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Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Lot, Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hapjydeuce (1005) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottled, random purchase to experiment with a non-sour 3 Fonteinen. Clear light gold color with a thick lacy head. Cereal aroma with light apple cider aroma. Straight Belgian pale flavor of grains and a light dry and slightly fruity finish. Simple but refreshing.


3.7
jacobarts (257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2017 Bottle. Clear pale with med white head. Aroma, wheat, yeast and a bit fruity. Nice taste. Wheat, straw, yeast and light citrus. Nice full body

3.3
NiklasT (144) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2017 Light yellow, almost clear with white head. Aroma dominated by the yeast, towards sour. Taste spicy, rather dry and with more bitterness towards the end than what would be typical for the style. Ok, nothing more.

3.6
wlajwl (7201) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 26, 2017
Aroma is pale malts, mild bubblegum sweetness and berry. The flavor is bubblegum, Belgian yeast, citrus and a spicy/hoppy/slightly alcoholic finish.

3.7
Lore (2989) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 31, 2017
hazy golden colour, huge white head; aroma and taste of dried apicot, lemony and wheaty notes; good one

3.3
Ktwse (5667) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2017
Pours hazy golden with low white head. Aroma of honey, wheat, herbs. Taste is sweet, herbal, spicy. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.5
Rubin77 (2741) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 3, 2017
F: huge, almost white, long lasting. C: gold, hazy. A: malty, fruity, yeasty, banana, floral, bit peach, honey. T: malty, rich mellow fruity, peach, bit banana, yeasty, dusty, smooth mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation, may be too sweet but good balanced and for me enjoyed, 33cl bottle from 3 Fonteinen lambik-O-droom.

3.3
Alengrin (5884) - BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2017
Another one I had years ago but apparently forgot to take notes of - so I purchased a bottle from Dranken De Moor in Haasdonk for mere rating purposes. Common Belgian blonde made for 3 Fonteinen at ’Proef’brouwerij. Thickly ’papery’ lacing, egg-white, regular, thick and frothy, very stable head over a lightly hazy, warm ’old gold’ coloured beer with slightly orange hue, misty and deeper peachy with sediment. Aroma of ripe banana (isoamylacetate - but not so much the bubblegum side of it), pear, sugarloaf, pineapple slices, powder sugar, old ginger powder, fresh camomile flowers, honey, white bread, hints of candied lemon, mandarin, cake, dry earth, sweetclover, apple juice. Crisp, fruity onset, lots of the banana ester, pineapple, pear, red apple, peach, sweet with thin sourish edges, the latter accentuated by lively carbonation, but not overcarbonated for this particular style, which is originally inspired by pale lager and as a consequence always tends to be quite effervescent; supple, bit soapy, smooth mouthfeel. Nice ’white’ bready malt sweet middle with honeyish sugar residue on top, the banana lingering all the way through, something caramelly in the middle as well; finishes drier, with some subtly onsetting, retronasal oxidation (clearly an older bottle) and floral, mildly herbal hoppiness, providing some earthy and very lightly spicy bitterness in the back of the mouth. Your ordinary Belgian blonde, sweet and ridden with banana ester, but ’honest’ and technically well-executed without any flaws. I can imagine beer geeks being disappointed by this after seeing the association with one of the finest lambic producers in the world, but clearly this beer is intended to help fund exactly that, by being accessible to a large audience accustomed to this type of quenching, straightforward, ’easy’ beers and within that context, this is far from the worst.

3.9
hallinghansen (3471) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2017
Bottle at the lambic cave. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Yeast, lime, hops, fruit. Perfectly carbonated. Great beer - underrated.

2.6
MartyW (412) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2017
330ml bottle at 3 Fonteinen. Cloudy yellow/orange with an off-white head. Aroma of yeast, banana, grass, malt. Flavour the same with added bananabread with yeast.

3.2
Ferris (17070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2017
Draft - Light bready notes. Hazy gold with a rich white head. Bready notes, fruity esters and a sweet bready finish.


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