Friday, April 21, 2023

New Lambic Beers from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

3 Fonteinen Perzik Geel...$42.99 / 750ml
As local harvest has been non-existent for the last three summers, we looked farther to find the juiciest of peaches. Hence, for this Perzik, we macerated freshly hand-picked yellow peaches from an organic producer in the north of Spain. We only used two -and- three year old lambikken for macerating. Maceration took almost five months. The weighted average age of the peach blend upon bottling is almost 24 months. The final proportion of fruit used is 384g per liter of Perzik.
6.7% ABV | 01/05/2022
3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 2021...$13.99 / 375ml
For this particular geuze, we blended four lambics brewed by ourselves and one lambik from another, fairly new small traditional lambik brewery. The lambics originate from four different oak barrels. Three of the lambics used were between 25 and 27 months on the date of bottling. One of the two-year old lambics was brewed with the Witte van Vlaanderen wheat variety, and was cultivated in Pajottenland by our Cereal Collective.
7.3% ABV | 02/23/2021
3 Fonteinen Perzik Rood...$43.99 / 750ml
For this Perzik, we macerated red O'Henry peaches for almost five months in two- three- and four-year old lambikken. And we blended with even more four-year old lambikken. This makes the weighed average of the complete blend clock in at almost 34 months upon bottling. The final fruit proportion is 390 grams of fresh peaches per liter of finished Rode Perzik.
6.2% ABV | 01/20/2022
3 Fonteinen Langste Kriek...$39.99 / 750ml
For this Langster Kook / Longest Boil - a special version of the Cuvee Armand & Gaston- we brewed a typical lambik wort, but with an extended boiling time. We usually boil for five hours- the highest in the lambik world and about tenfold of modern beer brewing. Now, we boiled a whopping eighteen hours. 18. Hours. After a full year of barrel fermentation and maturation, we blended with a young portion of lambik to assure continued bottle fermentation. With a weighted average age of the blend almost twelve months upon bottling this is a rather young geuze, but all lambikken were brewed with Pajottenland grains from our own Cereal Collective.
7.4%ABV | 02/23/2022
3 Fonteinen Schaarbeekse Kriek...$58.99 / 750ml
This Schaarbeekse Kriek has macerated for a full twelve months. We used locally grown and hand-picked Schaarbeekse sour cherries and lambikken originating from five different barrels and nine different brews, both young and two-year old lambikken. This way, the weighted average age of the blend upon bottling was still well over 17 months. The final fruit intensity is 347 grams of Schaarbeekse sour cherries per liter of Schaarbeekse. In the brews, half of the cereals used was sourced in Brabant, Belgium.
6.3%ABV | 07/20/2021

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