Zenne y Frontera Blend no. 49
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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Lambic - Traditional
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4.44 | pDev: 8.33%
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.8/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Pours a bit clearer than Batch 21, but no head. Smells sharp and oaky. Sour orange and dried grass. Tastes much more sour than blend 21. Sharp sour orange and sour vinous notes. Heavy oak astringency with a touch of cardboard. Low carbonation. More sour than the Blend 21. Not quite as good. And more reminiscent of the Batch 2 Solera that I didn't love.

Feb 06, 2020
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TrilliumFan from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a bottle at 3F. This (blend 5) was my least favorite of the 3 Zenne blends (3, 5, & 6) that I had at 3F Lambik-o-droom, but honestly they were all so good. Of the 3 Zenne's this was the only one that didn't require decanting, which is a bit of shame because the decanter is so beautiful and adds to the experience of having so a precious beer. Nevertheless, this beer has the same superb balance of flavors as the other Zenne's. Delicate and rich at the same time.I loved all 3 Zenne's as much as the top Cantillons that I had been drinking the 3 days prior, but this blend (Batch 5) was least my favorite of the 3, partly due to the use of younger lambics, I think. Still, this beer is a delight.

Oct 06, 2019
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aleigator from Germany

4.05/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Zenne b5 @ obd on 190907

Yields an amber-yellow colored beer with a lighter lacing covering the rim of the glass.

Smells of cardamom enriched old grapes, entangled into old wood and blue cheese. The funk is quite present in this one with additional layers of dried mushrooms and old apple skin.

Tastes of a tartness, which is a little more sour than the nose indicated, a little acidic with a touch of basement library and lots of limes. This makes the barrels in this appear a little lighter and not as complex as in other Zenne blends, although with a noteable spiciness. Finishes with moldy forest earth, a touch of toffee and old, spicy wood.

Mellow, tart, with just a lighter barrel impact, this one tastes a bit younger than the other blends.

Sep 09, 2019
Zenne y Frontera Blend no. 49 from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 7 ratings