Belgium > Beersel
Beer Available At 3 Fonteinen Restaurant (arranged by most recent)
3 Fonteinen Faro 96, 3 Fonteinen Beersel Lager 63, 3 Fonteinen Beersel Blond 65, 3 Fonteinen Oude Lambik 98, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100, 3 Fonteinen Kriekenlambik 99, 3 Fonteinen Hommage 100, 3 Fonteinen Golden Doesjel 99, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary) 100, 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek 99, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend 100, 3 Fonteinen J & J Oude Geuze Roze 100, 3 Fonteinen Jonge Lambik 94, 3 Fonteinen J & J Oude Geuze Blauw 100, 3 Fonteinen Zwet.be 96
sebletitje (289) Enghien, Belgium | July 2, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely located by the Beersel church.
Went in for lunch with my parents.
Very good menu sporting many local dishes and beer inspired food.
They had 3 of their beers on tap (hand pump), but sadly the Faro was out. They also carry some Beersel beers and others.
Atmosphere is nice, quiet setting, place can sit a big number of people, but there isnít anyting special about the it.
Service was good, both in Flemish and French.
I had the home made Patť for starter, shrimp fondue were amazing as well and the Turkey with Gueuze sauce, leek, onions and yogurt sauce with frites. Fair prices for Belgian restaurant.
Starter and main dish with a few beers should run you about 30Ä a person.
Highlight was the outstanding hand pump kriek.
Didnít get to see the store as it was closed.
Dedollewaitor (346) Odense, Denmark | December 27, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Very cozy small restaurant with their regular beers avaliable. If you wish to taste the rarer ones hommage, millenium, etc. you have to go around the corner to Lambicodroom. Friendly people and good service.
DSG (43) Tel Aviv, Israel | August 19, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Has Kriekenlambik, Faro and Lambik on tap as well as the Beersel lineup and a few bottled 3 Fonteinen Lambics. Unfortunately most of the bottled 3 Fonteinen (even some of the more common stuff) isnít available at the restaurant. I didnít really eat, just had a good soup, that was served in a pot with a ladle and a small bowl next to eat to serve it into. Service is very good. Nice atmosphere. A couple next to me started talking to me and ended up giving me a ride back to Brussels. A very nice experience.
MIBRomeo (142) Wisconsin | July 14, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I canít find my n otes but I have pictures still :). Fun place to see with excellent beer.
lassem (34) Copenhagen, Denmark | June 6, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
A must go - if you are in to lambics. Started the visit with a tur to the cellar filled with the golden drops stored in barrels. In the restaurant we had an excellent meal with alot of krieks and guezes in clay-jugs on the table. Remember to buy some of there glasses for next to nothing.
FlacoAlto (17) Tucson, Arizona | May 14, 2008
98 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
When I arrived I was informed that they were not currently serving cooked food, dinner started at 6pm. I decided to grab a snack and a couple beers then head back to the hotel for a quick snooze before grabbing some dinner. The first beer that I wanted was their Gueuze. After I had ordered it the waitress went to the bar and requested a Gueuze. The barkeep then pulled out the traditional bottle of Lambic lying at a 15-degree angle in a wicker basket. The bottle was carefully opened and poured without disturbing the yeast. This was definitely the best Gueuze I had ever had. For my next beer I decided to try the draft Kriek. It was quite good as well. At this point I went back to the hotel for that exciting nap. Had to recoup for the night yaíknow.p
I arrived back at Drie Fonteinen around 7pm. The place was a lot more lively than it had been earlier with many a person enjoying the various interpretations of Lambic. The first beer that I decided to try was the Bottled Kriek. It uses the same type of cherries as the draft version (Schaerbeek). The next beer that I tried was the Lambic, it was again far mellower than I was expecting, but was very good.
I started out with a shrimp salad accompanied by a Kriek beer vinaigrette. The salad had some surprisingly tasty sprouts that were small, thin and had a great almost aggressive onion flavor to them.
I decided to go for broke on the next beer that I ordered, so I ordered the vintage 1995 bottling of the Gueuze, which means that the majority of the beer contained therein was at least 8 years old, if not more. The waitress whisked off to the bar (after making sure that I actually wanted a beer that only came in 750 ml bottles) to request the beer from the bartender. The bartender promptly disappeared down into the cellar. He appeared again a few minutes later reverently holding the bottle at the proper angle (again about 15-degrees). The bottle was carefully put in a basket that maintained the angle properly and brought to me. At this point I was getting giddy with excitement, or was that full day of beer consumption. Either way I was anticipating the sampling of this one. As an accompaniment to the meal that I had (a wonderful salmon filet) it was quite nice, with a hint of an alcoholic finish to it that was brought out by the fish.
I ended the night with some chocolate mousse that was a surprisingly good companion to the Gueuze.
downender (296) Bristol, England | May 9, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I visited early on a Thursday evening, but the restaurant rapidly filled up when a coach party arrived. My rabbit in gueuze was excellent as were the drie fonteinen beers. The service was friendly and the surroundings pleasant. Well worth a visit.
jercraigs (270) Toronto, Ontario | March 17, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A nice place, medium upscale it feels fancy but relaxed at lunch time. First think I notice is a light note of wood smoke in the air, presumably from the fireplace. Service is friendly and explains some of the menu selections for me, accommodates my request for a half order of cheese croquettes (i.e. one instead of two). Croquette is lovely, but not as gloriously rich as Spinnekopke or Cambrinus. Flemish stew is quite nice and the stew sauce provides a nice dip for the ubiquitous frites. Worth a detour if you have time and want to check out the town, or the brewery. Very nice experience but not a canít miss stop for me. My 100th place rating!
shrubber85 (217) Greenville, Indiana | March 1, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Arrived late afternoon but staff very friendly - we came in with our dog without any issue. Took us a while to translate but finally figured it out. I had the soup du jour - they gave me a huge tureen that filled my bowl 4 times. My wife had a spectacular seafood dish. We were able to sit at our table even through the staffíís late lunch/early dinner. Had an oude lambic and a faro - this place is a must visit. Nice Belgian food, excellent service, and great beer. DO NOT MISS.
Goldorak (114) Montreal, Quebec | September 24, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
3F is a very small-town, family style eatery right in the center of the city, right in front of the church with the big clock. Everybody there seemed to know each other. If I were a chef, Iíd love to work there, the kitchen has large windows giving plenty of sunlight and a great view of the patio section in the back. Very classic Belgo-Belgian menu, my girlfriend and I went for classics, carbonnade for her, mussles in gueuze for me. Absolutely fabulous meal, especialy with the í97 oude gueuze available on the menu, not to mention the lambics on cask. They didnít have any of the new selections on sale at the brewery, like the Hommage or Doesjel, but I was more than happy with what they had. The only real knock I can give is perhaps service-wise, maybe because we spoke French, and relations between francophone Waloons and Flemish are at an all-time low, especially around Brussels. We werenít disrespected or anything, it just felt a little awkward. But Iíd go back in a heartbeat.
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