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Drie Fonteinen Framboos - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

180 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 180
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 565
Gots: 31 | 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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ScottP

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

05-26-2014 20:20:55 | More by ScottP
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jegross2

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the infamous Framboos from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen out of Belgium.

Score: 95

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 02:53:43 | More by jegross2
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 21:10:38 | More by Alieniloquium
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thegoon55

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

05-06-2014 15:09:41 | More by thegoon55
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beerpirates

Belgium

4/5  rDev -10.9%

05-06-2014 09:35:22 | More by beerpirates
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Brabander

Netherlands

3.05/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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...

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 08:07:07 | More by Brabander
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mjohnson17

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

04-27-2014 15:49:08 | More by mjohnson17
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-27-2014 15:17:11 | More by Zaphog
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-27-2014 12:46:23 | More by Hugonaut13
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

04-26-2014 18:06:37 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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mrbubbler

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

04-08-2014 22:37:46 | More by mrbubbler
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-12-2014 01:14:21 | More by DaveHack
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.9%

03-10-2014 17:41:18 | More by rowingbrewer
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

03-09-2014 02:21:47 | More by jzeilinger
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-09-2014 02:10:41 | More by Knapp85
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-09-2014 02:10:41 | More by djrn2
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sirsteve42

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

03-02-2014 03:48:25 | More by sirsteve42
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -22%

02-22-2014 23:47:46 | More by siege06nd
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

02-22-2014 19:11:58 | More by IrishColonial
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billab914

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

02-22-2014 19:09:26 | More by billab914
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

02-22-2014 19:04:15 | More by Rhettroactive
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

02-03-2014 16:47:46 | More by Gonzoillini
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digita7693

Germany

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

01-18-2014 21:32:34 | More by digita7693
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IPAyForHops

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

01-15-2014 18:06:02 | More by IPAyForHops
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kermis

Netherlands

4.94/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle shared at the epic sour sourpuss tasting (thanks to trade with gEUS). Pours a murky red brown with a small pinkish head. Massive raspberries coming straight out in the aroma along with barnyard. I don’t just mean barnyard like a lot of sours have barnyard, I mean absolutely full on, I really am down the farm (with raspberries) barnyard. Manure, hay, jam, earth, horse blanket. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and moderate acidic. Some lemon citrus aspects lingering in the palate in the long dry finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Yes this is excellent. Really good.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 21:52:01 | More by kermis
Drie Fonteinen Framboos from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
99 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.