Clear gold with a rich white head. Plum, brine and nutty notes. Soft nutty notes, light umami and a long finish. Touch of acid as it goes down. No funk but lots of barrel and sherry character.
Bottle at OBD. Pours a hazy golden with small white head that lasts. The aroma is funk, wood, barnyard, floral. Slick body, funky, oak, apple, citrus, light tartness, enjoyed this.
Pours tad hazed, darker blonde. medium small white head. Scent is fresh, citrussy tart. Mild oak, elegant funk. Barrel is fairly hidden. Taste is very soft and mellow. medium oxidative notes from the barrel, that remains quite background. Fairly malty, hints of acetic acid. Some lemonacid on top of that. Sharp, with a drying profile. Medium body and carbo. Decent, but would have prefered a more smooth base and more (way more) expressive barrel notes.
3 Fonteinen one-off created for the website www.lambic.info, a highly informative Wiki style website trying to compile all information regarding traditional lambic. This is unblended lambic aged on amontillado sherry barrels; the proceeds go to the Children's Cancer Fund so buying one of these helps the good cause in more than one way. Snow white, moussy, shred-lacing, slowly breaking head on an initially crystal clear, warm 'old gold' robe with lively 'champenoise' sparkling, turning misty and deeper peachy with sediment; I find the head retention and sparkling quite remarkable for a lambic that was bottled 'still' - apparently quite some refermentation has taken place since bottling. 'Young' but complex aroma of dried old lemon peel, dry sherry indeed, ferrous spring water, grass silage, dry plant seeds, deep-fried parsley, dried peach, oak wood, dry hay, apple peel and a light sulfuric note (freshly struck match). Crisp onset, wild apple and unripe green plum tartness with refreshing lemony edge, which 'calms down' further on to be replaced by a drying, more sedate lactic sourness; lively and minerally carbonation, smooth core, bread-crusty, with this drying tartness and tannic effects from the wood continuing. Retronasally, indeed a whiff of amontillado sherry is there - clearly so, yet not overpowering the lambic in any way and remaining 'thin' and elegant. Hayish Bretty effects in the finish, with some of that lemony, bit puckering sourness lingering about. Complex, dry, crisp and interesting, a distinct lambic indeed, probably with great ageing potential.