Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen Zenne y Frontera (Season 18|19) Blend No. 96

Zenne y Frontera (Season 18|19) Blend No. 96

 

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

Lambic Style Regular
Score
8.06
ABV: 6.3% IBU: - Ticks: 8
Two Barrel Oloroso Lambic

This Zenne y Frontera is a blend of two fine Oloroso barrels. This is a straight barrel-to-bottle lambic without the addition of any other lambic nor with the aim to let this continue to ferment. If it’s flat, it’s normal. If not, some magic happened meanwhile. 100% 3 Fonteinen. Only 614 bottles produced (minus the ones we tasted ourselves).

NL 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 jarige en oudere authentieke Oloroso, Amontillado en/of Pedro Ximé-nez sherryvaten. Zenne y Frontera is de perfecte symbiose van enkele koppige karakters, vele wilde ideeën, immens fijne aroma’s en twee mooie streken!EN 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-and-older authentic Oloroso, Amontillado and/or 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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9.3
Appearance - 9 | Aroma - 9.5 | Flavor - 9.5 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 9

Pours darker yellow. Full on oloroso scent. Taste is full, intense oloroso, citrussy, funky. Amazing fusion. Perhaps lacking complexity in comparance to B1 and 2 , but certainly amongst the best of the series.

Tried on 09 Sep 2020 at 10:53


8

Yesterday

Tried from Bottle on 07 Sep 2020 at 23:26



8.9
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9.5

One of a series of new Zenne y Frontera blends, this one a blend of lambic that was aged on Oloroso barrels; I added it here the way it is presented by the brewery, but I guess the admins will have to find out which of the new Zennes need to be aliased into the same variant and which not. I took notes of all the variants I tasted at Lambik-O-Droom yesterday just to be on the safe side... This one produced a mousy, egg-white but quickly opening head (so this bottle at least was not flat like the brewery announces), over a misty deep pale orangey peach blonde robe. Strong and fascinating aroma of old dusty wooden boards, oloroso indeed, dried lemon peel, stale sweat, dried plums, grape skin, old jute bags, dry haystacks. Tart onset but very refreshingly so, minerally carbonation (soft but clearly there so again, this bottle has apparently developed carbon dioxide more than the brewery expected), lots of estery unripe plum and sour grape notes, vinous body; lovely bread-crusty, haystack-like core, strong woody tannins with drying-astringent but very quenching effect, lemony edges and Brett funkiness completing the picture along with a late 'old hop' bitter accent. The oloroso adds dryness, complexity and vinosity, with a very particular aroma that is hard to describe, but remains altogether more of a background feature in comparison with some other Zenne y Frontera editions. Nevertheless another superb 3 F lambic by all standards.

Tried from Bottle on 06 Sep 2020 at 12:47


8.6
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Fairly hazy golden with a small off white head. Aroma of big oxidized sherry, oak, dry cellar funk, cobwebs and green apple. Flavour is moderate sweet and sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Tried from Bottle at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen & lambik-O-droom on 06 Sep 2020 at 08:13


8.3
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

Sherrygeur. Citroën, peer, zurig, zoet. Vanille en sherry in de smaak.

Tried on 05 Sep 2020 at 18:14


7.4
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 8.5

5/IX/20 - 75cl bottle @ 3 Fonteinen Lambik-o-Droom (Lot, BE), BB: 26/X/39, bottled: 25/VII/19, blend 96 (2020-859) Thanks to ElManana+1 for driving and sharing today’s beers, thanks to the Ghent Beer Posse for sharing the 3F bottles!

Pretty clear beige beer, small creamy off-white head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: oxidized, spicy, bit herbal, funky, moldy, cellar, funky, fruity touch, some passion fruit. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: nice acidity, pretty bitter, spicy, some cardamom, orange peel, nice acidity. Aftertaste: spicy, dusty, some cinnamon, slightly sweet, nice one.

Tried from Bottle at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen & lambik-O-droom on 05 Sep 2020 at 13:45


9.1
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9.5 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 9.5

Bottle shared at OBD. Golden with white head. Lots of dark sherry, raisins, walnuts, soft woody, bread crust, soft red apple, hay, wet cellar funk. Medium sweet and sour. Medium bodied.

Tried from Bottle on 04 Sep 2020 at 13:53

gave a cheers!