quality, very lightly sweet, paired with a deeper, more tangy sour cherry tartness and a ton of esters, tomato juice again, fruit yoghurt without the sugar, crisp and astringently acid, soapy wheat, complex sherryish wood finish with ongoing acidity and finely tingling carbo, cherry stone astringency, leather, extremely dry in the end. Expensive, but very recommended if you are into uncompromizing fruit lambics, a worthy tribute to the late Gaston Debelder indeed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1234) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle to tulip stomach acid, grape, and candy floss. Hazy amber with no head. Taste is candied fruit, lemon, and pear...lots of sourness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2015, received in trade from JulienHuxley-- thanks! Pinkish orange, fresh clean aroma and palate of raspberries and funk, medicinal undertones, bandaid and hints of wintergreen. Wow. Unexpectedly complex. Very very compelling.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (510) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Red brown again, like framboos. Smells like a jar of Vaseline, others say band aid, dry wood. Cherry outshines raspberry in the flavor, tart and dry. Flavor great, smell not so much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (121) - SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Sticks on the nose. The 5% cherry really comes through. Sweet, sour, hay, perfume. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zymurgeist2 (1280) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Part of a stellar tasting lineup at K&L Wines in Redwood City. Another one to thank Jim for opening. Perhaps it would score slightly better if it was not the encore to a taster of Framboos. Very good in all respects as it shows as a nice blend of deep red fruit with sour accents that blend nicely.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
devman171 (1220) - 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 (3116) - 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 (2997) - 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.


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