Drie Fonteinen Hommage | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blend of lambic beers brewed at 3 Fonteinen, with an addition of 30% whole fresh raspberries from the fabled Payottenland and 5% sour cherries. This unfiltered beer will enjoy a spontaneous refermentation in the bottle. No artificial colors or flavor enhancers are added. Lambic is brewed only from 60% barley malt, 40% unmalted wheat, hops and water.

In commemoration of the late Gaston Debelder, founder of the 3 Fonteinen blendings

Batch 1 - 2007
Batch 2 - 2013
Batch 3 - 2015

Added by Phatz on 10-15-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
862
Reviews:
181
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
Wants:
794
Gots:
148
For Trade:
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Ratings: 862 |  Reviews: 181
Photo of Jow
4.99/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have tried a lot of fruity beers in my life and a lot of gueuzes but this one is really something different!

It comes on top when you are talking about a fruity, sour and still some freshness. It is sow well balanced that you enjoy every sip. I like a sour beer with a little "special" touch to it and this one really does it. I could recommend it to anyone although the price is relatively high.

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Photo of Shawner
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Boston970
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ElJosharino
4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lupercmda
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a pinkish red color with small amount of head. Smells of sour raspberries with some of the cherries coming thru on the end. Taste is lightly sour with the tartness being clean and crisp on the finish. I think this is the best fruited lambic I have every had.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of those weird mixtures of color, a little pink, brown (hey, my fave combo ;)) gives a dirty pink head that was impressive in its ability for retention. Cool aroma, 3F funk, leather, strawberry, raspberry and cherry. This was hella basement dankness and musty edge. Like 100% humidity kind of funk with fruit.

Immense sour going on, good amount of tart bright red fruits. A good amount of wheat grittitness in the mouhtfeel.

This was the 2007 version.

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Photo of Ginsbera
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BA_Berto
4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dvmin98
4.84/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a murky reddish color male with large foamy head with limited retention. Aroma of funky barnyard notes, cherry, oak and tart notes is pretty singular and awesome. Taste is dominated by cherry, tart notes, oak, plenty of funky barnyard notes with some light vinous/vinegar notes. Body is pretty full with OK carbonation. Enjoyable beer but also quite unique in its level of complexity.

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Photo of RMentair
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ILikeGoodCider
2.9/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

I couldn't get through the band-aids (nose & aftertaste). Looks phenomenal and I was super-hyped to try it, but sadly it was a letdown. I'm hoping to get another bottle at some point - it had to be bad luck (or I caught the little microbes at the wrong time).

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Photo of Domvan
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dheldman
4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of _RL_
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fahmie25
4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleigator
4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hommage '15 vintage

Pours a vibrant pink, crimson red color, with a small, fizzy white head, leaving back a bubbly lacing at the edge of the glass.

The fruits are quite apparent on the nose, surprisingly even more defined by cherry than raspberry, while both create a great blend among a funky tartness. A certain ripeness from the fruits introduces a moldy, leathery earth component, complimenting the stone qualities of the fruits, up to a jammy, sweet peak. Apart from this, the fruits create a fresh, almost unripe impression, highlighting the prickly raspberry stone pits among wet hay and crisp lemon peel.

Has a lively, yet soft carbonation to it, resulting in a refreshing but smooth mouthfeel, with a mineral quality during the beers finish, complimenting its tartness perfectly.

Tastes of lemon peel, dusty, old malts together with wet hay, creating the foundation of this beer. Raspberry and cherry settle among this immediately, adding a rich fruitiness during the mid palate, perfectly blending into the beers lemon tartness during the finish. This lends a noteable sweetness to the otherwise pleasantly tart beer, sticking to its lambic roots, while adding an awesome complexity.

Its fruitiness is certainly a pleasant addition, while complimenting to the pungent tartness during the beers typical, teeth drying finish. A soothing stony mineral quality tames the prominent lemon in this, while highlighting a short, sweet peak from the fruits, adding pleasantly to the body of the beer.

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Photo of Dirtinabottle
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spinrsx
4.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stephenjtorres
4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.55/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Dave last night, thanks man.

This one pours a thick looking dark red, with a small head, and no lacing.

Smells really strongly of cherries, surprisingly more so than the raspberries. The acidity stings the nostrils, it smells really, really sour. There's some light funk on the aroma, too.

This is definitely one of the more sour lambics I've had, about a 8.5/10 for me. The sour cherry is dominant, with the raspberry behind, and a lemony puckering tartness being a big part of it too. There's some oak, and a little bit of bright funk. The tartness really lingers for a while with this one.

This is medium bodied, with a puckering mouthfeel, and a higher level of carbonation.

Pretty delicious, but I think surprisingly enough, I like the regular 3F Oude Kriek better than this one.

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Photo of Johnny_Cardboard
4.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was skeptic when i first got the bottle, because i wasnt sure how the cherry/raspeberry flavor would work out. would one overpower the other. negative both of them stood out boldly nice oaky flavor to accompany the sweet, also a nice funky element to it. stellar stellar beer from 3F

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Photo of Oliekan
4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of newbeeraday
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drie Fonteinen Hommage from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
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