Drie Fonteinen Hommage - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 549
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.63%
Wants: 659
Gots: 87 | FT: 16
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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4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.13/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

curious that people freak out for this and happily drop 50 bucks a bottle for it. its good, but its also weird and has some unpleasant features i thought, although it definitely improves a lot as it opens up and warms up over time. the color is murky pink, muted and old looking, still with a nice bit of off white head on top and plenty of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. the nose is amazing, a nice mix of wood and the two fruits, with a slight edge going to the cherry in my opinion. nice funk levels, lots of lacto, dry, enticing, unique. the flavor starts off fine, like any other fruited lambic really, but it goes weird about halfway through. at first i start tasting iodine and band-aids, but it does beyond that to a novocaine almost hospital medicinal plasticy thing that lasts forever on the palate. not sure if this is denaturing fruit or weird bottle conditioning yeasty notes or what, but its intense and its sharp and its not very appealing. this drops out a bit after it warms up and breathes, and i also am getting used to it as i drink this beer, but it never really goes away, and i think its a distraction from the intended flavors of this beer. mouthfeel aside from the numbing aspect is nice, with a dry feel and big boy carbonation. the fruit and funk are great, and acidity is only mid range for the style. i like it more and more as i drink it, but to call this one of the best lambics going is a huge stretch for me. i appreciate it but dont love it at all.

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4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, batch 2, poured into a Drie Fonteinen stemmed 3 wine glass. Enjoyed on 12.6.14, reviewed from Tasting Journal. Thanks to Jeff for sharing!

The beer pours a dark ruby color, hues of garnet when hit by the light, hazy and murky with a thick, pinkish head that has great retention but leaves little lace. The aroma is really lovely, tart cherry, jammy raspberry almost a bit of sweeter strawberry, tart, sour, very fresh and juicy with just a bit of acidity and funkiness, well balanced and refreshing. The flavors resonate very well, lots of jammy berries, tart cherry, mild funk, lemon zest, a touch of maltiness comes across, but boy is this fruity and so cleanly expressed. The mouthfeel is nice, lively carbonation that is lightly prickly, zippy but coats very well but feels almost creamy at the finish, super smooth.

Verdict: A delightful lambic with an excellent representation of both cherries and raspberries. Despite being only 5%, the sour cherry really shines through and balances well with the raspberries and the touch of citrus zest really and mild funk emphasizes how delicate of a beer this is.

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