3 Fonteinen Speling van het Lot XI.iv: Pruim: Sultana

Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.8%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: Blend°21, Season 19/20. Number of bottles – 684

Brewer Description: (from bottle) For the last two summer seasons, unfortunately, peach harvest was almost non-existing with Ludo Rosseels, the last peach grower of importance in Belgium. Luckily, he also has some plum trees that we are fortunate to be able to harvest from. Last summer, we were able to harvest about 250 kilos of Sultana plums from his fields.

We macerated these on an ex-Bordeaux barrel with young lambik for five and a half months. We blended with some jonge lambik prior to bottling. This way, we used lambikken from four different barrels and four different brews. The final fruit intensity is at 500 grams of plums per litre. 100% 3 Fonteinen.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.29
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, blend°21, season 19/20, bottle 084/684, bottled on 13th January 2020, and with a best before date of 26th October 2040. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A very lightly hazy golden orange colour, with a two finger white head that had decent retention and eventually settled to a nice thin fluffy cap, while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Light plum, plum skin, funky, with some herbal earthy notes.
Taste: Lightly sour, lightly tart, plum, plum skin, dried apricot, funky, leather, oak, earthy.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Balanced and enjoyable with the plums coming through nicely with the funk.

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