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Drie Fonteinen Framboos - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 565
Gots: 33 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 03-02-2003)
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Ratings: 184 | Reviews: 56 | Display Reviews Only:
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-09-2013 03:46:47 | More by jrallen34
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thetomG

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-08-2013 23:09:17 | More by thetomG
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SageO

California

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-08-2013 21:16:45 | More by SageO
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-08-2013 15:54:16 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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youbrewidrink

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-03-2013 11:56:03 | More by youbrewidrink
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Magery

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-01-2013 00:15:19 | More by Magery
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

first, HUGE thanks to Blake for busting this out.

pour was a light red, hit of pink. little head.

very raspberry forward on the nose, sour, lemon rind and oak. not overly complex by any means but it is what it is.

raspberry forward flavor, not much jam as others have mentioned. more of a rubber and or plastic blend. oak was very faint, too faint. with fonteinen, i usually expect a nice oak presence and it was missing. nice sourness, light acidic character.

light, mild to moderate carbonation. not overly puckering.

for the cost, value, etc... i found this lacking. hoping time takes this to another level like the '99. good but not really worth the whale hunt.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 14:29:52 | More by hooliganlife
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

12-27-2012 02:45:34 | More by bsuedekum
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cmoody91

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-13-2012 02:09:12 | More by cmoody91
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readbaron

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

12-12-2012 19:44:07 | More by readbaron
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klipper

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-02-2012 21:32:16 | More by klipper
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rmaste6282

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-18-2012 16:04:06 | More by rmaste6282
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mistakebythelake

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

11-06-2012 04:00:16 | More by mistakebythelake
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Halcyondays

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

11-05-2012 21:15:22 | More by Halcyondays
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funkel81

California

5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-03-2012 16:52:16 | More by funkel81
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.5/5  rDev 0%

10-29-2012 18:27:17 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

2.7/5  rDev -40%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle 2011 version. Side-by-side with 2007 Hommage. Dark murky red, almost purple highlights and no head. Not necessarily inviting. Aroma is rotten raspberry, some rubber, very earthy. Taste is better with tart raspberry. The acidity is still quite tamed which makes it drinkable. Light and flat palate. I prefered Hommage as their was less of rotten raspberry and cherries added a nice twist. I really had a hard time drinking my pour, maybe it was a bad bottle but my tasting friends liked their glass so old raspberries might no be my style.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 17:04:38 | More by Luk13
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Samichlaus82

Germany

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1999 Vintage. Pours a cloudy red with a very minimal head that collars around the glass rim. Raspberry nose to be expected but the raspberry is a little more muted than I anticipated. Some wood notes as well and funk. Tart and sweet raspberry, caramel, with a nice building level of sourness. Very nice. Medium mouthfeel. A little under carbed and I think more carbonation would benefit this beer. Overall, very good. 3F please make more.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 10:09:28 | More by Samichlaus82
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tendermorsel

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to a friend/mainiac for letting me pour a bottle of this.

New batch.

I was really looking forward to this as the 1999 was/is a monster whale I have always wanted to try. Kinda disappointed with this one.

Great red color. Very spritzy with minimal head.

Not particularly well balanced. Very acidic. It kinda burned the back of my throat a bit. Some rasberry flavors but not a ton. Minimal funk almost all sour. So sour that it was kinda tough to drink a lot. Maybe this needs to develop in the bottle a bit?

This was good but far from great. I would take an LP Framb or a Rose d G over this one dispite the rarity. Glad I got to try this but not one I would trade my cellar for.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 15:08:58 | More by tendermorsel
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seeswo

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev 0%

10-23-2012 00:57:58 | More by seeswo
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bauermj

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-19-2012 19:40:24 | More by bauermj
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky brownish red. Not much head... Looks pretty good
Smells very tart... Lots of raspberries on the nose
Tastes phenomenal. Tart raspberries. Tons of flavor. The sourness is very well integrated.
Solid carbonation. Good mouthfeel. Overall a great beer. 1999 was better than 2011 but both are very solid.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 23:21:59 | More by Urbancaver
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cleonile2000

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-07-2012 03:50:19 | More by cleonile2000
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ive had this in my fridge since a short time after the sour and bitter fest where it was acquired and sent to me by a very generous trader. Poured from a 750ml into a matching 3F stemmed glass. The brew appears a murky deep ruby to purple color with a lighter hint of orange around the edges. A white cap sits atop that is lightly stained pink and rapidly fizzels away to a fine film of a few bubbles that remain atop from rising bubbles of carbonation. Some spotty lace sticks to the glass.

The smell of this brew is more fruity and raspberry filled than I ever could have imagined. It reminds me of raspberry jam, very thick and juicy with an exceptional bright and natural scent. It sits in the nose and just makes me salivate. There are underlying notes of earth and a seedy quality you would expect from the raspberry pits. The funk of the base brew is evident with a minir contrasting note of something along the lines of plastic.

The taste of this brew is pretty harsh and I mean that in a good way. Its a real mind bender when you smell how fresh and juicy this is, you almost expext it to taste sticky and sweet like jam but instead its very sour. Sour from the natural tartness of the raspberry coupled with a bacterial sourness that has some earthen elements. More sips reveal a bit of citrus charcter along with the previously described notes of plastic that were noticed in the aroma. Mid palate a bit of yogurt tartness and mild lemony lacto tang are evident. The aftertaste of this brew is earthen with a natural seedy quality from the raspberry.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a moderate to effervescent level of carbonation. It is super drinkable with zero alcohol impact. A super solid jam-like fresh raspberry inclusion jumps out and is very enjoyable mixed with afterthoughts of funk and earth. This brew flirts with perfection as it captures everything I look for in a fruited lambic. My only gripe being the plastic that emerged from this didnt blend into the entire experience quite like I wish it would have. Regardless this was a wonderful treat and something id love to have again. It hurts knowing how rare this bugger is.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 13:34:59 | More by stakem
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Travisnin

Idaho

5/5  rDev +11.1%

09-13-2012 07:03:09 | More by Travisnin
Drie Fonteinen Framboos from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
99 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.