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Drie Fonteinen Hommage - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 618
Gots: 88 | FT: 18
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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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.

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Drie Fonteinen Hommage from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
99 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.