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

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RATINGS: 726   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Made exclusively with wild Schaerbeekse cherries.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WanderinCelt87 (156) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
pours a nice red color with a small white head. Has a subtle smell of cherries but the taste is just amazing. the sourness hits you but then there’s a little sweetness that i just find amazing. I need to find another bottle to age.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NordicV (1095) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2013
Rubinröd öl med ett rosa bubbligt skum. Doftar av körsbär, trä, lätt funkighet och viss syrlighet. Smaken består av samma komponenter. Fruktig, syrlig och uppfriskande.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2013
2012 75cl bottle. APPEARANCE: dark red beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: cherries, wood, little sour. TASTE: very sour, sour aftertaste, very dens cherry taste. Altogether amazing!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (650) - NYC, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2013
2008, poured a deep purple. No head or lacing. smell is tart cherry juice, moldy raspberry flavor is lip puckering sour. light funk on the finish with Cherry throughout. wow this is sour. through the sourness the cherry is very complex.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (448) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2013 Soft pink. Aroma is a lovely funk. Taste is acidity and fruit perfectly balanced; very refreshing. Palate brings a nice tang. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3330) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours a clear pale cherry red with a small pink head. Aroma of tart cherries, funk, and wood. Taste is tart cherries, funk, citrus, and wood. Superb!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2013
Aroma: The smell is very intriguing, or really pungent, old stable and manure. Very bretty!
Appearance: The beer is clouded bright red, a small pink head, no lacing but curtains.
Taste: The taste is much fresher than the smell, apple vinegar, some cherry and red ripe berries.
Palate: Medium high carbonation, a fresh feeling, a complex body, and a dry finish.
Overall: So far the most complex kriek I’ve tried, very demanding.
Note: Bottle Reviewed 2011-02-19.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2766) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2013
Bottled december 2011 , drank end of june 2013 . Pours beautifull dark red , pink foam that fades fast Smell is very cherry , no lambic Nice , low carbo Very intence cherrys indeed . Bavkground of lambic . Intenser than liu pepe , almost intense red- ish ! Eugene might be right , if this gets older , it might get more lambic and be even better Ive chosen a good relaxbeer ;-)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MJGG (945) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml, vintage 2010. Arômes très intenses de cerises juteuses et bien mûres. Relativement peu sauvage au nez. Robe rouge et trouble, effervescence assez faible et délicate mousse rosée. En bouche, les cerises sont vibrantes, particulièrement juteuses. Cette version est porte beaucoup plus sur les fruits que le Oude Kriek régulier de 3 Fonteinen. Tout de même de belles notes de brettanomyces (foin sec). Finale lactique et citrique d’intensité faible à moyenne pour un lambic. Très bon !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Poured into a tulip. Vintage of 25/04/2011 with a best before of 04/2016. This is the van schaerbeekse krieken version. 3.5 A: Well hazed cherry plum color. Just about a finger of frothy pink head. Retention isn’t great and no lacing is left. 4.5 S: Big, bold tart cherry - very welcoming. Like most 3F brews, this has a minimal acetic sourness and plenty of funk. Tangy fruity funk from lactic acid, musty basement, sweat socks, dry dusty wood planks. Light mixed berry noes underneath. Oak with a touch of vanilla. Touch of garbage-like funkiness to round this out. Very complex in the funk department and great interplay with the cherry. I guess I could use a little more sourness, but I’d take this any day over Cantillon’s ass-puckering sourness. 4.5 T: The taste gives a nice tart punch that wasn’t present in the nose. There’s also more acetic sourness that I would have expected if you know what I mean when I differentiate between tartness and sourness. Cherry is definitely a big part of the taste and is quite potent. Just enough sweetness to balance the sourness. The funk, however, either isn’t as strong as in the nose or is just hidden behind the rising components of the taste. However, the funk is still easily detectable and adds to the complexity quite a bit, it just isn’t as strong as in the nose. Musty basement, apple orchard, sweat socks, and dry wood. Oak with plenty of vanilla. Very nice. 3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Carbonation is on the lower end, but is fine. The issue I have is that the carbonation isn’t very spritzy, which is something I like in these sort of styles. Light creaminess. Super smooth. 4.0 D: Another quality beer from 3F. A funk lovers kriek to be sure. Serving type: bottle 11-15-2012 00:58:53


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