Drie Fonteinen Hommage | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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BEER INFO

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
Batch 4 - 2016 (ABV 4.5%)

Added by Phatz on 10-15-2007

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#139
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
937
pDev:
8.44%
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4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
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4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
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4.06/5  rDev -9.8%
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5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank from a 25.4 fl. oz. corked and caged bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Blend no 10 • season 16|17
Bottling date 12/19/16
Best before 10/26/36
Served in a long stemmed tulip

Review #1425

Gorgeous appearance. The transparent oxblood colored body was topped by an inch-tall, super tight, creamy and frothy, light pink crown that fell to a thick, lasting collar. Drippy streaks of lacing trickled down the glass after each sip.

The nose was really outstanding. Super fruity and bright. Fresh raspberry notes dominated. Perfect mix of sweet and tart. There was a crisp, dry, powdery yeasty quality initially, but this dissolved as the head receded. Some damp hay and woodiness was also noticeable. Subtle tannins. The raspberry became sweeter and more jammy as the beer sat. Some sour cherry was also detectable. Really fantastic. A cherry cough syrup-like quality appeared later in the session.

Raspberry notes also came through big time in the flavor. Really fresh and bright. Slightly tart with just the perfect amount of jammy sweetness to keep the sourness from becoming overwhelming. Wheaty and lemony in the center. Touch of red wine vinegar. Okay barrel notes came through on the back end and in the finish. Hint of earthy bitterness from the aged hops. More lingering tart raspberry and acidity after the swallow.

The mouthfeel was also fantastic. Medium bodied and fluffy on the palate. Super frothy and smooth. The liquid contained a fine, zippy effervescence that was almost a touch reminiscent of sparking wine. For the style, the acidity was noticeable yet not as intense as I anticipated.

Imagine the freshest, brightest raspberry aromas and flavors imaginable, combine this with some earthiness and oaky barrel qualities, and you might get a sense of how incredible this beer was. Unlike many fruited lambics, Drie Fonteinen’s Hommage really lets the fruits take center stage. Despite the steep ($46) price tag, this was definitely worth the splurge.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.8/5  rDev +6.7%
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Reddish liquid, white/pink head diminishing to a ring.
Nose is very raspberry forward, jam. Woahhh Amazing! I literally can't stop smelling it.
Like a sweet raspberry dessert, a bit of cherry getting in the way.
Mouthfull of fruity tartness, it is awesome, raspberry a lot!
Wow!

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4.88/5  rDev +8.4%
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4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
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4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
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4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
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4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
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4.77/5  rDev +6%
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From the bottle into correct glassware at 't Brugs Beertje.

Pours a deep red with soft, fine foam.

Smell is massive, with a pillow of raspberries hoding a few cherries on top. Tart and clean.

Taste is even better than the smell. A rich, deep flavor of raspberries is augmented slightly by some cherries and a tiny bit of almond. Very sour, very complex and just amazing!

Mouthfeel is thin and prickly.

Overall, an outstanding fruited sour. Worth every penny!

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4.59/5  rDev +2%
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Drie Fonteinen Hommage from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 937 ratings