3 Fonteinen Speling van het Lot VII.vii: Zotte Kadeeën: Aardbei + Kriek – Raw & Uncut

Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.1%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: This fruit lambic is a blend of 40% strawberry lambic and 60% sour cherry (kriek)lambic. After the maceration, the fruit lambic has been bottled immediately, without blending it with young lambic. The total fruit intensity is 48%, i.e. 480 grams of fruit per liter of bottled fruit lambic. Number of bottles – 494

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen “Speling van het Lot” (Twist of Fate) is a series of small batch experimental brews, barrel maturations, fruit macerations and/or blends. This 7th version features a range of fruit macerations on freshly emptied Bordeaux barrels from Château Pabus. These high quality French oak barrels were used for a unique integrated vinification technique, including grape peel maceration in the barrel itself. The name (“Zotte Kadeeën” – “Crazy Kids”) refers to the abundant creativity of our youthful, passionate team, that likes to explore within the traditional lambic boundaries. This fruit lambic is a blend of 40% strawberry lambic and 60% sour cherry (kriek)lambic. After the maceration, the fruit lambic has been bottled immediately, without blending it with young lambic. The total fruit intensity is 48%, i.e. 480 grams of fruit per liter of bottled fruit lambic.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.31
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle at 3 Fonteinen lambik-O-droom, blend n°36, season 17/18, bottled on 16th March 2018, with a best before date of 26th October 2038. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen ballon glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy orange red colour with a thin off white head that left spotty lacing.
Aroma: Tart, jammy, strawberry, cherry and oak.
Taste: Sour, tart, strawberry, cherry and jammy.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Nice jammy fruitiness especially in the aroma. Strawberry in beers generally hasn’t really worked for me, but this one was good.

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