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

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RATINGS: 519   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;


HonusWagner's rating

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Unbelievable stuff, thanks to David for hunting it down. Very punchlike beer, excellent raspberry flavor bursting throughout, aroma is juicy fruit, but never artificial, light cherry sweetness. The only problem I can find is that there’s a weird balance on the tartness: in the mouth it’s perhaps a touch less lactic than I’d like, but after swallowing it leaves a lingering burn. I still got through my 12 oz with total glee, but it keeps it from being a perfect fruitbic.


3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (501) - 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 (107) - 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 (1272) - 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 (1217) - 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 (3099) - 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 (2927) - 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 (4384) - 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 (106) - 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 (634) - 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.


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