3 Fonteinen Pruim Belle De Louvain

Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.8%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: Blend°9, Season 20/21

Brewer Description: (from bottle) This Pruim features the Belle De Louvain, an ancient plum variety, popularly known in Brabant and Limburg province as Paterskloten and Hondskloten respectively. We sourced these both at Hoenshof in Limburg and at Willy’s orchard on the Wijngaardberg around Rotselaar. We macerated the entire plums for almost five months on lambik from five different barrels and five different brews. Finally, we blended with some young lambik before bottling. Final fruit intensity is 380 grams of Belle De Louvain plums per litre of Pruim. 100% 3 Fonteinen.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.09
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, blend°9, season 20/21, bottled on 6th January 2021. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy golden orange colour with a half finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass, while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, plum, plum skin, strawberry, oak, lemon zest, and funk.
Taste: Sour, plum, apricot, lime, funk, with light oak notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It’s quite sour dominant, but the plum aroma and flavours come through nicely, and it’s enjoyable with the light oak and funkiness.

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