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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.