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3 Fonteinen Straffe Winter

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

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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (5885) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle thanks to Rick, pours a cloudy orange with small off white head. Aroma is bandaids,feet, and funk. Medium mouth with tart fruit and light funk, very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015
75cl bottle from 2008, pours red brown to amber, a little hazey. Small white head, quickly dissipating. This is a specialty lambic, closest to a faro since dark candi sugar was added, though the Lambic portion was untraditional using some amber and Munich malts. Wheat is its main ingredient. 8ABV, one time brew. Great sweet-sour balance, oak, lactic acid, earthy notes, lambic and dark candi. Also whiskey notes. Beautiful!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2643) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle at S&G Tasting. Many many thanks to Mathieu87 for this bottle. Rating #2000. APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: caramel, little sour. TASTE: rather sweet, but very sour, some carbonation, very very nice faro! Aged quite amazing actually!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (511) - - DEC 25, 2014
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12294) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
2008, 750 c&c from Bu11zeye. Pours hazy darkish brown with no head. Aroma is essentially elderly malt with spice notes. Med body. Flavor is woody, dark malt with slightly sourish fruits. Finishes a bit tart. It’s great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (7438) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
2008 bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange brown with no head and a dark fruit and brown sugar aroma. There is a sour fruit and brown sugar flavor, very mellow and tasty. Best faro I have encountered.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (3105) - BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2014
Specialty lambic from the winter of 2010 - 2011. Bottled faro is a weird concept to me which I usually associate with oversweetened, blended beers like Lindemans Faro, but when 3 Fonteinen does it, I put all my trust in it. Justly so, it turned out. The lambic used for this contains not only unmalted wheat and pale malts, but malted wheat, Munich malt and amber malt as well, very unusual for the style. What makes this a special faro instead of a special geuze, is of course the addition of candi sugar. Thin but stable head, warm orangey amber colour, misty. Complex, powerful aroma of lively fruity esters as in any good lambic, mandarin, fresh grape juice, sherry, hay, wood, lemon, cider, apple peel, caramel, candi sugar, toasted bread. Complex taste with a whole array of flavours the ardent lambic lover adores, including lactic acid, fresh citric acid, wine vinegar, sherry, wood, as well as an honest candi sugar sweetishness in the finish, a tea-like aspect and a long, dry finish of tannins, funkiness and tartness. Absolutely lovely.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (1107) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
Sample at Ölrepublikens surölsfestival. Hazy red brown with small off white head. Smell is sour with green apples, sweet candi sugar and syrup and funky with stables and horse. Taste is sweet and sour, quite well balanced. Sweet candi sugar with funky stables and sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4623) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, 6/7/14
Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Fruit and wheat. Some wood notes. Nicely funky and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5549) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, many thanks bro! pours almost murky copper-red with a small off-white cap showing minimal retention and lacing. red berries, but also some yeloow fruits - sweetish peaches perhspa, oaky with a bit of cheese, very woody in fact, 3f-funk, hint of sweetness - maple syrup, vanilla, lo-fi caramel and candi. average carbonation - could be just a tad brighter, light body, relatively dry and lightly astringent grassy finish. nicest faro i’ve had by far - on the dry side of faros - say as sweet as girardin’s black label but less sweet than their white label..


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