Drie Fonteinen Framboos | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

Drie Fonteinen FramboosDrie Fonteinen Framboos
BA SCORE
97.9%
Liked This Beer
4.52 w/ 699 ratings
Drie Fonteinen FramboosDrie Fonteinen Framboos
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

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:
#129
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
699
Liked:
684
Avg:
4.52/5
pDev:
7.52%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
762
Gots:
153
Trade:
29
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Ratings: 699 |  Reviews: 117
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1/5  rDev -77.9%

Photo of Luk13
2.66/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle 2011 version. Side-by-side with 2007 Hommage. Dark murky red, almost purple highlights and no head. Not necessarily inviting. Aroma is rotten raspberry, some rubber, very earthy. Taste is better with tart raspberry. The acidity is still quite tamed which makes it drinkable. Light and flat palate. I prefered Hommage as their was less of rotten raspberry and cherries added a nice twist. I really had a hard time drinking my pour, maybe it was a bad bottle but my tasting friends liked their glass so old raspberries might no be my style.

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Photo of Brabander
3.07/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I a not a lover of these style to begin with. I just wanted to try this one cause a lot of people are going nuts about this beer.

Yesterday we had the Zeebra extreme beerfestival in Holland where this was on of the beers on the list. I was in Kopenhagen when they were released but did not buy them cause this is not my style.

Poured in a Zeebra tatsting glass the beer looks ok. Smell is ok i guess for a beer like this but i was not very impressed by it.

The taste was extreme on the raspberry, too much for me. I let the beer go to my other tasting companion who loved this beer very much.

I am not born to like this beer, not any other sour or fruit beers...

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Photo of aleigator
3.2/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Framboos '14

Pours a rubin red, satured color, with no head to speak of - apparantly this flat as an island.

Explosive nose of an intriguing interplay between crisp strawberries and funky glue, together with blue cheese. Has an astringent vinegar acetic quality to it, which lends a fermented ripeness to the berries. Has a wet leaves characteristic to it, with moldy, funky wood bark and strawberry bush.

Drinks fairly flat, with just the tiniest amount of carbonation, which leads to an uncompromising, tongue sticking acetic tartness, without 3 Fonteinens typical stony mineral effervescence. The crispness of the fruits make up for it though by providing a nice raspberry richness.

Tastes of cucumber water, turnip cabbage, vinegar and very unripe raspberries. The berries then produce a stone pit accompanied, earthen sweetness, while the beers profound tartness becomes even more prominent. Has an aqueous softness in the finish, while its strawberry richness is almost gone, putting the flavor focus entirely on the teeth numbing, long lastic sourness.

Drinks more than an AWA than a fruit Lambic to me - incredibly sour, vinous, with not much else being able to cut though. The beer produces a powerful acetic sourness which is able to overcome the raspberry presence in this. Compared to Cantillons Rose, this is inferior in each and every way, less pronounced fruit characteristics and quite unbalanced.

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Photo of chippo33
3.24/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

2014 version, still and tasted like an american fruited

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Photo of TGanyone
3.46/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MarkIntihar
3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of siege06nd
3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of pixieskid
3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of SteveD082791
3.52/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tendermorsel
3.53/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to a friend/mainiac for letting me pour a bottle of this.

New batch.

I was really looking forward to this as the 1999 was/is a monster whale I have always wanted to try. Kinda disappointed with this one.

Great red color. Very spritzy with minimal head.

Not particularly well balanced. Very acidic. It kinda burned the back of my throat a bit. Some rasberry flavors but not a ton. Minimal funk almost all sour. So sour that it was kinda tough to drink a lot. Maybe this needs to develop in the bottle a bit?

This was good but far from great. I would take an LP Framb or a Rose d G over this one dispite the rarity. Glad I got to try this but not one I would trade my cellar for.

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Photo of jlee922
3.6/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrunkAl
3.69/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2014 bottle. Huge thanks to Gator for opening this amazing bottle. Very jammy, lots of sugary raspberry, slight sour. Medium to low carbonation touch of funk. Bit underwhelmed by this, although it is fresh and could probably use a bit of time to sour up a bit.

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Photo of Gasc0igne
3.69/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmwats
3.75/5  rDev -17%

Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edhizdeid
3.75/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of womencantsail
3.76/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks, Chris!

Pours a cloudy reddish color with a light pink head. Smells of raspberry, leather, red wine vinegar, and oak. A touch salty too, which is a bit strange. Lemon and straw, a touch of earthy funk. The flavor is quite sour, though it leans toward the acetic side. Still, some nice lactic notes and lemon zest. Raspberry is there, as is a bit of oak, leather, and must. Not anywhere near as funky as most 3 Fonteinen beers. Enjoyable, but not amazing.

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Photo of random846
3.77/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ac24
3.77/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BT_Bobandy
3.81/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tafyob41
3.81/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Filabee
3.88/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.89/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

2014 bottle. Purchased at Finger Lakes Beverage Center in Ithaca, NY.

This one pours a clear, deep almost blood red, with no head, and no lacing. The cork came out with absolutely no pop. I was hoping that an extra year aging in the bottle would carb this up, but it doesn't seem to be the case, unfortunately.

This smells like tart, tart raspberry, just stings the nostrils, with lemon, oak, and a little bit of vinegar.

I can tell that this is not quite what it's supposed to be. It's so flat that I'm not even sure it'll ever carb up to a satisfactory point, though. I wish I had the 2011 vintage. Beyond this issue, there's a great super sour raspberry flavor, almost Warheads level, with some mild, damp basement funk, tart lemon, and some slightly white wine vinegar. It's definitely good, but it could be so much more.

This is light bodied, with no carbonation, and a still, dead, and lifeless mouthfeel. It's really too bad.

I'm disappointed in the amount of money I spent on this versus how much I enjoyed it.

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Beer rating: 97.9% out of 100 with 699 ratings
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