3 Fonteinen Speling van het Lot IX.iii: Aardbeiiteraties: Bio Aardbei + Kriek op hout – Raw & Uncut

Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5.9%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: For this fruit lambic we macerated strawberries (30%) and cherries (70%) separately on two different oak barrels for a couple of few weeks. The fruit lambics were then blended and put on a 400 liter oak barrel for another 6 months of ageing and bottled afterwards. The fruit intensity is 500 grams of fruit per liter of bottled Bio Aardbei + Kriek. 100% 3 Fonteinen lambic. Number of bottles – 582

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 9th version features a range of strawberry maceration iterations aiming at balancing the intense fruitiness of strawberries with the subtleties of traditional lambic while minimising the unpleasant phenolic characteristics of the small pits. For this fruit lambic we macerated strawberries (30%) and cherries (70%) separately on two different oak barrels for a couple of few weeks. The fruit lambics were then blended and put on a 400 liter oak barrel for another 6 months of ageing and bottled afterwards. The fruit intensity is 500 grams of fruit per liter of bottled Bio Aardbei + Kriek. 100% 3 Fonteinen lambic.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.33
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle at 3 Fonteinen lambik-O-droom, blend n°86, season 17/18, bottled on 18th October 2018, with a best before date of 26th October 2038. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen ballon glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy pinkish red orange colour with a thin off white head that had spotty lacing.
Aroma: Tart, strawberry, raspberry, cherry and slightly jammy.
Taste: Sour, tart, strawberry, cherry and raspberry. A little sharp, but not overly so.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Looks and smells great. Taste was perhaps a little sharp, but overall still very enjoyable.

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