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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: 236   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!
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1FastSTi's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle picked up in California. The beer pours to a glowing amber body with a tall creamy white head and sexy lacing. The aroma is like an unblended lambic or gueuze. Very subtle. Light floral hops. The flavor is very Belgian. Lots of gueuze/unblended like components. Subtle spices. Floral hops. The palate is medium light bodied and super easy drinking.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5488) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2016
Tap at One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Colour is cloudy murky orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Frruits, sourness and dryness. Pretty basic sourness but dryness is nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adamnowek (1641) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2016
Incredibly murky bronze colour with an extremely tiny head. Aroma is nutty, lemony, with some sweat and barnyard funk. Smooth sour taste that doesnít pucker your face dry. Velvety finish for a sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Msdrbeat (387) - Darnestown, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2016
On tap at The Sovereign. Lovely and smooth. Less carbonation than I expected. Delightfully tart with good lactose sour flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (2122) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
On tap at Torst. Named Beersel Matina. Poured hazy dirty orange with white head. Aroma light tart classic Belgian funk. Light carb med bod. Taste balanced light sour barn funk. Little sweet malty notes. Pretty good

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3782) - NORWAY - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle at Cafe Sara, september 17th 2015. Unclear orange body, white lacings. Aroma is sour with malt, citrus and pepper. Taste is tart, woody, quite funky. Astrigent finish with a lasting lactic sourness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (1396) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 25, 2016
Tap@TCBW16. Pours hazy yellow, white head. Aroma is nice, sulphur, sour, raw apples, some malty notes. Taste: medium+ sour, sulphur, malty, raw apples, cider notes- nice.Sour finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (4257) - 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 (5357) - 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 (13254) - 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 (1525) - 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.


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