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: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18/5   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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4.3
Jaceks21 (504) - Zgorzelec, POLAND - AUG 2, 2018
Jak to pięknie i intensywnie pachnie... Morelowo-brzoskwionio z lekką taniną, w tle winogrona z białymi owocami. Trochę skóry. W smaku podobnie - owocowo, trochę cytrusowo i gruszkowo nawet, jednak profil brzoskwioniowo-morelowy się wybija. Genialny balans, alko nie istnieje, lekko cierpki i taninczy finisz. Wręcz rozpływa się w ustach i na podniebieniu. Wysoko w osobistym TOP piw jakie piłem.

4.2
b3shine (9805) - Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2018
750 ml bottle to teku (batch 2, bottled 26/03/2016; shared with the Mrs.). Looks great! A somewhat hazy vibrant geuze orsnge with white head that slowly but steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes of a nice balance of lambic funk and oak followed by lemon/lime citrus and a pleasant sherry presence. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and pleasant. Not batch 1, but fantastic nonetheless.

4.6
davidezdonz (805) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - JUL 13, 2018
A 750ml bottle, batch 2, bottled on 26th March 2016 and a best before date of 26th October 2026. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen funnel and decanter, decanted for 60 to 90 minutes and poured into a 3 Fonteinen Zenne glass. It was a mostly clear golden orange colour with a minimal white head and sparse to no lacing. Aromas of earthy funk, barnyard, hay, oak, nutty, sherry, peach and lemon. Tastes of complex flavours. Funky, earthy, barnyard, sour, lemon, grape, apricot, sherry and oak with a hint of vanilla. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, wow, such complexity and goodness from a beer. Amazing and well balanced. Now I really want to try this side by side with the sherries and even batch 1, if at all possible.

4.2
Travlr (29074) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2018
Thank you Todd for bringing the entire set for us to try. Dusty vinous fruity aroma. Taste is mellow with light tannins stonefruit very subtle funk. Tasty. Thanks Todd!

4.4
Klimaet (3344) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2018
Bottle shared. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aromas of citrus, apples, mandarin, oranges, oak, light dark dried fruits, light vinegar. Taste has lots oxidized sherry, citrus, oranges, orange peel, light dark fruits, funk, subtle rubbery.

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PhillyCraft (9114) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2018
Guess this is another new tick. Bottle at 3F, pours golden with smaller head. Notes of lemon barn, sherry, farmhouse funk, oak, walnuts, peach and herbs. Rich and complex sour.

4.3
jtclockwork (18697) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2018
Bottle (backlog as I didn't realize this was a new entry) - pours gold white head - nose and taste of sherry, oak, mineral funk, lemon funk - medium body

3.6
cgarvieuk (28188) - 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 (7672) - 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 (9232) - 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.


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