Drie Fonteinen Hommage - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

Not Rated.
Drie Fonteinen HommageDrie Fonteinen Hommage

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
99
world-class

641 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 641
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 744
Gots: 108 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Phatz on 10-15-2007

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: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 641 | Reviews: 160
Photo of Sammy
4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.93/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Photo of Knapp85
3.79/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Looks great, smells and tastes like a mix of Raspberries and Band Aids. 2013 vintage. Expected much better.

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Photo of largadeer
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.82/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Photo of womencantsail
4.32/5  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.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Photo of oline73
4.03/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.8/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Photo of Slatetank
4.37/5  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.

Photo of MasterSki
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
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?

Photo of mdfb79
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

From 02/28/15 notes. HUGE thanks to the combo of nimbleprop and jslot38 for busting this out at my bachelor party in Charleston...one of my two biggest wants by far. Batch 2.

Pours a deep rugby red/purple color with one finger of fluffy pink head and moderate to high carbonatioin evident. Looks great. Nose is super sour and fruity, lots of cherries and raspberries, dark fruits. Taste has more spice, and more tartness and funk than the nose had, which is very nice and adds some complexity to it. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall a world class beer from one of the best sour breweries in the world; I'd put this right up there with their Oude Gueuze Vintages as their best beer (never had Framboos), and one of the best sours I've had in a long time. Loved it.

Photo of drabmuh
4.22/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Photo of orangesol
4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I brought this one to our recent gueuze tasting. Been wanting to try this one for awhile now, glad I could share it with you all. 2007 bottle.

A - Pours murky pinkish red with a small half finger tall fizzy white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving little to no lace down the glass.

S - Smell is all over the place. Hints of tart raspberries initially quickly changing with what I can only imagine sulfuric acid to smell like, ok maybe just some strong vinegar. It then changes again to dank basement funk and some medicinal band-aid. I can only imagine how this smelled fresh.

T - Starts off with a mix of tart raspberries and lactic sourness slowly giving way to a strong mineral flavor. Hints of vinous fruit skins, wet hay, dulled citric fruit and wet oak make up the rest of this one. Finish is very dry, lingering on the pallet for quite awhile.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Tart, dry feel with quite a bit of pucker, lingering for some time after consumption.

O - This beer really did live up to its reputation, changing nearly every time I took a sip. The pucker is strong but it is still manageable. I hope they do make this again, I would love to try it fresh.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Review from notes. Shared with Paul at Brouwers. Bottle dated February 14th, 2007.

A: Pours a clear, light red color with slight brown coloration to it. Some bubbles formed upon pouring, but are gone quickly, leaving a thin white ring on top.

S: Smells fantastic, tons of vibrant raspberry and strawberry. Didn't want to call it jammy, since most people do, but it really is the best descriptor for the beer. It has a nice sour/tartness as well as a bit of funk and must.

T: Wow, bursting with fruit flavor. The raspberries are really fresh mixed with some sour cherry and a bit of strawberry as well. The fruit is mixed with a nice funk that sort of comes off as light hay/mustiness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Fantastic level of tartness.

O: Easily one of the best beers I have had. Was hard not to drink it down too quickly. Didn't expect the fruit to taste as fresh considering it is six years old.

Photo of mothman
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled Feb 14, 2007

Poured into snifter

Pours an off white head. Color is a ruby hued light brown.

Aroma: Sweet raspberries. Very fruity. Oak, funk, and leather all present.

Taste: Much more sour here than the nose would suggest. The raspberries are very tart. I get some acidic notes. Then, some oak, spice, funk flavors. Ends with a medicinal flavor.

Mouthfeel: Sour, tart, and mouthpuckering. Medium bodied with a low to medium amount of carbonation. Medicinal flavors in the aftertaste.

Overall, this was a great beer. It would have been even better had it not had the medicinal flavors in the aftertaste. This one is very drinkable. I am curious to know what the next batch will be like.

Photo of stakem
4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Orangesol for sharing this. 2007 vintage poured into a taster. The brew appears a hazed ruby color with patchy lacing sticking to the glass. A swirl releases a thin film of bubbles across the top with some spots of lace clinging to the glass. Despite the brew having a reddish look about it, the edges appear more of an orange when held to the light.

The smell of this brew is all over the place with every whiff. First notes of diaper and plastic breath off the brew before turning more fruity as earthy. There is a deep goodness about this brew smelling like over-ripe to rotten raspberry mixed with vinegar and plastic. The raspberry quality has a very pitted aspect about it. As it warms up, it gets a little medicinal with hints of cooked cabbage. That might sound disgusting but it's actually quite pleasant.

The taste is tart with both a bacterial aspect as well as a natural tartness of raspberry. The fruit again carries with it an earthy appeal that seems pitted and natural. As the brew warms up, some notes of plastic intertwine along with oak, herbs, grass and cheese. The aftertaste has a minor hint of veggie quality and a bit of medicinal aspect.

