Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: Blend°12, Season 19/20
Brewer Description: (from bottle) For this Hommage iteration, we blended about one third of kriekenlambik with two thirds of frambozenlambik, both macerated on stainless steel. The weighted average maceration time was four and a half months. While macerating and blending, we used lambikken originating from 4 different barrels and 6 different brews. The final fruit intensity amounts up to 413 grams of fruit per litre of Hommage. Finally, we added some honey just before bottling. 100% 3 Fonteinen.
My rating: 4+
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.39
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3
Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, blend°12, season 19/20, bottled on 13th December 2019. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy strawberry pinkish red colour with a two finger beige head that had dissipated fairly quickly, while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart, raspberry, cherry, oak, lemon zest, with a splash of honey.
Taste: Sour, tart, raspberry, cherry, lemon, oak, with notes of vinegar.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Very drinkable with a nice blend of raspberry and cherry aroma and flavours. The honey wasn’t immediately noticeable except for a bit on the nose. But in the end, my preference is still the original Hommage.