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Drie Fonteinen Zenne Y Frontera | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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4.73/5
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204 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Lambic - Unblended

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
3 Fonteinen Zenne y Frontera is the latest creation of Armand Debelder, together with sommelier Andy De Brouwer of Les Eleveurs. The lambic was aged in 40-year old casks for 12 months prior to bottling. According to the brewery, this collaboration seeks to bridge the beer and wine worlds and is also aimed at drawing in the culinary sector.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-31-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#50
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
204
pDev:
4.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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175
Gots:
46
Trade:
13
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4.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

batch 1, bottled 1/3/2014, decanted and served in a white wine glass

Look - decanted was a ruby red, white head and once poured into a glass it lightened up to a pink grapefruit color, slight white head that disappeared quickly, nice lacing for a 7% lambic

Smell - barnyard hay, sherry, and heavy oak and can smell the acid. Some complexity to it and a little fruity, but overall fairly mild nose

Taste - earthy, some citrus, light grapefruit, and some notes of apricot and white peach....jammy, but not quite in a way a fruited sour is jammy, but the way these flavors molded together with the mouthfeel, it just kind of seemed a little like liquid peach jam.

Feel - extremely drinkable and refreshing. Very mild tartness. An obviously delicate lambic as it goes does.

Overall - A+ experience to be able to have this bottle, decant it, and share it with some great people. A lambic I likely will not get to enjoy again, but this was an amazing, complex, flavorful lambic that one of the best of the evening.

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4.75/5  rDev +0.4%
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4.84/5  rDev +2.3%
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5/5  rDev +5.7%
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.98/5  rDev +5.3%
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5/5  rDev +5.7%
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4.9/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2014 vintage, poured into a decanter, at the Lambik-o-droom.

Semi-hazy amber pour with a thin, velvety off-white head.

Easily identifiable 3 Fonteinen lambic funk, green apples, mineral notes, light fruit oxidation, a bit of grapefruit, sherry (or I should say Oloroso), very light caramel, oak, light vanilla. Very interesting to have side-by-side with Oloroso and PX. Compared to batch 2 - Solera, this one is drier, much more funk-forward and a bit more oaky, as well. Very similar to the Armand & Gaston.

Absolutely delicious, I think I prefer this just a bit more to the second batch, though it migh just be because of its age.

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Batch 2 - Solera

Sampled at BXL Beer Fest and again at 3 Fonteinen Open Brewery Days.

Semi-hazy orange pour straight from the bottle, and clear orange at the brewery, from the decanter. A thin white head.

Notes of cognac, honey, lambic funk, grapes, white wine, whiskey, oak, light vanilla. Really complex lambic and sherry aroma, and close to perfect dusty, musty 3F funk. I feel like I need to drink a whole bottle by myself before I understand this beer. Smooth texture, medium carbonation, bitter-sweet and light sour finish.

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4.94/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.69/5  rDev -0.8%
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5/5  rDev +5.7%
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4.67/5  rDev -1.3%
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Beer rating: 4.73 out of 5 with 204 ratings
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