3 Fonteinen Zenne y Frontera

 
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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Lot, Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Zenne y Frontera is een unieke creatie van meesterbrouwer en -geuzesteker Armand Debelder en maître-sommelier Andy De Brouwer. Dit natuurlijke millésime bier is een assemblage van jonge lambieken die nog eens 12 maanden gerust hebben op 40 jaar oude Oloroso en PX sherry vaten. Door de lange rijping worden de geuzige toetsen van onze authentieke 3 Fonteinen lambiek geaccentueerd door de typische, fijne Oloroso en Pedro Ximénez karakterteristieken. Door de Zenne y Frontera voorzichtig te karafferen evolueert het aroma en de smaak van deze unieke lambiek van fris zurig naar een complex notig en vol fruitig boeket.

Zenne y Frontera is a unique creation from master-brewer and geuze-blender Armand Debelder and maître-sommelier Andy De Brouwer. This natural millésime beer is a blend of young lambics that have been aged for another 12 months in 40 year old Oloroso and PX sherry casks. Thanks to the long maturation, the geuze-like notes of our authentic 3 Fonteinen lambic are well accentuated by the typical, fine Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez characteristics. By gently decanting the Zenne y Frontera, the aroma of this unique lambic will evolve from vividly tangy to a complex nutty and fully fruity bouquet.

First released in September 2015.

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4.2
czlowiekmotyka (525) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 11, 2017
The thing about this beer is that it is impressive in its composition and balance. What is surprising is that you get a lot of nut like flavor in the aftertaste. There is a strong barrel driven profile but the sourness is really light. It is an impressive beer but not that great as I hoped it would be.

4.2
pjotrapostou (370) - POLAND - NOV 10, 2017
Mocno dzikie, z nietypowym orzechowym posmakiem po cherry. Delikatne, kwasnosc nieco niższa niż w innych gueuze 3 Fonteinen. Wspaniale smakuje podane w Lambik-O-Droom z kieliszkiem cherry Oloroso i PX. Spodziewałem się intensywniejszego smaku, ale bardzo ciekawe i unikalne.

4.7
mariuspoenari (2999) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2017
2014 vintage, poured into a decanter, at the Lambik-o-droom. Semi-hazy amber pour with a thin, velvety off-white head. Easily identifiable 3 Fonteinen lambic funk, green apples, mineral notes, light fruit oxidation, a bit of grapefruit, sherry (or I should say Oloroso), very light caramel, oak, light vanilla. Very interesting to have side-by-side with Oloroso and PX. Compared to batch 2 - Solera, this one is drier, much more funk-forward and a bit more oaky, as well. Very similar to the Armand & Gaston. Absolutely delicious, I think I prefer this just a bit more to the second batch, though it migh just be because of its age.

5
witt (96) - Elsinore, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2017
Pours hazy amber with small white head.
Aroma has so much funk, hay, barnyard, dry cellar, lemon tart.
Taste is lemon tart, hay, grass, not as much funk as the aroma, hops, sherry sweetness, extremely very well balanced. Best lambic I've ever had.

4.6
90 (879) - BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2017 @ 3 Fonteinen Lambik-o-droom.
Served with 2 sherries, 20 year old FX and a 30 year old Oloroso.
Aroma is very well balanced. Great acidity with old wood tones, wavering sherry. Taste is funkier than aroma. Soft old oak, hay, mildly sourness. Palate is tad puckering. Sherry peeps in finish, great blend of all components. Some soft vinegar there. Awesome.

4.2
JefVerstraete (3665) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2017
Bottle @ home. Hazy yellow colour, white creamy foam. Very nice and complex geuze. Light sweet, grassy, crispy, woody and vinous. Very well balanced and complex but not the best in the 3F series. If I compare this with the new Boon Vat series, I like them more. But maybe I had too high expectations of this beer.

4.8
sokuzs1 (1577) - POLAND - AUG 20, 2017
Brussels Trip. Backlog. Peach, raisins, leather, apricot, nuts, wet wood, spicy, barnyard, vanilla, hay, orange, lemon. Moderate sour, moderate sweet.

4.7
Gaultier (1888) - SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2017 Bottle @ Lambik-O-Droome, Lot 5/8-17. Poured by Armand. Fruity and bretty with oak and notes of raisins, also acidic. Body is medium, the finish is dry, fruity and bretty with oak and notes of raisins, also acidic. Wonderfully balanced beer. 10 4 10 4 19

4.7
Jorn69 (3369) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle (750 ml) @ 3 Fonteinen Lambik-O-Droom 20170805, poured by Armand. Fruity, bretty, woody and sherry, raisins, dried fruits, light to medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and fruity with sherry. A wonderful beer!

4.7
fillepolo (1140) - SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2017 Bottle @3 fonteinen lambik-o-droom, Lot. Pours a golden colour beer with a medium head. Fruity and bretty with velvety notes of sherry and rasins. Very well balanced. A great beer. Dry velvety finish.


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