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Drie Fonteinen Hommage - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Reviews: 149
Hads: 662
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 751
Gots: 112 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

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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Reviews: 149 | Hads: 662
Photo of spdyfire83
4.57/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

251st Review
75cl bottle poured in a 3F stemmed lambic glass
Vintage: 14/02/2007

Enjoyed on two separate occasions while visiting Belgium in early June 2012. This review is a combination of my notes from enjoying this at DHvL (thanks to kscaldef for sharing this and leaving me the bottle finish alone!) and the Drie Fonteinen Restaurant in Beersel.

A: Dull ruby red. Single (off-white) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Raspberries and loads of them! Hint of sweetness and funk, but mostly raspberry here. Sooo very inviting!

T: The taste is a bit softer (i.e. less intense) than the nose, but a nice balance of tart and sweetness here. Loads of crisp raspberry, funk, and sharp acidity. Very rounded and easy to drink!

M: Medium bodied with somewhat soft carbonation.

O: A delicious beer for sure! Not quite as good as Framboos, but this is very nice, smooth, and refreshing - very easy to drink. (907 characters)

Photo of oline73
4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was very excited to get the chance to try this with my wife at de heren van liedekerke. Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a reddish cloudy amber with a half finger of off white head and good retention.

Smell: Fruity and creamy. I'm getting raspberries and strawberries. I could smell the berries before I even got close to the glass. Doesn't smell very tart.

Taste: Like the smell, the flavor is creamy and full of berries. I am only getting the raspberry here, not the strawberry note like in the nose. There is a tartness that works quite well with the fruit. The taste isn't weak, but it is very mellow. The finish is tart and fruity.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with very smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a very good fruit lambic. It might have been a bit better a year or two ago, but still very nice. I probably won't have it again, but not because I wouldn't be willing. (922 characters)

Photo of mulder1010
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ML poured into a Cantillon Shaker glass
Thanks to Bluebetty for providing this rarity

A-- Poured a dark amber cherry color. Just a decent collar on the glass. Head?? Slowly went away and left the ring.

S-- Raspberries, cherries and funk. Big nose but not totally in your face and hits you over the head.

T-- Sour raspberries, slight sour cherry, vinegar and no hints of sweetness. Sour pucker but with some earthiness to offset this.

M-- Light and dry. Big pucker finish but not as crazy as would have thought. Really enjoyable I thought.

O-- Sick ass beer. Was fun to savor one of the highlights of the night was to have this. (638 characters)

Photo of warnerry
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled shared with BA woosterbill and friends during lunch at the 3F restaurant. Cheers, Will! Bottled Feb 14 2007

A - Pours a slightly hazy brown/red with minimal head, but a persistent collar.

S - Slight plasticy aroma precedes a a huge raspberry and cherry aroma. Pretty funky with an intense tartness to the aroma. Also a bit of raspberry jam sweetness, but very subtle compared to the tart aromas.

T - Taste starts out with intensely sour raspberries. Pretty significant funk in the middle with a bit of vinegar. No sweetness in the taste whatsoever. Only a very slight plastic taste initially that quickly fades away. Weird and utterly enjoyable.

M - Medium mouthfeel, a bit acetic, with some earthy dryness.

O - Definitely one of the most interesting beers I've ever had. Nice acidity and fruit presence, though the slight plastic presence is distracting. Still, very enjoyable in small quantities. (911 characters)

Photo of Jeffo
4.8/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ron and Jeroen opened this as part of our sour education a few weeks back. A huge cheers for testing this rarity out on us. I know how much you guys love this beer.

From a 75cl bottle into a mini flute
Bottled on 14 February 2007

APPEARANCE: Pours a small white head with that fades relatively quickly to a ring only. Hazy raspberry red in color with very low levels of carbonation evident. A ring remains until the end but leaves no real lacing down the glass. Very pretty, natural looking color here. Beautiful to look at, though the head could be a little more persistent.

SMELL: Bold nose with some lovely red fruits. Raspberries obviously, which are just beautiful, and some light cherry notes as well. A touch of funk is there as well, but this is more about the red fruit bouquet on the nose. A little one dimensional, but very enticing.

TASTE: This is truly delicious. Raspberries with light funky notes and a light sourness up front. Touches of cherries in there as well, and some bitterness shows up after the swallow as balance. A medium and lingering aftertaste is full of beautiful raspberry and cherry fruits and a mild sourness as a backbone. Tastes very natural and well balanced.

