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Drie Fonteinen Hommage - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Reviews: 151
Hads: 678
Avg: 4.41
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 776
Gots: 109 | FT: 12
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Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website

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
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Photo of cbutova
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of Chico1985
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of FosterJM
4.5/5  rDev +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!

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Photo of NuclearRich
4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of tpaetow
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of Stevedore
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Re-review: Hommage b2, C&C bottle served in a snifter glass 9/6/2015. About 1 year and 3 months since bottling. Essentially, there is zero bandaid in this beer, not that I really got any a year ago, but that was the consensus here. Impressive dark reddish-pink body, one finger white head with good retention, no lacing, medium collar, thin film. Smells of cherry skins, slightly sulfuric minerals, raspberry, lemon, oak, fair amount of funk. Hefty fruit quotient, at least for a lambic. Flavour is similarly full of cherry skin and raspberries, a bit of lemon, straw, oak, funk. Impressive, moderately jammy. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, appropriate carbonation, effervescent, refreshing and delicious. Finish is lemon, oak and cobwebs. Overall, a year+ has done well to an already excellent fruit lambic coming out the gates. Get 'em now while you still can.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of abeeronthebeach
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
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

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Photo of JulioH
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +2%
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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Photo of Luk13
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle 2007 vintage side-by-side with Framboos 2011. Pale red with orange higlights and no head. Looks a little bit like a bad wine. Aroma has some of those rotten raspberries but there is also cherries and barnyard. Flavors are mostly cherries, cherry pie sweetness, old raspeberries and lemon acid. Low carbonation. This one was less bad than Framboos but not very good.

Bottle 2013 vintage drank one year later. Pour a thick burgundy red with very low head. Aroma is fruity and nicely showcases raspberries, blackberries and cherries. Definitly funky, decent horseblanket presence. Menthol notes reminds me of old 3F lambics. Taste is rich raspberries and cherries. Intense sourness, mostly citric, is balanced by fruity sweetness. Full bodied and rather low carbonation which accentuates the richness of this fruit lambic. This is not your everyday fruit lambic, it is however wonderfully complex for a lambic this age. 4.3

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Photo of nkeckhar
4.88/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

was lucky enough to try batch 1. thanks bobby. this was one of the most pleasurable experiences of my beer life. yeasty & tart with some many fruit flavors - cherry & raspberry most prominently for me. i think this beer has held up quite well and look forward to see how the new batch develops. now, i just need a time machine to go back and taste this one fresh.

batch 2 in it's current state is very good, but has a bit of nail polishy scent to it. i think it will develop nicely over time but right now it's more of a 4 on the arbitrary rating system.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Birthday lunch with the wife on 8.22.13
Brouwer's Cafe
Seattle, WA
Bottled Feb 2007

A - Pours a murky brown-red with a light tan head that quickly moves to the edges.

S - Funky raspberries, a light tartness, but so much fruit.

T - Raspberry jam in a glass. It is a touch acidic and woody, but the raspberry flavor dominates and without it being overly sweet. The taste lingers pleasantly on the tongue for a long time after the drink.

D - Good carbonation with a lighter body.

O - What a real treat, why can't every day be like this day. It is amazing how the fruit flavors have lasted so long on this one. So glad to have the chance to have this.

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Photo of gueuzedreg
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2007 into a Crooked Stave snifter. Doing a side-by-side with Framboos.

A- Somewhat translucent framboise. Much thinner than Framboos. The color is lighter and you can almost see a dark object through the glass; where as with Framboos there is no chance of that. A lot of carbonation came out during pour which is fantastic for a 6-year old lambic. Very excited about that.

Here is what I wrote for Framboos: Really dark framboise color. Minimal-medium lacing for this kind of beer. I really thought this beer was going to be thinner, but it is pretty thick.

S- Fresh fresh raspberries burst out of the glass. More raspberry upfront than Framboos, and less 3F funk. Their statement on this beer is being able to preserve fresh raspberry for years in this bottle.

Here is what I wrote for Framboos: Deep rich raspberry, barnyard funk, yeast. Pretty much what you would expect from a 3F beer as far as funk.

T- Fresh fresh raspberries. I did not get too much "jammy"... more just fresh raspberry. More on the sweet end of raspberry, where as Framboos transitioned from sweet to sour raspberry. Hommage tastes more of fresh sweet tart raspberries. Though this beer is 6 years old, it tastes like this was bottled yesterday. Tastes like a fresh raspberry lambic.

Here is what I wrote for Framboos: Dangerously drinkable. There is a minimal milkshake consistency that helps this one down the throat. It first tastes of sugary raspberries that transform into sour raspberries. Very enjoyable and complex in that aspect. I am getting predictable 3F funk toward transition from sweet to tart. This one tastes like a really complex raspberry lambic with tons of funk at the end.

M- This is very thin. I thought that this was going to be the other way around. I thought with all of this "jammy" talk that Hommage was going to be thicker; but not even close. Framboos is way thicker and a little bit milkshake (which I prefer). The mouthfeel is ok on Hommage. It tastes like a thin fruit lambic which we all have had over and over. (sorry if you have not)

Here is what I wrote for Framboos: This is where the beer shines for me. The mouthfeel is a perfect 5. Perfectly carbonated; almost minimal milkshake framboise as previously stated. Glorius.

O- I am very glad that I got to try both Hommage and Framboos at the same time. I totally thought that if you would have switched labels; I would have not been surprised. The fact that Framboos was the thicker milkier, if you will, raspberry lambic compared with Hommage blows me away. Here is the catch. If you like fresh raspberry nose and taste Hommage is your beer. If you like a very complex mouthfeel with more 3F barnyard funk, Framboos is your beer. I swore that I would like Hommage more going into this side-by-side; but I prefer Framboos. Both are exceptional; but as previously stated pick the beer based on your preference with freshness vs. complex mouthfeel and taste.

