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Drie Fonteinen Hommage - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 567
Gots: 75 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours candy pink, with pinkish-white cloudy big head. Smells funky, alcohol though low, penetrates the nose. Great mouthfeel,the sourness is there but well delivered without being over the toip (moderated by oak) raspberries lambic bullseyes the style. Satisfying aftertaste. Oh so drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 22:14:06 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

09-02-2012 19:57:39 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottled 6/26/14. Best before 6/2023.

Pours a murky red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dotss of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, funk, cherry, and raspberry aromas. Taste is much the same with super sour cherry, raspberry, and funk flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with really nice sour fruit and funk qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 03:30:03 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

11-25-2011 14:04:32 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to ygtbsm94 for opening this bottle last weekend. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pour yields a bright red body with a thin white head that nearly immediately fades to a thin collar around the edges. The nose brings forward some slight earth along with quite a bit of musty raspberry. In the background, there's a bit of light oak. Overall, the nose is kind of like a damp vineyard. There's a bit of bandaid lingering in the background of the nose, though this disappears in the flavor. Taste has a good amount of raspberry and damp earth. Light wood and a moderate amount of acidity. Mouthfeel is light to medium with a sour, dry finish. Not too much funk anywhere, more toward a light earthiness. Overall, a very nice beer with the mouthfeel as the highlight.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 13:27:31 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-05-2014 20:28:20 | More by nmann08
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another gem pulled up and out of the cellar. I had been waiting to crack this one for quite some time and rightfully so, with a pricetag and availabilty like this, you take your time. Served at cellar temp and poured into my darkness snifter, this one was consumed on 09/07/2009.

The pour was just what I would expect. Ruby red in color with a light pink head on top. Lightly clouded but with a really nice tone to the color I have to say. Aroma of tart raspberries and hints of horse funk dance through it. Letting it warm brings out a touch of sweeter notes with an even hint of wood peaking b as well. But once you take that first sip there is no going back. Sometimes I think about what I want something to taste like at the moment in time, most times this doesnt happen the way I want, but today, today is different. Today I get what I want. Rich notes of raspberries and tart funk dance along the palate. Puckering the lips and leaving me yearning for another sip. Delicate carbonation lightly pricks the tongue as notes of sour fruit seep their way in. There is no turning back now. Light notes of woody, vinous at times with grapes and touches of sour really clogging up the finish. Minutes after the last taste that sweet, yet tart and spicy not of raspberry still is detected on the tongue.

Overall blown away here. I have alot of sours to go through in the coming week and this was the start of it. I have to say, I am simply thrilled. The price of this one makes it a bit difficult to follow through on but I have to say it will be oh soo worth it in the end.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2009 00:46:51 | More by mikesgroove
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The incredible efforts of Armand and his team unleash their plethora of fruit, spice and funk on the senses- this time with the fruit medley of cherry and raspberry for a fruit-centric taste that's so much more than just fruit.

Its hazy mauve body rests comfortably shielded by a yeasty veil through its center and a delicate and lacy crème that swirls about its surface. Relaxing to a dainty collar around the edge, the beer carries all the hallmarks that are prized in well made sour ale.

Tangy aromatics flood the nose with nostril-piercing acidity. Those tangy fruit aromas sliver through the ale's more rustic cider, vinous and vinegar scents. Cork-like mustiness links up with other pungent notes of cellar wood, sea air and horse hair. Heading into taste... "hey, is that peppercorn and cinnamon?"

And then the brunt of sourness layers on the taste buds with tepid fruit sweetness, undeniably from cherries and raspberries. Yet as the fruit flavor marches onward, its sweetness recedes and paves the way for the tangy, tart, and downright sour flavors of lemons, limes, crab apples and red wine vinegar to penetrate. Trailing spiciness of high pepper and cinnamon resonate with a taste of brine-stewn hay, grape seed and weathered oak dance on the late palate, drying its taste as well as its body.

Though lavishly fruity to start, the beer's calm carbonation lifts and the seepage of acidity acts upon the taste buds and dominating with pang and pepper. Its wine-like finish is lightly astringent as its tannin and pectin give a feathery finish with soft plaster and clay.

Armand has once again knocked it out of the park. The fruit tandem in Hommage gives the beer a bit of a heafty upstart without being malty or sweet. Its the perfect balance and layers of complexity that take sour ale to irresistible levels.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 22:23:07 | More by BEERchitect
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-24-2014 01:36:53 | More by acurtis
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womencantsail

California

4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jeff for pulling this one out to share.

A: The beer pours a slightly hazed pinkish-red color with a tall off-white head.

S: Intensely funky aroma. Very earthy with a bit of a mineral quality. Strong acidity and a mild vinegar note. Still an amazing amount of raspberry to it. Straw, grass, and lemon zest give it that typical Drie Fonteinen aroma.

T: The mineral note is very prominent here. Lots of raspberries provide a touch of sweetness and a very nice sourness. Acetic notes are in check and a lot of the sourness is more lactic. Straw lemon, wet grass, and a nice earthiness.

M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation.

O: Not always a big framboise fan, but this was pretty damn good.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 05:16:13 | More by womencantsail
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 01:31:07 | More by ygtbsm94
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, reddish-pink body with a scant, white head.

Smell: Tart, sour aroma layered with a wonderful raspberry and cherry fruitiness along with notes of a dank, dark cellar inhabited by a leather-clad Mold Monster.

