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

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
3 Fonteinen Oude Lambik is the result of a specific brewing process with a high proportion of unmalted wheat, spontaneous fermentation in an open coolship, and slow and complex fermentation and maturation in oak barrels of different sizes and shapes. This beer is completely flat as the carbonation evaporates through the wooden staves. Please note the age of the sample you are reviewing when entering your rating. 3 Fonteinen Oude Lambik is considered all 3 Fonteinen lambic above 18 months of oak barrel maturation after brewing, and every blend of young and old lambic, prior to bottling and bottle evolution to geuze. It is poured in some selected places, and in the lambik-O-droom on dedicated hand pumps. As it is unfiltered and unpasteurised, the time between the oak barrel and the serving moment is kept as short as possible.

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Cunningham (7965) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2017
Hazed deep golden color with a frothy white head. Fine intensity in the aroma. Funky business. Medium body and an average carbonation level. Acidic and dry texture. Green apples, fumky, citric, wood and yeast. Solid stuff.
[Bottle (2011) at The Blåbær Lambik 2017 Release queue outside Himmeriget in Copenhagen, Denmark]

3.1
Cybercat (5833) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Pours hazy honey, barely any head. Aroma offers sharply tart pomme fruit. Flavor features tart fruit and a hint of woody hops. Mouthfeel presents decent body, OK fizz and a tart finish. Oude to joy.

4
anstei (2247) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 23, 2017
Draft at Verzekering. Pours cloudy amber. Aroma is good funk, farmhouse, old cheese, stables, straw. Body is light, funky, lightly tart and sour, with some sweetness backing it up. Smooth experience, basically flat. Short funky palate. Good!

3.9
JStax (6482) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2017
Cask pour. Hazed copper with no carb. Strong wood and lemon acidity. Some mellow fruit in the taste. Drying and a little earthy on the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.9
Iznogud (3800) - CROATIA - APR 1, 2017
At the brewery as Assemblage, blend of three years if I’m not mistaken. Pours dark golden, no head. Fruit, moderate+ sour, pronounced wood, funk, dry finish. Medium bodied.

4
sjogro (4135) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2017
Pour from bottle at Lambik-o-droom. Hazy amber with no head. Woody, grassy, grainy, hints of nutmeg. Mild sour and light bitter. Medium body and no carbonation. Woody grassy funky.

3.9
Beerhunter111 (20472) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2017
On tap. Fast klare orange goldene Farbe. Geruch angenehm säuerlich fruchtig, Steinobst, leicht holzig, Äpfel. Geschmack angenehm säuerlich, Steinobst, rote Früchte, holzig.

3.7
Koelschtrinker (20398) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 3, 2017
Vollmundiger säuerlicher Antrunk mit trockenem, mild herben Noten. Weich, angenehm bitter, spritzig. Trockene dumpfe Hopfigkeit, zum Ende deutlich holzig. Langer, weich säuerlicher Nachhall. 11/12/12/12//12
Earlier Rating: 6/3/2011 Total Score: 2.3
Hopfig-säuerlicher Antrunk, der mit seinen Beinoten aber angenehm ausfällt. Wenig frisch, fast laff. Im Verlauf wird die Säuerlichkeit fast unwichtig, der muffige Hopfen stärker. /8/6/6//7

4.2
Travlr (24745) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle from the source. Hazy golden amber color see pic please. Dusty musty horse blanket aroma. Taste is sour with stone fruit and decent funk. Delicious.
Earlier Rating: 6/26/2010 Total Score: 4.2
Draught at the tasting room, courtesy of Armand - thank you sir! Brewed in January 2009, tasted in June 2010. Classified as a jonge lambik by Armand, but meets Ratebeer’s definition and description of an oude lambik. Slight haziness, variegated color from golden brown to yellow. Small white head that disappears rapidly. Aroma of slight dust and must,, lemon peel. Taste is cour citrus, acidic and very dry, especially at the finish. Wonderful!

3.9
kraddel (8110) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2017
Pours bit darker blonde/light amber. No head. Smell is full, funk, wood. Mild sour . taste is very full , dry, oaky. Very full wood ! Dry mouthfeel, nice as expected. Malty aftertaste
Earlier Rating: 4/20/2015 Total Score: 4.1
Pours unclear towarss amber. Smell is funky and wood. Taste is mild, with an intense sour background. Very woody. very nice


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