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Drie Fonteinen Hommage - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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546 Ratings
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Ratings: 546
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.63%
Wants: 655
Gots: 86 | 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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Photo of troygreer
2.2/5  rDev -51.3%
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.

Photo of Anvilfarm
2.5/5  rDev -44.7%

Photo of tpd975
2.93/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a pinkish red hue with an average sized pinkish white head that quickly disappears.

S: Lots of raspberry, strawberry, wild mild funky notes as well, and a weird sort of rubber smell.

T: There is some raspberry and loads of acid, but there is something wrong with this beer. The taste of burnt rubber dominates. I think something has gone wrong here. ISO another bottle to rerate.

M: Medium in body, a long rubber like after taste.

D: Nope, I really hope this one is infected.

Photo of BMMillsy
2.98/5  rDev -34.1%
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.

Photo of sarro
2.98/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared by fellow lambic enthusiast Weisguy for our small sour tasting. 750ml Valentine’s Day 2007 bottling ♥ Hommage pours medium amber red and not too dark to see through. The smell is crazy! I get very rotten, sweet fruit--especially raspberry--along with funky puke, poop, rhubarb & cheese. The taste definitely connects to the smell, but is much less offensive to me with tons of funky raspberry & hearty fruit. Mouthfeel is light-medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is not very dry, but a bit sweet. Not very close to what I was expecting and in a negative way because it was hard to get passed the smell. I think this may have been an off bottle or improperly stored. Will re-review if I get to try it again.

Photo of allisonmichelle
3/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of oddlandf
3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of wiltznucs
3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of Skrypt
3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of chase2634
3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of mikecharley
3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of maximum12
3.55/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to MatSciGuy for breaking this open at a tasting, a brew I didn't think I'd ever see in a glass. Big 750 ML bottle, 2007 vintage.

Cautious small pour taken since lambics are hit-and-miss for me & I don't want to hoard a beer with a rep like this one. Looks like a nice rose wine, nice pop in it. Smell is a bit off-putting, like a hospital hallway with raspberry wallpaper, funk.

Hommage's reputation precedes it, & thankfully the taste leaves St. Joseph's behind. Hard-boiled raspberries & cherries, green apple, complement a sharp tartness; still plastic, but fainter than in the nose. Hair-dryer dry that moves from the inside to my lips, cheeks, & ears. Light, acidic, fruity, nice.

I hate to compare to the Coolship Red we had earlier, but it's inevitable: that brew was on a higher level. This one is good, but doesn't quite get to that top tier. Really glad to try it.

Photo of billshmeinke
3.58/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Hazy brown/auburn color, not much head, specks of fruit skin.

Fruity, funky, cheesey, some brett. Champaigne and some phenols.

Mellow tartness and acedic character. Raspberry. Fruit character is still fairly present. A touch of phenolics, and tannic fruit skin.

Mouthfeel is thin, almost no carbonation.

Holding up quite well. Phenolics could make this bad, but they are in check enough to let the rest of the beer speak for itself.

Photo of Wowcoolman
3.6/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of JDV
3.68/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by the legendary miketd. Thanks man!!
Pours a dense cranberry color with a very light thin head. Smell is funky, tart, cherries, and oak. Flavor is lightly funky, tart cherries and vinegar with a medium body. I got more cherry than raspberry from it. Pretty good and nicely sour.

Photo of leschkie
3.75/5  rDev -17%

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3.75/5  rDev -17%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this many times since it's release back in the summer of 2007. The appearance was very nice but short lived with the Hazy reddish-orange thin pink head. Aroma is raspberries, sourness and slight mild acidic nose. But as I drank more bottles over time, it they became more and more medicinal phenolics and a touch of plastic notes (Band-aids). A little dry with a solid lactic tartness, woody raspberry pit note, and a medicinal / phenolic finish that doesn’t come on quite as strong as it did in the nose. Mouthfeel gets used to the acidity and funk as the raspberry notes pick up in intensity a bit. Still a kind of dry with a raspberry pulp flavor with touches of cherry skins to it. Carbonation is definitely on the light side! Hopefully the next batch will produce a much more fruity smell and taste and not the phenolic/band-aid aromas.

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3.75/5  rDev -17%

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3.75/5  rDev -17%

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3.75/5  rDev -17%

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3.75/5  rDev -17%

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3.75/5  rDev -17%

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Drie Fonteinen Hommage from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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