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Drie Fonteinen Hommage - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 564
Gots: 73 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of lambic beers brewed at 3 Fonteinen, with an addition of 30% whole fresh raspberries from the fabled Payottenland and 5% sour cherries. This unfiltered beer will enjoy a spontaneous refermentation in the bottle. No artificial colors or flavor enhancers are added. Lambic is brewed only from 60% barley malt, 40% unmalted wheat, hops and water.

In commemoration of the late Gaston Debelder, founder of the 3 Fonteinen blendings

Batch 1 - 2007
Batch 2 - 2013

(Beer added by: Phatz on 10-15-2007)
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Habanero58

United Kingdom (England)

4.22/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So, a 750ml bottle of Drie Fonteinen Hommage, an expensive treat from my girlfriend for my birthday in the Delirium Bar in Brussels!
Came with a plastic cork and cage, and enjoyed the whole bottle to myself, as my girlfriend does not like "sour"

The first thing I noticed was the lack of any discernible head. It wasn't a totally flat pour, so much as a half flat pour.
The taste was the typical cherry sour of a kriek but I did not find anything that really set this particular bottle apart as anything that special.
EDIT:(Hommage has both raspberries AND cherries in the mix, but the cherries dominated for me)

Not as remarkable as their Schaerbeekse Kriek or Kriek de Ranke, and, as fruit lambics go, far short of Cantillon's St.Lamvinus and a zillion light years behind the 750ml bottle of Cantillon Blabaer I enjoyed earlier in the year so maybe I had my birthday treat early?

I drank the entire 750ml OK but, unlike the Blabaer, there were no tears when the bottle was empty, and I quickly moved on. I'm wondering whether a different bottle of Hommage may have given a different story? As somebody else said, pretty good, but something missing?? Will have to try another one :o)

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2009 13:42:03 | More by Habanero58
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Drie Fonteinen Hommage from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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