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


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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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 (1314) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2875) - 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 (2116) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4592) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2015
Pours unclear towarss amber. Smell is funky and wood. Taste is mild, with an intense sour background. Very woody. very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3743) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Cask at restaurant today. After visiting many times and only having Jonge, this was a nice surprise. Hazy orange nose is light. Minor lemon and a lot of acidity. It’s very sour. Lots of wood, a touch of sea salt. Really sticks to the teeth. Little bit of sweetness with a lot of lemon at the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1409) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
From barrel @ the brewery served by Armand. 11 months old. Golden pour with no head. Lemon, funk and hay. Carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luk_ (238) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
On tap at 3F’s restaurant. Dark copper with no head. Aroma is barnyard, cheese and light hops. Taste has some acetic (less than the kriek), grain and lemon. Very low carbonation. Decent, but not in good shape.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AngelVanDick (21) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2014
big deep warm nose; overripe apple, fresh apple, orange juice and peel some oak aswell; well balanced

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (7775) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Fresh from brewery cask, served at the 3 Fontainen restuarant in Beersel. They didnt have a lambic on, so when i asked for it, the server vent and filled a jar for me at the brewey! Pours hazy golden with a a few white bubbes. Aroma is light sourness, dusty, sour green apples, wood, barnyard, hay, horseblanket, light sweaty. Flavor is nicely sour, grapes, green apples, wood, dusty, barnyard, light peppery notes. Thin to medium body, flat carbonation, lasting sour finish. Very refreshing and very easy to drink. 010814

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ventanas83 (20) - - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2678) - Belchium im Biersgau, 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.

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