Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Fruit Lambic
Ranked #6
Ranked #145
4.52 | pDev: 7.08%
May 27, 2023
Mar 02, 2003
Notes: Re-labeled as "Framboos Oogst" or "Framboos Harvest" in the United States.

Multiple vintages; ABV varies slightly on every release.
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Rated: 4.34 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

May 27, 2023
Rated: 4.78 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Apr 15, 2023
Rated: 4 by cryptichead from Illinois

Mar 30, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by LA2ED7

Feb 18, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Feb 13, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by heysuz from Indiana

Feb 12, 2023
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
375 ml. bottle.
Bottling Date 18Dec19
Best before 26 Oct 39.

Gentle to moderate pour yields a one inch white head over a hazy, solid golden body with fleeting lacing.

Nose of funk, oak, and raspberries.

Taste mirrors nose with mostly tart raspberry flavors, oak tannins, and funk.

Wonderful mouthfeel, almost perfect for the style.

Overall, I know it's quite expensive at $29.99 a 375 ml. bottle,
but do yourself a favor and grab one if you see one!
Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 5 by wshinevar from Massachusetts

Dec 31, 2022
Rated: 4.16 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Dec 27, 2022
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Reviewed by PittBeerGirl from Ohio

4.32/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I picked this up last week at Vintage Estates wine and beer in Boardman OH. My favorite beer store. This 375 ml was very expensive but I have been after this beer for 15 years. Also got Hommage and may save that for beer rating/review #2k. Bottled on 18 Dec 2019.

A- Body is a uniformly hazy orange with a hint of pink. Perhaps sunset in color. There is no head or lacing to speak of.

S- The nose is complex yet simple. Tart raspberries, cheesecloth, funk, oak barrel, breadiness.

T- The flavor is much like the nose- sweet and tart authentic raspberries upfront with a light bready yeast backbone. The finish is quite sour but a softness from the oak barrel lingers on with some sourness long after you swallow.

F- Medium carbonation and a medium weight body. There is a lot of acidity in the body with a light bread yeast feel too.

O- This beer is truly world class. It's the definition of a traditional fruit lambic and it is brewed so carefully and so well. It definitely gets better and you appreciate it more as it goes down. It's quite expensive so if you don't like more traditional sours or you don't like raspberries than don't bother.
Dec 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Pours a nice dark red pink color with a small foamy head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves no lacing on the glass.

S: Lots of earthy funky Brett hit the nose followed by a good tart raspberry and some other tart fruit.

T: Lots of earthy funk, tart and sour mix well with the Brett and then finishes with a touch of raspberry. Utterly fantastic.

F: Good fizzy carbonation and medium body.

O: This beer is utterly fantastic
Nov 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Slightly hazy dark pink body (the haze is possibly due to my practice of not decanting Belgian beers).

Impressively earthy and funky on the nose. There's a hint of raspberry, but it doesn't stand out strongly.

Wonderful raspberry flavor on the palate, without overwhelming. Moderately sour, but more funky. Not quite as delicate as other fruited lambics. Drinks a bit fuller than the 5% ABV would suggest.
Nov 24, 2022
Rated: 4.2 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Nov 24, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Nov 17, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by akk14 from Illinois

Nov 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.24/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
375 ml bottle (2018/2019 vintage) poured into a snifter. Pours a clear dark yellow/pink. Not much of a head or lacing. The bottom of the bottle contains lots of yeast/sediment which changes the appearance to turbid dark brown/red. Aroma features fresh raspberries and funk (leather, barnyard) with some oak and malt. Some green apple/lemon as well. Flavor is similar but with a malty sweetness that I can't quite describe; almost like someone added a shot of simple syrup. This detracts from the overall flavor profile. Moderate tartness. Moderate funk. Nice fruit. Overall it's solid but not something I'd feel the need to buy again. Maybe it's better with less time in the bottle, but then again, it does claim to have a 20-year drinking window.
Nov 03, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by Eman17 from Illinois

Oct 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2019 750ml cork and cage bottle poured into a yeti

A- hazy pale orange brown with a ruby hue, one finger foamy white head with short retention

S- Plenty of tart raspberries up front, followed by some barnyard funk notes of hay, horse blanket And acidic tartness

T- super tart up front with a redo berry note that hits the back of the mouth. Mid palate gives some funky notes of lemon, apple, pear and sharp acidic tartness. The finish gives more sharp tart raspberry

M- medium body with moderate carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and a dry tart finish
Oct 12, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Oct 09, 2022
Rated: 4.74 by brandoneast from Texas

Sep 17, 2022
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

4.37/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottling date 11/15/2019. Season 19/20. ABV is 6%.

L: Poured into a stemless wine glass. Color is like a deep rosé wine. Thin white head that fades to a soft blanket.

S: Raspberry dominates. A bit of barnyard funk and oak.

T: Follows the nose— main flavor is raspberry. Hint of lemon and barnyard funk.

F: Light, a bit acidic and dry

O: The nicest fruit lambic I’ve tried.
Aug 22, 2022
Rated: 4.78 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

Aug 13, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Jul 24, 2022
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Caged and corked Bottle that was muled back to me from Belgium by my friend Chip

Ranked #6 as a fruited sour on beer advocate

Brewers Notes: Re-labeled as "Framboos Oogst" in the United States.

Multiple vintages; ABV varies slightly on every release.

Look is reddish liquid with a pink foam. AP that quickly settles to a ring

Aroma is tart raspberries

Taste is tart raspberries

Soft fizziness , tartness lingers

Good beer
Jul 11, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by Stevem68 from Ohio

Jul 10, 2022
Rated: 4.61 by Affinity from Missouri

Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

Apr 10, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by DaveCash from New York

Apr 09, 2022
Rated: 4.56 by loganburgh from Michigan

Apr 04, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Mar 27, 2022
Rated: 4.7 by lochraneg from New Hampshire

Mar 27, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by IckyT2012 from Florida

Mar 12, 2022
Rated: 4.84 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Feb 17, 2022
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours a very nice light raspberry color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has very generous raspberry hints
The taste follows the nose with a pleasantly tart raspberry flavor
A light bodied well carbonated beer
A great very well balanced Lambic
Feb 12, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 18, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jan 02, 2022
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Reviewed by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

3.79/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Rose-copper body is quite nice, hazy, forming essentially no head even with an aggressive pour.
Mild, sharply tart, red fruit aromas of raspberry, cherry; light funk, light lemon juice.
At first the near absence of carbonation is a put off, but there is a very fine, prickly feel, and it ends up doing the job; flavour is appropriately sour, pleasantly puckering, balanced by a light fruity sweetness - like red currants more than anything; have to use your imagination to get a clear sense of raspberry, it's very subtle; there is a faint mustiness and oakiness; long, very dry finish, enticing, lightly sticky.

Give this a chance past the first few sips and you'll be rewarded. Bright and tart, with a refined and subtle effervescence and fruit character - the latter a disappointment for me, as I love raspberries.
Jan 01, 2022
Framboos from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 878 ratings