1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Drie Fonteinen Framboos - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

Not Rated.
Drie Fonteinen FramboosDrie Fonteinen Framboos

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
99
world-class

184 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 184 | Reviews: 56 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Kirk
Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-14-2014 17:59:01 | More by Kirk
Photo of brother_kenneth
brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-10-2014 01:14:51 | More by brother_kenneth
Photo of vonnegut21
vonnegut21

New York

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-27-2014 16:03:53 | More by vonnegut21
Photo of stevec32
stevec32

New York

4.5/5  rDev 0%

05-27-2014 02:03:24 | More by stevec32
Photo of ScottP
ScottP

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev 0%
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
Photo of Alieniloquium
Alieniloquium

Florida

4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
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
Photo of thegoon55
thegoon55

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Belgium

4/5  rDev -11.1%

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

Netherlands

3.05/5  rDev -32.2%
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
Photo of mjohnson17
mjohnson17

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -11.1%

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

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

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

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-22-2014 19:04:15 | More by Rhettroactive
Drie Fonteinen Framboos from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
99 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.