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

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RATINGS: 617   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made with 30% raspberries from the Payottenland, and 5% sour cherries. In commemoration of the late Gaston Debelder, founder of the 3 Fonteinen blendings;

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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle @ Ebenezers. Beautiful pour; dark rose/plum pour with an effervescent head. Aroma is magnificent; start is an insane raspberry character that melds into cherry. From there, a woody and vanilla tone emerges, with some interesting spice ideas, much like nutmeg. Throughout all of these stages, a beautifully mellow barnyard funkiness provides the foundation of the nose. Flavor is out of control; the tart cherry is phenomenal, and the raspberry sweetness compliments it adeptly. Really nice secondary tier of flavors includes pear, apple cider, oak, and grape skin. Palate is full, with a bone dry finish. Exceptional lambic.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2010
The pour is a murky rose in color with a patchy white veneer. Aroma is bursting and vivacious with loads of pureed raspberries that culminate with distinct funken cherry notes near the end. Further notes are prolific and hard hitting, manifesting in with wet hay, straw, barn, and subtle earthen funk. The flavor makes my jaw drop with wonder and intrigue. Massive raspberry is prevalent, while the sour cherry is accentuated by the wild yeast arrangement. Pear and apple with mild notes of acetic acid, grapeseed, and super subtle tannins. The palate is full, mildly effervescent, slippery in the body, and dry in the finish. Perhaps the best fruit lambic Ive ever had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (12031) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2009
75 cl bottle shared with friends. pours red-orange, settles dark red, not much head. ripe strawberries, vineagra inthe aroma. sweet strawberries and acid vineagra aroma clashes. flavor is acid vineagra, balanced by sweet rasberries and sour and sweet cherries.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2009
750ml courtesy of JAXON and shared at the Black Friday tasting with the Phoenix crew. Pours cloudy maroon with a thin white head. The nose is cherry skins, sea water, light horse blanket. The taste is red wine vinegar, tart cherry, salted fruits and light funk. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Delicious stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2009
yet another ridiculous bottle shared by sparky27 on 11/27/2009. bottle dated feb 14 2007. pours cloudy raspberry tinted brown with a white collar. man, it smells like a garbage bin... only garbage water made its way through and was allowed to sit overnight with the bag still in... rotten garbage water about sums it up. but, not in a repulsive way. that rotten umami stink mixes with dusty basement, raspberry and its tartness, herbal, some minerality and worcestershire sauce (which happens to be made of rotten vegetables... see where this is going?). the flavor is similar after the rotten note blows over... green raspberry tartness, red raspberry fruity goodness, cream cheese, mineral/slate, grass, wood and a lemony tartness. it is complex and not overly tart. the palate is sharp and crisp yet there is some grit/chalkiness to the texture. wow! 8/5/8/4/17/4.2

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3022) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Bottle shared by Sparky27 @ the Black Friday tasting...ERIC ROCKS!!! Another one I never thought Id get a chance to try. Golden garnet pour with a white film floating atop the body and a ring circling the glass. The aroma is pungent raspberry, tart cherry skin, lemon rind, and light barnyard. This was a really enjoyable sour...not jaw-locking, lip-puckering, or eye-watering...rather drinkable, satisfying, and memorable. Flavor shows freshly picked, slighly green raspberry, cheese, and balsamic vinegar. Really tasty and glad to have had a change to sample!!! THANKS AGAIN ERIC!!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2009
750 mL bottle, courtesy of ygtbsm94, dated 2-14-2007. Pours a pinkish red-orange with slight pinkish head. The aroma has a whole lot going on--raspberry, lavender, leather, cheese, oak, cherry (noticeable only after it breathes for a while), brett, lemon, and witch hazel. The flavor is a nice, creamy cheesiness with a very assertive sourness under it. The raspberry is rather evident, but I have to struggle to pick up any cherry. There is plenty of oak and general woodiness, as well as a bit of zesty character. Toward the finish is a nice, farmy brett character and a dry, waxy honeycomb (stole the descriptor from NachlamSie) note that I find rather fascinating. Quite a good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (3422) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2009
750ml from February 2007 graciously provided by Tronraner. Pours very red, making the use of cherries visually obvious. This is quite effervescent though without a head. The aroma is boggling my nose with its depth and complexity. I can pick out cherries, fresh wood, sourness, basement, barnyard, cloth. I could probably sniff this all day and not really come to a solid conclusion. The flavor is less sour than I was lead to believe, tough still with a tartness. I find hints at cherry, muscadine, oak, and a lingering honeycomb quality in the finish, oh and cheesecake. This is an impressively made fruit beer with tremendous depth and complexity, though in the end I usually prefer beer without the use of fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Bottle at Novare Res. Pours a cloudy reddish tan with a little white pinkish head. Aroma is fruits and leather. Flavor is what this baby brings to the table though. Its got a initial bite of sweet and sourness from the yeast and fruit and has almost a fig-like flavor in malt backbone. Not an overwhelming yeast at all though, very mild mannered for a lambic...or maybe ive just had too many :-P Unlike most raspberry dominated lambics this one has a flavor of overripened fruits rather than unripe ones. This is a strange and unique one, a must have for sure.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2009
I nearly crapped my pants when Sparky27 busted this out for Black Friday, so huge thanks to Eric! Pours ruby in color with a pink head -- very pretty for a beer. Very barnyard -- loaded with the aroma of funky yeast and underripe raspberries. Tastes aggressively of Worchestire sauce at the front of the palate followed by an almost Kool-Aid-like tart cherry/raspberry flavor on the finish. Unique and memorable. Glad to have had this one.


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