Category Archives: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)

Cantillon Cuvée Moeder Lambic Kriek

Brewery: Brasserie Cantillon
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: aka Cantillon Kriekenlambik

Brewer Description: (from lambic.info) Cantillon Cuvée Moeder is a kriek blend made specifically for the two Moeder Lambic bars in Brussels. Whereas Cantillon Kriek contains 200 grams per liter of Turkish cherries and the Lou Pepe Kriek contains 300 grams per liter (g/l) of Schaerbeekse cherries, this unique kriek blend is made with of 200 grams per liter of Turkish cherries and 100 grams per liter of Schaerbeekse cherries.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.55
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 250ml pour from the cask at Moeder Lambic Fontainas into a Cantillon Gueuze glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark ruby red colour with an almost two finger frothy pink head that had pretty good retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Cherry, almond and marzipan.
Taste: Sour, tart, cherry, almond, marzipan and a touch of lime.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Very refreshing and just so easy to drink.

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Cantillon Cuvée Moeder Lambic Framboise

Brewery: Brasserie Cantillon
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: aka Cantillon Frambozenlambik

Brewer Description: (from lambic.info) Cantillon Frambozenlambik is a cask framboise served on hand pump at Moeder Lambic and other bars and festivals around Belgium. It is not carbonated, though sparkler tap nozzles are sometimes used to create some head when this beer is poured.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.38
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 250ml pour from the cask at Moeder Lambic Fontainas into a Cantillon Gueuze glass.
Appearance: Ruby red in colour with a big frothy two finger pink head that had great retention and some nice lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, raspberry creamsicle.
Taste: Sour, tart, raspberry and a touch of lime.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Very nice and refreshing.

Tilquin Quetsche – Draft Version

Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5.3%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: Draft version

Brewer Description: (from lambic.info) Quetsche Tilquin (Draught Version) is a fruited, blended lambic created by combining a low alcohol lambic beer called Meerts (from Boon) and one- and two-year-old lambics. According to the blendery, it is comprised of 50% meerts and 50% lambic, in order to keep the ABV down. No 3-year-old lambic is in the draught version. The fruit concentration is the same as the bottle version – at least 250g/l of plums – and it is typically 5.3% ABV.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.19
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 250ml draft pour into a Tilquin gueuze glass at Moeder Lambic Fontainas.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange colour with minimal white head and no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, plum, lemon, mixed berries and light funk.
Taste: Lightly sour, tart, plum, lemon zest and oak.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice, balanced and refreshing.

3 Fonteinen Speling van het Lot VI.i: Witte Perzik Raw & Uncut

Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.7%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: Peach lambik with 4.5 months of maceration in a wooden barrel. The white peaches originate from Ludo Rosseels, the last grower of native peaches in Belgium

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen “Speling van het Lot” (Twist of Fate) is a series of small batch experimental brews, barrel maturations, fruit macerations and/or blends. Witte Perzik (Raw & Uncut) is the result of a barrel maceration of de-stoned white peaches on young lambic for about 4.5 months. In July 2017 we met with the last grower of native peaches in Belgium. Since the seventies, the number of stone fruit growers in the region of Hageland (in between the city of Leuven and the province of Limburg) plummeted due to the cheaper transport from the south of Europe. With a few hectares of fields left, Ludo Rosseels specialises in white and yellow peach varieties, apricots, prunes and vineyard peaches. Give this peach lambic the time to open up and to let it evolve in the glass. Taste, savour and experience with the best of friends, old and new.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.47
My ratebeer.com rating:

Intro: A 750ml bottle at 3 Fonteinen lambik-O-droom, blend n°1, season 17/18, bottled on 27th November 2017 with a best before date of 26th October 2037. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen ballon glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with pretty much no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Peach, peach skin, light leather and light funk.
Taste: Sour, tart, fresh peaches, peach skin, light mineral and funk.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Wonderful peach aromas and flavours. I can just keep on drinking this.

3 Fonteinen Speling van het Lot II.ii: Robijn Blended & Alive

Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5.5%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: Oude Kriek with 7 months of maceration in a new toasted barrel, backblended with young lambik and with a fruit intensity of 35%

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen “Speling van het Lot” (Twist of Fate) is a series of small batch experimental brews, barrel maturations, fruit macerations and/or blends. 1st of December 2016, about 480 kilos of sour cherries were put with 500 liter one-year 3 Fonteinen lambic on a new toasted/charred 1000-litre barrel. After seven months of maceration, about 680 liter of kriek lambic came off the barrel. This means a fruit intensity of a staggering 710 grams of fruit per liter of fruit lambic! Given the intensity of the aromas and flavours, and the colour, we decided to call it “Robijn” (Ruby). We poured 80 liter during the Toer De Geuze 2017. The remaining 600 liter was split in half: 300 liter was bottled as such (II.i Raw & Uncut), another 300 liter was blended with a tender young 3 Fonteinen lambic, down to the usual 350 grams of sour cherries per liter (II.ii Blended & Alive). Give this sour cherry lambic the time to open up and to let it evolve in the glass. Taste, savour and experience with the best of friends, old and new.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.92
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.8

Intro: A 750ml bottle at 3 Fonteinen lambik-O-droom, blend n°39, season 16/17, bottled on 30th June 2017 with a best before date of 26th October 2037. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen ballon glass.
Appearance: A ruby red colour with a two finger creamy pink head that dissipated fairly quickly to a thin layer, while leaving some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Candied cherry, almonds, marzipan and oak.
Taste: Similar to the aroma, tart, sour, candied cherry, almond, marzipan and oak.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Just amazing cherry juice and almonds.