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Drie Fonteinen Straffe Winter - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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BA SCORE
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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 55
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Faro |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Closest to a faro since dark candi sugar was added, though the Lambic portion was untraditional using some amber and Munich malts.

(Beer added by: Pennywise on 09-05-2010)
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Photo of drabmuh
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The #1 Faro shared by me at a recent tasting. I love Drie Fonteinen a lot. This beer...not my favorite from them.

Beer is amber and mostly clear with a lazy head, moderate to low carbonation and no lacing.

The aroma is mildly acetic but sweet with malt at the same time.

It is sour but not overly so, kind of sugary sweet / malty at the same time. A bigger body than expected, a decent beer but not my favorite. I'd have it again but I doubt I'd buy it again.

drabmuh, May 25, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

so happy to be able to try this one, i opened it up tonight as i really needed to relax hardcore. served in a snifter.

as it hit the glass i notice a caramel colored light brown liquid falling in. head of white foam formed quickly with lots of carbonation bubbling up toward the surface. this was replaced by a thin line of white around the edges of the glass, and a small amount of side glass lace.

aroma is dominated by the funky yeast, ,Nice sour apple and pear aromas start to come through then and are mixing in with a candied apple and sugary smell that as it warms starts to take over the profile a bit, but was still leaving behind the nice funky notes way in the back. Lots of honey infused flavors here now, really sweet. With some residual funky yeast, flavors were there if you really looked for them, but again, buried under caramelized candy like sugar flavors. The feel was light, and a little slick, with surprisingly a lack of carbonation, which I did not think, would be an issue. It was very light and airy though,

overall an acquired styl for sure but vry well done!

mikesgroove, May 25, 2011
Photo of tbeckett
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Bottle split at Pikulintu in Helsinki. Bottled Jan 25, 2008 and Best Before Jan 2012. From notes.

A - Dark copper colour with a one finger eggshell head. Ring of bubbles is all that's left after a minute. Muddy.

S - Sweet smell is nice. Candi sugar obvious with a labicy sorta compliment. Sour cherry, sourness, funky characteristics. Cool.

T - Same as aroma with sweetness, candi sugar, sour cherry and other sour elements and a funk note. Very lovely actually. Alot more sour than the aroma which was really good but balanced by the sweetness wonderfully. Great.

M - Tingly carbonation and a medium body. Dry finish.

O/D - I would love to have a few more bottles of this any day. A great, tasty beer. Not too sweet like a few Faros I've had but really good and a higher alcohol to give it a bit more depth. Nice, nice, nice beer. On a warm day this would be super.

tbeckett, May 04, 2011
Photo of fewa
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle bought at Drie Fonteinen Open Day. Pours a nicely brown/amber color with good lacing.The nose is moderately funky, some sweet candi sugar and caramel, barnyard, bread and wood. Taste: what a nice surprise. Not overpoweringly acidic, with a great balanced sweetness. Fruity sugars are present, the alcohol is extremely well hidden and the aftertaste is long and sour again. A very successful beer experiment. I think this one has great aging potential! Happy to know I still have some for later. Great beer!!

fewa, Apr 11, 2011
Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 03/27/11 notes. Thanks to tarheels86 (RB) for opening this one up; always excited to try a new Drie Fonteinen beer! 2008 vintage

a - Pours a murky amber color with one finger of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells sugar, apples, some definite brett, and some dark fruits, raisins and figs. Definitely a bit sweet, but enjoyable.

t - Tastes of apples, brett, oak, sweet fruit, orange, sugar, and dark fruits. Again sweet, but not too much.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - An enjoyable beer from Drie Fonteinen, though not my favorite. It's a bit sweet from the sugar added to it, but nice if you split a bottle with a few people. Something I would be itnerested in having again for sure.

mdfb79, Apr 05, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Consumed at a recent DC area tasting. Served in a SAVOR snifter. Thanks to GT for opening this.

Pours a moderate golden-yellow color with a good white head and some mild lacing as it goes down. The nose contains a good amount of breadiness as well as some yeast and spice. Light sugary character along with a moderate amount of Brett funk. Its profile is pretty similar to 3F Oude Gueuze, but a bit subdued. Flavor is nice with a bit of apple and barnyard funk. There's is a touch more sweetness than a normal wild, though it's really more noticeable in the mouthfeel, where a mild sugary sweetness coats my palate. Good carbonation. Overall, quite a solid effort and something I thoroughly enjoyed.

