Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: Blend°55, Season 19/20
Brewer Description: (from bottle) For this Druivenlambik, we used Muscat Bleu grapes from Wijndomein Hoenshof in Hoepertingen, Haspengouw region, Flanders. Muscat Bleu is a hybrid wine and table grape and has its origins in Switzerland. We macerated the grape must with two different lambikken from the same barrel. We let it macerate for over five months on a small oak barrel and bottled it straight from the barrel. The final fruit intensity is 42.9% of grape must per litre of Druivenlambik Muscat Bleu. This Druivenlambik is one of three small batch macerations with must from the same grape on the same type and size of barrel but with different maceration ratios. 100% 3 Fonteinen – bottle count 544.
My rating: 4+
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.42
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3
Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, blend°55, season 19/20, bottled on 2nd March 2020. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A very nice lightly hazy ruby red colour, with a very thin white head that dissipated quickly while leaving only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Grape skin, light funk, leather, peach gummy candy, oak, lemon peel, and a touch vinous.
Taste: Tart, lightly funky, grape skin, lemon peel, oak, lightly vinous.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: I don’t usually like such low carbonation in beers, but this works well, maybe due to it’s vinous nature. The aroma and flavours were also balanced between fruit and funk, and were just what my palate enjoys.