3 Fonteinen Framboos (Framboise)

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Lot, Beersel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Lambic blended with raspberries from the Pajottenland. Bottled, 750ml.



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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (13070) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2016
Corked Bottle, 2014 vintage. First time I had this beer since the mid 80s. Pinkish red color. Raspberry and dominant oak in the aroma. Raspberry flavor. Sour. Oak. Carbonation is almost flat. Slightly disappointing, i must admit. Lacks the complexity of many other 3 Fonteinen beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
spycow (21) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Unbelievable example of the classic blended lambic with fruit, in this case raspberries. The beer has been made in 3 different vintages. Im rating the 2001 vintage as Ive also had the 1999 and 2014. The smell of sour lambic is perfect with the raspberry colored lightly carbonated was poured into an Fonteninen glass. Taste was strong raspberry flavors with that sour and bitter flavor profile. Quenching to the palate and overall one of the better beers Ive ever had. Look forward to opening some up with friends in the near future. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sjohnh (898) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Thanks Beer Gonzo for my Christmas Day beer. Wife got it spot on when she said it looks like sangria, just minus the fruit. Oodles of fruit on the nose, though, pushing the funky barnyard smells to the background. Carb is low but the palate explodes with sourness. The fruit blast in the mouth has raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, and goodness knows what else before an acetic finish. Gets better as it warms and the fruitiness occupies your mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2015
25.4 oz bottle, 2014. Hazy magenta with a few bubbles. Nose is tart raspberries and jam, funky cheese and cow pasture. Medium body with a dull tingle; restrained sour. Taste is sour raspberries, oak, lemon and stony pips. On par with the Lou Pepes but not mind blowing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3819) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2015
75cl 2014 Vintage (Lotnr. 18/06/2014) bb 07/2024 shared during Freiburg 2015 Jolly Cellar Clearing (Saison&Weird). - Dark pink, mauvish pour delicately alive with buried microbulles, no head. The chlorine-inflected (thaw water), young raspberry vinegar is strong in the aromas straighforward fruity funk. - Mostly naturally sour raspberry straight-up in flavour, along with a gentle pip bitterness, almond like. Not all that radiant in aroma as expected, compared to some Tilquin, Cantillon, Girardin Ive had of late. Very sharp vinegary bite in the finish, acidic reflux after downing a decongealed bag of freezedried raspberries. Meh. - Just like Tilquins Mure, this feels very young and hence fruit-acidic and I do miss the depth, dryness and complexity of Oude Lambiek or their regular 3F Oude Geuze. The only thing I truly adore in this is its subtle, gentle, natural carbonation. Will revisit my 2nd cellared bottle in due years, maybe alongside with the 2011 grand vintage - if they dont buy me a shed in the garden by then.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (1764) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Holy shit. 2014 vintage. At 4Elf Party, shared with koleminer20 and Gus. Aroma is raspberries, sweet yet tart, skins, funk, in a league of its own. Appearance is hazy red, was a white head, wow. Taste is wonderful, raspberry and funk, skins, sour with a vinegar bit. Mouthfeel is crisp, medium body and wonderful. Overall, my god. Never thought this would happen and I?m happy it did.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (1453) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
(750ml 2014 bottle @ DHVL, Liedekerke, Nov 16 2015, split w/ phyllomedusa) Pours lightly based deep red pink with a tiny cap of short lived white bubbles. Aroma of intense raspberry jam, orange peel, dusty attic, earth; very light sulfurous funk, a touch of almost anise like raspberry seeds. On the palate, raspberry jam is matched by a juicy acidity for medium tartness. Some lacto yoghurt and lemon zest. Nice dried herb, wood and cellar type middle. Rounded smooth lightly funky wet earth note to the finish but not overly funky. Orange peel and light wood in the finish, raspberry seeds and juice. A bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium bodied with almost no carb. Much has been made of the carb situation but it did not detract much, just like an unblended lambic. This just loses out to Hommage for me because it misses the cherry touches, but this is properly jammy and rich. Compared to LPF its less lean and acidic, more complex and balanced. Super beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (902) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bomber shared by Andy at Grizzleys. Cloudy pinkish red pour. Aroma is like raspberry pie. Taste is more like jam with some rhubarb. This bottle seems to have lost some carbonation but is still really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BVery (10134) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bomber shared by Andy - thanks! Aww damn - so good! Jammy, raspberry, rhubarb, a bit sweet. Bottle had no carb but the tartness covers for that on the palate. Some funk. Killer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (6476) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle: Cloudy, red/orange with a trace of head. Very rich raspberry aroma. Taste is more..much more...of the same.... Heavy and thick feeling...tart and a little funky. Amazing how much flavour is packed into this. Wonderful.

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