Frambozenlambik
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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Style:
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #81
ABV:
5%
Score:
91
Ranked #9,457
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 7.62%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
14
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Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
 
Belgium
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  2
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notes: 3 Fonteinen Frambozenlambik is the fruit lambik coming off the maceration tank / barrel, possibly blended with young lambik, just prior to bottling.

Thie entry includes all fruit intensities, such as straight non-blended fruit lambic (+/- 80%) or blended with young lambic (35% and up).

Served from a lambic jug or from the hand pump.
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Reviews by emerge077:
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

17|18 cork, bottled June 2018. 45% fruit

Deep scarlet color, saturated and pops with color. Thin layer of foam that fades to a ring with spotty lace.
Juicy raspberry, seedy and fresh, some sharper acidity apparent.

Taste is intensely fruity and raspberry forward, moderately sour with some vinegary acetic acid bleeding through, unfortunately. It doesn't completely distract, but is definitely noticeable. Medium bodied with a puckering acidity and dry finish. Overall this was fun to try, but nowhere near as good as Hommage. Might be better fresh on the hand pump.

Jul 05, 2019
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 20, 2019
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, assemblage 68, season 17|18, bottled 20 July 2018. Served in a 3F stemmed glass. Dark purple reddish body, minimal bubbles and not much of a head as expected, and thus no retention or lacing. Smell is jammy raspberry fruit aromatics plus a moderate vinegary acetic acidity, light bit of tannic oak. Touch of vanillin and cobweb funk. Flavour follows- while the acetic acidity is strong, so is the massive macerated raspberry presence that lingers all the way through to the backend along with the acetic acidity. There isn't a ton of funky oak or cobweb, but it's there in the background. A touch of lemon also. Medium lighter bodied, minimal carbonation (also as expected), not particularly dry but has a lingering raspberry acidity that goes for quite a while. A very nice raspberry lambic from Drie Fonteinen, but certainly you'd be better off going after Framboos or Hommage at this point.

Jul 28, 2019
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for the trade, Chris.

Fortunately, this isn't one of the super sour bottles out there. Nose is super fruity with deep, rich raspberry nose, bright, jammy. Super fruity, sour bright, ridiculous, outrageous nose, brilliant. Sour, brilliant, sour, raspberry, this is fucking jammy, ripe, bright, brilliant

Aug 30, 2020
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mltobin from Connecticut

4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jun 04, 2019
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fthegiants from California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 09, 2020
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mothman from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oogst 2017. Batch 13 Seizon 17/18.

Clear raspberry red color. Still.

All raspberries. Is this beer? Massive fruit. Tart, but not mouth puckering. I love the still feel to it. Hard to taste much else. Raspberry juice and tannins. 4.5
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Blend 68, seizoen 17/18. Consumed 12/19. Light pop and light pink head.

Jammy. Tart and sour. Raspberry seeds. A bit acidic. Better than the other framboos from this pack, but still too sour for me. 4.0

Jun 28, 2019
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Jeffo from Netherlands

4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Doopie opened this one a while back. Cheers!

From a 75cl bottle into a tumbler.
Seizoen 17/18
Drunk right after the most recent batch of Frabmoos for comparative purposes

APPEARANCE: Pours mostly still with no real head. Cloudy, hazy, carmine or dark red with no visible carbonation. Very opaque. Finishes mostly flat.

SMELL: Very fruity, with piles and piles of fresh raspberries all over the place. A light touch of funky notes and some hints of cherries pull through, but this is all about the fresh red fruit. Jammy and juicier than the regular Framboos. Delightful.

TASTE: A light touch of funk up front, but this is all raspberry all the time. Very fruity and bold with lots of tart red fruit and a touch of cherry through the middle, into a lightly sour, tart finish with a touch more acidity. Bold and lingering aftertaste with lots of tart raspberries, some light funky notes and a tick of floral bitterness. A bit more acidic but there is piles of juicy red fruits all over this one. Decadent.

PALATE: Medium body but mostly flat. Goes down smooth and finishes dry and slightly tart on the palate. A touch of acidity lingers.

OVERALL: This is decadent with heaps and mounds of jammy, juicy red fruits all over it. There’s a light tart character and a touch more acidity than the most recent bottling of Framboos, which makes it a unique creation on its own. I am always unsure if a policy of more-fruit-is-better is my thing, as the straight lambic takes a back-seat here. Regardless, they were going for a fruit avalanche, and it worked. Lovely stuff and I’d love to indulge on a regular basis. Thanks again, Doopie. Delicious.

Jun 28, 2019
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Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 13, 2020
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ArrogantB from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

20cl pour from the bottle at the lambik-o-droom for 4 euro. This was released at open beer days 2018 and apparently no additional lambic was added to create secondary fermentation. Delicious raspberry aroma and flavor, bursting almost. Not as sour as the latest batch of Framboos. Delicious.

Jan 18, 2019
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BerryKumquat from California

4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Ruby red. Different from everything else.
S: Softer cherry and raspberry notes.
T: A lighter more refreshing taste of cherry and raspberries compared to the original one. Worth the extra money.
F: More drinkable and approachable since it has a simple flavor to guide you.
O: A light, refreshing lambic with cherries.

Apr 21, 2019
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YvesB from Belgium

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 20, 2019
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acurtis from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 18, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.4/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

750 mL bottle. Bright red body. Smells of hefty woody funk. Raspberry isn't that dominant, really. Oak, some sour raspberry, but dried grass overpowers it. Tastes more raspberry-centric. Sharply sour raspberry flavor. Strong oak. Raspberry sourness builds into the back end and becomes quite intense. It becomes too sour. Not sure what I think of it, but it's excessively sour.

Aug 11, 2019
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