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Cantillon Magic Lambic

Brewery: Brasserie Cantillon
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5.5%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: aka Cantillon Framboise Vanille (RateBeer). Blend of 80% Lou Pepe Framboise and 20% Blueberry lambic with vanilla

Brewer Description: (from lambic.info) A lambic blend of 80% Lou Pepe Framboise and 20% blueberry lambic with vanilla.

(from bottle) (in French) Il n’y a pas que des gens bons à la tête de l’art… privé de subsides, le Magic Land Théâtre peut heureusement compter sur ses amis, au premier rang desquels la Brasserie Cantillon!

(Translated from French as best possible) There are not only good people at the helm of art… deprived of subsidies, the Magic Land Theatre can happily count on it’s friends, first and foremost the Cantillon Brewery!

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.89
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.8

Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle at the brewery, with no clear bottled on or best before date, but I think it would be from Season 18/19. Poured into a Cantillon stemmed tasting glass.
Appearance: A very nice clear ruby cherry red colour with a half finger pinkish head that had pretty good retention and that eventually settled to a ring around the glass with some decent spotty lacing.
Aroma: Raspberry, cherry, jammy, vanilla and berry jello.
Taste: Tastes like you’d expect from the aroma, but almost ice cream like because of the vanilla. Lots of raspberry, cherry, jammy, berry jello and vanilla with a touch of oak.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Wow, near perfect in my opinion. Must try if you have the opportunity to try this. Just great jammy and jello fruitiness with lots of raspberry, cherry and vanilla.

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3 Fonteinen Speling van het Lot VII.iii: Zotte Kadeeën: Braam + Hommage – Blended & Alive

Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5.2%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: This fruit lambic is a blend of 50% blackberry lambic and 50% Hommage lambic (75% raspberries and 25% sour cherries). After the maceration, the fruit lambic has been blended with young lambic and bottled. The total fruit intensity is still 48%, i.e. 480 grams of fruit per liter of bottled fruit lambic. Number of bottles – 555

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. This 7th version features a range of fruit macerations on freshly emptied Bordeaux barrels from Château Pabus. These high quality French oak barrels were used for a unique integrated vinification technique, including grape peel maceration in the barrel itself. The name (“Zotte Kadeeën” – “Crazy Kids”) refers to the abundant creativity of our youthful, passionate team, that likes to explore within the traditional lambic boundaries. This fruit lambic is a blend of 50% blackberry lambic and 50% Hommage lambic (75% raspberries and 25% sour cherries). After the maceration, the fruit lambic has been blended with young lambic and bottled. The total fruit intensity is still 48%, i.e. 480 grams of fruit per liter of bottled fruit lambic.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.78
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.7

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle at 3 Fonteinen lambik-O-droom, blend n°32, season 17/18, bottled on 15th March 2018, with a best before date of 26th October 2038. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A mostly clear ruby red colour with a one finger pinkish head that had decent retention and left nice spotty lacing.
Aroma: Tart, blackberry, black currant, raspberry, touch of cherry and just a whole lot of jammy goodness.
Taste: Sour, tart, blackberry, black currant, raspberry, a touch of balsamic and cherry.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Looks great, aroma was nice, taste was near perfect. Just so good and balanced to drink.

3 Fonteinen Speling van het Lot VIII.ii: Schaarbeekse on a Toast (Medium) – Blended & Alive

Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.7%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: This Schaarbeekse On A Toast has macerated for 265 days (over 8.5 months) on a fresh 1,000 liter medium toasted French oak barrel, in a proportion of 1 kilo of Schaarbeekse cherries per liter of lambic. After the maceration, the fruit lambic was blended with young lambic for a continued fermentation in the bottle. The total fruit intensity is 39.70%, i.e. 397 grams of fruit per liter of bottled Schaarbeekse Kriek. 100% 3 Fonteinen lambic. Number of bottles – 1279

