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

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RATINGS: 643   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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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RasmusOtt (2849) - Aarhus, - APR 7, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 Thanks to Bonke for selling me this! Pours hazy redish with no head. Aroma of nice deep fresh raspberries from the bush along with balsamic, lots of funk, cherries, vinegar, wild strawberries, a very weak note of lacto acid, brett, marzipan sweetness, a touch of candy, tart and alot of rural notes overall. Taste is very tart with those fresh wild raspberries straight from the bush, cherries, brett, weak acidic, balsamic, sour deep grapes, barnyard, red currants and overall extremely fresh! A nice reminder about why I love beer so much! Had the Pleasure of tasting batch 2 as well. As I remembered this had an extremely nice balance between the extreme fruitiness and the funky rural notes. It’s just so pleasing and very complex! Yet this was not a complete stunner as the first time I got it. Don’t know if it’s because of batch 2 or because my taste buds changed or whatever. This time My rating would have been around 4,4/4,5 . But because my memory of this was so good (and rating 4,7) I am going to only bumb this down to a 4,6 . Amazing beer that is just top notch and which I could drink all day long!


4.6
Maracuja05 (1406) - 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 (95) - 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 (275) - 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 (7406) - 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.

4.2
PowY (992) - AUSTRIA - OCT 4, 2017
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy ruby red with a lightly pinkish head. The aroma is extremely fruity - raspberries and cherries - extremely dense, lots of fruits with quiet some leathery, meaty notes. Upon warming some spices join the aroma - gingerbread, Christmas spices. Very nice aroma! Light to medium body with a light to medium carbonation, a heavy initial but not offending sourness with mellows out quickly and is followed by a fruity tartness and a dry finish. Very refreshing. The aroma is full with loads of berries, sour berries, raspberries, sour cherries, some woody notes, extremely fruity. Excellent!

Aroma: 9
Appearance: 4
Taste: 8
Palate: 4
Overall: 17

4.3
Saeglopur (2293) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 2, 2017
Score: 9 / 4 / 8 / 4 / 18

750 ml bottle, bottled 20/12/16.
Deep red body, with a small, pinkish head.
Aroma with loads of fresh raspberries, jam, barnyard, some cherries, some wood, some unripe stone fruits, slight
Tastes of sour raspberries, vinegar, wood, unripe pears, cherries, some jam.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes acidic, dry, wooden, very fruity, with sour raspberries, vinegar, some unripe fruits.

Delicious! Loads of the most lovely, fresh raspberries, especially in the nose. As the beer warms up, the cherries come through a bit more. Quite acidic taste, but so complex and rich. Among the best Lambics I've had so far!

4.2
Werckmeister (3285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 2, 2017
0,75l bottle at home shared by Sander, big thanks. BB 20.12.2016. bourdeaux like color, small white head. smells of raspberries, berry jam, lightly citric, hints of grass, light wood, light cherries. very lovely smell. light body, very smooth but obvious carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of raspberries, cherries, citric, wood, lightly grassy, lightly earthy, nice tartness. finishes dry and lightly sour with notes of raspberries, cherries and some grassy notes. very very nice one, so much fruits on this one. very good complexity for the ABV.

4.1
Rubin77 (2488) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 25, 2017
F: pale pink, medium, not long lasting. C: dark red with brown hue, hazy. A: woody, barnyard, red fruits, raspberry, bit cheesy, complex. T: sour raspberries, brett, bit fruity sourness, woody, cheese, very fresh fruity, basement, medium to full body, medium carbonation, very good complex, worth to try, fully enjoyed, glass @ 3 Fonteinen Open Beer Days September 2017.

4.2
creppyiceman (986) - POLAND - SEP 24, 2017
( bottle 2016 vintage ) Aroma: cherries, leather, raspberries,woody hint. Appearance: reddish pink color, small ugly head, Taste: sour, flavour of oak, sour cherries,,raspberries,fruits stones and wood. Palate:medium body, medium carbonation. Overell: Insane balance, I DIG IT !

4.5
Kiezmar (789) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 24, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2017 Bottle. Aroma - leather, raspberriess, wood, cherries, wild cherry, cherries stones. In taste dry, fruity, cherries, gean, raspberries, stone aftertaste. Beer is smooth, not too much wild. Medium body, medium carbonation. Amazing balance of frutis, sweetnees and sourness. Amazing frutiness.


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