Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Fruit Lambic
Ranked #6
Ranked #148
4.52 | pDev: 7.08%
Nov 27, 2023
Mar 02, 2003
Re-labeled as "Framboos Oogst" or "Framboos Harvest" in the United States.

Multiple vintages; ABV varies slightly on every release.
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Ratings by rstump24:
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Rated by rstump24 from Ohio

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

Aug 24, 2021
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.84 by mattav152 from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2023
Rated: 4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Nov 22, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by codytwo from Connecticut

Nov 19, 2023
Rated: 4.43 by prototypic from Ohio

Nov 11, 2023
Rated: 4.2 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Oct 10, 2023
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look - clear copper with nice white head incredible rimming
Smell and taste - funky grainy raspberry
Feel - medium body fizzy slight bite
Overall - really fantastic
Jul 01, 2023
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Reviewed by zac16125 from South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Bottled: 18 DEC 2019
Reviewed: 16 JUNE 2023

A: Pous crystal clear, copper in color, moderate sized bright white head dissipates quickly leaving no lacing. Looks still in the glass’s 4.25

S: Aroma is immediate raspberries, hay and raw wheat. Initially quite floral which then cedes to funky notes of slightly pungent cheese. I can’t say that it smells particularly sour, but there’s some lactic tartness and citrus rind. Quite complex and a wonderful nose. 4.75

T: Taste follows with a big plastic like funk up front, which quickly yields to floral and citrus notes, with big oaky vanilla on the finish that lingers forever. Taste is quite tart and sour but it’s not as puckering as many lambics. The raspberry characters are present but certainly not prominent, not sure to what extent that’s due to the age. 4.5

M/D: Mouthfeel is lighter side of medium bodied with a big but appropriate carbonation and incredible drinkability. I could drink this all day. 5

O: A wonderful beer no doubt. Not sure if it was worth the difficulty in obtaining as I think I prefer Cantillon Rose de Gabrinus when it comes to Raspberry lambics (and I’ve surprisingly found the other easy to get over the years). Regardless, still wonderful and I would have a fridge full of this on the regular if it was readily available. 4.5
Jun 17, 2023
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
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