Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: Blend°45, Season 18/19. Number of bottles – 934
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Mid September 2018, we received 500 kilos of wild blueberries, foraged in the Swedish forests. For this blend, we let 250 kilos macerate for 5 months and 5 days on 210 litres of young traditional 3 Fonteinen lambic and in an oak barrel. The berry lambic was then blended with young lambic and a bit of fresh lambic wort for a continued fermentation in the bottle. Natural fruit without addition of juices, sirops or sugars. Unfiltered and unpasteurised.
The final fruit intensity is 351 grams of blueberries per litre of Blauwe Bosbes lambik. 100% 3 Fonteinen. # of bottles: 934.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4
Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, blend°45, season 18/19, bottled on 25th February 2019. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A reddish purple colour with a two finger pinkish head that had excellent retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Funky, barnyard, blueberry, leather, bandaid, wood, and a touch herbal.
Taste: Tart, blueberry, funky, barnyard, blueberry skin, cherry, grass, oak and a splash of lemon.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied, with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was nice and enjoyable. I got some bandaid in the aroma, more so when it was cold, but it wasn’t over the top. While the flavour had a nice balance between the blueberries, funk and oak.