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

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RATINGS: 611   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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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 (3352) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Sample think that sparky 27 was responsible for this one two. Raspberry sour aroma with what seemed to be winter silage aroma from the old cold Wis days. Good raspberry flavor with a sourness to it. Also something in there couldnt quite figure out what it was. So will just call it the funk you guys talk about.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1546) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2009
pours a reddish pink white head aroma raspberry kool aid vinegar. flavor is rasp berry medicine wet dog mold acidic sourness lemon funk. good sour.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Travlr (22458) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle dated 14/02/2007, bought at the brewery store in July 2008, consumed on 21/11/2009. Appearance is bright purple, starts clear and progresses to cloudy/chunky due to my poor pouring skills. Soda-pop head that starts vigorously but disappears in seconds to leave no bubbles or lacing. Smell changes every nanosecond. Vinegar, sour cherries, horse, raspberries, dust, and about a million other things - all at the same time. Taste was amazing. Defies words. Sweet and sour all at once. Evident fruit. Must, dust and mold, and sweaty animals. Vinegar, the high end balsamic type from Modena. Mouthfeel is orgasmic. Drinkability is top of the line, not just for lambics, but for all beer. Nothing short of miraculous.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
after4ever (7714) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
750...capped. wow. thanks, sprinkle, among others, for sending one out. this is a frickin incredible beer. pours a murky raspberry red with no head or lace. humongous tart raspberry nose. some wood showing. creamy medium body, fairly flat. berries and wood on the mid palate...not insanely complex, but thoroughly delicious. long tart finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2009 750ml foiled, corked, caged and dated 2/14/2007; shared by after4ever. Hazy rose with beautiful lacy small bubbles. Horse blankets, raspberry, oak, minerals, awesome! Super effervescent up front with earthy wood, minerals, aspirin, tart berry...so fing good. Barnyardie funk as well...thanks Tom, I love this!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2009
[email protected] Raspberry and cherry pits aroma. Hazy, red colour, pinkish small h, fair lace. Sweetish, sour, light bitter, raspberry, woody, tart. Flavourful and balanced. Great stuff!


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