Now I can fkn relax and drink both bottles. Cheers

EDIT: The last glass of Hommage was the best anything I have ever had. The dreg hits once again.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.72/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml bottle, bottled on February 14, 2007, poured into a wine glass.

A- Pours a nearly-clear, very beautiful reddish/amber color, thin white head, leaves a bit of spotty lacing.

S- Truly perfect. Incredibly raspberry flavor, really complex, rich oak and vanilla aroma. There's also some funk, which is earthy and musty. It's a lot less acidic than I was expecting for a 6 year old lambic, I'm barely getting any acidity at all except for a mild lactic/acetic tartness, the sweetness of the raspberries and the oak/vanilla is definitely dominant.

T- Mild, soft acidity, much less than I was anticipating. The sweet, juicy raspberries are up front, and are still surprisingly vibrant and juicy after 6 years. There's also a really great oak and vanilla flavor from the barrel and a very musty, dry funkiness.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth and somewhat difficult to pin down, somehow it's very dry but also with a considerable fruity juiciness. Really good.

O- This wasn't at all what I was expecting, but the fruit, barrel and funk are all really interesting and different. The aroma alone is pretty incredible. A really wonderful beer.

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Photo of beerpirates
4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75 cl bottle poured into a tasting glass

Partly cloudy rustbrown beer, no head.
Aroma: very fruity, raspberries, bit cheesy, little metallic.
MF: soft carbon, medium body.
Taste: fruity start, raspberries, very sour, quite cheesy as well , aftertaste is burning sourness, bit cheesy, little dirty, raspberry jam, bit metallic.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of infi
4.77/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled on 14/02/2007.

Dark, maroon pour with brownish tones. Subtle, white bubbling atop with idle carbonation in the body. Smells similar to Framboos '11– jammy raspberry, gentle tartness, stale attic air, stagnant dust, with some sweetness and funk. But more potent and whole due to the age and cellaring. The nose is incredible and just worth the attention.

Flavors begin with raspberry tartness and traditional lambic funk, then transition into a period of sugary sweetness and woody oak. Finishes off with lingering tartness on the tip of the tongue. Like the smell, much more rounder than Framboos '11. Definitely more distinct and much more preferable. Such a delicious beer– DAMN.

Was very fortunate to procure this bottle, and slay my #1, personal "white whale".

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Photo of joel66
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared amongst BA's for one of the most ridiculous "lunch's" at the Torst opening!

Poured side by side by side with 2012 Blabaer and 2005 Fou foun.

Bottle poured a deep cherry red. Nose was straight up raspberry jam. A delicate balance between cheese funk, sweetness from the raspberry and tartness. By far the most complex out of the three bottles we had. Although well balanced flavors, all of the flavors were explosive.

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Photo of Rutager
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2007 bottle shared with my lovely wife at Brouwer's Cafe.

Appearance. Pours a light red with a little maroon and barely a skim of white head.

Smell. Very funky with a ton of wood, sour pie cherries and just a little hint of raspberries.

Taste. Tart, sour cherry, nice strong funk with a little cheese, lots of wood and leather in the finish.

Mouthfeel. Light body, fairly low amount of fine and lively carbonation.

Overall. A fantastic lambic that has probably lost a lot of it's fruit flavour going by the ingredients. Worth the $70? No, but what beer is. A fun experience for sure.

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. Tasted side by side with 2011 Framboos

Hommage pours a hazy crimson color with just a tiny wisp of an off white head.

The raspberries are definitely noticeable in the nose, although the cherries are surprisingly prominent. A strong tart aroma has a strong acetic vinegar component to it. The acidity in the aroma seems to mostly overwhelm any funky wild elements that might be there.

Cherry is actually the stronger flavor coming through with my first sip. Tart cherries, overripe cherry skin, sour raspberry, red grapes, oak, and balsamic vinegar all come together nicely. The flavor has a gentle sweetness up front and then strikes a nice balance between fruity tartness and acetic vinegar. There is a slightly off-putting plasticy note that comes through at the beginning of the sip, but other than that this is very enjoyable.

It has a nice, smooth, medium body for a lambic that is peppered with vinegar acidity. The carbonation is on the lighter side of medium, and there is a slightly oaky and tannic finish.

This is clearly a well-crafted lambic. I thought that raspberries would be the dominant fruit, but I was not disappointed that the cherries came through so strongly. The plastic flavor in the flavor was enough for me to knock down the flavor and overall score, but everything else was solid.

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Photo of jethrodium
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle generously shared by cpferris. Big thanks to Chad. Pours a reddish amber with a small white head that settles to a ring and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is lots of cherry, some raspberry, a light medicinal note, and funky oak. The initial taste is sweet with some cherry and raspberry. There is also lots of funky oak and a light medicinal note. The finish is tart and funky. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Quite Tasty.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.91/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Notes taken from 9/29 from the craziest bottle share that i have ever been a part of. Thanks so much to the NYC and Hoboken crew for letting me participate in this incredible day of drinking long time wants and insanity.

Thanks kindly for sharing. Enjoyed side-by-side with the newest batch of Framboos.

a - looks like a strawberry smoothie. every glass poured looks like the last pour of the bottle. thick and not really very beery.
s - fresh fruit. raspberries with sour cherries. a bit sharper on the nose, but smells amazing. sour eggs. just like the framboos but add sour cherries.
t - that is nuts. just AMAZING sour medley. the raspberry dances with sour cherries. blows the framboos out of the water.
m - great balance. sour, but tickles my mouth. really enjoyable.
o - overall unreal beer. just phenomenal. one of the highlights of an INSANE day.

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Drie Fonteinen Hommage from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.