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Drie Fonteinen Hommage - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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533 Ratings
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Ratings: 533
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 637
Gots: 85 | FT: 14
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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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Tyrus, May 29, 2014
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4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Batch 2 750 split with the wife the night of our wedding

A- murky dark red, exactly what I was expecting. Likes a bit pond waterish

S- fruit right up front with some tart in the back end. Full fruit aroma, very well intergrated with the base beer

T- wow this one knocks it out! Probably one of he best sours I've had. Perfect amount of fruit sweetness with the right amount of funky and sour. Fantastic how well the fruit flavor comes thru in this beer

M- thicker bodied than your normal sour, good carbonation

O- what a fantastic beer, perfect to split with the wife. Went down much to quickly and easily, would love if this was an annual release. Biggest detracter is the price point, if u can bite that bullet your in for a real treat!

KevSal, May 28, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to my buddy Big Mdawg for sharing this bottle. Insane Memorial Day weekend but this one was consumed with a very fresh mindset.

Drie Fonteinen Hommage 2013

A- 750ml poured to a few glasses thanks to BigM, mine in a wine glass. A massive, creamy head forms with very fine bubbles. Somehow this five finger head falls almost immediately to nothing but a tiny ring. Takes on a wine appearance and no lace.

S- Funky Brett dominates the aroma for me with horsey, barnyard, cherry pie, some band aid and fruit aromas. Raspberry and cherry fruit also come on strong with authentic, fresh fruit feel. Lactic acid, lemon, vinous grapes and oak.

T- Fruit and sourness kind of takes over here but the Brett and funk, which is still very powerful. Nectar of raspberry and cherry combine with the lactic tartness to almost come off like cranberry, just a bit. Horsey, band-aid, barnyard medicinal funk bomb. Slight acetic vinegar feel atop tannic oak barrel.

MF- Light end, crisp body that is pretty much dried out besides some residual fruit sugars. Carbonation at a high level to accentuate the sours and fruit flavors. Finishes fairly sour with funk all over the palate.

Tons of funk and tons of fruit. Sourness builds with each sip and reaches a nice Drie level with that authentic Lambic presence.

cbutova, May 28, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2013 bottle, shared with good people on a good weekend.

Appearance - Dark red and murky. A big pink head fizzes to a very thin ring out of nowhere and stays that way.

Smell - Sour and juicy fruits up the yingyang. Cherries, raspberries, lemon, wet hay, oak, some good funk presence here.

Taste - Bring on the funk! Lots of musty cellar floor haypile funk mingle greatly with cherries and raspberries. Lactic sourness and light oak. Sourness is well-contained overall, nice balance.

Mouthfeel - Overall fine, but I think a bit more carbonation would give this some more oomph. Pretty easy-going for a lambic without sacrificing flavor.

Overall - Really good. Quality fresh+sour fruit and funk flavors, very very drinkable.

Chico1985, May 28, 2014
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backbaybrewer, May 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

greenspointexas, May 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

stevec32, May 27, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed out of a green 750 mL bottle with a cork & cage topper and a bottling date marked on the back label of Jun 26th, 2013. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series tulip glass.

Appearance - Gentle pour so as not to disturb the sediment and yeast likely coating the bottom of the bottle still yields a fluffy pink head with ample pocking and foamy mountains and valleys. Beneath the foam lies a beautiful lava red body that is just slightly hazy, with ruby-like shading giving it a jewel-like effect. The head dissipates after a few minutes, leaving just sparse, spotty lacing.

Smell - There is a fantastically pungent oaky, wood characteristic emanating from this beer. I don't think I've ever smelled a woody smell that was quite so intoxicating and wonderful. Alongside the oak tannins are the acidic fruity notes of ripe raspberries and sour cherries punctuating the amazing barrel characteristics. There's an underlying tartness that I expect to blow me away when I take my first drink.

Taste - As expected, there is mouth-puckering sourness and acidity that rides on on the bed of the raspberries and cherries along with a nicely contrasting vinous quality from the barrels. Oak tannins and musty funk are present as well with the fruity sweet and sour characteristics.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and moderate carbonation, with a high level of mouth puckering and an arid dry finish that leaves your tastebuds longing for another sip.

Overall, this is quite possibly the second best fruit lambic I've ever enjoyed, behind only Cantillon's Fou' Foune. They are hard to compare to one another due to the different fruits utilized, but this one is outstanding, with aggressive notes of oak and funk alongside a fantastically ripe raspberry element. It's too bad this bottle costs so much and is only produced ever several years, because it is truly amazing.

LambicPentameter, May 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

FosterJM, May 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

mrkdwrds, May 26, 2014
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