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Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beershopbari (13) - Palo del colle, - NOV 18, 2012
c’è da dire che il tocco 3 fontenein si sente,birra eccellente dal color cuoio chiaro dalla poca schiuma.(quasi nulla) Note mielate e saline , il profumo è di grotta con un piacevolissimo finale acidino. abbinamento-cibi: formaggi francesi,ostriche,frutti di mare. cheers..


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patjeadam (54) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
A spicy lambic that first has some sour tones, then the spices, followed by fruit that grows in taste after the first sips, the finish is bitter. This is a beer that demands a slow taste, and demands your complete tongue. Somehow it reminded me of a champagne like beer, saisonminded but more spicy. Recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Buongiorgio00 (581) - - JAN 7, 2014
Lo spirito e il corpo del buon vecchio lambic sembrano trovarsi a loro agio nella terra emiliana. L’equilibrio di questo prodotto è davvero perfetto: l’acidità è preservata nella sua forma avvolgente e trascina con sé un’insieme di note fruttate molto varie che accendono in bocca una primavera di gusti. Un abbraccio tra due paesi e due stili che commuove!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Hazy apricot color with a white head. Cool mix if yeasty and tart funk with some fruity, grapey notes. Fun beer. Thanks to kbudd!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (1753) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with two finger of fizzy white foam. The nose is a mix of rustic grain, hay, lemon, stonefruit and horse blanket. On the palate its follows the nose nicely with a spritzy barnyard backbone heightened by floral grass, dusty lemon, nectarine and a touch of wet oak. Really wonderful flavors all coming together into a complex dry dusty finish. YUM !

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (996) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
Thanks to Tommy for sharing this one! Pours a clear golden with a low white head that offers good lacing. Aroma is really fresh, fruity and full of brett aromatics. You can feel the lambic in there. Taste is lightly tart, fruity and spicy, really like a good and light saison. There is some barnyard/funk in there but it is really well integrated and classy. Mouthfeel is juicy, carbonation medium-high (quite a festive beer if you ask me!). I really, really enjoyed this one... (if only) I could drink this all the time...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Thanks to kbudd19 for this one! Unclear copper with a medium off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is leathery with some barnyard notes, fruits (peaches, apricots), yeast, spices and herbal/floral notes. Taste is also leathery with more lambic character than in the aroma. There’s also yeast, floral notes, hay, fruits, lemon, spices and herbal notes. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry finish. The Lambic (3 Fonteinen) and Saison are both recognizable and the balance is really good. Drinkable aplenty and quite complex. Very nice blend!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (3790) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
pours hazy and bright golden orange with a nice white head, some retention and lacing. fruity and floral relatively young lambic - peaches, melons, roses, honey, spices. lambic gives way to fruity and spicy saizohn yeast characteristics. average to moderate carbonation - could be brighter, light body - oily, dry herbal-grassy-spicy astringent and dusty finish. great!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (11926) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottled 750ml@VWPBF vintage 2009 Hazy deep orange, small steady white head. Fruity sour nose. Medium-bodied. Fruity, tart, grapes ... nice, drinkable. Some pepperkaka! Evident 3Fonteinen. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of hay, citrus, lemon zest, barn, light silage, apricot, quite fruity, bit floral. Light sour flavour, white wine, pinot gris, hint of chamomile tea. Bit light body. Fruity finish, light lemon juice, malts, spicy touch. Nice and refreshing brew.
(From 75cL bottle @ home. Lotto: 2009. From trade with bierkoning. Thanks Edo!)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
750 bottle shared @RBWG-JAX-thin white-hazy yellow. A-sour. T-sour, lt malt.


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