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Drie Fonteinen Hommage - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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413 Ratings
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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 575
Gots: 75 | 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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FosterJM

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

1795th review on BA
Bottle to 3F stem glass
750 ml c/c

Thank you Jazz. I owe you!

App- I wish this was a color of a crayola crayon. It's a wonderful blend of reds, purples and pink. When you stare at the glass it creates a wonderful uprising of bubbles. The head starts at 2 fingers and dissipates at an alarming rate. No cling, no lace, just carbonation. You know what! I don't care.

Smell- So I will admit, I get so much on this one. It's a bigger amount of raspberries. However, I am sitting here saying this is a small amount of medicinal baby lotion with lavender and bubblegum. Okay, it's weird but it's sweet, and fruity and sweet and I love it. I can smell for days.

Taste- On the first sip, it's a different beer from most framboise or krieks I have had. The taste doesn't really follow the nose. A big amount of raspberries. A small of amount of cherry. I like the small amount of vinegar with a bit of oak behind it. A good bubbly flavor with a small amount of medicinal and bubblegum. Smaller flavor than the nose.

Mouth- A very nice medium body bordering on a thin body with a thin carbonation. Very prickly with a good amount of raspberries and cherry. Nice layering of the fruits and a small vinegar flavor.

Drink- Its very good. I like it. I'll just call it Wælsbro and say I spent too much for this, but tickers gonna tick. Cheers!

05-26-2014 04:04:37 | More by FosterJM
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mrkdwrds

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-26-2014 00:19:45 | More by mrkdwrds
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LoveStout

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-25-2014 23:58:55 | More by LoveStout
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ScottP

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-25-2014 23:26:03 | More by ScottP
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gueuzegossage

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-25-2014 21:19:26 | More by gueuzegossage
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dspinler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

05-25-2014 20:58:23 | More by dspinler
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NuclearRich

Connecticut

4.76/5  rDev +5.5%

Well, I may have overpaid but novare res had it and I didn't, so I pulled the trigger. No regrets either. Phenomenal from top to bottom. Just layers and layers of sensory satisfaction. The raspberry is dominant over the cherry, but allows a (yet another) layer of flavorthat doedoesn't come from either fruit alone. Super funky with big raspberry tartness. As it warms the tart mellows and the bottom of the bottle gets better and better. Just heaven.

05-25-2014 04:29:41 | More by NuclearRich
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Saudereth

Virginia

5/5  rDev +10.9%

05-24-2014 17:48:45 | More by Saudereth
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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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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-24-2014 00:53:40 | More by SadMachine
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fromthewood

California

5/5  rDev +10.9%

05-24-2014 00:49:46 | More by fromthewood
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ThrashMaster

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.9%

05-23-2014 22:35:04 | More by ThrashMaster
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +10.9%

05-23-2014 13:32:26 | More by BuckTuckian
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billyshears

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-22-2014 15:27:44 | More by billyshears
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weaksauce

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

05-22-2014 01:23:49 | More by weaksauce
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jkball01

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-21-2014 00:05:07 | More by jkball01
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BobbysLiquors

California

5/5  rDev +10.9%

05-20-2014 16:29:42 | More by BobbysLiquors
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rmaste6282

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-20-2014 04:52:29 | More by rmaste6282
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tpaetow

Missouri

4.66/5  rDev +3.3%

Poured from the bottle into a wine glass.

A-Dark pink and cloudy. Light, fluffy head. Enticing.

S-Raspberries, Cherries, straw, grass, dandelion greens, lemon zest

T-tart and citrusy up front, massive waves of funk in the middle, with tons of fruit on the finish. Endlessly complex. Each sip yielded new flavors

M-Crisp, light, very drinkable, each sip had me coming back for more

O- I had extraordinarily high expectations considering the $40 price tag I payed for this, but I was very impressed. Worth every penny

05-20-2014 04:50:15 | More by tpaetow
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.61/5  rDev +2.2%

750ml bottle of batch 2. Bottled 6/26/2014. Poured into a Cantillon stemmed glass 5/19/2014.

Review #601.

A- beautiful dark ruby red body, two finger white head with solid retention and a nice collar, no lacing.

S- what I imagine cherries and raspberries mixed together to taste like. Lots of tart cherries mixed in with a nice jammy raspberry fruitiness. The must, funk combines with the fruits to make an interesting combination- rubber in a good way, for the lack of a better descriptor.

F- lots of raspberry fruitiness without a lot of perceived sweetness, cut by cherry fruit tartness, mixed in with a nice funk blanket and some lacto. Cherry skins, oak, leather. No rubber. Very jammy. This is a very tasty, complex combination of raspberry and cherries. The dregs have more lambic presence and is delicious. I'm looking forward to this beer in a few years..

M- medium bodied, a bit jammy and slick rather than dry like Lente was. A bit lower in carbonation than I'd like, but still enough to make it a delicious drinking experience.

O- very fruit-forward right now young; I'd have to imagine this will be even better in a few years. I'd lay down any other bottles you have right now for a while- this is a lot like how VSB drank out of the gates- a bit rough around the edges, but transforms into a worldbeater a year later. Yet, this is phenomenal even fresh.

05-19-2014 22:37:58 | More by Stevedore
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moarmare

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

05-19-2014 12:24:52 | More by moarmare
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Thurgoft

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-19-2014 03:32:20 | More by Thurgoft
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jschonert

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

05-19-2014 03:01:08 | More by jschonert
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atrocity

Virginia

5/5  rDev +10.9%

05-18-2014 21:48:31 | More by atrocity
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.58/5  rDev +1.6%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 2.

Appearance - Deep red. Pinkish in the light. Nice light pink head. Thin layer of foam on the surface.

Smell - Intense raspberry. Just a little bit of sour cherry aroma. Lightly funky. Some lemony acidity and wheat grain.

Taste - The lambic base is more dominant. Lactic sourness. The raspberry is less jammy and sweet. Wheat graininess. Funky finish with a little bit of yogurt tang lingering in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. Moderately sour.

Overall - The fruit is really intense in the nose, but the lambic shines in the taste.

05-18-2014 20:28:24 | More by Alieniloquium
Drie Fonteinen Hommage from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
99 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.