Thorpe429, Mar 31, 2011
Photo of rarbring
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage. The beer is clouded dark orange, almost brown. A small off-white head, no lacing, good curtains.

The smell is reminding me of crayfish with dill, some brown sugar, vinegar and yeast.

There is a malty sweetness as of brown hard bread, crayfish shells, some what fruity, ripe apples and dried pears.

Medium high carbonation, micro bubbles, a soft and complex body, a dry finish.

This beer has lots of smell, lots of taste, very interesting and rewarding.

rarbring, Feb 19, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Glad to try another Faro.

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the lemons, apples and caramel malt. There is a good bit of tartness to the aroma and a little bit of funk.

The flavor is similar, but a little bitter in my opinion. I get light to medium farmhouse funk. as well as some sour apples and lemons. There is also a little bit sugar mixed in, but the beer is still a lot more sour than the other Faros that I have tried.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very good beer. Drie Fonteinen never disappoints.

Mora2000, Feb 19, 2011
Photo of BearsOnAcid
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is not a Faro. Belgian candy sugar was added to the beer before fermentation.

Turbid amber hue, khaki head.

Earthy Brett, caramelized malt sugar, acidity and a vibrant green/crab apple aroma.

Tastes very similar to sour crab apples. Some malty sweetness and tea. A little heavier than your normal lambic, probably due to the different malted barleys that were used. It makes me think these could be bottle bombs in a few years if there is a good amount of residual sugar left for the wild yeast to eat up.

BearsOnAcid, Feb 19, 2011
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jeff (ipa247) for this one. Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into a Captain Lawrence snifter. Shared with schen9303.

A: Standard pour yields a .5 finger powdery white head with good retention. Beer is a cloudy orange-bronze. Lacing is stringy and thick with nice legs but no cling.

S: Nose is unlike anything I've ever smelt before. Brett, caramel, slight tartness, and candied brown sugar. Also a baked yam richness. Funk is noticeably present but covered by an odd deep sweetness.

T: Opens sweet spice. Coriander, clove, and cane sugar. Tartness comes on a bit towards the middle along with cobwebs and Brett. Some peach and brown sugar graininess. End is sweet tea mixed with tartness and caramel. Finish is drying with a spicy aftertaste.

S: Light to medium bodied with low carbonation. Silky and oily in the mouth with a slight dryness. Goes down with some slightly rough edges and a nice crispness. Finish is dry with a sticky aftertaste.

D: Having a faro for the first time, it's a bit of a combination between the traditional sour lambic style and the Lindeman's fruit beers loaded with sugar. That being said, this is pretty enjoyable. Not overly sweet and with a light tart character. Worth trying if you get the chance.

SpeedwayJim, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of Beerenauslese
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Body is clear gold with a vigorous head. At the end of the bottle the beer gets a little cloudy due to the disturbed sedimentation. The vigorous head dissipates quickly, but leaves lots of lacing on the glass, which is unusual for a lambic.

The aroma is sour, and is very clean and fresh smelling. Apples, lemon, and spice, especially ginger and maybe a trace of cinnamon.

Tastes of both tart and ripe apples with a bit of yeasty funkiness. The malt lies in the background but provides great structure. Layered on that is a lemon juice and lemon rind sourness, balanced by candi sugar. Wintery spices are evident, including some ginger, a trace of cinnamon, and I'd say a hint of clove. Vanilla and oak wood are there as well. All of this goes together so smoothly. There is a slight taste of hops that extends into a long delicious finish.

Body is medium and the mouthfeel is creamy--also unusual for a lambic.

This is a great beer, a recipe based on three malts (lager, ambre, and munich), aged hops, and candi sugar, and the beer is aged in oak barrels for 2 years. This lambic is so tasty and so smooth and so nicely spiced. I wish I had more of this, but I am down to 1 bottle which I will treasure for awhile.

Beerenauslese, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of craytonic
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nice off-white head, pour is a dark brown-mahogany-amber that grows increasingly cloudy as I descend through the bottle.

Smell: Plum, dates, caramelized apples and other fruits with a light sourness and enjoyable barnyard / horse blanket mustiness. A bit of brown sugar and balsamic vinegar as well.

