Brewery: Brouwerij Loterbol x Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Belgian Lambic (non-Lambic blends)
Other Notes: Ratebeer shows it as 90% Loterbol Blond and 10% 3 Fonteinen Lambic blend.
Brewer Description: (from bottle in Dutch) Mengeling van Loterbol Blond en 3 Fonteinen Lambik. Spontaan hergist in de fles. Niet gefilterd.
(Translated from Dutch to Engilsh) Mix of Loterbol Blond and 3 Fonteinen Lambik. Spontaneously re-fermented in the bottle. Not filtered.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.5
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5
Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle (grey/silver cap), 2017 vintage, with a best before date of end of 2022. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention, but eventually settled to a thin cap, while leaving lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Funk, brett, light tartness, apple, grape, and maybe a splash of candi sugar and notes of citrus.
Taste: Lightly sour, citrus zest, apple, grape, Belgian yeast spiciness, and a bitter finish with some boozy notes.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: The lambic doesn’t come through as much as I hoped, but then again, I read that it was only 10% blend. I think overall it was interesting, but not really my preference especially the somewhat stronger boozy notes than expected.