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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Pours a deep dark ruby red color with dark mahogany edges and a slightly pinkish one finger fizzy head that quickly fades into a lasting ring and some visible carbonation bubbles. Barnyard funk aroma that is very earthy with some ashy oaky wood. The raspberries have faded a bit by this point and there is a somewhat scorched earth, moldy musty character. The fruit is there although it seems concentrated and I could swear that I could even smell the seeds. Extremely tart, sour and funky. Very puckering and lip smacking while only mildly acidic. Lots of sweet dry raspberry buried beneath the barnyard lactic funkiness. As in the aroma, the raspberries have faded but they are still evident. This beer is intensely sour but is somewhat balanced by the sweetness of the berries. There is also some earthy oak and vanilla notes and a very sour puckering dry acidity with some more acidity coming through. The burnt ashy wood character from the aroma comes through a bit. I cant believe how sour this beer has become with the aging. I wish I could have tried this fresh to see how prominent the berries were. Either way this beer is very complex with lots of delicious flavors bouncing off of one another. I picked something else up with each sip. Im not the biggest fan of raspberry beers or raspberries for that matter but this beer was very impressive. All sour heads should seek this one out.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2009 This was a really nice bright pink color with a tenacious head that was only slightly less colorful. The smell was delicious raspberries with a hint of lambic. The flavor was really outstanding like eating raspberry jam with huge chunks of raspberries. The fruit component was fantastic. i didnt detect much funkiness and it was only slightly tart but overall I was very impressed. This is probably the best fruit lambic I have had if not a close second to Cantillon Fou Foune. Amazing beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-22-2009 01:17:57

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2009
BPW #87 Served from a 750 mL bottle dated 2/14/07. Thanks to Andy for sharing this one. Appearance is a rich raspberry red with some dying bubbles. The aromas are sour wild yeasts and creamy raspberry. The oak flavors are mild and nice. They are followed with a solid tart raspberry. Mouth is really full of effervesces. A solid brew that I was glad to get to try.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Dans Bachelor Party Extended Weekend Rating #83 of 90. 2007 Bottle shared with danielcurtis81. Pours cloudy reddish brown, nice dancing carbonation bubbles. Sour raspberries and lambic tart come forward on the nose. Sweet n sour taste hits first followed by good sour raspberries, nice oak undertones and good soft carbonation...plus funk.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17573) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2009
75cl bottle from GBBF 2007 and kept for over 2 years, the bottles with no label. Isnt it so good to have a beer that lives up to the hype? The aroma is perfect. So much raspberry fruit, its stunning. Brilliant clear red orange colour, with disappearing slight pink head. Raspberry, cherry and a touch of funk. Lovely in mouth, smooth, bit too carbonated, so I had to do a bit of decanting to get rid of the bubbles, but then this swallow of pippy raspberry and sourness starts and lingers into one of the best finish of a beer Ive had. So easily a 10 for aroma, a five for appearance. The flavour amazing, just maybe too much verging on the vinegar. The sourness is excellent with just that touch of funk. The finish is unbelievable, but as I say, just that touch of vinegar takes the edge off.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
juiceisloose (1327) - Windermere, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle a WTF OMG tasting. Pours a cloudy ruby red color topped by a foamy white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is a mixture of raspberries, strawberries, really funky barnyard notes, and burnt rubber. Something just smells off and really wrong. The flavor follows suit with tart raspberries and strawberries followed by some acidity, heavy funk, and burnt rubber. I dont remember this beer tasting like this. Medium bodied and touch syrupy from all the fruit with ample carbonation and a dry, sour finish. I would like to try this one again to rerate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 RERATE from a bottle at RBWG. Much better this time around. Not an autolysis bomb. Hints of rubber, but nothing bad, cheesy, tart fruits, funk, musty basement, floral notes, lactic sourness. Much better. Very nice beer. -----bottle @ WTF OMG! Nose was huge rubber, michelin, burning, funky as hell, autolysis, apple skin, sour grapes, raspberry, loads of acidity. Flavor was an overwhelming rubber flavor, loads of rediculous funk, cheesy, horsey, the whole 9 yards. The rubber was tough to get past. (3.2)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GRM (3854) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2009
Green bottle, 75 cl, bottled on 14/02/2007, via Importations Prives Biropholie (merci Hughes!) eye: cherry, clear, minimal effervescence, slightly pink head that disappears completely, no lacing; nose: lots of horse, Brettanomyces yeast, fruity; mouth: lots of horse, sour Brettanomyces yeast, fruity, finale in horse with light fruity presence, rather carbonated, quite sour, lightly sweet and acidic, medium body; overall: ordinary FRANAIS Bouteille verte, 75 cl, embouteille le 14/02/2007, via Importations Prives Biropholie (merci Hughes!) il : cerise, claire, effervescence minime, mousse lgrement rose qui disparat presque compltement, pas de dentelle; nez : beaucoup de cheval, levure Brettanomyces, fruit; bouche : beaucoup de cheval, aigre, levure Brettanomyces, fruit, finale en cheval avec lgre prsence de fruit, plutt carbonate, trs aigre, lgrement sucre et acide, corps moyen; en rsum : ordinaire

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (4365) - Sofia, BULGARIA - AUG 19, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2009 Bottle shared at Toronado 22nd Anniversary, damn expensive but worth it. Tart berry aroma with mild sweetness and some funk. Flavor really incredible and long-lasting, tart yet slightly sweet raspberry and cherry, maybe some other berries, and wood. Palate awesomely dry and sharp. An awesome fruit lambic overall, one of the best Ive tried yet.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (7011) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle thanks to nick for sharing at SDBF09. Red with a hint of brown pour slightly cloudy. Aroma is of raspberries, and cherries mostly tart but has some sweetness to it. Flavor is well done with a slight oak finish


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