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3 Fonteinen Jonge Lambik

3 Fonteinen Jonge Lambik
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Brewed by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Beersel, Belgium


on tap


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Please note the age of the sample you are reviewing when entering your rating. While many factors determine whether you have had "Jonge" or "Oude" Lambik, a general rule of thumb is to enter 1 year-old or older lambik under "3 Fonteinen Oude Lambik" and anything less than 6 months-old under "3 Fonteinen Jonge Lambik".

For those between 6 and 12 months of age, you should take in to consideration the character of the lambik. Samples presenting themselves as hazy/cloudy, with some head-formation and residual sugar should be entered as "Jonge Lambik", while those that are drier, higher in clarity and with little/no head formation should be entered as "Oude Lambik".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3774) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Draft pour at the source. The beer is a somewhat hazy gold with about a finger of head. The aroma has grapefruit, lemony tartness, and a bit of dry grass. The taste is a dry sour that starts to become bitter toward the end. Pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9018) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Tap at the source. It pours cloudy orange with a small, bubbly white head. The nose is funky, earthy. touch of sweet vanilla, jam, orange rind and raspberry leaf. The taste is tart, sweet orange, rather juicy, green apple, funk, marmalade, grapefruit pith, mild acidity, touch of astringency, sherbet and mild wood with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Has a nice sweet-sour balance to it. I think I probably prefer this to some of the oude lambik samples I have had from them!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2955) - Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2015
On tap at # Fonteinen for the Toer de Gueze 2015. Cloudy yellow pour with no real head. Sweet and sour with mild funk, citrus, and barnyard. Good body and mouthfeel. No carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (1081) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 21, 2015
on tap at the cafe. Orange color with inch thick white head. Aroma is funk and hay, freshness. Taste is dry and sour, but with a nice amount of residual sugar left. Peach melba. Flat. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2091) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2014
Sample @ the brewery, from the barrel. 10 months old. Orange colour, no head. Flat, no carbonation. Lemony aroma, sour fruit and a light hint of vinegar and green apples. Very refreshing and easy drinkable. I like this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
On draught in the brewery. Tapped on old system : nowadays, Lambic on draught is hard to find. Quickly disappearing head ofcourse, yellow golden amber murky pour. Tarty wort, wood hints, compley fruity esters, subdued citric acid and strong lactic acid. Soury aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2604) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Still finding notes from my 4 year European journey. Drunk at the source, of course. Hazy straw color. Funky, but soft, nose. Some notes of fruit, lemon. Taste is a nice tart, yet malty flavor. Nice to relax and have this while enjoying fine company.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (3230) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2014 Tasted from draught at the brewery. Debelder’s own lambic, since 1998, as before that time, he only used external lambics to blend his geuze and kriek. Tapped in such a way that an artificial, very thin and quickly disappearing head is formed, just for the looks of it. Amber colour, flat, complex and woody with lots of fruity esters, subdued citric acid and strong lactic acid, complex, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9343) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
On tap at 3 Fonteinen, around 1 year old - very cloudy pour, pouring opaque orange with a small white head. Nose is dank and earthy, with feet and armpits, and a touch of classic 3 Fonteinen funk. Flavour is very earthy and funky, with a touch of sweetness, and sweat socks. All of the seemingly off flavours I’ve described work extremely well. Cool to taste the base beer that precedes blending. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2559) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2014
Cask pours during small-round brewery tour 27IV, merci! Pours a slick, watery orange-gold. Still young and oily, with plain lemon and grapefruit sours, herbal and old hop funk, green apple fleshiness freely drifting around in the semi-dry mix, not yet wholly tightened by the wood astringency. Lovely stuff, immensely drinkable in statu nascendi.

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