3 Fonteinen lambik-O-droom

3 Fonteinen lambik-O-droom3 Fonteinen lambik-O-droom
3 Fonteinen lambik-O-droom3 Fonteinen lambik-O-droom
Bar, Beer-to-go

Molenstraat 47
Lot, 1651
Belgium

+32 02 306 71 03 | map
3fonteinen.be

Notes: The new LambikOdroom opened up in september 2016 and features a taproom, a shop, the 3F foederhall and an orchard for Schaarbeekse Krieken.
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.77
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
13
pDev:
4.61%
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Rated by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.36/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Nov 02, 2016
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Reviewed by BasWassenaar from Netherlands

5/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Easy acces by train from Brussel. It's just a short walk from the station.
Though relatively new the taproom feels warm and comforting. Good amount of seating inside and out. Staff is always really friendly and helpfull. The onsite bottle list is always very nice with new beers mixed with some nice vintage stuff and priced reasonably.
Jan 06, 2021
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Reviewed by furiousss from Netherlands

5/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Short walk from Lot train station, which is easily reachable from Brussels station. Enough space to park a car too. The Droom has several big tables, plus some smaller seats available. There also is plenty of space outside, with picknick benches and other seats, perfect on a sunny day. Bottle selection is great, lot's of vintages and Spelingen bottles to try. Staff is very friendly and provides a lot of information on the beers.
Dec 28, 2020
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Reviewed by Tacoma_Dan from Washington

5/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
This is my all time favorite beer spot worldwide. My favorite lambic producer. Only visited twice summer of 2018 & autumn of 2019), but it is well worth the trip. Always end up sharing a large table with other visitors and usually Americans on a beer trip. Brought a couple friends on our last visit and they were very impressed, sharing many bottles with other patrons. The indoor space is clean and modern. The bottle list is quite impressive and they have an extensive list of vintage bottles. You can buy onsite bottles to go or have them shipped through Belgium in a Box which is a company that picks up weekly from their brewery, and ships internationally. Their merchandise is of great quality including clothing and glassware. Great outdoor space, with large picnic tables and grassy areas. The staff is truly amazing, and one of the taproom managers gave me a quick brewery and production area tour, as I have visited both times on days where no tours were offered. The brewery is a 5 minute walk from the train station, and be sure to give yourself ample time to enjoy this great spot.
Jun 16, 2020
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Reviewed by MTKATL from Georgia

5/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
A short walk from the train station leads to lambik-O-droom. We arrived on a cold and rainy day so we headed straight inside. There are several large tables as well as seating at bar height along the windows. There were ample bottles to try of various vintages. Staff was knowledgeable and efficient. I only wish we had more time here!
Dec 11, 2019
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

4.97/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
If you like Lambic, there is no better place in the world IMO. Sure, not all producers are represented, but when you're the best , do you need to carry beers from the second best? A wonderful, laid back vibe, tons of space, relaxing grounds and the best damn beers in the world are here.
Jun 01, 2019
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Reviewed by SadMachine from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
This is seriously the perfect place to go to enjoy Lambic! The inside space is nice and open, with lots of room to hang out, look at historical stuff about Lambic, and enjoy your beer leisurely. However, outside is where it's really at, with a large, beautiful outdoor space with picnic tables under tents and plenty of room to wander. The sheer amount of Lambic beers available for bottle pours was staggering, and the bartender was incredibly helpful in steering our group in the perfect direction after listening to some of our preferences. We enjoyed several bottles, all of which were exquisite, and paired them with a delicious gueuze-soaked-cheese and bread plate that rivaled the Lambic! I honestly want to move to Belgium just so I can hang out at this place every weekend!
May 16, 2019
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
An amazing place, extremely well run and full of exciting stuff to try. We visited during their “Twisting the Fate” event, so your mileage may vary, but doubtful.

The tasting room is large, with bottle lights strung from the ceiling. Modern feel, a relaxed vibe and enthusiastic staff. Don't miss the special cases of lambic breweriana near the entrance, a sculpture of Armand Debelder as a spider, and a portrait of local writer and lambic enthusiast, Herman Teirlinck.

