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3 Fonteinen Kriekenlambik

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

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Served on draught at the 3 Fonteinen café, variable sweetness level.

Note: Brewed with Polish cherries.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1189) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
(On tap @ Akkurat, June 4 2016) Pours lightly hazed bright ruby with a tight lasting mid-pink head and lace. Aroma has lots of fairly intense cherry flesh, some skin, marzipan, cherry pits, dried herbal notes and aromatic wood. Flavour is extremely rounded with very little of the normal kriek acidity. Lightly tart cherry juice, acidic red grape, slight currant, cherry pit, a bit metallic, dry woody finish, dry leaves, slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium full and creamy with low carbonation. Not as jammy and concentrated in flavour as I had been expecting though. The metallic notes distracted a touch. Very nice but not transcendent for me.
Earlier Rating: 12/1/2015 Total Score: 3.9
(On cask @ 3 Fonteinen Restaurant, Beersel, Nov 14 2015) Pours a very deep pink-tinged red with a short lived head of medium pink froth and no lace. Aroma of moderately heavy horse blanket/hay over kriek flesh and some pit with a faint acidic lemon touch. Palate is acidic with maybe just a little sugar, light lemon juice, kriek flesh, light skin tannins, some musty cellar and oak. Finish is pretty soft, light acidity, cherry lingers, a bit of herbal bitterness underneath. Lightish of body with no real carb. Not as juicy as the Cantillon kriekenlambic as I recall it. More wood and hay presence. Certainly a very drinkable and fairly complex kriek.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gephross100 (206) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Deep red color with a pink head. Foot basement and cherry cough syrup. Long bitter finish. Sweet upfront light mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow (6596) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2016
How: Draught.
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Red colour with a pink head.
Aroma: Cherries, sour, tart, citrus.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, cherries, tart, fruit, citrus.

Earlier Rating: 7/20/2015 Total Score: 3.9
How: Draught.
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark red colour with a pink head.
Aroma: Cherries, fruit, a bit acidic, some tart.
Body: Full body with a thick mouthfeel, flat carbonation.
Flavour: A bit sour, sour cherries, some fruit, tart.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (3902) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2016
Draught at Akkurat. Almost clear deep ruby liquid with medium pink head. Aroma of lemon, cherries, almonds, light funk, mineral and apples. Taste is very light sweet and medium sour with notes of lemon, apple skin, cherries and light almonds. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Awesome. Great cherry character.
Earlier Rating: 6/20/2015 Total Score: 3.9
Draught at 3 Fonteinen restaurant. Hazy deep ruby liquid with minimal pink head. Aroma of cherries, light almonds, apples skin, 3F funk and light lemon. Taste is light sweet and light sour with notes of lemon, cherries, almonds and light barnyard. Medium bodied with very low carbonation. Excellent kriekenlambiek.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2896) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2016
Draught @ Akkurat. Nice lambic witv a heavy fruitiness and a huge sweetness that sends ones thoughts to some of the american sours.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Malin_aiisa (793) - SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2016
Draft Red, pink foam Aroma of wild berry, cherry and cellar Taste tart, lambic, sweet, nice fruits

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (3039) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2016
Keg at Akkurat. Pours red with a pink firm head. Smooth and sweet fruity brew. Nice but too dominated by the fruitiness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (17973) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2016
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear deep red/ruby beer with a nice pinkish head. Sourish cherry aroma, tart, grapes, rubber and citrus notes, some cherry seeds. Incredibly fresh tart cherry flavor, grapes, hay notes, fruity, cherry seeds. A beer to spend the night with! Amazing!
Earlier Rating: 6/18/2015 Total Score: 4.3
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Slightly hazy deep red/purple beer with a small but beautiful and very lasting red/pinkish head. Sourish cherry aroma, tart notes, strawberries, red currant, cherry seeds, vanilla notes, some almond and rubber. Sweet and sour cherry flavor, red currant, almonds, tart notes, cherry seeds, vanilla notes, citrus, some grapefruit. Sourish cherry finish with grapefruit, almond and wild strawberries. Wonderful beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ludvig (137) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2016
Tap at akkurat. Lovely deep red color. Highly acidic, with a lot of cherries on the nose. Wonderful craftsmanship is displays trough a fairly "simple" beer. Once again wonderful!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7764) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 30 Dec 2015) Dark red colour with frothy, pink head. Fruity, sourish nose with notes of cherries, citrus, grapefruit, red berries and stable. Fruity, tart taste with cherries, citrus, sour grapes, grapefruit and a dry finish with a fresh acidity. Medium body, quite dry. Fresh and tasty with a balanced cherry character and a fresh acidity. Very nice.
Earlier Rating: 5/2/2006 Total Score: 3.6
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm 29 Apr, 6,0% abv) Colour is deep red, no head. Nose is acidic with dark cherries and nutty hints of almonds. Taste is acidic and harsh with a fruity cherry character. Very dry but with lots of cherry character. Very well balanced and actually lovely.


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