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


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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Served on draught at the 3 Fonteinen café, variable sweetness level.

Note: Brewed with Polish cherries.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daniele (6280) - ITALY - AUG 17, 2009
rosso violaceo schiuma media persitenza media note fruttate ciliegia leggermente acerba mandolra amara leggero legno un piccola acidita in bocca un esplosione fruttata per poi avere le note di frutta secca non zuccherata abastanza secca acido medio

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2009
(Draught) Pours an opaque reddish-violet body with no head. Aroma of cherry, earth, and vinegar. Flavor of cherries (thick fruit juice), vinegar, and earth with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (7473) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2009
Hand pump/draft @ 3 Fonteinen. what to say, easily the best kriek I have ever had. pours dark red going on bordeaux, thin reddish head. aroma filled with cherries, very fresh had a nice farm/field like aroma with light tartness. taste, lots and lots of cherries, lactic - acidic mouthfeel with notes of wood. Overall palate kept enough sweetness not to make this a tart bomb. Amazingly natural, no feel of any additional fake extracts and sweeteners that seem to plague so many fruit beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUN 24, 2009
Tap @ W.O.S.F. Deep red with no head. Aromas of vanilla, marzipan, cherries, cinnamon, wood, sweet and cookie-like. Flavour is tart and dry with fresh cherry notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2009
Purple-red colour. Big, full fruitiness. Voluptuous. Fruity, with pitty bitterness and an orchard fruit note. Fresh and refreshing, again with pit-like bitterness to go with the tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2009
WSF. Deep purple and flat. Nice floral aroma has orchids in it. Really nice with oodles of unique cherry character. Flat and smooth. Super powerful cherries in this, one of the best of the kriekenlambiks and possibly one of my favorite of all the lambiks because I love how it is just packed with cherries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14486) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2008
Draught at Lambicodroom. Handpump. Bloody red with a pink head. Amazing appearance which makes it a classic 5. Holy shit . . wauw. Nose is fresh cherries. Both sweet and sour. Smooth. Dry end with a small tinglin sour note. Yummi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15095) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2010 On draught at the restaurant. Royal red with specks. Huge pink head. Wonderful sour cherry flavour. 3.9. On tap at the tasting room courtesy of Armand and his wife, shared with Arne, Bastien, Cameron. Better body, more oak, more character. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2008
Draught @ WSF 2008. Dark burgundy with no head. Sour aroma with natural cherries. Sour cherries, wood and barnyard notes in the flavor. Ends sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - APR 1, 2008
(3/10/08) On tap at Drie Fonteinen restaurant in Beersel. Deep red, almost opaque, with medium pink head. Aroma of cherries, a bit medicinal with hints of funk. Flavor is sourish with some medicinal notes, cherries, some citrus and some sweetness as well. Light to medium body. Quite good but definitely not great.

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