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Drie Fonteinen Hommage - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 565
Gots: 74 | FT: 15
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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Iowa

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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle poured into Oxbow tulip. Newest batch and old batch consumed side by side. New batch bottle dated 6/26/13 (real cork), old batch dated 2/14/07 (synthetic cork).

A- Pours a translucent dark cherry red, slight white head that recedes to a thin layer, not too much carbonation. Awesome color, not too much of a difference between the '07 and '13. (4.5)

S- '13- Cherry syrup, raspberries, fairly musty with a balanced funkiness. Fairly aromatic and super fruity with a slight syrupy aspect and a weird mustiness that I can see why some people would compare to band aids (weird mustiness aspect gets better as it opens up). (3.75)

'07- Very fruity like the '13 except not nearly as much of a syrupy presence and much more of a jaminess. Doesn't have the weird mustiness "band-aide" aspect the '13 did (which I wasn't expecting since I've heard the opposite from most people). Overall aroma wise this beer has held up extremely well for 7 years and is one of the better fruited lambics I've encountered (4.75).

T- '13- Very fruity up front with lots of sweet cherries and raspberries, slight funkiness, fairly minimal tartness, a little bit of an earthy mineral aspect, finishes with a slightly syrupy cherry/raspberry presence and restrained sourness. (4.5)

'07- Similar to the '13 with lots of cherries/raspberries but the fruit presence is less syrupy and more balanced with a very nice jam presence balanced with just the right amount of funk. (5)

M- Medium bodied, minimal acidity, not overly carbed but nice for style, very drinkable. '13 and '07 were very similar with '07 maybe being slightly less acidic. (4.5)

O- After opening up the '13 bottling first I was kind of disappointed in Hommage. It was definitely an enjoyable beer but was a little bit too syrupy and had a little bit of a weird mustiness presence that is reminiscent of what some people might refer to as band-aides. The '07 bottling was completely different though and blew me away. For being over 7 years it held up amazingly well and definitely lived up to the hype.

I've noticed that people have noticed the "band-aide" presence in both the '07 and '13. I believe it might just be a matter of bottle variation with some of them having it and some of them not. I based my scores off the '07 we opened which was far superior to the '13 we had.

Serving type: bottle

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Drie Fonteinen Hommage from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
99 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.