3 Fonteinen Perzik Wit Vroege Amsden

Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.5%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: Blend°24, Season 18/19

Brewer Description: (from bottle in Dutch) 3 Fonteinen Perzik wordt bekomen door de maceratie van handgeplukte en handmatig ontpitte perziken op jonge traditionele lambik, gedurende minstens vier maanden, in een verhouding van één kilo perziken per liter. Daarna wordt de fruitlambik verder geassembleerd met jonge lambik en wordt alles gebotteld en zet de vergisting zich verder in de fles. Deze Perzik is een verfijnde fruitlambik met uitbundige aroma’s van steenvruchten. De perziken zijn afkomstig van Ludo Rosseels, één van de laatste, zoniet de laatste Belgische perzikenteler. Natuurlijk fruit, zonder toevoeging van sappen, siropen, of suikers. Ongefilterd en ongepasteuriseerd.

Voor deze specifieke witte perzikenlambik werd de variëteit Vroege Amsden gebruikt en gedurende 5,5 maanden gemacereerd op 3 Fonteinen lambik in een eikenhouten vat. De finale fruitintensiteit bedraagt 412 gram perziken per liter witte perzikenlambik.

(translated to English) 3 Fonteinen Peach is obtained by maceration of hand-picked and manually pitted peaches on young traditional lambic, for at least four months, at a ratio of one kilo of peaches per litre. Then the fruit lambic is further assembled with young lambic and everything is bottled and the fermentation continues in the bottle. This Peach is a refined fruit lambic with exuberant aromas of stone fruits. The peaches come from Ludo Rosseels, one of the last, if not the last Belgian peach grower. Natural fruit, without the addition of juices, syrups, or sugars. Unfiltered and unpasteurized.

For this particular white peach lambic, the Vroege Amsden variety was used and macerated for 5.5 months on 3 Fonteinen lambic in an oak barrel. The final fruit intensity is 412 grams of peaches per liter of white peach lambik.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.45
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, blend°24, season 18/19, bottled on 20th December 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A very nice slightly hazy golden orange colour with a thin white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass, while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Peach sour gummy candy, juicy peach, yellow stone fruit, lemon zest, with light notes of oak and funk.
Taste: Sour, tart, peach, apricot, nectarine, lemon, light funky notes and a touch minerally.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Loved the aroma which was full of peach and just nearly perfect. I could just smell that all day long. Flavorwise, there was perhaps less funk and it was more sour than expected. Just minor things, but still very peachy and still really enjoyable.

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