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


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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mortlach (1474) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (2305) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2015
@ Winters Bierfestival, Vichte. Unclear amber colour, no foam. No carbonation. Sweet and buttery with tart citrussy notes. Barnyard and funk. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (1307) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2015
Draft at Winters bierfestival Vichte. Butter, diacetyl, sweet, not very pleasant to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (4235) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Tap at Drie Fonteinen restaurant, Beersel. Clear orange, no real head. Aroma is apple pie, rotting wood, some water. Body is medium, smooth, watery. Taste is apple, resin, glue, some oak. A touch watery in body and taste, but still a very interesting and tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (14326) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Tap at 3F restaurant, 20/11/15. Clear golden with a limited white covering that quickly dissipates to nyadda. Nose is sweet and sour fruit, light wood, trace of caramel, straw, funk. Taste comprises tarte lemon, dried fruits, prune jus, farmy, balsa wood, funk, bitter orange, grape must. Medium bodied, flat with limited carbonation, drying close with a light puckering effect. Ok if a little washed out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (4541) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Sampled at the brewery, Murky orange golden color, notes of vanilla and butter oak, Chardonnay, lemon, and dusty wet woods. Finish is pleasant and long lasting. Fuller mouthfeel with light but prickly carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2512) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2015
From hand pump at the brewery. Free sample from armand. Thanks! Poured a clear golden colour with no head. Nose is citrus, lots of dusty funk, barnyard, rotten green apples, oak, grains and lemon juice. Lovely sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (8085) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear copper with a few bubbles. Aroma is meaty, light fishy, wood, citrus and some light funk. Flavour is moderate acidic. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (2056) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
Tap at the brewery, free sample, thanks! Clear golden with a few little bubbles on top. Light sour grains, flowers, bitter wood with a touch of vanilla, dry white wine, leafy raw vegetable nots and soft weeds. Taste is light to medium sour and light bitter. Under medium bodied with dry feel and low but sparkly carbonation. Light and fresh, surprisingly complex. I could drink this all day ( not good idea as it is now only 11). Maybe a tiny bit more bitter than I’d like, but very nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3126) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2015
Cask at 3 Fonteinen. Almost clear golden liquid with minimal white head. Aroma of lemon, barnyard, grain, mineral and light apple skin. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of lemon, funk and light bread. Medium bodied with very low carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (2197) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 14, 2015
Keg at The 24th Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation. Cloudy Orange with an absence of head. Irn Bru look. Aroma of funky lemon and wood. There’s a wee touch of sweetness kicking about in there too. It works really well. Grapfruit sour with a nice farmyard funk. Really delicious.

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