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


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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (996) - 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...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alusmamuts (1391) - LATVIA - MAY 20, 2016
Red hazy with small white head. Slightly sour aroma with good raspberry note. Limbic sourness well balanced with raspberry sweetness. Some feeling of physical raspberry presence. Slightly sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (7516) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2016
Shared bottle at RB Crete tasting at Nikos place, Chania. Pours hazy dark reddish with a very small weak head. Aroma of crisp raspberry, funk and cellar. Taste is crisp fruity, raspberries and cherries, long citric finish, nothing offensive about this beer, just a crisp fresh fruity mix.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CanIHave4Beers (3899) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Thimble sized rate... Deal w/ it or scroll past.
Pours a hazy pretty deep pink with a small head.

The aroma is funky & lightly lemony with a lot of bright fruity raspberry.

The flavor is dry & dominated with seedy raspberry fruitiness & a mild but beautifully balanced tart cherry. There is a real earthiness to it and it’s mildly sour but beautifully tart. A wonderful achievement in balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MetalNHopHead (1208) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 24, 2016
3 Fonteinen’s Hommage is considered one of the preeminent Fruit Lambics of the world. With raspberry, cherry, and wild yeast, this 3 Fontenein blend is a Hommage a Trois (I’m starting early with the bad puns) shared by these 3 sour, yeasty components. Deep red pour. Tart, funky aroma with some flashes of syrupy sweetness. An acidic flavor profile at the start which gradually transitions toward fruitiness. The raspberry comes through especially well. It’s a lively feel with a stickiness that lingers. A lovely beer, but it comes at a steep price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (1273) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours pinkish redwith minimum pink head.Aroma: sourish, berries, raspberry, cheese cake, a bit vinegar. Taste: medium + sour, acidity, raspberry, cherry, redcurrant juice, Well balanced- maybe to well. Thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (14784) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 22, 2016
Trübes orange rotes Bier mit einer geringen pinken schaumkrone. Geruch nach reifen roten Früchten, angenehm säuerlich. Geschmack nach roten Früchten, angenehm säuerlich, leicht holzig, super.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GenDV138 (5255) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2016
Something special for my 5000th RateBeer rate! Huge thanks to all the friends, family, and RateBeerians near and far who have shared beer with me to get me to this point! Shared with friends in Boston. 750 ml caged and corked bottle, 2013 vintage bottled June 26, 2013. Hazy reddish brown with beie head. Aromas of oak, red wine, berries and cherries. Tastes of raspberries, cherries, tart acidic notes, oak, a little flowery. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Fantastic lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5193) - Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2016
Bottle in a taster. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of sourness, raspberry, some light oak and funk with a little cough syrup. Flavor the same with a cough syrup on the finish sort of ruining it. Average texture. Good but expecting better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Haavard (69) - NORWAY - APR 14, 2016
Aroma: rasberry, red currant, vanilla Palate: dry, light smooth carbonation Taste: rasberry, vanilla, lambic spice, rasberry seed ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
20107589 (657) - randers, DENMARK - APR 8, 2016
nice red pour without a head. red berry aromas, especially rasberry!. really sour, but fits well to the aroma of rasberry. lively carbonation, light bodied. sour aftertaste.

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