This is a tart brew that is very funky. It is medium bodied with a modest level of carbonation. A very solid salivation factor follows each sip of this brew and there is seemingly no alcohol inclusion. It was nice to finally get a chance to try this brew and for that I say thank you Nate. With talks of this being released again, I look forward to seeing the difference with a more fresh bottle. Regardless, this one is worth seeking out.

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.16/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

July 2007 Bottle Date; Sampled March 2010
Served lightly chilled at 60*F+
A careful pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a two-finger thick, faintly pink tinged, off-white colored head. The beer is a deep red hue that shows a stunningly, brilliantly clear, bright red color that has touches of gold to it when held up to the light. The aroma smells of raspberry pits as I pour it and a deeper inspecting yields sweet raspberry flesh followed by medicinal phenolics, a touch of plastic notes and just a big Brettanomyces presence. The finish is quite phenolic all in all, but serves as a balancing note to the up front expressive fruit and light lactic tartness.

Quite dry tasting, which is quite different than young bottles, with a solid lactic tartness, a woody raspberry pit note, sour raspberry flesh and a medicinal / phenolic finish that doesn't come on quite as strong as it did in the nose. The body is quite creamy; perhaps even a touch slick, with a fullness that plays quite well with the other senses. This still has quite a chewy raspberry flavor to it, but now that it has dried out it is much more woody, more tannic seeming and has that green, almost vegetal quality that all dry, heavily fruited raspberry beers always get. I should mention that there is still some sweetness to this beer, it is well on its way towards drying out, but this will dry out even further over the coming years.

I will say that this still has quite a few years of life yet. It will also likely get better than it currently is; it should dry out a bit more, with much of the phenolics being changed and softened with time and perhaps other funky notes coming to the fore. This is still quite good, but I think I liked this better when it was fresh. There isn't enough developed funk and complexity in this right now to offset the loss of the fresh raspberry component that this had when young; I still have high hopes for this improving quite a bit over the next couple years though. So, in the end this is a bit simplistic to be a world class Lambic (at least this particular snapshot), though visually and texturally this is currently just about perfect.

Previous Review:
February 2007 Bottle Date, Sampled January 2008
4.1
3.5/4.5/4/4.5/4.5

Edited for length.

Not as intensely fruity as I was perhaps expecting, and it is on the soft side for a traditional Lambic (even for a 3 Fonteinen one). A bit harder, with a more pronounced fruit character would make this just about perfect. It seems to be missing that jam-like (sans sweetness of course) fruit intensity that I was expecting, though I like that this is quite dry and quaffable. Still this is a very good beer, though I have a feeling this won't age nearly as well as the Framboos has / did.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.08/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad!

The beer is ruby hued with an oily, thin head that leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is very musty, funky, and fruity. Dank basement comes to mind. The flavor is quite tart, with plenty of raspberries and a hint of cherries. Also a bit of oddness and bandaids, though these characteristics don't completely overrun the beer. The finish brings a puckering sensation in the cheeks (the ones on your face). A quality lambic. Recommended.

Photo of BARFLYB
4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks go out to Matt for throwing this my way in a snifter.

A- Bloody red with some pink splotz intertwined, cant see through this, bt it is the bottom of the bottle, probably could not see through this if it was the 1st pour. Some sparse semi bubbles up top, yeast at the bottom of the glass, no lacing.

S- This smells like it went through some things since it's born on date in the bottle. Great scents of ripe/rotted fruit, cherry, raspeberry, berry and some Dill pickle juice. (thx 4 the tip ogl, I can place it). It smell more funky than fruity at this point.

T- But it's there, that sourness, that rotted fruit vibe, that ughh, FUNK! what is this? It's great, just kinda degraded. I'll admit, I never had this fresh (damn you Sally Mae), but this aged bottle seems to be a bit skewed. The fruit rotted in a way that it shows dirty rotten scoundrels, that is, some vegetative musk under the nice ripe fruit (think Berries) under a blanket of funk. I really cant describe it better than that. You should track down a bottle. If you like dill pickle juice, you will like this, I hate em though. Again thx Andy for the scent.taste reminder.

M- Very tart, very sour and lingering, it sticks around for a few, and some swishing of the mouth some minutes later will bring the same effect. Carbed up with bubbles and a step below medium.

O- Overall, this was a treat, but I would doubt I could get through a whole bottle at this time. This is a different machine than the scharbeekese, which Im not entirely sure is a fair comparison.

Photo of Stinkypuss
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Pours a light red color with a pink head and good clarity. The aroma has faint dark cherries, tart wild yeasts and plenty of horse blanket stank. The taste is very tart and fruity, nicely layered and sufficiently dry. Oak tannins round out great notes of cherry and berry. Long standing sour notes. Light bodied crisp and satisfying. This is world class lambic, seldom seen in my area.

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Drie Fonteinen Hommage from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
99 out of 100 based on 641 ratings.