DutchDrebus (5503) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ 3F. Red colour, no head. Smells sour, cherries, fresh, mint, dusty. Tastes sour, fresh, lots of cherry, minty. Medium body, soft carbo.
Benzai (12588) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewery thanks to kermis. Nice deep dark red color, no head. Smell and taste red fruit, cherries, lightly sour. Very dry and very fruity finish. Nice.
Alengrin (4237) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from draught at the brewery. Bright red colour, obviously no head, assertively funky aroma with loads of fresh sour cherries, some citric and lactic acid; well-rounded taste, no carbonation as expected, again a truckload of fresh fruit, nice acidity but not astringent, sweetish touch but ending in a complex, long dry finish. What a refreshing beverage on a hot day, exemplary for its style and one of the most elegant unblended cherry lambics I ever had.
vtafro (6248) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Backlog) at spontaneous fermentation. Red almost purple pour. Floral, grapefruit, tart cherry aromas. Cherry flavors are light, tart toned, spice, floral and citrus, not all that lactic.
AdamChandler (4265) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft (cask) at 3 Fonteinen restaurant Almost dark black red. Nose is vinegar and brown sugar. Cherries obviously. Wow the most apple cider vinegar beer ever. Makes te chest burn a bit. Lots of cherry throughout
tom10101 (5000) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ 3 Fonteinen Restaurant (Beersel). Deep ruby red with a huge diminishing pink head and no lacing. Aroma is of bright sour cherries with light/moderate 3F funk and hints of lemon. Taste is of freshly picked cherries with hints of sugar/sweetness, a light but nice 3F funk presence and lemony notes. Light body. Low/no carbonation. Dry finish. A tad mouth puckering. Refreshing. A little fruitier than their Oude Kriek. Sharper acidity than Cantillon Cuvée Moeder, but less fruity.
kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2014 Taster straight from the barrel in 3 Fonteinen’s barrel cellar. Pours clear red with no head. Aroma full on cherries, light funk and a little lemon. Flavor is light sweet and moderate acidic. The cherries so full on in the palate. Medium bodied with flat carbonation.
JulienHuxley (5500) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small taster glass straight from the barrel in 3F’s original cellar. Clear deep red pour, no head. Aroma of bright, fruity cherry, light funk, very intense cherry, light leafy notes, lemon. Taste is sweet, nice cherry flavor with a tart-acidic finish, very light funk. Palate is flat and relatively dry for the sweet cherry flavors. Beautiful drink.
sdmmb (1617) - USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drunk on draft at 3 Fonteinen in Beersel. Very strong cherry flavour. Sweetness varies but some sugar added.
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Martinus (4362) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Clear red colour, pink head. Aroma of cherries, almond, marsipan, very fruity. Sour flavour, light sweet, lemons, lots of cherry, light raspberry touch. Quite full body, long finish, cherry, marsipan, some sour notes. Kept drinking this. Sheer brilliance. Most lovely beer. Instantly forgot the hangover from the day before.
(Draught @ 3F OBD ’13 / 60th anniversary)