3 Fonteinen Druif/Kriek Dornfelder

Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Country: Belgium
ABV: 8.3%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: Blend°26, Season 20/21

Brewer Description: (from bottle) For this Druif/Kriek, we blended a Belgian dornfelder druivenlambik and a kriekenlambik in a 50/50 proportion. We used both young and two-year old lambikken, originating from nine different barrels and nine different brews. The combined maceration took eight months and the final fruit intensity is 510 grams per litre of sour cherries and freshly pressed, skin-macerated grape juice.

3 Fonteinen Druif/Kriek is obtained by the successive maceration of grapes and cherries on lambik. Natural fruit, without the addition of syrups, or sugars. Unfiltered and unpasteurized.

My rating: 4+
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.48
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, blend°26, season 20/21, bottled on 10th February 2021. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A dark maroon purple colour with a nice one finger pinkish head that had decent retention and eventually settled to a thin but frothy cap, while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart, cherry, blackberry, marzipan, with light citrus zesty notes.
Taste: Sour, tart, cherry, blackberry, grape skin, vinous, oak, with a touch of funk.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: This Druif/Kriek blend worked really well and was super enjoyable. Despite the 50/50 blend, I got all cherry and no grape in the aroma, but the grape and vinous character did come out nicely in the flavour, and matched well with the cherries.

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