Taste: Plums, dates, apples, figs with some nice horse blanket barnyard mustiness with a hint of oak. Not that sour or tart. Extra points for being an unblended lambic; reminds me a bit of consecration.

Mouthfeel: Dry, perhaps a bit over-aggressive carbonation that sticks around

Drinkability: Lower sourness makes this one perhaps not one of my favorites, but it disappears very quickly because of it. Was best when it hit room temperature.

craytonic, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ditmier provided this one at a recent tasting... thanks Eric!! Now we wait. ;-)

Pour hazy orange with a flimsy white head.

Lactic sour and more than enough funk.. but some brown sugar essence really seems to me to be the defining quality.. the sugars pull the yeasty elements out swinging.. musty brett.. and decaying compost combines with too much sweetness... plenty of sugars leftover and even a bit of vanilla.

Caramel or brown sugar sweetness makes me think "Faro", but what do I know? The sugars seem too heavy for the dank hay and moderate funky cheese... there is some sorta spiciness that screams clove, but it easily gets lost in the other flavors.. a bit of acetone and acetic acid prime the EtOH with warmth.. Really interesting and really odd.. seems sweet/funky and obviously alcoholic... but the sweetnes seems to dial in the funk and never lets it escape the way I was hoping it would.

Thanks Eric... wow... odd and complex.... I want a bottle or two to forget about for about 10 years... otherwise, I think this will be a chintzy review.

3/4/4/4/4

JohnGalt1, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of callmemickey
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

January 2008 Bottling.

A: Orangish-red bpdy. Very thin off-white head. A nice thin skim remains on top as soapy lacing is left behind.

S: Alternating blasts of oak and tart berry-like aromas. Some lactic funk and lemon runs underneath. Some nice sweaty aromas as well.

T: Similar to the nose as a nice blend of wood, funk, sourness, tartness, sweat, and some berry. A bit unusual, but quite nice.

M: Silky smooth body. I think more carbonation would have been a nice addition. The sourness/tartness is a bit timid, but is still quite noticeable.

D: A very nice, refreshing lambic. Interesting and unique. Will have to track down more bottles soon.

callmemickey, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of Verecund
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Opened on 12.31.2010 to usher in 2011. Opens with a pop.

Brick red with a barely off-white, pinkish head. One and a half finger head.

Lots of vinegar and funk in the nose, but there's a light malty sweetness as well. I pick up on underripe strawberries, lemons, vanilla, and lots of soft oak character. Taste is an interesting interplay between sweet, sour, and musty funk. The berry notes are reminiscent of dried lingonberries which combines with the wet woodiness and [a good amount of] cheese rind; finishes tannic, but with notes of sweet honey from the addition of sugar. Surprisingly malty and sweet, with notes of vanilla.

Lightly funky, lightly tart, with a nice sourness. A great beer.

Verecund, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of hooliganlife
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

HUGE thanks to sleepydave !!

vintage 2008

pours a deep ruby and brown. light haze. although the cork blew on this, very little head at all. very light retention.

nice light lemon and sour strawberry. nice light lactic notes. lighter hints of vinegar and cherry. a bit of funk.

lots of cherry up front and through out. light lemon zest sourness with a nice strong oak flavor. lighter hints of apricot and wheat. the sourness to flavor is pretty spot on. everything really balances each other out. tons of complexity.

for an unblended lambic, this has a fairly moderate carbonation. lots of oak gives off a nice dry feeling. lots of lemon zest left behind in the aftertaste.

this may be the best Drie Fonteinen i have had yet, such amazing flavors. i feel quite privileged to be drinking this.

hooliganlife, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of jrallen34
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml that I got at Drie in Beersel, poured into my 3 tulip...A dark orange cloudy beer, very unusual for a lambic. Light tope head, good retention with a thick but small cap and great thick lacing...The aroma is really nice and balanced, lots of oak with medium horse blanket, not as strong as expected...At first the taste is malty and bread, but then comes a huge burst of sour horse blanket. Horse blanket settles down as your drink, medium strength lends to drinkability. Additional notes of oak and candied sugar. I really like it...The feel is ok, not the typical pucker, attack of the senses.

