JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle purchase at the Hop Devil Grill. Bright red beer topped by a beautiful pink head. Aroma shows lots of tart acidity, both sweet and sour cherry notes. A bit of light lactic and acetic flavour, with the latter being extremely subtle but strengthening as the temperature comes up. Leathery and dry in flavour. Flavour starts to become more intensely and notably fruity as the temperature comes up as well. Lingering tartness and restrained funkiness.
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 Bottle... DLD ’06... This beer rocks!... Murky, red ale with a small, fizzy, pink head. The aroma and flavor are funky, sour and fruity with notes of sharp cheddar and lemon. Light to medium-bodied and astringent with soft carbonation. Finishes tart and dry. I’m a sucker for all things fruity and sour. World class brew!
thebeertourist (5175) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl bottle. Mix of orange and deep red colour with a fine, pink head. Potent aroma of cherries and lemon and some wood. Flavours starts with cherries as you might expect,and then develops lemony and vanilla notes before an almondy, dry finish. Complex, yet soft kriek that meets the world-class standard you expect from 3 Fonteinen.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full, rich, and well rounded aroma of cherry, oak, and the typical lambic funk. Red and purple, Robitussin looking, no head. Very well balanced. Not overly tart, lactic, sweet, or drying. Very easy to enjoy.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Deep red, cloudy, sediment settling to the bottom, moderate foamy pink head, fairly sticky lacing. Tart nose, oaken, subtle cherry aspects. Smells divine! Tart on the tongue, bordering on sour, lingers long through to the finish, with an underlying bed of sour cherries, soft, yet unmistakable. Very clean. Moderate to full body, mouthfeel is fairly average. Dry finish, quite dry in fact, very oaken, immature cherry, and I cannot stress how clean this one is. I wished that it be a notch fuller with a bit more cherry aspect, but otherwise quite enjoyable. Thanks Steve for the bottle!
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle in a trade with Jeppe and Mads.Thanks gents. I opened it and it proceeded to paint the kitchen ceiling,walls,floor and windows before I could cover it.But boy did it smell nice,best air freshner I ever had. Wonderful aroma of sour cherry, no more no less. Another great example of a style I never thought I would ever enjoy but again I am proven I have been wrong.A great brew.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy cherry red color with a small pink head. The aroma was tart and funky. Cherry and woody. Notes of horse and leather as it warms. The flavor was tart and sweet with cherrys. Finally this is what i was looking for during the night of sours. Yummy.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red like straight cherry juice. The aroma is slightly sour and woody. Flavor is very pure, with nothing outside of the cherry and yeast. Finish is balanced between sweet and dry and taste lingers. Nothing overly complex or earth-shattering, but tasty all the way.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours purple with pink head, unique look. The aroma is wonderfully complex. Cherries are noticable and both sour and tart. Strong funky character in aroma as well. It just gets better as it goes on. The flavor is wonderfully sour and cherry tartness erupts. There is a sharp amonia that plays well with all of the sour flavors. Earthyness is also a great character addition. Very plesant. I do like the sour beers.
hotstuff (4839) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bottling date 01 March 2005. Very small head that fully dissipated, no lacing, hazy, and a cranberry hue. Sweet, sour cherry nose. Flavor was sweet, sour, tart, tangy and cherries. Light body.