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Drie Fonteinen Hommage - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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490 Ratings
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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 628
Gots: 88 | FT: 17
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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Ratings: 490 | Reviews: 139 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Thurgoft, May 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

jschonert, May 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

atrocity, May 18, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

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.

Alieniloquium, May 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

brother_kenneth, May 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

CheapBeerBuzz, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

mhaugo, May 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

blabaer, May 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

drewone, May 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

TheBeerAlmanac, May 17, 2014
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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.

UCLABrewN84, May 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

PeakedInHighSchool, May 13, 2014
Photo of abeeronthebeach
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dusty pinkish red.

S - Raspberries lead, accompanied by mild barnyard funk. Medicinal edge with bitter red grapes.

T - Very much following the nose, with sour cherries to finish. A little berry cough syrup. Moderate tartness leading to slight mouth pucker.

M - Appropriately carbonated, finishing long with a little funk once more.

O - This is definitely good stuff, but I can't see myself trading my cellar to get more of it. Fruitier and less aggressively blue cheese than the fou'foune, mamouche, and golden doesjel which I drank in the same session

abeeronthebeach, May 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Deltoro, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

Nolen12, May 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Mark000, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

SOUR.

This beer has a lot of collectors' appeal and this may cause it to be overrated. I have enjoyed it a few times already, and even though I really like it, the price is just ridiculous. Drie Fonteinen beers are the more expensive beers in existence.

Pours a nice dark red beer. A little foam forms and dissipates quickly. Normal aroma, fruits, lambic, bretts. Taste is very uniform, it is sour, raspberries, and not dry at all. A bit on the syrupy side, but still very enjoyable.

JulioH, May 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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510a, May 10, 2014
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Steve212, May 10, 2014
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vonnegut21, May 09, 2014
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scotv, May 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

solo103, May 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

McNazz, May 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

starrdogg, May 08, 2014
Drie Fonteinen Hommage from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
98 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.