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Drie Fonteinen Framboos - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

188 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 188
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 566
Gots: 32 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

stevec32, May 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

ScottP, May 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

jegross2, May 22, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

Alieniloquium, May 18, 2014
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3.05/5  rDev -32.4%

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...

Brabander, May 04, 2014
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Drie Fonteinen Framboos from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
99 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.