PALATE: Light on the palate and medium-high levels of carbonation. Creamy and vibrant on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly sticky. Works wonderfully for the beer and really showcases the flavors.

OVERALL: Completely not wasted on me. This was the only sour I gladly went back for a second pour on. I will admit that I didn’t expect this to be that good. However, the fruit flavors were delicious and decadent, and the sourness played unbelievably well with the fruit component. Perhaps a little one dimensional if I’m honest with myself, but that one dimension is definitely other-worldly. Look forward to the day I get to drink this one again. Thanks again for sharing Ron and Jeroen. This was a game changer. (1,938 characters)

Photo of woosterbill
4.69/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle, bottled on Valentine's Day of 2007, shared with friends (including BA warnerry - cheers!) and poured into a 3F wine-style glass. Paired with konijn met geuze in the 3F restaurant. What an experience!

A: Hazy but bright red-brown body under a thin but steady white head that recedes into a ring and leaves spotty lace. Nice.

S: In a word, insanity: nose-hair-curling acidity, raspberries, cherry-skin, and something so intense I can only describe it as pure Lambic heat. It's like funk has been apotheosized.

T: Sour raspberries up front, cherries and lemon sourness in the middle, a hint of plastic towards the end, and a puckering, acetic, raspberry-seed finish. So sour, so strange, so good.

M: Tinglingly sour, lightly carbonated medium body. Crazy.

O: What can I say about this beer? It was right up there with Flaming Fury for being the most sour beverage I've ever had, but along with the ridiculous acidity came both complexity and deliciousness that could hardly be believed. If it weren't for the lone off note of plastic, this would be dangerously close to a perfect fruit Lambic. When Armand and raspberries get together...

Cheers! (1,163 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dirty red and light brown pour, pink head, good retention, pretty nice. Very funky, wet leathery, musty cherry aroma. Seemed like it was a bunch of red fruits, cherry, raspberry, strawberry, rhubarb? The musty, funkiness is the most I've ever encountered, and I liked it, especially considering that I generally don't like a bunch of musty-like qualities in the lambics and wilds I drink, but for whatever reason, this one kind of opened me up to it being a desireable quality for a lambic to possess.

Substantial amount of fruit flavor, sour and tartness immediately noticeable upon the first sip. Really turned off a beer noob at the tasting, so you know it was damn fine.

Very enjoyable, would love to drink it side by side with O'Dell's Friek. They both seem to have raspberry forward thing going, but some other red fruits as well, nice fruit and sour components. The obvious main difference between them being how clean friek is, whereas hommage comes off just grimy and musty, but both beers are great for what they bring to the table.

Thanks to jh1982 for bringing this whale to the party. (1,102 characters)

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a bright reddish crimson body with a thin white cap

S: The nose brings forward some Earthiness, puree raspberry and mustiness with some old spent wood

T: Light funk, fresh and puree raspberries, woody and dirt with a hint of wood

M: Mouthfeel is light to medium with a sour, dry finish.

O: Very good (316 characters)

Photo of orangesol
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I brought this one to our recent gueuze tasting. Been wanting to try this one for awhile now, glad I could share it with you all. 2007 bottle.

A - Pours murky pinkish red with a small half finger tall fizzy white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving little to no lace down the glass.

S - Smell is all over the place. Hints of tart raspberries initially quickly changing with what I can only imagine sulfuric acid to smell like, ok maybe just some strong vinegar. It then changes again to dank basement funk and some medicinal band-aid. I can only imagine how this smelled fresh.

T - Starts off with a mix of tart raspberries and lactic sourness slowly giving way to a strong mineral flavor. Hints of vinous fruit skins, wet hay, dulled citric fruit and wet oak make up the rest of this one. Finish is very dry, lingering on the pallet for quite awhile.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Tart, dry feel with quite a bit of pucker, lingering for some time after consumption.

O - This beer really did live up to its reputation, changing nearly every time I took a sip. The pucker is strong but it is still manageable. I hope they do make this again, I would love to try it fresh. (1,212 characters)

Photo of wagenvolks
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

HUGE thanks to xpimptastikx for bringing this beer to our impromptu/epic tasting last night. 750ml corked & caged bottle into a Ranger Creek tulip.

