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

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unblended lambic available on draught at the 3 Fonteinen brewpub and at a limited number of special events.

Please note the age of the sample you are reviewing when entering your rating. While many factors determine whether you have had "Jonge" or "Oude" Lambik, a general rule of thumb is to enter 1 year-old or older lambik under "3 Fonteinen Oude Lambik" and anything less than 6 months-old under "3 Fonteinen Jonge Lambik".

For those between 6 and 12 months of age, you should take in to consideration the character of the lambik. Samples presenting themselves as hazy/cloudy, with some head-formation and residual sugar should be entered as "Jonge Lambik", while those that are drier, higher in clarity and with little/no head formation should be entered as "Oude Lambik".

Rating for the 4-year Oude Lambik bottled and released in 2012 should be entered under "3 Fonteinen Oude Lambik (4 Year)" - the difference being this bottle release contains lambik brewed at 3 Fonteinen by Armand Debelder, while previous draft releases of "Oude Lambik" contained lambik bought from other brewers.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (4059) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2017
Tap at Grote Dorst. Hazy dark golden color with no head. Aroma is burnt bread, wood, not so much funk. Taste is burnt bread, some milky yeasts. Oily mouthfeel. Flat. Okay, probably one of the last pours of the bag, but still: it showcases the 3 Fonteinen character.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aminatchime (36) - BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2017
Heel donker geel bijna oranje. Een intemse geur van paardestal met een licht zurig tintje. De smaak is droog, haverig en deegachtig.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (3075) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed on draft at the Drie Fonteinen Restaurant on November 12. This one had an advertised age of 6 months. The pour is a dark orange, almost brown, with no head at all. This is syrupy and looks nothing like I was expecting for a lambic. The aroma is very sugary sweet. There is a strange bitter malt going on. There is a light Bandaid thing happening, but its just interestingly sweet. The flavor is definitely syrupy. This is sugar sweetness, a strong barrel, and just a strange flavor overall. The mouth feel is very heavy and syrupy. There is no carbonation and a lingering medicinal sweetness. I will never understand the lure of young, unblended lambics. Not my thing at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (7482) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2016
Draft at brewery. Decanted from a barrel pull by Armand. 18 months old. It pours a clean golden color with no head. Aroma is mildly funky, grassy, lemony with a light vanilla oaky note. Taste is also lightly spicy oaky, with mild vanilla sweetness, medium tart and lemon peel. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, good unblended lambicalcohol,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12686) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Draught at the brewery. Pours hazy amber with a small and quickly dissipating white bubbly head. Aroma is light cellar and oak notes, medium cracker malt, tart lemon. Flavor is moderate tartness, lemon notes, light cracker malt, cellar and oak notes with a dry finish. Light body and nearly still.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ludvig (137) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2016
Beer tasted at 3 Fonteinen restaurant. Since i love oude lambic this was a hit for me at once! really tasty with some lovely vanilla notes in the back in both mouth and nose. not as funky as many other, a restrained lovely mouth coating sensation that just hit the spot. This rastaurant and beer is a definite visit next time im in Brussels!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5696) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2016
Headless, which is the style but it still looks off to me. Its beer. Sorry. Soft funky, some apple cider, amber malt like aromas even. Still woody, although not AS woody as expected. Very different sourness and taste profile than the bottles, quite flat (but bit watery), very woody taste, plucking in the end but oddly not really sour in the sharper, vinegar sense. Aroma is hard to grasp after some sips. A unique beer and I find it tasty too. Wouldnt drink it all the time. (On tap at the 3 Fonteinen restaurant)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (8795) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2015
28/XI/15 - cask @ Winters Bierfestival (Vichte) - BB: n/a (2015-1651) Thanks to Bierridder_S and the Gentse Biervereniging crew for sharing todays beers!

Clear orange to pale amber beer, no head. Aroma: very buttery, bit fruity, lots of diacetyl. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: buttery start, lemon juice, funky, bitter touch, bit woody. Aftertaste: dry tannins, sourish, butter, some apple juice, funky finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2015
Sample at Winters bierfestival Vichte. Many thanks Melissa and Stijn! APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, almost no head. NOSE: very sour, horseblanket, fruity. TASTE: dry, bitter ending, sour.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1362) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
(On cask @ 3 Fonteinen Restaurant, Beersel, Nov 14 2015) Pours lightly hazed medium gold with no head. Aroma is pretty soft, lemony hints, very light barnyard, not much really. The flavour is much more powerful with an initial soft acidic lemon zest character, slightly buttery or creamy oak, light pit fruit, smooth. Transitions to an oak dominated finish with hay, dried herbs, a bit of horse blanket, citrus zest. Astringent finish. Fairly light bodied, very light carbonation. 3F character for sure! The nose on this was a real letdown, but the flavour made up for it. Not wildly funky, good balance for an unblended lambic.


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