3 Fonteinen Perzik Geel Red Heaven

Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.3%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: Blend°25, 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 gele perzikenlambik werd de variëteit Red Heaven gebruikt en gedurende 5 maanden gemacereerd op 3 Fonteinen lambik in een eikenhouten vat. De finale fruitintensiteit bedraagt 384 gram perziken per liter gele 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 liter. 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 yellow peach lambic, the Red Heaven variety was used and macerated for 5 months on 3 Fonteinen lambic in an oak barrel. The final fruit intensity is 384 grams of peaches per liter of yellow peach lambic.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.7
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, blend°25, season 18/19, bottled on 21st December 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: It was a nice clear golden orange colour, with a thin white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass, while leaving only some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Juicy fleshy peach, with notes of lemon zest and oak.
Taste: Tart, sour, peach, lemon, grapefruit, oak, and light funky notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Really enjoyable peachy aroma and flavours with a good citrus spike that brings it all together. Out of blends 24, 25 and 26 from 2019 OBD, this one, blend 25, was my favourite. Just for reference, there was also a blend 27 Perzik Wit Floerkes + Vroege Amsden, which unfortunately I have not tried.

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