Hommage pours with a rosy, violet-amber hue studded with a fine yeasty haze. A pink, Valentine's day head retains surprisingly well. Gorgeous beer! Sadly, the aroma has not held up to age as well as the appearance. Big phenolic notes greet the nose alongside a leathery, cheesy, funky armpit presence. Cooked asparagus and green olives were suggested, and I agree. However, sniff past the pickled funkiness and there are some nice acetic berry tones lurking beneath.

All is forgiven upon the first sip. This Lambic is heavenly in flavor, with a super tart lactic punch to the sides of the tongue offset by a decadent, funky raspberry jam note in the middle. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, and refreshing with a perfect carbonation level. Overall, an amazing beer; I am grateful that I got the opportunity to try Hommage. It's a shame the nose hadn't held up, but the deliciousness more than makes up for that fact. Thanks again Michael! (1,079 characters)

Photo of xpimptastikx
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened up with the St Valentine's Cuvee Geuze since they were both about to turn 5.

A - Pours like carbonated cranberry juice as an inch of light pink head arises. A thin sheet stays around for awhile and leaves light lacing on the glass.

S - This is the wild card for this beer. First I got a very light raspberry jam followed by band aids, which seemed to have layers of musty cheese and pickled eggs. Someone else said green olives. There are raspberries, but they sit under some heavy funk layers.

T - Bright fresh raspberries still, raspberry jam, slightly acetic, but still a heavy dose of wet hay and cheese. Light vegital aftertaste. A better balance here than the nose, and my favorite fruit lambic from 3F.

M - light creamy carbonation with a nice oaky tannic finish, it leaves you lingering for more.

O - My favorite 3F fruit lambic to date. The nose was not as good as it could have been, but age might have something to do with that. Saying that, the 2007 Vintage we opened was not nearly as funky in the nose as the Hommage. I wish I was sitting on 3+ like some people, but a alas this was my only bottle. (1,131 characters)

Photo of stakem
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Orangesol for sharing this. 2007 vintage poured into a taster. The brew appears a hazed ruby color with patchy lacing sticking to the glass. A swirl releases a thin film of bubbles across the top with some spots of lace clinging to the glass. Despite the brew having a reddish look about it, the edges appear more of an orange when held to the light.

The smell of this brew is all over the place with every whiff. First notes of diaper and plastic breath off the brew before turning more fruity as earthy. There is a deep goodness about this brew smelling like over-ripe to rotten raspberry mixed with vinegar and plastic. The raspberry quality has a very pitted aspect about it. As it warms up, it gets a little medicinal with hints of cooked cabbage. That might sound disgusting but it's actually quite pleasant.

The taste is tart with both a bacterial aspect as well as a natural tartness of raspberry. The fruit again carries with it an earthy appeal that seems pitted and natural. As the brew warms up, some notes of plastic intertwine along with oak, herbs, grass and cheese. The aftertaste has a minor hint of veggie quality and a bit of medicinal aspect.

This is a tart brew that is very funky. It is medium bodied with a modest level of carbonation. A very solid salivation factor follows each sip of this brew and there is seemingly no alcohol inclusion. It was nice to finally get a chance to try this brew and for that I say thank you Nate. With talks of this being released again, I look forward to seeing the difference with a more fresh bottle. Regardless, this one is worth seeking out. (1,619 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am appreciative to orangesol for sharing this 750 ML bottle, 2007 vintage at foofaa's gueuze tasting, enjoyed chilled in a cervoise.

The color is ruby with mild haze and has thin white ring of head which leaves spots of lace. the smell has a a strong funky/fruity fragrance which comes of as lightly sulfuric and has a vinous quality with slight dark berry sweet odor. The feel is very tart with funky and biscuit toastiness and moderately high carbonation giving the impression of levity. The pucker factor is ther with subtle tannin in the astringent finish.

The flavor is super tart which is great right off -so juicy sour and has a dank fruity earthy taste with subtle raspberry tartness. The mild cherry-skin taste with slight earthy element and floral flavor is very vibrant and complex with fruit and sour notes working together.

