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3 Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek

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


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RATINGS: 770   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Made exclusively with wild Schaerbeekse cherries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2006
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2006
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2006
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2006
(Bottle, 01/March/2005 vintage) Pours a deep ruby body with a small pinkish head. The aroma exhibits cherries and oragnic earthiness. Flavor of cherries, oak, citrus, and apple with a moderately acidic, astringent, somewhat dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
Incredibly delicious. Right up there with my favorite lambics/gueze. Funky barnyard aromas balance on the wafting notes of obviously sour cherry. Deeply complex cherry, lambic, brett, and malt predominate the expertly carbonated effervesence of this perfectly bodied deliciousness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
Sampled at the "letís piss off Clark" tasting, canít remember who brought this one but thanks anyway!

A totally deep shade of raspberry red, with a pink head that my girfriend adored, but that was about it, she being of the Lindemans sweet lambic type...
Aromas are both funky and sweet, plenty of yeasty spices and tobacco/leather.
The cherries came out as real and as potent as Iíve ever tasted in a lambic, it was like eating fresh ripe cherries. It was relatively sweet, so the acidity seemed a bit more shadowed but still plenty puckering. The funk factor was also a bit toned down in the taste, in fact Iím really surprised that Mťlanie didnít like this more than her usual half-sip and puckered face. The drinkability for me was through the roof.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Sample BI Indy gathering 2/25/06 - Aroma of sour cherries, funk, and spice. Pours deep red, lots of floaties, no head or lacing. Flavor matches aroma with a little woodiness and more cherry. Palate is tart and delicious. I could drink a lot of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2006
This was what I toasted the new year with. The nose was sweet cherries and musty wood. The flavor started off with a tart cherry flavor followed up with an incredibly complex finish with some sweet lemon, must, oak, and some other funky flavors. Some serious stuff here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2793) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2006
A very quiet entrance, almost silent. The pour was still, a few large glassy bubbles, nonexistant lace. Looks dead in my glass, hazy red, Hawiian punch like in appearence. Appears dissappointing. Gotta hve some carbonation, damn it! Nose of lightly tart cherries, wet leather and some lumbery notes. Body is med/light, moderately sour, puckering and dry. Cherrys, wood and a light astringency on the palate, bone dry. All the flavors seem really bland, muddled, just laying there. Body becomes more watery as the tasting progresses. Dry, fruity finish, nicely tart though. A serious dissappointment. The base is there but i,m not sure what happened? Bad bottle? Carbonation never took? I can see theres a tastey Kriek in there, but what happened? Gotta believe the lack of carbonation killed this baby, IMHO. Bummer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nuffield (4056) - 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.

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