3 Fonteinen Zenne y Frontera Solera

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Brewed by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Lot, Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 4.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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With the first version of Zenne y Frontera, 9 Oloroso barrels and 3 PX barrels were filled with young lambic. After one year of oak maturation, the characteristics of the finest sherries and the 40 year old casks integrated with the 3 Fonteinen lambic. Only half of the volume of all casks was blended and bottled and the barrels were filled again with young lambic - our interpretation of the "solera" method. For this second edition, again only half of all barrels was blended and bottled. After another 17 months of bottle maturation, the average age of this naturally refined traditional lambic beer is more than 45 months. This batch is limited to 3,000 bottles.

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3.6
cgarvieuk (27354) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2018
UPDATED: APR 15, 2018 Bottle at Edinburgh food studio... Light hazy amber.. Thin white lacing.. earthy funk.. Light rhubarb.. soft sharp funk sweet floral fruit nose... oily sweet fruits.. soft floral.. soft earthy barnyard funk... Light prune.. Oddly soft licorice finish... and some sodt pedro 10 or 15 seconds after finishing

3.9
jfb (7524) - GERMANY - APR 4, 2018
(bottle, vielen dank stefan!) hazy deep golden colour with a small frothy off-white head. aroma of acetone and wine-soaked raisins, with some house-character barnacles, brown bread, peppermint and roast beef. flavour is more barnacles, yeast and bread crusts, with a heavy yeastiness, some walnuts, herbal hops and a rather dry cherry skin finish. medium-bodied with zero carbonation.

3.8
jonas (8880) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 3, 2018
Decanted sample. Hazy darm amber, soapy bubbles. Very broad fresh wood notes: Green mossy, mahagoni, cherry, sherry soaked oxidation, quite some fruitiness in the aroma. Very dry mouthfeel, lactic and vinegar acid, green wood, very old wood, tannic notes, old orangepeel, papaya. Very tart acidic oxidized finished.

4.5
anstei (3074) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 30, 2018
Bottle, batch 2 (or first Solera), decanted for more than an hour. Pours like a lambic should. Aroma is Sherry, lambic funk, wood. Body is very similar to B1, litlle more oil, sourer too. Still an amazing beer. Would drink again, but not worth the secondary market price - Flights to Brussels are cheaper.

4.6
SinH4 (8125) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2018
UPDATED: APR 3, 2018 Bottle, many thanks anstei & dzudohonor! Decanted for a couple of hours in a 3l Calanda Bräu glass, it smelled like Böchser at first. Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma is Oloroso, sherry, nutty, wood, leathery. Taste is lots of Oloroso, nutty, leathery, gooseberries, classic Geuze flavours. Late wood and balanced tannins. Oily mouthfeel with natural carbonation. Absolutely excellent, but I got more sherry flavours from the first batch - this somehow works better.

Handbottled a sample and tried it 5 days later. Much more walnuts and sherry flavours, basically identical to the b1 sample I've had. Superb.

4
witthatsbier (623) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2018
75cl purchased from Lambik o droon pours a golden colour thin white foaming head that dissipates quickly, Aroma is peppery sherry dry musty Flavour is mild sour musty dry finish very interesting beer

4.3
anders37 (28816) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2018
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour funky woody aroma. Fruity sour tart smooth funky woody flavor with hints of wine. Has a fruity sour tart funky woody wine finish.

4.4
kryon (4431) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2018
Pours almost clear golden with low white head. Aromas tart and funky of basement, earth, autumn leaves, oak barrel, sherry cask. Taste has brilliant notes of sherry, oak, honey, autumn leaves, funk, earth.

4.4
ansalon (4688) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2018
Pours a light hazy golden with a low white head. Aromas of earthy notes, garden branch, farmhouse, oak, light spirit notes. Taste is lots of farmhouse notes, earthy and oak notes, funk. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation and dry yet quite smooth. Stellar.

4.5
RasmusOtt (3047) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2018
Bottle @ droom. Pours towards clear amber with a white head. Aroma of refreshing dry funk, lemon, floral notes, vanilla, some sweet barrel notes which reference the olorosso and the px sherry - a Lil more towards the olorosso. Taste of lemon, complex funk profile, sweet barrel notes, grapes, oily white wine, subtle sweet sherry notes and just really well balanced and complex. Nothing sticks out in this - just a pure enjoyment! Once again I am really impressed!


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