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3 Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek

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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 751   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Made exclusively with wild Schaerbeekse cherries.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nuffield (3771) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Bottle bought in Minnesota, shared with Lumpy in Texas. Lambics donít have the punch that they did when I first discovered them a few years ago, but this was still extremely enjoyable. A slightly woody note pierces the aroma, which is otherwise simultaneously musty and fresh, with a good yeastiness. A beautiful blend of cherry and funk, not enough over the top but extremely drinkable, despite being a little thin. Hazy red/purple with very little white head. Not at all disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 20, 2006
"Poured a red color with thin head which had a pink hue to it. Aroma was citrusy and some barnyard to it. Very tart flavor. It was after you stopped drinking it that you got an after after cherries. Was good."

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle shared with Nuffield. Moderately acidic tartness, light geuze sourness, light cherry. Mildly thin, but no so much so that it loses itís lambic characteristics. Good blend of horse, barn, cherry acids, and wheat. Slight tannins from the oak. Good lingering flavors that blend together on the finish. Very well crafted.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2006
Thanks to Tim for this. Nose has cherries, bretty oak, strawberries, lemon candy, yeast. Pinkish red body, off pink head. Cherry up front with oak, funky wheat, lemon, sour citrus candy. Funky slightly cherry soda finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2006
Bottled March 1, 2005. Dark cherry red. Small, bubbly, light pink head. Nose is sour cherries, sour yeast, light sweetness, must. Simple but very nice. First taste is sweet cherry juice, that yields quickly to tartness. The sourness is not overpowering, cherries are the focus of the flavor. Sour flavor builds as it warms. Finish and aftertaste are dry and sour. Juice like body, a bit syrupy before the finish, Iíd like more carbonation. Excellent kriek.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Sampled at the Milwaukee YEHa!05 courtesy of DenverLogan: Bright transparent ruby pour has a thin, lightly pink head. Tart sour cherry aroma has some funky barnyard and cheesy complexity. Body starts with a fresh, tart cherry and cranberry flavor with a nice cheesy yeasty presence and dry puckering finish. Not overly acidic, rather very drinkable and has great flavor. Big thanks to Logan for sharing and to slob for sending me a bottle!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 Thanks for sharing, Kevin. Poured with a dark red body that had a pink head. The aroma is tart with and dry with vinegar, hay and barnyard. Any fruits are very subtle. The taste is tart with lemons and some hay. There is also some cherries and a little rich leather in the finish. A well made and accessible lambic.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Wildly red with a cute little pink head. This is even redder than Lindemans Kriek. Cherry pit aroma. Mellow, not overly bretty or acidic aroma. Sour aroma, but not aggressively so. This is extremely drinkable. Medium tart cherry pit flavor. Nowhere near the acid burn of cantillon. Great balance of fruit flavor, but in no way sweet, actually rather dry, but still fruit forward, yet without an overly agressive acid character. Dare I say subtle?

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Bottling date March 1st, 2005. Early sunday morning treat for myself. Deep murky red/plum in color, with film that fades to only a ring. Huge sour/tart cherry kick when the bottle is first cracked. As it warms a big musty farmhouse character takes over. strange but the aroma reminds me of an old gym we used to ball in, very stale sweaty and musty. Flavor is all tart cherry up front, fades to a real dry sourness through the middle. Finishes very musty/farmhouse funk quality to it. Nice mouthfeel, perfest carbonation, just the right amount of liveliness. This is my third bottle in the last couple months and seems like the sour/tart cherries are already fading out. Just MO.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (8755) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Bottle. Sour cherry and the typical dry, musty lambic aroma. Dark red color wtih small film of a head. Initial cherry flavor with a crescendo of tartness. Finishes with the typical lambic musty and dry flavor. Dryness lasts long after swallowing. Sourness is well balanced - just enough without becoming too powerful. How I found this in the middle of Indiana Amish country Iíll never know.


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