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

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Served on draught at the 3 Fonteinen café, variable sweetness level.

Note: Brewed with Polish cherries.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 11, 2011
ACBF. Pink beer with no head. Side-by-side with the Scharbeekse. Aroma is candied cherries, woodiness. Mouth flavourful with the cherries, quite a sweet roundedness. Nice amount of yeasty funk. Brilliant beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (3462) - GERMANY - MAR 10, 2011
(draught) pours a hazy bright ruby colour with no head. aroma of juicy cherry pulp, with a hint of citrus fruits and notes of herbs and grass, very fresh and appetizing. flavour is mostly the same, cherries, lemons and herbs, with a medium sweetness and light sour tinge, very easy to drink. medium-bodied with no carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3144) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2011
Tap at ACBF 2011. Hazy dark pink pour. Aroma is very fruity with loads of cherries. Flavor is sweet, round and slightly sour. Very well balanced. Very refreshing. Nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kappldav123 (4582) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2011
Draught at the ACBF 2011. Special version with frozen Polish cherries. Deep red in the glass, small head. Starts mild fruity-berry, mild-sourish, not too intense. Finish still mild-fruity, a but juice-like, fruitiness dominated the sour part. Wonderful cherry aroma with every gulp. Very drinkable. Well done!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bontus (614) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2011
Draught @ ACBF 2011. In a side tasting with Schaarbeekse kriek. Headless perfect red pink beer. Sour cherry nose, but not very sour after all. Good funkyness & astringency.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at Copenhagen Oldage on 20 May 2006. Really rather startling red colour. Soft, fruity aroma. Very dry - more so than tart/acid. Much less fruit on the palate than in the aroma. Couple that with a very flat mouthfeel (of course) and it seemed a little lacking in depth. Not my favourite 3 Fonteinen. Difficult to say when I might see this again but I’ll give it another go, preferably on home turf.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nadia_Vincent (11) - BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2010
A rich red coloured lambic with a slight white/pink coloured head. The aroma is sour acidity and good fruitiness. More raspberry than cherry. The taste is nice and definitely cherry this time. Quite restrained and easy to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2010
[3243-20100802] Tap. Lovely cherry aroma of lambic yeast and tart cherry skins. Hazy, dark red body with a quick foamy white head. Super fruity cherry flavour has tons of thick sour lambic yeast and a long fruity aftertaste. Medium body. Wonderfully drinkable and a beautiful start to a night of celebratory drinking!
(fonefan Masters Division Celebration @ The White Horse, London, England)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3font krieklambic. Served from the barrel at 3 fonteinen.... Pours a deep raspberry reddish hue, mostly non-transparent with light bubbles, mostly still as it would be from the barrel... Aroma of light bouquet of cherry not too much of a funky essence bu rather a clean fruit flavor... Flavors are smooth cherry, mildly sour with a very little acidic bite but enough to add some slight texture and mouthfeel to the otherwise still/quiet lambic. 8/4/7/3/15

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
callmemickey (2260) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2012 Served at Drie Fonteinen after finishing the most delicious Beef Carbonnade ever - August 2010.

A: Deep bloody red body. Large fizzy pinkish head. The most beautiful crash ever as the head collapsed in a wonderful crescendo. Only the faintest lacing left on the sides of the glass.

S: Waves of tart cherries. Lactic notes as well as some leather and oak. Hints at the sourness to come.

T: Delicious tart dark cherries. Lactic acid and musty oak. Lightly vinous. Potent sourness. Not much in the way of sweet cherries here.

M: Smooth, light carbonation. Refreshing dry finish. A nice tart palate cleansing drink that was a perfect complement to the delicious meal.

O: A very nice kriekenlambik. I prefer krieks to have a tad more sweetness than this did, but I certainly would never turn this one down.


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