Oude Lambik | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

Style: Lambic - Unblended

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by illidurit on 05-26-2009

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the pub. Pour is a dark golden amber color, mostly transparent with very little white head on the edges. The nose is light cob web funk, sweet caramel transitions into sweet peach, orange and citrus, with a sour note accompanying. The flavor has more dusty funk, creamy lacto aspects, very strong sweetness in back, tart sour lemon, citrusy orange, peaches, and light bitterness. Creamy medium body with a soft palate and fairly assertive carbonation with a dry finish. Great balance to this, very sweet and assertively sour, less funk than I thought going in but will add a nice dimension to a future gueuze.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Last batch of brewed at 3 Fonteinen Lambic; Sampled July 2010 at 3F Lambikodroom
The beer is a hazed, copper-gold color and it arrives flat with not head as it was poured fresh from a traditional Lambic crock. The aroma on this is quite funky in a mushroom, dank cheese sort of way. A deeper inspection yields aromas of urea, a touch of a yeast bite, spicy wood notes that mix with spicy yeast / bacteria character, fresh cut wood plank aromas and a musky-musty-moldy mushroom note. When I really dig I get a phenolic, medicinal leaning note as well as a deep, musky, barnyard Brettanomyces character. The nose on this is just fantastically, though in some ways subtly, complex; it is just so well integrated and wonderful to this lover of Lambics.

The beer tastes tart, but not over-poweringly so; it is nicely lactic with a lemon like acidity in some way and this helps to accentuate a nice grapefruit like flavor to. This is so cool and refreshing on this uncharacteristically, hot, Belgian, summer's day. The sourness is much softer due to the lack of carbonation. This is light bodied, though it does have a touch of palate heft to it; I can't imagine the texture of this being any better than it is right now. A touch of a musky note in the flavor, as well as some phenolic notes are here, but there are no really musky, over the top Brettanomcyes notes in the flavor.

This is quite fantastic all around and I could easily drink a lot of this. The nose is so incredibly complex and even though the taste is not nearly so, it is so refreshing and balanced that I hardly care.

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On draft at 3 Fonteinen last October. I can't believe I forgot to review this. Drank this while chatting away with Armand and his brother in the restaurant. What an experience. The beer is hazy orange to copper hued and appears still. Earthy, mushrooms, grass, farm, funk. Light and smooth. Refreshing and delicious. Complex yet simple. What a day. A memory I shall cherish forever.

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Oude Lambik from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
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