Drie Fonteinen Framboos - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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4.43/5 rDev -1.6%
750ml bottle, 2011 release, poured into a Drie Fonteinen Fountain Tasting glass. Many thanks to Jeff for opening this, big time personal whale! Opened and enjoyed on 6.7.14, reviewed from my tasting journal.
The pours a super dark, raspberry color, not quite red, not quite purple, hazy, cloudy, opaque, any of those words will adequately describe it. A minimal pink head appears that fizzles out quickly, no lace or any real head retention available. Huge aroma of raspberry jam, fruity funk, lemon zest and some pie crust malt. It's very raspberry forward, simple yet delicate. The flavors are right in line, delicious raspberry jam flavor, funkiness, lemon acidity is there with just a touch of malt. It's not quite as bright as the nose, a bit more earthy, the terroir is showcased well, nice jammy flavors and the funkiness is just right, not overpowering, but helps to express the fruit flavors. The mouthfeel is nice, very lively carbonation that doesn't prickle at all, it coats the mouth and tongue well and the texture feels juicy and jammy with a very soft, creamy finish.
Verdict: A delicious framboise from Drie Fonteinen, one I wish they would make more often. It's not as delicate and bright as the Lou Pepe Framboise for me, but still a wonderful showing of raspberries with nice layers of funk and acidity that don't overpower the beer or let it get too sweet.
06-25-2014 15:51:03 | More by kevanb
4.5/5 rDev 0%
Reviewing the infamous Framboos from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen out of Belgium.
Bottled 05/31/11. Served in a snifter. Review is a hybrid of tasting notes from bottles sampled on 04/25/14 and 04/26/14.
Appearance: Pours a murky, brownish red color with a yellowish halo outline and nice fade. Poor lacing and retention. 3.5/5
Smell: Big notes of tart raspberry, followed by light notes of vinegar and bright lemon zest. One of the bottles has a little cheesy funk to the nose, while the other was much cleaner. The nose on this was pretty awesome, albeit simplistic. 4.75/5
Taste: Tart, jammy raspberries and a touch of vinegar. Mineral water and light must. One of the bottles finished with a cheesy funk, while other finished with raspberry candy. The raspberry candy bottle was incredible, while the other had a layering funkiness that turned me off. 4.5/5
Mouthfeel: Super, super dry, with a nice tart bite and good carbonation. Medium bodied. 4.5/5
Overall: The bottle sampled the night before Dark Lord Day was pretty subpar and unpleasantly funky in a cheesy/lacto way, while the bottle sampled at Dark Lord Day delightfully bright and tart raspberry jam candy in a glass. Given this beer's reputation, I am inclined to chalk the first bottle up to bottle variation/storage issues. However, the possible bottle inconsistency should be a yellow flag for those seeking out whales to tick.
Cost: $40 for a 750 ml bottle.
05-22-2014 02:53:43 | More by jegross2
4.48/5 rDev -0.4%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2011 bottle.
Appearance - Hazy, kinda dull red. White head. A little leggy.
Smell - Funky. Strong raspberry, but it doesn't smell jammy or sweet like Hommage. Low acidity.
Taste - And here it is legitimately jammy. Still not a sweet raspberry. Lemony sourness, more than the nose implies. Funk lingers in the back end. Tart raspberry also lingers.
Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Well carbonated.
Overall - Significantly more sour than Hommage. Totally different representation og raspberries.
05-18-2014 21:10:38 | More by Alieniloquium
3.05/5 rDev -32.2%
I a not a lover of these style to begin with. I just wanted to try this one cause a lot of people are going nuts about this beer.
Yesterday we had the Zeebra extreme beerfestival in Holland where this was on of the beers on the list. I was in Kopenhagen when they were released but did not buy them cause this is not my style.
Poured in a Zeebra tatsting glass the beer looks ok. Smell is ok i guess for a beer like this but i was not very impressed by it.
The taste was extreme on the raspberry, too much for me. I let the beer go to my other tasting companion who loved this beer very much.
I am not born to like this beer, not any other sour or fruit beers...
05-04-2014 08:07:07 | More by Brabander
Drie Fonteinen Framboos from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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