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Drie Fonteinen Hommage - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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377 Ratings
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 560
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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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. Tasted side by side with 2011 Framboos

Hommage pours a hazy crimson color with just a tiny wisp of an off white head.

The raspberries are definitely noticeable in the nose, although the cherries are surprisingly prominent. A strong tart aroma has a strong acetic vinegar component to it. The acidity in the aroma seems to mostly overwhelm any funky wild elements that might be there.

Cherry is actually the stronger flavor coming through with my first sip. Tart cherries, overripe cherry skin, sour raspberry, red grapes, oak, and balsamic vinegar all come together nicely. The flavor has a gentle sweetness up front and then strikes a nice balance between fruity tartness and acetic vinegar. There is a slightly off-putting plasticy note that comes through at the beginning of the sip, but other than that this is very enjoyable.

It has a nice, smooth, medium body for a lambic that is peppered with vinegar acidity. The carbonation is on the lighter side of medium, and there is a slightly oaky and tannic finish.

This is clearly a well-crafted lambic. I thought that raspberries would be the dominant fruit, but I was not disappointed that the cherries came through so strongly. The plastic flavor in the flavor was enough for me to knock down the flavor and overall score, but everything else was solid.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 00:23:41 | More by KickInTheChalice
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troygreer

Florida

2.2/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A friend bought a bottle (Batch 2) for us to split because of all the great things that we had read about it. Wow was i disappointed with this beer from start to finish.

The color was a nice hued red which invites a test fully expecting the raspberries and cherries. I struggled to find any raspberry in the flavor instead i was overwhelmed with a very artificial tasting cherry which left a bad aftertaste. It was syrup taste instead of a fresh bitter cherry flavor and i expected more of a natural flavor, especially for the price point.

I am a fan of Lambic's but nothing about this beer worked for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 14:15:43 | More by troygreer
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Tamorin

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-22-2014 01:09:07 | More by Tamorin
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Anvilfarm

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -44.6%

07-22-2014 00:14:39 | More by Anvilfarm
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-21-2014 01:35:34 | More by doremite
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BMMillsy

Florida

2.98/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2013 bottle poured at the Tipples Rare and Barrel Aged Beer Tasting on July 13, 2014. Pours a dark reddish amber color with a creamy white rim of head on top. Aroma is very funky barnyard, hay, dry dusty oak, and bandaids. Uh oh. Flavor follows with big time bandaid flavors--just like my first bad Fantome--some dry oakiness, and a bit of sour cherries in there. No evidence of raspberries whatsoever, unfortunately. Very dry body, medium plus carbonation, and light plus mouthfeel.

Well, this was awfully disappointing. I assume this was a bad bottle. They had 4 of them there, but I only got a pour from one. No way this is what this beer is supposed to taste like. I'll have to revisit this one again if I can ever find it.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 23:27:42 | More by BMMillsy
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farnold

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-14-2014 20:43:38 | More by farnold
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-14-2014 19:23:57 | More by BMart
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atorres

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-14-2014 15:42:44 | More by atorres
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Spaceangler

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-13-2014 21:24:10 | More by Spaceangler
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-13-2014 19:12:49 | More by PA-Michigander
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-13-2014 01:18:09 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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klipper

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-13-2014 00:24:37 | More by klipper
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Missedmyexit

New York

3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

07-10-2014 02:24:57 | More by Missedmyexit
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nkelley77

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.9%

07-08-2014 18:06:33 | More by nkelley77
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erbu

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-08-2014 13:09:51 | More by erbu
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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-08-2014 09:26:22 | More by gillagorilla
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Florida

5/5  rDev +10.9%

07-08-2014 02:27:57 | More by LambicKing
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samsteff

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-07-2014 00:36:46 | More by samsteff
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mhksuccess

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-06-2014 17:00:18 | More by mhksuccess
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-04-2014 11:51:32 | More by BeerThursdays
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mverity

Florida

3.86/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, reddish purple like the color of cherries. An inch of pink infused cream colored head that holds pretty well. Head remains at the surface and a thick collar. Fair legs, and poor lacing. Aroma is a ton of cherry and an odd funk. Smells almost like cherry cough medicine. Taste is lightly tart, rich raspberry more than cherry flavor, and an oakiness. Medium body and high carbonation, with a fruit-like stickiness to the mouthfeel. Great beer, but the slight cough syrup-like quality is off putting in the aroma and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 19:46:04 | More by mverity
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South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

07-01-2014 04:42:38 | More by gaildologuin
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