Overall, a really good lambic, probably the best unblended I've had. Really malty which is a nice twist, worth getting for sure.

jrallen34, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of mothman
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into LA Stemware

Pours a very thin layer of off-white head. Color is a slightly hazed ruby hued peach.

Aroma: Classic 3 Fountains sour and funk flavors up front. Oak, sour and tart cherries. It has some vinegar notes with a light layer of nail polish remover, but in a good way. Has a musky basement smell mixed with sour grapes. Pretty solid.

Taste: Fairly tart and pretty sour. My mouth is puckering already. This one again has the signature 3 Fountains sourness. Vinegar and light nail polish remover. Tart cherries and sour grapes. Some oak and a bit of spice. Pretty similar to the taste but a bit more tart. A very nice sour even though I have no idea of the classification.

Mouthfeel: Tart, sour, mouth-puckering. Lighter bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. Ends fairly clean.

Overall, this was a great beer from 3F. It had a good amount of sour and tartness yet still drank really easy. I was surprised with how sour this one was. Pretty drinkable. I am a fan.

mothman, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of DefenCorps
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sigh. I guess I'm not going to Jackie O's after all. Bottled 25th Jan 2008, consumed 02 Dec 2010.

A clear copper with a dense, off-white head that recedes to a thin disk, leaving some lace. Plenty of carbonation is visible. The nose is completely unconventional, especially for Drie Fonteinen. Tart, vinegar is present, along with some moderate fruitiness, bringing to mind strawberries and black cherries. Vanilla is present, along with quite a bit of oak. Mildly cidery and grassy, there isn't much funk. In some ways, this is a cross between Rodenbach and Le Terroir (minus the dry hops).

The palate opens with quite a bright acetic character, tart, juicy and refreshing. Again, I get some fruity, berry character, and there's a very prominent tannin character, especially on the finish which lends a moderate bitterness. That wet wood character is signature Drie Fonteinen, but the acetic character isn't. A touch of sweetness is present as well. The lack of funk is rather disappointing, but approached as a Americanized-Flanders Red, this is a lot better. Drying on the finish with some alcohol, the sweetness is noticeable as well. Carbonation is soft and supple, this feels spectacular on the palate. I really like this, but I was hoping for more. Unlike your typical gueuze, the acidity does hamper drinkability just a hair. Complexity is high, but ultimately, this could be better.

**Edit: An hour later, once my nose has gotten a chance to get used to the moderate acetic character, I do get a lot more funk. To my palate, the delicacy of a cheesy funk is easily overcome from the brightness that acetic acid brings. Adding the yeast does increase the funkiness of this brew

DefenCorps, Dec 03, 2010
Photo of kbutler1
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of mothman. Poured into a tulip glass a slightly hazed orange amber color with pretty much zero head, almost looks like a heavy herbed tea. The aroma is sour and tart, cherry and fruit with some earthy funky notes as well. The taste has notes of fruit, grape, some barnyard, and light toasted malt. The tartness is fairly strong upfront with a nice semi malty background. Lots of lemon zest as well. Light mouthfeel with very little carbonation.

kbutler1, Dec 02, 2010
Photo of Douglas88
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at De Heeren van Liedekerke September 4th 2010. Pours a dark copper hue with a large white head. I know nothing about this beer, I'm surprised it is a Faro. The aroma is huge barrels and a sweet, well it seems like Bourbon and vanilla nose. A sweet flavor; lots of woody earthy flavors, pears and earthy wood, vanilla and something akin to bourbon, tartness fights to get through. Wonderful. A lovely beer that stood out. Edit: it is not listed as a Faro on BA.

Douglas88, Nov 16, 2010
Photo of rvdoorn
4.83/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle bought at Drie Fonteinen Open Day.
Look: Pours a dark color for a lambic, nicely brown/amber color with good lacing.
Smell:The nose is moderately funky, some sweet candi sugar and caramel, barnyard, bread and wood.
Taste: Wow, what a nice surprise. Not overpoweringly acidic, with a great balanced sweetness. Fruity sugars are present, the alcohol is extremely well hidden and the aftertaste is long and sour again.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: What a nice surprise. A very successful beer experiment. I think this one has great aging potential! Happy to know I still have some for later....

rvdoorn, Nov 09, 2010
Photo of HopHead84
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

10/26/10

Thanks to largadeer for sharing. Deep golden with a frothy white head. Aroma is musty, with notes of dark fruit, oak, candied sweetness, and mushroom. The nose displays moderate acetic notes and caramel. The flavor has a moderate candied sweetness accompanying traditional wild notes like earthiness, mustiness, and some wet leather. Citrus is evident, and there are lesser notes of dark fruits and a light acetic character. Lightly tart and moderately sour with oak and tannins in the finish. An interesting and enjoyable beer.

