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Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of New Morning and 18 month aged 3 Fonteinen Lambic refined for at least 12 months in bottle. It has a surprisingly citrus nose of leather, cellar and animal with hints of dried flowers and honey. Lasting and sapid in the mouth with a sour finish that always makes the lovers of this blend smile.
This beer could very well make you develop an addiction for spontaneous fermentation and turn your entire world upside down!

After a mechanical breakdown, 3 Fonteinen Brewery of Beersel (possibly the best Lambic blender in the world) had economic damage in the summer of 2009. The news caused such a stir in the International beer movement that I called Armand to know how things were. As he needed to sell his Lambic, I immediately got inspired to blend our New Morning with his beer. We selected three 18 month old Lambic barrels that we siphoned in a small tank on our truck. The journey back was long and hard, myself and Manuel took turns driving through Belgium, France and Italy only stopping for gas. After days hand bottling and months of maturation, the outcome has gone over and beyond our expectations and we can say with pride that it was worth it!
14į


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (4419) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 23, 2016
23.04.2016, 0,75l bottle shared at local tasting:
Nice slightly fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head, hazy. Aroma is mild sour-ish, weeds, soda powder, sour grass, citrus peel, grass, minerals, hay, light malts, flowers, spices. Taste is mild sour-ish, soda powder, grape juice, sour grass, minerals, hay, flowers, light malts, citrus peel, bark. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (5406) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 23, 2016
Bottle. Hazy straw-hued golden body with a large bubbly head. Nose is mild funk, straw, lemon juice, hay and hints of grape peel and white pepper. Taste is lemon, straw, pepper, herbs and hints of grape peel, hay and pears. Light body, high carbonation. Nice and drinkable sour with a smooth, herbal-spicy touch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13589) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 20, 2016
UPDATED: APR 23, 2016 Tap (TCBW2016) (7:4:7:4:13=3.5)
Smells like a proper lambic. Tastes like a proper lambic. Feels like a proper lambic. Yeah, thatís nice. Particularly like the gently bretty funk and apricot in the aroma, and soft but crisp sourness in the mouth. Want more :-). Didnít know there was any 3F involvement in the beer at the time, Iím glad I liked it even to the extent of drawing the smiley.
Rerate: Tap (TCBW2016) (7:4:7:4:14=3.6)
After having a whole pile of nasty modern sour shit, I said "fuck it, Iím having the good sour again", and Anna went back to get another of this. Just as good as before, if not better, and a million miles away from all the MSS. A beatiful lambic aroma and taste, soft and so easily drinkable, so moreish and refreshing. Thank you 3 Fontainen for knowing how to make a proper spontaniously fermented beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1557) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 19, 2016
Tap sample at Tallinn Craft Beer Festival. Dusty, woody, soft candy (toffee almost), nostalgic, fruity, acidic, citric, soft and sticky. Lovely, and I like the concept. Would love to have it again and give it more time.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
Pours a medium golden yellowish color. Aromas of fruit, yeast and some pepper. Flavors are sour, yeasty, and a touch of sweetness at the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (6156) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
Tap @TCBW 2016. Hazy amber color. medium size, white head, stays. Fruity, citrus, rubbery, floral sweet and some apples in aroma. Citrus, clove, ginger, sweet and some apple juice in taste. Cherry stones in aftertaste. Way too sweet for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (2891) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 5, 2016
Tap at TCBW. Pours hazy golden. Aroma is sour, brett, funk, fruits. Flavor is sour, fruity, lemon. Overall: ok.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (651) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 5, 2016
Tap at TCBW 2016. Bit hazy yellow liquid. Littlebit of froth. Hints of aromas usually common to lambic style - horseblanket and barnyard, hints of vinegar. Vinegar and apples at first. Hints of gooseberries in the middle. Bit of sweetness in the end. Quite nicely balanced sour ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarmok (1169) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2016
tap@tcbw. hazy yellow almost no head. sour fruity aroma. taste heavily sour, fruits. medium body, long finish,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2794) - ESTONIA - APR 1, 2016
Tap at TCBW. Murky yellowish beer, white head. Nose is sweaty and fruity, some grassy hops and sour notes, barnyard. Flavor is a nice fruity mix of sourness and malty sweetness with a hint of caramel. Somewhat dry and tart finish.


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