3 Fonteinen Druif Dornfelder

Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Country: Belgium
ABV: 9%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: Blend°30, Season 19/20

Brewer Description: (from bottle) For this Druif, we used Dornfelder grapes from Wijndomein Hoenshof in Hoepertingen, Haspengouw region, Flanders. Dornfelder is a dark-skinned variety, originally from Germany. We co-fermented lambic with freshly-pressed-shortly-skin-macerated Dornfelder grape juice in an oak foeder. We let it sit for four months and blended the grape lambic with some fresh lambic wort for the “prise de mousse” in the bottle. The final fruit intensity is 51.7% of grape juice per litre of Druif Dornfelder. 100% 3 Fonteinen.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.28
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, blend°30, season 19/20, bottled on 22nd January 2020. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A very nice deep dark burgundy colour with a one finger pinkish purple head that dissipated fairly quickly to a nice but thin replenishing cap, while leaving nice lacing.
Aroma: Grape skin, vinous, blackberry, with light musty, funky, oaky notes.
Taste: Sour, red wine vinous, grape skin, oak, with some light musty and funky notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was very enjoyable and it got better the more I drank. It was vinous and almost wine like, but also had nice oak and funk characteristics.


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