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. This 8th version features the maceration of Schaarbeekse cherries on charred/toasted barrels. The noblest of sour cherries have been sourced in the gardens of and hand-picked by more than 50 families around Brussels. This Schaarbeekse On A Toast has macerated for 265 days (over 8.5 months) on a fresh 1,000 liter medium toasted French oak barrel, in a proportion of 1 kilo of Schaarbeekse cherries per liter of lambic. After the maceration, the fruit lambic was blended with young lambic for a continued fermentation in the bottle. The total fruit intensity is 39.70%, i.e. 397 grams of fruit per liter of bottled Schaarbeekse Kriek. 100% 3 Fonteinen lambic.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.36
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle at 3 Fonteinen lambik-O-droom, blend n°47, season 17/18, bottled on 4th April 2018, with a best before date of 26th October 2038. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen ballon glass.
Appearance: A clear ruby red colour with a one finger pink head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Tart, cherry, oak and light vanilla.
Taste: Sour, tart, cherry, oak, light funk, vanilla and almond, maybe even hints of cinnamon.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Very nice aroma with balanced flavours.

3 Fonteinen Speling van het Lot VII.ii: Zotte Kadeeën: Bosbes + Hommage – Blended & Alive

Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5.9%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: This fruit lambic is a blend of 85% blueberry lambic and 15% Hommage lambic (75% raspberries and 25% sour cherries). After the maceration, the fruit lambic has been blended with some young lambic and bottled. The total fruit intensity is still 50%, i.e. 500 grams of fruit per liter of bottled fruit lambic. Number of bottles – 616

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. This 7th version features a range of fruit macerations on freshly emptied Bordeaux barrels from Château Pabus. These high quality French oak barrels were used for a unique integrated vinification technique, including grape peel maceration in the barrel itself. The name (“Zotte Kadeeën” – “Crazy Kids”) refers to the abundant creativity of our youthful, passionate team, that likes to explore within the traditional lambic boundaries. This fruit lambic is a blend of 85% blueberry lambic and 15% Hommage lambic (75% raspberries and 25% sour cherries). After the maceration, the fruit lambic has been blended with some young lambic and bottled. The total fruit intensity is still 50%, i.e. 500 grams of fruit per liter of bottled fruit lambic.

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

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle at 3 Fonteinen lambik-O-droom, blend n°31, season 17/18, bottled on 15th March 2018, with a best before date of 26th October 2038. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy purple red colour with a one finger pinkish head that had pretty good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Light tartness, blueberry, raspberry and a splash of vanilla.
Taste: Lightly sour, tart, blueberry, blueberry skin, with hints of cherry and oak.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Great blueberry aromas and flavours with appropriate sourness.

3 Fonteinen Speling van het Lot VII.xii: Zotte Kadeeën: Zoete kers – (not so) Raw & Uncut

Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Country: Belgium
ABV: 8.1%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: This sweet cherry lambic is the result of a maceration of black cherries for 6 months and was bottled straight away. The final fruit intensity is at 645 grams of sweet black cherries per liter of bottled fruit lambic. 100% 3 Fonteinen lambic. Number of bottles – 430

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. This 7th version features a range of fruit macerations on freshly emptied Bordeaux barrels from Château Pabus. These high quality French oak barrels were used for a unique integrated vinification technique, including grape peel maceration in the barrel itself. The name (“Zotte Kadeeën” – “Crazy Kids”) refers to the abundant creativity of our youthful, passionate team, that likes to explore within the traditional lambic boundaries. This sweet cherry lambic is the result of a maceration of black cherries for 6 months and was bottled straight away. The final fruit intensity is at 645 grams of sweet black cherries per liter of bottled fruit lambic. 100% 3 Fonteinen lambic.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.78
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.7

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle at 3 Fonteinen lambik-O-droom, blend n°88, season 17/18, bottled on 19th October 2018, with a best before date of 26th October 2038. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen ballon glass.
Appearance: A very nice clear dark ruby purple red colour with a one finger pinkish head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Tart, sweet, black cherry and light oak.
Taste: Sweet and sour, black cherry, dark grape, oak and hints of blackcurrant.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Excellent flavours. I’m loving these sweet black cherries. This was one of my favourites over the 3 days spent at lambik-O-droom, and on the last day, we even went for a second bottle.