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Drie Fonteinen Framboos | Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 104 | Ratings: 625
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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Photo of peensteen
4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2014 Vintage, shared by MasterSki
Pours a nice deep ruby red colour, absolutely no head or lace. Smell is loaded with raspberry, barnyard and acidic notes, juicy and tart berries are front and centre here. Taste starts off with juicy raspberry before tart puckering fruit roll in, mix of lemon juice and raspberry, funky and oaky long dry fruity finish. Nearly no carbonation, medium body. Exceptional, a very expressive fruited lambic.

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Photo of dhitchcox
4.78/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: pours a fairly cloudy dark red (red-purple). No transparency.
Smell: Sour fruit - in a pleasing way; not old/moldy. Strong raspberry.
Taste: Lots of raspberry and not too funky (obviously lambic though). Fairly sweet.
Feel: For a sour, surprisingly smooth across the tongue. Only a slight dry finish.
Overall: Definitely one of the best raspberry sours out there.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Vintage 2014. Was able to try this at a very large Lambic share that my beer club posted last night. 22 Lambics in all were consumed and with the exception of some older Cantillon offerings this was definitely in the top five! Would love to try again but so hard to track down

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Photo of PerHops
4.42/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage from bottle to tulip

Very thin head with very small infrequent bubbles. More visible carbonation than expected based off reviews and the sound of the cork (lack there of). Murkey dark red color.

Initally very funky but than changes to a strong raspberry aroma

very tart but very fresh raspberry flavor Finish is a touch acetic but great fruit flavor and a little funk, this one is going to evolve nicely.

This is the well documented flaw here but it does have a little bit of carbonation.

This beer would be close to a perfect 5 if the carbonation was higher but that knocks in down a fair amount IMO. I'm hoping my other bottles gain carbonation with time.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.89/5  rDev -13.2%
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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Photo of Chibeerguy1
4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 Vintage.

Beautiful ruby red hue with very little carbonation. Funk is absolutely classic drie, with jammy raspberry nose. A bit more acidic than I would normally care for, but the aroma of funk and taste of fresh raspberries balances it nicely. As many people have stated, this beer could use a bit more carbonation to bump up the experience, but i was in no way disappointed with this beer. I cant wait to see what a few years does to a bottle of this.

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Photo of AndyEdgar
4.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Only knocking points off for appearance and feel as the 2014 bottle we opened was absolutely flat and made the mouthfeel a bit one dimensional. Otherwise, this is a world class lambic and I could just sit and smell the fresh raspberries for days. Taste follows the nose with big time jammy raspberry and a bit of funk.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.61/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. One of the first beers I heavily desired. Pours out of the bottle a bright, true pink. It was nearly flat. Almost no head save for an outer ring of individual bubbles. Aroma is of pungent, tart, underripe raspberries. Rustic funk and acidity with a bit of oak. The sip delivers a formidable sourness consisting of puckering, tart raspberries. There is a brief period of sweet jam then it dries back out again and leaves my tongue tasting like raspberry seeds and oak. The concentration and intensity of the raspberry sourness is like none other. One of the more extreme Lambics I have had; perhaps the most. I found it to be less complex as some other Lambics of high notoriety but this one tastes much more potently sour. Light bodied and the acidity and sourness never leaves the lips. I wish it wasn't nearly flat, though. Surely a treat I probably won't come across again.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.32/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Shared at a Pittsburgh share. Pours deep red/pink colored with no head. Huge jammy raspberry aroma leads into a big raspberry jam flavor, with the beautiful labmic funk of Drie in the backdrop. There is no carbonation here, and that's it's only flaw, really. Carbonation would have put this one much higher, but tough to ignore it being flat. Everything else here about this beer is nearly perfect and as expected.

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Photo of tylerstravis
4.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am not particularly a huge fruit guy in general, but holy shitballs this is incredible! I was simply floored by the flavor in this one. I couldn't imagine a better tasting raspberry beer. I wish this was easier to get hands on. Simply wow!

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Photo of mdfb79
4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Review 3600.

From 09/19/15 notes. Bought a bottle of this at Zwanze Day at Fool's Gold in NYC. Bottle dated 2014/06/18, poured into a tulip.

Pours a murky dark reddish-pink color with one inch of dark pink head and almost no carbonation evident.
Lots of sour and tart raspberries, fruity malts, oak, funk, spice, vanilla, dark fruits, and tart jam. Medium body and low carbonation, some light acedic notes.