Taste: Fruity from the get-go with flavors of raspberries, sour cherries, and maybe even a few chunks of seedless watermelon all centered around a lactic sourness. A drop of vanilla, a touch of wood. There's never much in the way of sweetness, but you do get a good, hearty dose of barnyard funk. Finishes dry and sour with a lingering fruitiness. Mercifully, it's never overly tart or sour.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Mild carbonation.

Drinkability: Fairly mellow and easy-going for a lambic. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2008 23:18:46 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-02-2014 01:18:48 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

01-10-2013 04:17:02 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

5/5  rDev +10.9%

11-25-2011 20:35:30 | More by GRG1313
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emerge077

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

10-08-2013 03:01:54 | More by emerge077
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

11-14-2011 18:16:33 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed last weekend at The Trappist for a paltry $46, reviewed from memory, woo. Hazy pinkish-purple color, pours with almost no head, though there's plenty of carbonation for the style. The aroma is largely macerated raspberries, backed by a mild funk and an odd note of tomato juice. The raspberry aroma on this beer is phenomenal, I couldn't keep my nose out of the glass. The taste is similarly exceptional - raspberries are dominant, faintly sweet up front, sour in the finish. Sourness is moderate, while harsh acetic acids are minimal. Light in body, puckering and dry. Amazing stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2009 17:58:17 | More by largadeer
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +10.9%

11-14-2011 13:26:10 | More by JAHMUR
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clouded pink with a pinkish head. Nose is funky. Barnyard-esqe. Flavor has a biting raspberry to it, but still it's smooth. This just typifies what a fruit lambic is. Feel is spot on. Overall this is precisely what I would expect it to be. Amazing stuff and masterfully crafted. I'm not really sure where there could be improvement. Perhaps a bit more framboise complexity? Regardless. Who cares. It's beautiful. Worth the high price.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2008 03:28:38 | More by RblWthACoz
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to heliosphann for picking this up in Indy before it vanished from North America for good (or at least for a while). This is the Valentine's Day 2007 bottling. Served in my Kuhnhenn tulip and shared for Bryna's birthday.

A - Two fingers of off-white and slightly pink foam that settle to a thick ring and some filmy bubbles, leaving behind spotty lace. The body is a semi-transparent orange-brown color that is surprisingly unsuggestive of raspberry.

S - Tons of raspberry here - whole, slightly underripe fruit, seeds and all. There's also some red wine vinegar, and brash funkiness. This is reference quality Framboise.

T - Taste is not quite as good as the nose, but still quite excellent. Still plenty of fresh raspberry flavor, even at 3.5 years, with a slightly green quality to them. Some mild acetic character, and well-attenuated tartness. The funk is mostly of the leather and wet hay variety and stays in the periphery.

M - Moderate carbonation, light refreshing body, very dry finish with some cottonmouth and pucker. Pretty much what I want from a fruit lambic.

D - I've had this a number of times, and it never fails to disappoint. It's worth every penny, even with the exorbitant price tag. Extremely well-balanced and integrated flavor profile, with loads of fresh raspberry - what's not to love?

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2010 04:00:45 | More by MasterSki
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for sharing this Brad. Comes in a big green champagne bottle and a cork. Served in a snifter.

Beer is reddish and my pour near the top is mostly clear with a few floaters. Minimal head of white medium bubbles, other pours got some head though. Carbonation is moderate and the lacing is low. Looks good.

Aroma is musky and quite acetic. There is some nice lactic acid notes in there as well.

Beer is thin and strongly acetic. Finishes dry ultimately with this odd bitterness in there. Very drinkable although I imagine the high sourness would eventually get to me. Mouthfeel is good.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2010 19:03:17 | More by drabmuh
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SocalKicks

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

04-28-2014 06:11:10 | More by SocalKicks
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am appreciative to orangesol for sharing this 750 ML bottle, 2007 vintage at foofaa's gueuze tasting, enjoyed chilled in a cervoise.

The color is ruby with mild haze and has thin white ring of head which leaves spots of lace. the smell has a a strong funky/fruity fragrance which comes of as lightly sulfuric and has a vinous quality with slight dark berry sweet odor. The feel is very tart with funky and biscuit toastiness and moderately high carbonation giving the impression of levity. The pucker factor is ther with subtle tannin in the astringent finish.

The flavor is super tart which is great right off -so juicy sour and has a dank fruity earthy taste with subtle raspberry tartness. The mild cherry-skin taste with slight earthy element and floral flavor is very vibrant and complex with fruit and sour notes working together.

Overall this is an incredible sour beer, plenty of fruit with the sour flavor pushing the envelope yet still so drinkable you want to go back again and again. The fruit flavors are great with subtle oakiness, a really top notch example.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 15:09:13 | More by Slatetank
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oline73

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was very excited to get the chance to try this with my wife at de heren van liedekerke. Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a reddish cloudy amber with a half finger of off white head and good retention.

Smell: Fruity and creamy. I'm getting raspberries and strawberries. I could smell the berries before I even got close to the glass. Doesn't smell very tart.

Taste: Like the smell, the flavor is creamy and full of berries. I am only getting the raspberry here, not the strawberry note like in the nose. There is a tartness that works quite well with the fruit. The taste isn't weak, but it is very mellow. The finish is tart and fruity.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with very smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a very good fruit lambic. It might have been a bit better a year or two ago, but still very nice. I probably won't have it again, but not because I wouldn't be willing.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 21:48:39 | More by oline73
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