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


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This entry is specifically for the 4-year old lambik bottled and available for on-site consumption only in 2012 at the Sour&Bitter in Copenhagen. Ratings for draught oude lambik should be entered under "3 Fonteinen Oude Lambik" - the difference being this bottle release contains lambik brewed at 3 Fonteinen by Armand Debelder, while previous draft releases of "Oude Lambik" contained lambik bought from other brewers.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle at Torst.. shared with Mark. Served at cellar temp. Pours a hazy caramel red. No head retention. Slightly funky, earthy aroma. Some light tobacco/wood on the nose. Taste is sour.. get some prune/fig upfront with a wheat/honey finish. Can certainly taste the oak on the finish. A light to medium mouthfeel with a tart, puckering quality. No carbonation. Very complex and tasty.. Thoroughly enjoyed this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2261) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Got a sample one day while visiting. Hazy deep straw colored pour. Small white head. Little lacing. Tart aroma of guava and funky Brett. Taste is the same, little more fruit in the mouth though. Finish is refreshingly tart and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5477) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2014
75cl, Vintage 2011, as 3 Fonteinen Oude Lambiek, new exclusive brew, thx alot to Koen for sharing!, complex sour brew, woody/sour and slightly fruity, easy to drink, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, good brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dunt (286) - Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Thanks to Sean for opening this incredibly rare tick. Pours a flat ruddy orange in color. Nose is creamy, with a fair amount of oak and vanilla in the nose. Taste kinda resembles a far less boozy tequila. It has a little green flavor, oak, soft acidity, and some light creaminess to it. Oily/watery mouthfeel, soft acidity, dull, and a moderate finish. Not one if 3F’s best, but a pleasure to try nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (669) - NYC, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2013
bottle poured a copper amberish yellow. no head. for a still lambic it did have some fizz on the pour which dissipated quickly. smell and taste had a fruit character which was surprising. second pour blended with a vintage geuze valantijn to make a hand made golden blend.. this blend was much better. it was a "better" version of golden blend which i find to be fantastic on its own. third round, added a few ounces of blauw to the mix. Boom, awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (1623) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle at Sour and Bitter #2. Unclear bronze with no head. Aroma is grapes, barnyard, juicy sour apple, wood. Taste is medium sweet and light/medium sour. Medium body, oily texture, flat carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1240) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle @ S&B#2. Pours unclear orange-amber with virtually no head. Aroma is tart apple, caramel, leather, toffee, barnyard, wood, lactic, old hops and light vinegar. Taste light+ sweet and tart. Body is light+, texture is oily, carbonation is near flat. Finishes light+ tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6560) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle at Sour & Bitter #2, pours a still opaque amber orange with almost no head. Aroma of tart peaches, some moderate wood tannins, and some oak barrel notes. Flavour is super dry, with very dry wood tannins, fairly tart peaches and other such fruits, and oak barrels. Mouth puckeringly dry and moderately tart. Very complex, finishing quite woody and moderately tart. An excellent unblended lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
75cl bottle dated 5/31/2011 at Torst shared with jtclockwork and graciously poured for us by Jeppe. Pours the color of a brilliant sunset; orangey red without any head. Aroma encompasses sour, tart and sweet; caramel, wood and fruit. Low acidity and a beautiful balance. Some sweetness in the finish but relatively little tartness. This beer capped the end of an incredible day at Torst. Absolutely terrific.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (8461) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 Bottle. Jeppe poured bottle with Podey at Torst. Pours reddish caramel brown. Nose and taste of sweet caramel, old dried wood, tart funk and toffee. Medium body. Mild tartness. Low acidity. Finishes woody with light tartness. Great balance.

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