Overall very good; this one is actually worth the hype. I would put it on par with Hommage; both are great funky/sour raspberry beers with that funk you can only get from Belgian beers. Tons of funk and tart raspberries, hoping they continue to make this. Beers like Oude Gueuze Vintage, Hommage, and this really show what DF is capable of and why they are one of the best.

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Photo of MissSmisje
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottling. Flat bottle, may have affected the flavor.

L: strawberry ruby with Apricot edges
S: very funky, fresh Raspberries
T: funkiness is off the chain, barnyard and hay dominate, fresh and underripe Raspberries. Sourness throughout the palate.
F: medium light.
O: very good, but too much funk for me. Again, the flatness may be affecting the flavor here.

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Photo of rudzud
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at the Armsby Abbey on 2015 Zwanze split with Andy. 2014 blend.

A - Poured into a tulip a hazy reddish berry hue with no real head. Looks like fresh squeezed raspberries.

S - Aromas of bright berries, sour acidity, light raspberry funk. Faint green fruit and seeds. Really bright.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, loads of almost cheese funk. Nice seedy berry, tart berry juice. Really bright acidity, nice berry sharpness. The acidity is to the point that it makes you need the next sip without being oppressive or enamel scraping.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly acidic with light carbonation. Not flemmy on the finish.

O - Overall this beer was pretty delicious. Great raspberry notes with solid acid notes. Very pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of c-rum
4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Open 2 bottles 2014 vintage at a bottle share.

A - Not a sound when uncorked. Pours deep murky maroon with some quickly fading bubbles.

S - Intense raspberry sourness.

T - Sourness is massive with tons of raspberries, some oak and funk.

M - A bit thin with little to no carbonation, sour, puckering and dry.

O - Excellent raspberry flavor makes up for low carbonation.

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

Pours a deep dark reddish brown color. Minimal head on this beer. Smells of sour raspberries. Sour tastes up front and finishes with a really dry sour raspberry finish. A wonderful sour lambic. World class beer.

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Photo of DrunkAl
3.69/5  rDev -17.6%
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 WTKeene
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Ratings above are for the far superior 2011 vintage. Had beautiful funk, light fruit, just lovely.

The 2014 on the other hand wasn't nearly as good. 3.6-3.75 at best for me. Approaching flat, it had a strong vinegar character that drew unflattering comparisons to upland. 2011 is the way to go.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.9/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

2014. Pour is lightly hazed dark ruby red with no head. Nose is light mineral, bright fleshy raspberry, very jammy, and moderate acidity. Flavor is super strong raspberry, very fleshy and ripe, not as much acidity, light mineral, hint of bitterness, a touch of sourness, full bodied, no carb.

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Photo of popery
4.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014. The beer is red with a little bit of maroon in it. Off white head. The aroma is full of raspberry flavor. Little bit of vanilla. Just tons of jammy raspberries. Medium sour, at least compared to the LP Framboise that we tried never to it. Big jammy flavor. So much wonderful fruit. Deep funk. Very complex. Super tasty. Medium light feel.

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Photo of mythaeus
4.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep dark red, a few small bubbles here and there, but no real signs of carb. Strong gueuze-y raspberry funky nose. Tastes a mix of raspberry juice and gueuze, LOADED with raspberries and puckering sour. Very little carbonation, rather still, juicy feel. An overall refreshing and enjoyable, but not memorable.

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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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Photo of cultclassic89
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is where I wish BA had vintages.

2011 is a perfect beer. Raspberry jam with so much perfect complexity between the fruit and funk. So very dry, effervescent and creamy. It's the second best sour beer I've had, right behind VSB. The rating here reflects that.

2014 is a bit less so, at least right now. Incredibly jammy, but it lacks the complexity of the '11. It also lacks the carbonation. I've had it twice now and the second bottle actually did have the slightest bit of carb, but it needs what the '11 had. Overall I'd give '14 somewhere between a 4.5 and 4.75 depending on the bottle.

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

A bit strong on the nose, but the flavor is incredible. Easily one of the best lambics I have ever had. Was fortunate enough to attend a bottle share, and this was one of the top 3 of the night. Would love to try again, but given what the guy who brought it had to go through, that's not so likely.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.94/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a tasting glass at Ale Arsenal. From notes. Reviewed 27 June 2015.
Murky, peachy, red-brown.
Funky acetic nose. Deeper notes of bright berry fruit.
This is good, but...The funky vinegar is kind of overwhelming, and, at times, kind of gross.
Tart and puckery.
In the end, this is a pretty guezy-gueze enhanced by raspberries.

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Drie Fonteinen Framboos from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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