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

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RATINGS: 649   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

Batch 4 (19/12/2016): 4.5 % ABV
All previous batches: 6 % ABV

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dunt (321) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2012 Brought this to our mini Sunday whale tasting. Sampled side by side with the newest vintage of Framboos. Pours a murky purple, brownish red with little head formation on the pours. It’s rather "dirty" looking in comparison to Framboos. Nose is surprisingly full of raspberry still, some very light vinegar, and slightly phenolic. Raspberries are prominent in the flavor as well, with a little bit of plastic peaking through as well. There is less funk than usual 3F of this vintage, but I am actually ok with it considering how much fruit is still showing. Moderate mouthfeel, heavy acidity, light carbonation, and a long finish. I think a lot of the slack this beer gets is unwarranted. It holds up very well to Framboos and despite having some plastic character to it, it doesn’t detract much from the beer. It’s an incredibly good lambic and one I look forward to having again.


4.1
Lowenbrau (4725) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 12, 2017
75cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 11-11-2017.
"Gran Cata de Lambics".
Stated 4,5%.
Really nice fruited lambic. Smooth, balanced, quite sour and dry, some astrigent. Very enjoyable.

4.3
AirForceHops (7793) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2017
750 ml bottle from the source thanks at Heather_B on the share. Nice ruby color. Aroma is bold raspberry, subtle cherry, mild funky yeast. Flavor is bold in the juice character. Tartness is just enough to remind me it is a Lambic and not just juice. Very mild pucker, great mouthfeel (effervescent). Delightful!

4.3
axl (1076) - Lund, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2017
750ml bottle, bottled 20/12 2016. Beautiful shiny deep red with one finger pinkish head. Aroma is deep, slightly sweet raspberries, raspberry seeds, light sour cherries, light almond, moderate funk, hay, some barnyard notes and slight burnt rubber. Taste is tart and quite acidic with raspberries, sour cherries, raspberry seeds, citrus, light hay, very light almond notes and light to moderate yet very present and noticeable funk. Medium, moderately spritzy mouthfeel, light to medium carbonation and tart and quite complex raspberry and cherry aftertaste.

4.4
pjotrapostou (361) - POLAND - NOV 10, 2017
Vintage 2016. Zapach świeżo malinowy z domieszką pestek od wiśni, lekko migdałowy aromat. W smaku intensywnie owocowe, wiśnie i maliny z przewagą malin, cierpki i przyjemny posmak, który daje dużo więcej balansu niż we framboos. Pyszne.

3.9
PotjeBier (3731) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 Bottle shared at Foeders' bottle share Oct. 2017. 2017 edition. Hazy red/pink color. Dense pinkish head, not much. Aroma's: sourish, fruity, almonds. Retronasal it's sourish, cherries, raspberries, almonds. Flavor is sour, fruity. Light bodied. Long dry-ish tart finish.

4.1
witthatsbier (584) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2017
pours a mid red colour, no head aroma is sweet fruit bit sourness. Taste is sour with fruit notes cherry bit citric good lambic

4.6
Maracuja05 (1629) - Mainz, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2017
13-10-17 // 750ml bottle shared. Pours a hazy deep red beer, bubbly head. Aroma is intense rasperry, some cherry, fruit sweet and sourness. Taste is sour rapserry and cherry, some fruit sweetness, funk, brett sourness. Awesome drinkability, fluid jam. Well done!

4.2
witt (96) - Elsinore, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2017
Pours cherry red / amber-ish with white head which quickly disappears. Aroma has raspberry, cherry, moderate funk, hay. Taste is raspberry jam, cherries, funk, hay,

3.8
Piotrek4 (294) - Lublin, POLAND - OCT 9, 2017
(Batch 4) Aromat bardzo przyjemny, wanilia, skórzany pasek, a przede wszystkim swojski syrop malinowy, taki najlepszej jakości. W smaku ciut gorzej. Są kwaśne wiśnie, ale też niestety jest ogórkowa kiszonka. Nie ma tragedii zdecydowanie, ale brakuje trochę dzikości. Czuć że jest jeszcze młode. Mocno kwaśne i odświeżające.

2.7
Borresteijn (7489) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2017
75cl Bottle shared. 6% version, not sure which year. Hazy pink colour, off-white head. Aroma of lots of funk, battery acid, raspberries, stable. Flavour is very sour, funky, acidic, battery acid, raspberries, didn't get any cherries, sour finish. Light bodied, way over-carbonated. Glad to have tried this, but this is wasted on me.


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