Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen continues amp up its game, and to pump out great lambic beers. Brand new as of last week is a bottled version of their Oude Kriekenlambik, which has previously only been offered on draft. 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriekenlambik is the result of macerating hand-picked whole sour cherries on young lambic for at least four months, in a proportion of one kilogram (1,000 liters) of fruit per liter of lambic. It has 60% barely malt and 40% unmalted wheat, and is unfiltered and unpasteurized.
Also available is bottles from a new batch of Intens Rood, which first debuted in 2012. Intens Red is offered in 75 cl bottles. This from the brewery: “3 Fonteinen “Intens Rood” (Intense Red) is the result of macerating handpicked whole sour cherries on lambic for at least six months, in a proportion of one kilogram of fruit per litre of lambic, and is then blended again with more lambic to obtain a minimum intensity of 450 grams of fruit per liter. The kriek lambic ferments in the bottle for at least another six months and develops into an intense wine-like fruit lambic. This unfiltered and unpasteurized lambic is all-natural with no artificial juices, syrups, or sugars added. Bottle fermented, unfiltered and unpasteurized.”
Batch 35 of Intens Rood , which BIAB currently has, contains 480 grams of cherries per liter of lambic, so it is 48% cherries! It was also macerated with cherries for seven months.
These two brews, as well as the superb Hommage, a blend of 850 grams of raspberries and 150 grams of cherries per liter, and macerated in lambic for at least four months, and then blended with a young lambic, are available in a special bundle of 3 Fonteinen fruit beers at Belgium in a Box. Readers of this website can use this promotional code at checkout to receive a 5% discount on this offer: 3FCHCO18
Included in the 3 FONTEINEN RED FRUIT BOX 2016-2017 is:
3 x Oude Kriek 37.5 cl
3 x Oude KriekenLambiek 37.5 cl
1 x Hommage 75 cl
1 x Oude Kriek Intens Rood 75 cl
Here is the direct link to the box
Belgium in a Box also has another offer for you Oude Geuze lovers out there: the 3 FONTEINEN VOLUME DEAL 26 X OUDE GEUZE 37.5 CL + MAGNUM ARMAND & GASTON 1.5 L.
Included in this box is:
26 x 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 2016-17 (Batch 30) 37.5 cl (This is a blend of lambics from Boon, Lindemans and 3 Fonteinen.)
1 x 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Cuvée Armand & Gaston 16-17 (Batch 23) 1.5 L Magnum
The Armand and Gaston Oude Geuze is made solely with 3 Fonteinen lambics, where the wort the produced the resulting lambics came from their own coolship and was aged in their own barrels. The Magnum bottles have a tremendous aging potential.
Here is the direct link to this 3 Fonteinen volume pack
You can also buy individual bottles (37.5 cl) of the Oude Geuze. See this direct link: 3 FONTEINEN OUDE GEUZE 2017 37.5 CL