HopHead84, Nov 05, 2010
Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chris for sharing this one. It sounds interesting if nothing else.

A: The pour is quite dark, an amber sort of color with a fair amount of brown notes. The head is rather large and off-white in color.

S: The nose is only mildly funky, for a Drie Fonteinen beer, anyway. A very slight hint of their usual sweaty sock aroma along with some grass and earth. Quite a bit of sweet candi sugar like aroma, which I was not expecting at all. And there are lots of fruit notes to this beer as well.

T: A fairly aggressive grassy quality comes through on the palate, as well as some straw. The tartness is there, but only a slight lactic/lemon character to the beer overall. Again, the fruity sweetness shows itself, but it provides a very interesting contrast.

M: The body is medium, perhaps what you might expect for a "lambic". The carbonation is soft, but present enough.

D: If nothing else, an interesting experiment in fermentation. I would be interested to see how this beer develops over time.

womencantsail, Oct 28, 2010
Photo of Gueuzedude
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

January 25th, 2008 Bottling Date, Best by January 2012; Sampled October 2010
A soft pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a two-finger thick, lightly amber-tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a dark amber color that shows a hazed (despite sitting in the fridge for a month or two), plum, light amber with gold highlighted hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells tart and fruity up front and really reminds me of plums with a caramelized apple backdrop to it. There is a certain mustiness to it as well as some damp, barnyard aged, musky cloth blanket notes, perhaps a touch of phenolics / acetone and a certain spiciness that I can't quite tell if it comes from acetic acid or not. I poured some for my wife in a 25cl tulip glass and a note of overly-ripe cheese and perhaps a touch of rotting fruit aromatics even, or is that a rotting vegetable like note (baby puke even :-).

Dry tasting up front, but quite carbonated, though it doesn't get very fizzy as the body of this brew is quite thick (at least if you were expecting something Lambic like in texture). Woody oak notes and a touch of spiciness show the barrel influence. This is actually quite dry; there is not much of any residual sugar as all the Candi-sugar has been fermented out completely. The darker malts used (the label mentions Munich malt and amber malt) add some nice malt character to the finish; it is subtle underneath the more dominant Lambic-like character, but provides finishing touches of biscuit-like malt, a touch of toasty whole grain character as well as a chewy brown bread crumb (crumb being the part of the bread inside the crust and not crumbled dried bread) notes. Nicely tart tasting, but it is not nearly as bracingly tart as one would expect from a regular strength Lambic (extra alcohol does tend to inhibit lactic acid production) and the acidity couples with some phenolic notes to produce some light spiciness in the finish that intermingles with the spicy oak notes. A touch of vanillin character is contributed by the oak aging and maybe even a hint of coconut. I do like the texture of this beer, the ample, but not over-whelming carbonation mixes quite well with the medium texture that has a certain creaminess to it. Perhaps a hint of sweetness comes through as this warms up, but really it comes through as a boost to the fruitiness rather than as an actual sweetness; notes of plum, fragrant apples (like Macintosh) and perhaps a hint of caramelized melon are just barely noticeable.

This is not over-carbonated yet, and I don't really see this being a future problem for this beer; there is very little residual sugar left here and I would guess that this will age gracefully well past the January 2012 best by date. This is a nice alternative to a lighter Lambic / Gueuze, definitely a bit more appropriate for the winter time, though this is certainly not heavy, but I am not sure that I would ever choose this over a more traditional Lambic. Worthwhile as an experiment, but I can't see myself stocking up on this particular batch; with the variation between batches and given this is a first time thing, if future batches took a different turn than this has it might be worth picking up those; I wouldn't mind if there was more lactic acidity and perhaps even more character from the darker malt or even the candi-sugar.

Gueuzedude, Oct 25, 2010
Drie Fonteinen Straffe Winter from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
91 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.