Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: Blend°14, Season 20/21. Number of bottles – 736
Brewer Description: (from bottle) For this Druif, we used the Morio Muscat variety, which is a cross between Silvaner and Pinot Blanc (or maybe Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains, but this needs yet to be proven). Originally from the Palatinate region in Germany, this variety’s popularity was peaking in the nineties. Wijndomein Hoenshof was nice enough to harvest some of it for us. We destemmed the grapes in-house and we put the must for almost four months on a gentle young lambik before blending and bottling. Final fruit intensity is 392 grams of grape must per litre of Druif. One third of the lambik that was used was brewed with our own cereals from in and around the Pajottenland. 100% 3 Fonteinen.
My rating: 4-
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9
Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, blend°14, season 20/21, bottle 237/736, bottled on 11th January 2021. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a very thin white head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Bright intense stone fruit, peach, apricot, lemon zest, grapes, vinous, oak, with light funk.
Taste: Sour, tart, stone fruit, peach, apricot, plum, vinous, grapes, lemon, grapefruit, oak, light funk.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with close to no carbonation.
Overall: It’s got an excellent aroma, very enticing, but it’s also quite sour, perhaps overly so, and it could do with some carbonation to pick it up.