Drie Fonteinen Framboos | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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4.52/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Recent bottling dates:
05/25/1999
05/31/2011
06/18/2014

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 03-02-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#131
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
745
pDev:
7.52%
 
 
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774
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Photo of Sabtos
4.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Foggy burnt red with a soft burnt white collar.

Smell is a perfectly excellent expression of seedy raspberry with hints of sticky sweetness and light funkiness.

Taste is a little funkier with a lightly sharp raspberry sourness accented by hints of Sweet Tarts and Spree. It's a bit less impressive on the palate than I expected, with a crisp froth and a paper dry finish.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy reddish, rust color with a bit of pinkish foam. Aroma has fresh raspberry with pits, raspberry preserve juice and some lambic funk. Taste is sour, dry, fruity, astringent with berry pit bitterness on the finish. Medium minus body with medium carbonation. Really fruit forward, tart, easy drinking.

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Photo of RollTide7
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cshafer7
4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mig100
4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

different label than the one pictured here, the double label, looks nice, lighter pink than expected and lighter in color than hommage, 2018 vintage. short head, nice clarity, and a ton of fruit in the nose. i think the cherry in the hommage adds more than it immediately gets credit for, as this seems in some ways one dimensional, not a critique necessarily, as its really pure and ripe and beautiful raspberry, but there is less complexity there. the fermentation profile is awesome, a little younger lambic base, but its perfect with the fruit, its cool to still be able to taste and appreciate the grain in this, lots of oak, rose wine and flowers, lemons and minerals, i think it tastes slightly less dramatic than it smells. a little sulfur and then the fruit, red wine, and lots of oak, mature but cleaner than some of their others i have had, maybe because its so new, but its tidy and fast to finish, even with all the raspberries. their base lambic always stands out to me as one of the best, and the fruit really works well here. id like to try this a little more bottle aged, but i sure did enjoy this one. nice with chocolate and cakey dessert...

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Photo of JamFuel
4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2017/18 bottle.

Pours a deep, lush red with very little foam.

Smell is robustly tart with big washings of ripe raspberries, blackberries and some lemon.

Taste. Well, the taste is just wow. This hits the tongue with a brash and potent sourness and acidity, really opening the nostrils and gets the salivating going. You can really feel the acidity in the jaw and your tastebuds just beg for an encore. Sip number two presents the FRAMBOOS with a huge pop of raspberries and blackberries. Hints of vinegar, but stays just on the right side of the line. By now, I'm practically drooling and having to restrain myself from just chugging the remainder of this 45 dollar bottle. Every sip just opens up the complexity and notes of funk, hay, lemon and grass come through, but the stars of the show are the raspberries. Juicy and summery and just the right ripeness. This is a stunning, stunning beer.

Mouthfeel is thin and sparkly, almost champagney.

Overall, this is the best raspberry beer I've ever had, even surpassing Rose de Gambrinus, which ranks in my all time top five. This is as good as sours get.

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Photo of WolverineFan1243
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MrDarcy
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joemochas
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RealDeal
4.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ha-sheem
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DraftDaddy
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yasky
4.62/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle, pours near still, no head, some tiny bubbling. Aroma is raspberry, funk. Taste:. Heavy on the raspberry, funky, lactic sourness, yogurt. Lighter body, faintest hint of carbonation. And I still loved it.

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Photo of Rothobinide
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kdb150
4.41/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnlatona
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mltobin
4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of grapeshops
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jvillefan
4.77/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle from 3 Fonteinen tasting room. Amazing amazing beer. Mild sweetness from the raspberries with and intense acidic quality to the beer. The barnyard wet leather comes through at the end. Well worth seeking out.

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Photo of Run4theRoses
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle poured into a bulb. Beautiful color...deep ruby red. Smells of funky raspberry jam. Taste isn’t as expected as I was expecting more fruit. There’s fruit there just not as jammy as I had hoped. Still outstanding though. Feel is nice. What you’d expect for this style. Overall, excellent beer. So happy I got to try. Thanks Ray for sharing.

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Photo of dheldman
4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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