Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: This fruit lambic is a blend of 75% redcurrant lambic and 25% sour cherry lambic. After the maceration, the fruit lambic has been blended with some young lambic and bottled. The total fruit intensity is still 62%, i.e. 620 grams of fruit per liter of bottled fruit lambic. Number of bottles – 779
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 75% redcurrant lambic and 25% sour cherry lambic. After the maceration, the fruit lambic has been blended with some young lambic and bottled. The total fruit intensity is still 62%, i.e. 620 grams of fruit per liter of bottled fruit lambic.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.14
My ratebeer.com rating: 4
Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle at 3 Fonteinen lambik-O-droom, blend n°35, 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 ruby red colour with a half finger pinkish head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Red currant, cherry and light funk.
Taste: Sour, tart, red currant, cherry, light herbs and minerality, and a touch of oak. A little vinous wine like on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Usually red currant is not my favourite, but this was well executed and the cherry cuts through nicely.