Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen Zenne y Frontera (Season 17|18) Blend No. 49

Zenne y Frontera (Season 17|18) Blend No. 49

 

Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen in Lot, Flemish Brabant, Belgium 🇧🇪

Lambic Style Regular
Score
8.33
ABV: 7.1% IBU: - Ticks: 23
Batch 5. Beginning of 2017, we acquired a second set of 21 Oloroso and 7 PX barrels and aged young lambic on them for another year. We lost 4 barrels along the way and we blended 12 barrels for this blend and 12 barrels for batch 6 (blend 50). Average age of over 2,5 years upon release, no backblending. 100% 3 Fonteinen lambic.

3 Fonteinen Zenne y Frontera is een unieke creatie van Armand Debelder en maître-sommelier Andy De Brouwer. Dit natuurlijke millésime bier is een assemblage van jonge traditionele lambikken die verder gerust hebben op veertig jaar oude authentieke Oloroso en Pedro Ximénez sherryvaten. Zenne y Frontera is de perfecte symbiose van enkele koppige karakters, vele wilde ideeën, immens fijne aroma’s en twee mooie streken.

3 Fonteinen Zenne y Frontera is a unique creation of Armand Debelder and maître-sommelier Andy De Brouwer. This natural millésime beer is a blend of young traditional lambics that have aged on forty-year old authentic Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks. Zenne y Frontera is the perfect symbiosis of a few stubborn characters, a lot of wild ideas, a vast palette of aromas and two beautiful regions.
 

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8.3
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

0,75l bottle at home shared by me. Yellow lightly hazy color, small white head. Smells sherry, funky, peppery, nutty, wood. Lovely smell. Full body, no carbonation. Tastes funky, citric, peppery, subtle sherry, nutty. Finishes dry and light to medium sour with notes of 3f Funk, sherry and nutty notes. very nice one, great balance, lovely funky notes

8, 8, 8.5, 8, 8.5

Tried from Bottle at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen & lambik-O-droom on 28 Jun 2022 at 15:18


9

EB from last week.

Tried from Bottle on 06 Dec 2021 at 20:37


8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Part 3 of the great Zenne Y Frontera tasting. Descriptions limited to the differences.
All batches same colour, save for Solera (Batch 2): No head, peachy-orange veiled beer. Softer nose, with a mineral streak. Sour fruit, hints at straw. Sharp lactic acidity, unripe fruit, and something chalk-y, referring to the mineral waft. Sharp, acidburn, not much visible carbonation.

Tried from Bottle on 12 Jul 2020 at 10:26


7.5
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7.5

75cl bottle @ Tilquin admin gathering, merci Pierre. Vertical with Blend # 20, 21, 49 & 50.
Dorée sur un léger voile trouble, col fin blanc.
Arôme au nez fin de Sherry, caramélisé léger en retrait qui se mêle facilement au bouquet de la barrique - ce dernier est finement funk, boisé, citrique qui revient en rétro.
Palais est funk, lambic, léger grains, petite touche plaisant de grillé-caramélisé sucre cuit de Sherry-Oloroso.
Citrique reste tout de mĂŞme latent.

Tried from Bottle on 21 Mar 2020 at 16:15



8.8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Bottled at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Hazy golden, no head. Oaky nose with plenty of barnyard. Tart with medium body and soft mouthfeel, low carbonation. Acetic vinegar, vinous oak, barnyard and yuzu. Low bitterness. Intense, complex and acetic.

Tried from Bottle on 16 Jan 2020 at 19:50


9
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Tried on 16 Jan 2020 at 16:09


7
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7

Sampled from bottle as "Zenne Y Frontera 5". Hazy yellow. Average sized white head. Smell and taste sourness. Doesn't have the sherry influence anymore that it used to have with batch 1. Never been as good since.

Tried on 21 Dec 2019 at 18:27


10

Super bright and funky on the nose, smells like straight sherry and almost jammy grapes. Bit acidic, nice depth of flavor and barrel

Tried from Bottle at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen & lambik-O-droom on 27 Nov 2019 at 12:03


8

Sour, sweet, bitter, fruity, acidic, vinegar, sherry, apples. Very good.

Tried from Bottle on 22 Nov 2019 at 21:19