Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: Blend°24, Season 19/20. Number of bottles – 969
Brewer Description: (from bottle) For this Pruim Speling, we co-macerated two different plum varieties from Wijndomein Hoenshof, Conducta and Opal. We freed up a small 1000L toasted foeder from our friends at Garbellotto, a small family run cooperage. We macerated the plums, with stone and all, for almost five months on two different young lambikken. We bottled the fruit lambik straight from the barrel to the bottle. The final fruit intensity is 769 grams of plums per litre. 100% 3 Fonteinen.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.02
My ratebeer.com rating: 4
Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, blend°24, season 19/20, bottle 673/969, bottled on 15th January 2020, and with a best before date of 26th October 2040. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a just under one finger white head that dissipated quickly to a thin cap while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Plum, plum skin, minerals, with light notes of lemon zest, leather and funk.
Taste: Sour, tart, plum, apricot, lemon, oak, and light funk.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: There was nice plum notes, but the sour intensity and lemon flavours in this Conducta + Opal was higher than other plum varietals I tried recently, and I preferred both Sultana and especially Reine Claude D’Oullins more.