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

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RATINGS: 656   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (1006) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Opened in celebration of the 2012 Presidential Election, November 6 with my wonderful wife. Ive been hanging on to this bottle for roughly 3 years now. 2007 vintage is marked on the bottle. Cork comes out with a faint pop, pours a hazy golden cherry color with fine carbonation and a thin ring of head. Immediate aroma of acetic acid, funky cheese and sour cherry. The power of the aroma is nearly overwhelming. Barnyard and must is all over the nose. I cant believe how tart this is even with the age. The flavor is less intense than the aroma, with a dry sweet blend of cherry and dried grass. Flavor profile transitions from sweet to bitter cheese and yeasty biscuit, but incredibly complex. Undertones of old oak wood, wheat, peppercorn, rosemary and lemon zest. The finish is light and dry with a tingly carbonation sting on the palate. Overall a delightful drinking experience, the unbalanced aroma dinged it in my book, but the complexity gives it points. Well worth the wait, now we’ll have to see what the bugs in this beer do to my bowels tomorrow morning...


4.1
dropi6 (710) - POLAND - JAN 5, 2018
Vintage 2017. Ruby, rather clear. First sniff - very intense fruits. Raspberry, wild strawberry and cherry jam. Also raspberry pudding. Than, delicate flavours of lambic - horse, barn, lemon, some honey. In mouth less intense fruits, some cherry pits, vanilla. Nice carbonation, very smooth.

4
TychoJames (1532) - �rebro, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2017 Flaska Bishops Örebro. Årgång 16. Rödrosa kulör. Doft av syrliga bär, trä, stall och örter. Frisksyrlig smak av hallon, körsbär, fat, jäst och harsyra. Ganska lätt kropp med torr avslutning

4.4
heman (1267) - Tychy, POLAND - DEC 29, 2017
Potężny owocowy aromat, rozchodzący się tuż po otwarciu butelki. Kompot malinowy, wiśnie w charakterze soku. Nuty dzikie: siano, skóra, bardzo rustykalne. W tle nuty ziołowe. W smaku wyraźnie kwaśne i wytrawne. Potężny owocowy, nieco kompotowy posmak. Budyń malinowy. Finisz lekko cierpki./

4.3
gr_pa (921) - siemianowice, POLAND - DEC 29, 2017
Medium wild, medium sour, nice addition of fruits; they doesn't dominate. Great balance.

2.6
SVD (2270) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2017
Bottle bbf 2020, Red beer, pink head. Aroma is kriek, raspberry. Taste is the same, sour. not for me, how can someone drink this.

4.1
GlasgowTAD (2007) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2017
Bottle. Pours deep burgundy red with a slight pink head which soon recedes. Aroma is huge raspberry jam. Taste is raspberry jam sweet, mild acidity, low-medium sour, medium funk.

3.7
Michael27 (2439) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2017
Aus der Flasche in BXL getrunken. Schönes Rotkupfe mit weißer Schaumdecke im Glas. Die Säure mischt sich gut mit den enormen Fruchtnoten. Kein Every-Day-Bier.

4.1
Lowenbrau (4815) - 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 (8037) - 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 (1111) - 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.


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