Zenne y Frontera Blend no. 49
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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From:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
 
Belgium
Style:
Lambic
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.47 | pDev: 6.49%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
8
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 25, 2022
Added:
Sep 06, 2019
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  7
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Notes: None
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Ratings by 7clutch:
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Rated by 7clutch from Florida

4.93/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Feb 17, 2020
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Rated: 4.5 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Jan 25, 2022
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Rated by acurtis from New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
b5
Nov 30, 2021
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours a fairly clear golden light amber with low, wispy head.

Smell is tart and fruity with notes of citrus, funk, brandy, oak and hints of grappa, lemon peel and sherry.

Taste is on the border btween tart and sour with some fine acidity and discreet bitterness. Now, there is alot going on in this beer, but everything is well interwoven and subtle, making it quite easy to drink. There are notes of lemon, lemonpeel, grapes, Seville oranges, grape skins, oak, dry white wine, grappa, sherry and funk, all swirling around. Stunningly complex with layers and layers of subtle nuance. Sublime.

Mouthfeel is medium, dry and softly carbonated.

Overall, a massively impressive beer. All the nuance made me glad I had a whole 750 ml to myself.
Mar 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Nov 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.54 by edthehead from New York

Nov 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.8/5  rDev -15%
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
 
Rated: 4.5 by YvesB from Belgium

Nov 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.39 by Stevedore from Oregon

Oct 07, 2019
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Reviewed by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
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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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

4.05/5  rDev -9.4%
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
 
Rated: 4.68 by HopBelT from Belgium

Sep 07, 2019
Zenne y Frontera Blend no. 49 from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 12 ratings