Selection was off the charts, 2 dozen bottles and 4 or so drafts, possibly more. Bottle prices have crept up recently, but most specialties were 20 euro or less (besides the OGV magnum). We met some other people from the US and shared bottles, and ended up sampling a dozen or so. There was a Shaerbeekse kriek that was 79% fruit, intensely fruity and rich. Sauterne barrel lambic on draft, the best faro i've ever had, and many more highlights.

Arrange a tour if you can of the barrel room in back, there are some really interesting barrels to see, and the tour is certainly informative. Don't miss a stop at 3F, you won't be disappointed.
May 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.93 by vfgccp from New York

May 10, 2019
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Reviewed by RollTide7 from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I honestly can't think of a better experience that I've had at a brewery. Very easily accessible with a little effort - a 10/15 minute train from Brussels to Lot and a 5 minute walk from the train station to the new lambik-o-drom. Much less crowded relative to Cantillon, with a much more personal touch. As other have indicated Armand was present and very gracious with all the visitors. He even opened a bottle of Pension blend and shared it with those in the tasting room.

Though I was not there on a day where official tours were offered Armand offered to take us all on a personal tour of the brewery, which was awesome. He even later sat down with us at our table and chatted with us for a bit, it was such a great experience. I also met some other travelers there and shared some great beers and great conversation. The onsite list is incredible though its certainly much more expensive compared to Cantillon for rare bottles (Cantillon caps out around 20 euro a bottle while I believe Zenne y Frontera at 3F was in the 40 - 50 euro range for a 750). Definitely put this on your list as a must do if you make it to Belgium. note the tasting room is only open wed-sunday though.

To go sales are on your right as you enter the tasting room in a separate room. They have individual bottles plus when I was there had a 12 bottle set available for around 150 euro.
Mar 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.64 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Nov 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.53 by Hopsmid from Netherlands

Sep 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.57 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jul 05, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by blisscent from Rhode Island

Nov 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.42 by Beersnake1 from California

Sep 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

5/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Beautiful new building with a nice area both inside and outside to hang out and drink some beer. The take away list was small but the on site list was impressive and even had those beersel beers if you got burned out on lambic. The inside of the taproom has barrels for tables and plenty of seating around them. They even have a nice big stack of board games (many in English) if you want them. The beer is awesome and when we were there Armand was usually the only employee in the taproom, which meant that you were talking to him extensively. Armand is just such a nice, funny, friendly, knowledgeable guy that he made the whole experience great. To have Armand himself pour us a Zenne was easily one of my favorite beer experiences ever.

Getting there is easy via the train. The taproom wasn't very busy and it was so much nicer than Cantillon, less people, nicer people, mellower vibe, and Armand who was far more interactive with customers than Jean Van Roy. Plus, I think 3F makes the best lambic in the world.

I'm sure my experience wouldn't have been as amazing if Armand was taking the day off, or if he was really "retired" like he kept claiming to be. As-is, it was simply perfection.
Jun 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.75 by Resuin from Massachusetts

May 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.45 by YvesB from Belgium

May 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.64 by Kurmaraja from California

Apr 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.54 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Mar 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.68 by HopBelT from Belgium

Sep 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.8 by simoen from Belgium

Dec 28, 2014
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Reviewed by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

4.6/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4
I don't even know where to begin with this review. LamikOdroom is such a great and interesting place. First, this location is next to 3F's restaurant (Guido Debelder) and run by his brother (Armand) and Armand's wife. It is a combined Belgium beer cafe with outdoor drinking garden, brewery/blender and store.

We sat outside during the later afternoon and then moved indoors where Armand sat down with us for a beer.

You can try an assortment of 3F's beers to include zwet.be, kriek, oude gueuze, etc. and buy beer to take away such as Doejsel and others.

To be continued...
Oct 13, 2011
3 Fonteinen lambik-O-droom in Lot, Belgium
Place rating: 4.77 out of 5 with 23 ratings