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

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Unblended lambic available on draught at the 3 Fonteinen brewpub and at a limited number of special events.

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".

Rating for the 4-year Oude Lambik bottled and released in 2012 should be entered under "3 Fonteinen Oude Lambik (4 Year)" - 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.


Mortlach's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, - MAR 11, 2012
16/12/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (tap) 40 months old + 52 months old. Bevuta al Sour Winter Festival. Ambrata carica, lievemente torbida (più scura, quasi arancione, la 52 mesi), schiuma assente. Al naso sentori di mela (matura grattuggiata, dolcissima, nel caso della 52 mesi), note acidule, sfumature balsamiche. In bocca è acida, con note balsamiche, mielose, bilanciata in maniera magistrale (più la 42 mesi), molto persistente in bocca. Corpo medio, consistenza vinosa, carbonazione quasi assente (più pronunciata nella 52 mesi). Una esperienza unica. I voti: 4.5 per la 40 mesi, 4.2 per la 52 mesi. 4.3 la media.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ventanas83 (11) - - JUL 6, 2014
pale yellow with slight orange glow...no head slight bubbles. Mead cider notes, verry dry, which I really like. Flavor is tart cider with apple and sour orange. Great Lambic

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (1560) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2014
Ordered as Oude Lambiek (age?) Cask pour@3F restaurant, Beersel 27IV. Orange copper with astonishing 0,5 cm fresh head. Cultivated quencher, drying out a thirsty palate with rougher green apple cidre, mature vinegar, sulphur, leather on still quite a sweet body, with enough of those musty old hops that make you want to keep diving in. Both juicy and bone dry in the aftermath of the symphony. Actually prefer this to 3F’s acidic geuzes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2083) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
On tap at 3 Fonteinen. Orange yellow with no foam. Aroma and taste are sour, green apples like. Needs getting used to, tastes like the beer my grandmother served in her pub 50 years ago. (Beersel 201404) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2665) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
Draught at 3 Fonteinen Restaurant (Beersel). 1 year old as per the waiter. Slightly hazy golden with a medium quickly disappearing bubbly off-white head and no lacing. There’s the easily recognizable 3 Fonteinen funk in the nose along wooden notes, lemon and musty notes. Taste is also of 3F funk, sharp acidity, wood, cheesy notes and lemon. Light/medium body. Low/no carbonation. Finish is really dry. Very good lambic. Sharp and refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (2949) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
On cask at the restaurant. Hazy gold pour no head. Aroma is quite citric, very lemony, orange juice, light funk. Taste is very sour, lemon juice, sour wheat, fresh pie dough. Palate is bone dry, definitely fermented out. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gueuzerie (27) - - NOV 1, 2013
Very lemony lambic, a magnificent prelude of the great 3F gueuze. Sour as hell.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdmmb (738) - USA - OCT 20, 2013
Drunk on draft at 3 Fonteinen in Beersel. Superb tart lambic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6047) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
On tap at 3 Fonteinen Restaurant, pours a clear golden copper with almost no head. Aroma dry tartness, a low funkiness and some woody oaky notes. Flavour is quite tart, bringing out notes of wood, oak, some medium funk, and some dusty woody notes. Nice and complex, with a wonderful balance of the different elements. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4385) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2013
Sample @ 3F during TdG ’13. Slightly hazy gold with no head. The nose is horse blanket, old barnyard, nose-tinkling lemon. The taste is light must and oak. Sharp lemon. Light and easy to drink. Very soft on the palate. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2013
at TdG 2013

Head: none
Colour: blond/gold, slight hazy
Smell: dry, old wet cloth, dusty, sour
Taste: start is bitter and sour, next comes a dry more rounded flavour that leaves a nice flavour in the mouth, littly dusty but i don’t mind that in a Lambik :-)


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