Overall this is an incredible sour beer, plenty of fruit with the sour flavor pushing the envelope yet still so drinkable you want to go back again and again. The fruit flavors are great with subtle oakiness, a really top notch example. (1,083 characters)

Photo of hooliganlife
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

pour was a reddish pink, fairly clear, with a white frothy head that quickly dissipated.

strong old oaky raspberry with a deep cherry backing.

deep raspberry with a tart cherry favor. sour up front. strong oak flavor mixed in. sour but not acidic. very fruity with mild sweetness.

moderate body, very woody, fruit lingers in mouth.

i enjoyed this, was one of my favorites for the night. very interesting flavors and not overly raspberry forward. (451 characters)

Photo of maximum12
3.53/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to MatSciGuy for breaking this open at a tasting, a brew I didn't think I'd ever see in a glass. Big 750 ML bottle, 2007 vintage.

Cautious small pour taken since lambics are hit-and-miss for me & I don't want to hoard a beer with a rep like this one. Looks like a nice rose wine, nice pop in it. Smell is a bit off-putting, like a hospital hallway with raspberry wallpaper, funk.

Hommage's reputation precedes it, & thankfully the taste leaves St. Joseph's behind. Hard-boiled raspberries & cherries, green apple, complement a sharp tartness; still plastic, but fainter than in the nose. Hair-dryer dry that moves from the inside to my lips, cheeks, & ears. Light, acidic, fruity, nice.

I hate to compare to the Coolship Red we had earlier, but it's inevitable: that brew was on a higher level. This one is good, but doesn't quite get to that top tier. Really glad to try it. (893 characters)

Photo of DaveJanssen
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a 750 mL three ways at Brouwers. Poured into snifters. Reviewed 17 December 2011.

Ar: Funk, raspberry, almond/pitty, slight plasticy oriented funk (possibly related to the almond/pit character?)

Ap: Clear deep pink, mild white head, fair retention, pretty

T: Delicious raspberry, ends with kriek like sour cherry and earthiness, pleasant acidity, woody spice, strong pitty/almond, lingering almost plasticy character, barn/earth funk at end, almond is strong

M: Low carbonation, pleasant acidity, slight woody lingering character, appropriate light lingering fruity sweetness

O: Solid, I like this more than other framboises or krieks I've had, good acidity, fruit and wood balance is nice, excellent depth, good dirtiness, complex and long finish (758 characters)

Photo of MrFootstones
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Drie Fonteinen Hommage. Bottled: 02/14/07, consumed12/17/11 at Brouwer's Cafe, Seattle.

Ap: pours with a quickly disappearing thin layer of foam, gives way to a brilliantly clear deep reddish pink, with soft orange borders. Very pretty. 4.5

Ar: plasticy phenolic funk, lactic and berry derived sourness, fresh berries and tart skins. 4

T: both tart/unripe and fresh from the farm, sun warmed, juicy raspberries are present in the flavor. Delicious tang with rich berry sweetness. Phenolics are more restrained, mellow funk and acetic notes. This is what a framboise should taste like. 5

Moderate carbonation, dry, but not a stringently so, with nice richness from the fruit to maintain balance. Leaves the palate chop-smackingly coated with fruity tang.4.5

Overall a majestic beer that I am delighted to try. From one of my favorite breweries, I would expect no less. 5 (874 characters)

Photo of JoeySchlitz
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated Feb 14, 2007 and poured into a snifter. Shared with Waltonc after splitting a bottle of CBS earlier in the evening. A high class evening of drinking.

Pours a pinkish-red color - similar to a rose’ - with a thin cap of head. Carbonation bubbles stream up the side. The smell is incredible on this - pungent raspberry jam is dominant with a faint barrel funk. The taste is more sour and lactic with the fruit falling towards the end, but still quite prevalent after 4 years of sitting in the bottle. Tart lemons, balsamic vinegar, and fairly acidic but not overwhelming and quite balanced. A moderate level of carbonation keeps things lively on the acidic and keeps things refreshing. Overall one of the best sours that I've had - an almost perfect balance of fruit and sour and very glad that I was able to get a bottle - and given the scarcity, will likely be the last one I’ll come across. (909 characters)

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this many times since it's release back in the summer of 2007. The appearance was very nice but short lived with the Hazy reddish-orange thin pink head. Aroma is raspberries, sourness and slight mild acidic nose. But as I drank more bottles over time, it they became more and more medicinal phenolics and a touch of plastic notes (Band-aids). A little dry with a solid lactic tartness, woody raspberry pit note, and a medicinal / phenolic finish that doesn’t come on quite as strong as it did in the nose. Mouthfeel gets used to the acidity and funk as the raspberry notes pick up in intensity a bit. Still a kind of dry with a raspberry pulp flavor with touches of cherry skins to it. Carbonation is definitely on the light side! Hopefully the next batch will produce a much more fruity smell and taste and not the phenolic/band-aid aromas. (847 characters)

Photo of dmsohyea
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, bottle shared by Pastradul, thanks Paul. 750 ml bottle, unsure of the vintage.

