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Brewed by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
40% cherries, 100% natural.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (804) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
(375ml 2014 bottle from Brewberry Cave, Paris) Pours opaque deep reddish purple with a short lived small pinkish head and no lace. Aroma is intensely (!) dominated by tart cherry flesh and skin. Moderate cider vinegar acidity is balanced by a bit of sweetness to give a sour cherry pie filling quality. Typical 3F funk with some notes of wet vegetation, musty, soft barnyard, just a bit of wood. Flavour is serious sour cherry, flesh and acidic tartness with lemony lactic quality. The funk is is restrained and limited to a wet earthy character in the middle. The finish is moderately lactic and the aftertaste dry, with a good helping of cherry flesh and skin remaining. Medium bodied with fairly light carb. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is a very cherry-dominated kriek, the criticism being that it crowds some of the other flavours that make up a more complex lambic out. It’s really quite nice stuff as you’d expect from 3 Fonteinen, it just doesn’t quite have the full package to match the fruit concentration like LPP Kriek.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1846) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2015
Cervesa amb bon aroma i presència, destaca molt amb boca amb un bon equilibri entre el dolç i l’àcid. Cerveza con buen aroma y presencia, destaca mucho en boca con un buen equilibrio entre dulce y ácido.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
linusb (138) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
A: Sour cherries, almond, marzipan T: Cherry! BAM! O: Hard to find anything else than the cherries. Nice though!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (1225) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2015
Pours dark reddish purple with minimal head. Smells of really sour cherry bomb. Taste the same with a little wood.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
llkc (765) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2015
dyft. kirsevær kirsebærsovs, manler sur frisk smag: kirsebær meget sur citrus

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1409) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle shared with my wife. Deep re pour with a small but frothy pinkish head. Nose has tons of fresh cherries and some funk. Taste has cherries, marzipan, almonds, cherry pits. Super good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1276) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle in garden, 7th June 15. Pours bright red, some bubbles. Aroma is sour cherries, some citrus pithe, straw. Taste is rich cherries, slightly sour, not overly, it’s a good beer, but lacks the complexity of some of its peers, enjoyed all the same

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (930) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle at three men strong tasting. Pours Red with a nice little had. Aroma of tart, cherrys, some fruity bitternes. Taste is the same, very balanced not to sweet, and not tarty. Well done.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeSammy (559) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Wow.. Disappointed by this one. Not much carbonation. Flat cherry soda. Light funk, super sour. Sort of one dimensional. ---Rated via Beer Buddy App

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (1473) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2015
0,375l fles gedeeld met remco. Dieprood met nagenoeg geen kraag. Geur is menthol, tabak en kersen. Smaak is mooi vol ziltige met een diepe kersen toon, in de afdronk ook eikenhout. Body is erg vol en de afdronk wat droog.


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