Drie Fonteinen Framboos | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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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
Ratings:
694
Reviews:
115
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
7.59%
 
 
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Photo of Sammy
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

2011 vintage.

Pours a murky red with a foamy beige head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some pretty complex raspberry and woody aromas. Taste is much the same but not as sour as I was expecting based on the aromas. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with great aromas and flavors and a definite treat to be able to sample.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of Knapp85
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to djrn2 for sharing this one. This one poured out as a nice red color with a pink colored head on top. The smell of the beer was funky with some raspberry in there, There were also some notes of oak in the mix too. The taste of the beer had a nice fresh red raspberry flavor to it, definitely tart and finished sour. The feel was dry. Overall it was a great Lambic.

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3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The epitome of maturity, class and elegance is all sewn up in this intensely sour ale that's in full celebration of the raspberry fruit. But we've come to expect nothing less from the Drie Fonteinen brewery.

Deep and ominously of mauve and rose, the densely laced austere seems cram-packed with fruit. with its delicate swirl of foam collapsing into the ale, its acidity arises to captivate the nose with intense raspberry puree and the mustiness of well-aged burgundy wine, oak, tangy acidity and the tightly woven aromas of earth and must.

As its pungent perfume of saddle leather and horse hair escape, the light malty syrups of raspberry give the beer a slightly fuller body than most sour ale. However, the middle palate turns decidedly sour with hints of balsamic, tart cider, lemon, crabapple and sour berries. A moderate briny balance accompanies a tannin-rich taste of weathered oak and peppercorn with nuances of vanilla and almond.

The beer's bright and sour finish is fully decorated with the tart berries, but have a mild candied finish with an afterglow of sea air and sandalwood. Medium-light for sour ale, the beer still closes with a quick, refreshing and palate cleansing final impression.

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Photo of emerge077
4.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks for sharing Aaron!
Dark crimson, light haze. Decanted from a pitcher.
Minimal lace and foam in the glass, some bubbles in the pitcher.

Raspberry aroma, seedy wild ones. Fruit forward.
Tart and tannic, puckering and bone dry in the finish. Plentiful raspberry, minimal wood or funk. Low carbonation, very juicy. Overall very delicious and full of raspberry juice. Very nice, though at the premium price it's a one and done.

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Photo of oline73
4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was able to try the new version at Sour and Bitter. Poured from the bottle into a stemless wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy red with an amber hue. There is hardly any head to speak of.

Smell: This beer smells absolutely wonderful. Like fresh berry jam. I'm getting the raspberries, but also some strawberry notes. A nice sweetness compliments the berries.

Taste: Not as sweet as the smell. Mildly tart raspberries with some strawberry like notes as well. There isn't a whole lot of sourness in this beer, yet. There is some tart fruit in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a very good beer, but I think it will get even better with age. It smells absolutely wonderful.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a hazy red color Lambic with a medium foamy head with light retention and lacing. Aroma of funky barnyard notes with some tart raspberry notes. Taste is a mix of funky barnyard notes with some tart raspberry notes, light vinegary notes are also perceptible with some acidity. Body si full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Really enjoyable but maybe not as much balance as I was expecting from this brewery.

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of mothman
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Color is a jammy murky purple.

Tons of sour and acidity. Mouth puckering sourness. Very tart. Lots of raspberries. Jammy.Tannins and horse blanket. Little bit of funk.

Light bodied. Huge sour/tartness.

Very good sour. Not as easy drinking as some of the others, but more flavorful.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

1999 vintage. Served in a Drie Fonteinen wine glass.

Pour is much darker when compared with the 2011. Slightly-murky copper-red with a short head. Nose is musty raspberry and earth. Light-moderate acidity. So smooth and earthy. Really fantastic.

Previous 2011 vintage notes:

2011 vintage courtesy of GT2. Pours a moderately-cloudy light brown color with a pretty hefty pinkish-red hue. Short, tight head that recedes fairly quickly, leaving behind a thin collar. The nose has semi-ripe raspberries with mild acidity. Underneath that is a nice bit of earth and a touch of basement character. Lightly funky, though not nearly to the level of 3F geuze. Flavor has a light acidity carrying the raspberries past some underlying earth and a faint touch of bread. Body is medium with average carbonation and a dry, lightly-acidic finish. I prefer this to Gambrinus, but I’d still take a straight 3F Oude Geuze if given the choice between the two.

Scores for 2011: 4 / 4.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 4.5

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Photo of jlindros
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2014, split with rudzud.

No real head, very clear cranberry rosy color.

Nose big tart cherry like funk, big raspberry juicy, tart funk and little acidic, juicy, almost candy raspberry as well.

Taste starts very tart, fair acidity, big sour with bit of funk, into big juicy tart raspberry again, more generic berry in vegetal but some raspberry, little sticky candy raspberry syrup, mild berry seed. Sticky little flemmy finish, more tart raspberry and seed lingering, little acidity.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, tart flemmy acidity, very little carb.

Overall pretty nice, there are better but this is up there, curious how it ages as well.

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