Pours out an interesting reddish brown color. Fruit skins abound with minimal head.

Smells like a funky raspberry juice. I was impressed with how much fruit is left on the nose.

Taste has some of the most sweet raspberry flavor I've ever encountered outside something like Lindeman's Framboise. The sweetness is not cloying, but well balanced and tasting nice. Not as sour as the cantillons we had been popping all night, but very nice and extremely fruit forward. A sour raspberry beer for sure. Is there any alcohol in this? If so, I can't taste it.

Low carbonation and a nice moderate body.

Overall I was very impressed with this. After all the other great beers this one really stood out. (781 characters)

Photo of billshmeinke
3.6/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Hazy brown/auburn color, not much head, specks of fruit skin.

Fruity, funky, cheesey, some brett. Champaigne and some phenols.

Mellow tartness and acedic character. Raspberry. Fruit character is still fairly present. A touch of phenolics, and tannic fruit skin.

Mouthfeel is thin, almost no carbonation.

Holding up quite well. Phenolics could make this bad, but they are in check enough to let the rest of the beer speak for itself. (436 characters)

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.84/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750ml bottle, purchased at Kulminator and lugged across the ocean for home consumption. Shared with the Thorpes on a Sunday afternoon.

This poured intially clear and pink, later pours turning darker and redder. The aroma is flat out good, way more funk than fruit, everything I'd hoped. Tart and acetic, excellent lambic notes of leather and barnyard, sour raspberries.

Extremely tasty, very tart on the first taste but maybe a little sweeter at the end of the bottle. I think it actually tasted better once the darker sediment was in the glass, deep fruity sweetness balanced very well by the acetic bite. I could drink a lot more of this, so good. (651 characters)

Photo of popery
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from 8/12/11. 750ml. Thanks to beddachedda or westcoastbeerlvr (not quite sure). Second time that I’ve tried it and this glass seemed better, somehow. Pours a cloudy golden pink. Aroma is a big and wonderful sour raspberry flavor - the sour cherries just seem to punch up the berry flavor - with some nice funk, mildly cheesy. Taste has a lot of sourness and is quite dry, at this point. Tons of berries and funk on the palate. Everything comes together well. Pretty good pucker - ~7/10. Otherwise, the mouthfeel is appropriate to the style, not too effervescent but fairly light. Tried at the same time as Malvasia and preferred that one but only by a small margin. Another excellent lambic from 3F. (708 characters)

Photo of scottfrie
4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks a ton for sharing Jeff! Bottled 2/14/2007.

A: Pours a woody, dark, cranberry-brown red with a light pink head.
S: Big notes of raspberries, musty oak, and lightly funky. The woody attic/basement notes are substantial.
T: Follows the nose with a blast of raspberries, well integrated funk, and musty wood. Flavors are not too tart but rather just tart enough. No acidity, no sourness.
M: Smooth as they come for this style. No acetone, no sourness, just soft integrated tartness over a smooth body.
O: Amazing complex raspberry flavor that is just awesome. Very well put together. Definitely one of the greats. (621 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jeff for pulling this one out to share.

A: The beer pours a slightly hazed pinkish-red color with a tall off-white head.

S: Intensely funky aroma. Very earthy with a bit of a mineral quality. Strong acidity and a mild vinegar note. Still an amazing amount of raspberry to it. Straw, grass, and lemon zest give it that typical Drie Fonteinen aroma.

T: The mineral note is very prominent here. Lots of raspberries provide a touch of sweetness and a very nice sourness. Acetic notes are in check and a lot of the sourness is more lactic. Straw lemon, wet grass, and a nice earthiness.

M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation.

O: Not always a big framboise fan, but this was pretty damn good. (715 characters)

Drie Fonteinen Hommage from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
96 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.