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

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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’č 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 č di grotta con un piacevolissimo finale acidino. abbinamento-cibi: formaggi francesi,ostriche,frutti di mare. cheers..


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andy_ (921) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2015
tap @ Tuulensuu
Very hazy yellow to pale orange beer with big white cloudy head leaving lacing. Aroma has coriander, basil, ginger, lemon, barnyard and white bread. Flavor has lemon juice, hay and barnyard. Palate is quite thin and rather sour with some bitterness and strong carbonation. Finish has quite strong bitterness. Aftertaste has lemon juice, fresh herbalness, tea, grapefruit and slight tangeriney fruitiness. Quite a lot like gueuze with some added spices. Refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (729) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Extremely hazy orange color with white head. Brett lambicus aroma, good funk. Taste is much smoother than lambic, a bit honey, flowery, not nearly as distinct. Very well balanced and easily drinkable. I like it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpmaster (1252) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2015
0.3l draft at the Lambiczoon bar in Milano, Italy 5/3/15 for 6 euro. Very good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (1080) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Aroma is initially funky with a nice lambic character. Medium light citrus and stone fruit notes. Moderate phenolic notes with some herbal, spicy notes. Hints of mint and tropical fruit. Pours a hazy, pale yellow orange with a large, white, pillowy head with decent retention. Moderate lacing and small legs. Flavor has a medium light acidity with some light citrus notes. A moderate earthy barnyard funk with some medium light herbal notes. Light stone fruit and tropical fruit. Nice mineral notes with medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth with a bit of a creaminess. Overall, a pretty nice beer but I would prefer a lambic. This does add some nice complexity to a saison though. More fruitiness and less barnyard funk as it warms.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Tasted during Nepenthia. Labeled "Beersel Mattina". Tap sample. Hazy golden orange color. Little white head. Loose dot of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Light dry finish. Nice biscuity breadiness, kind of mild bitterness. Some spice and floral. Moderate sweet, light bitter. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NosirIwont (2102) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. 6.2%. Best before 01.06.33. 10 cl. sample. Pours a hazy, pale yellow with a white head. Dry, sour, fruity aroma. Well-balanced. Sour and fruity flavour, with a spicy note and a hint of wheat. Peach not as it warms. Dry finish. Bit too much carbonation. Overall quite nice and well-balanced. 01.05.15.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fin (8172) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle at The Italian Job , Hammersmith, Saturday 2nd May 2015 Hazy light /mid gold with a lively white frothy head. The nose is really alive, fresh, zippy and clean. Despite the funky, tart, fresh lambicy elements coming to the forefront you can still pick out the base beer, it is a great blend. Some background sweetness, lightly sour, fruity really refreshing, great beer. A8 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 4.3

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beeranarchist (231) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle at VBC. Yellow and pale. Sour aroma with notes yoghurt, pineapples and hay. Reminds of lhassi, lambic and sweet love

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3571) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
VBC 2015 hazy yellow of color with a white head. A Sour aroma with pineapple, sour, sour milk and vinegar. A flavor with pineapple, sour milk, weak sweets, fruity, exotic fruits and weak horseback.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MOLA_DK (340) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle share at VBC. Hazy yellow with a quickly fading white head. Great pineapple, sour aroma. Low bitterness, no hop flavour. Really complex flavour as we know and love from 3 Fontainen.


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