Nose has sour apricots grated against musty old cellar barrels, fully saturated oak staves, bushel of ripe peaches, burnt caramel and brackish water.
Palate is fully loaded with citrus peel, grapefruit pith, peach peel, sour oak chips and tart apple cider.
What a performance today, just outstanding, amazing color, really improved with a couple more years of hiding.
2011-2012, 375ml, 6% ABV — 4 months ago
Extra sour but very good. — 10 months ago
Smoky matchsticks and green peppercorn with a pickled apricot and gooseberry tinged with banana leaf and grilled corn. Chunky and amber like a sour fossil. Crystalline unsweetened pineapple, burnt lemon, torched matchstick, briny lime, a spray of apple cider vinegar and sauerkraut made with riesling. Really good, like chow chow and the pickled kitchen sink stirred together with a brimstone broomstick! — a year ago
Sour, tart cherries are the highlight here, a hint of fruity sweetness comes on the back end but very slight. A delightful , dry, & complex Belgian lambic. Made au naturel! — 4 months ago
Blend no. 74. Season 17/18. Always a treat to drink Fonteinen. — 6 months ago