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

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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Made exclusively with wild Schaerbeekse cherries.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2005
05.22.05 750ml bottle dated 05/04/04 thanks to richlikebeer at jimmack 04 invitational. Itís pink, even pinker and less amber than one would have expected. Aroma is cheese, and sour, and cheese. Cherry stem bitter-sweetness. Dry and fluffy in its eff. Nothing very unusual, just quite dry, fairly sour, and woody cherry hints to finish. But the beer doesnít scream cherry, in fact, itís way more subtle than subtle.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Bottle. Thanks Rich. Dark pink in color with a pink head. Cheesy and cherry aroma. Very sour. Finish is sour. Very sour tasting. Not sweet. Very cheesy. Ok beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Bottle from richlikebeer at the Jimmack invitational gathering. Clear dark pink, with a pink head. Huge cheese and soured cherry aroma. Very soured cheesey flavor with a sour finish. Seems this has been done before by Cantillon. There is no sweetness in this brew at all (like the two Cantillons). Has the cheesiness of the Drie Fonteinen gueze, but it doesnít really work here.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2005
Botteled April the 5th 2004. 75 cl bottle with 35 % Schaarbeekse. Color is Cheery with big collapsing pink head. Sour and sweet aroma with lots of cheery notes. Taste is dry and acidic but still with notes of the cheerys sweetness . Aftertaste is is bitter dry with notes of cheery.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2571) - GERMANY - MAR 18, 2005
GBBF (toutored tasting with Lorenzo Dabrove) Here is a complex beer right from the beginning: a wine-like nose greets you with grassy, spicy and pine-like aromas. The clear red color makes you happy just looking at it. This kriek delivers an intense cherry flavor up front. Drinking this on a warm summerís day was amazingly refreshing. The finish exhibits a dry astringency at the front of the tongue, tying off an overall scrumptiously sour drinking experience. The blenders at Drie Fonteinen have achieved an unreal balance in this kriek - seek it out at all costs! To quote Lorenzo: "this is uncredible!"

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (6264) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2005 Bottle, Drie Fonteinen, Beersel, Nov 04. Head is initially large, frothy, pink, fully lasting. Body is hazy dark red, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately yeasty (horseblanket), lightly malty (toasted grain), with notes of cherry and wood. Flavor is moderately sweet, heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, heavily acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2006 This is a great kriek. Great complexity and balance. Not artificial at all. Very natural and "clean". I really enjoyed this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
schuimkroaat (423) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2005 75 cl bottle, bottled on 14th May 2004. The cork just flew away with a loud bang when the bottle was opened... Relatively light red, rich but short-lived light pink foam. The smell is dry with considerable amounts of fruit and (acetic) acid. Metal and woody dryness are present in the flavour, which also clearly reveals fruit. Very sour on the palate with an unassertive aftertaste that is a mixture of hop and cherries. Did I drink it a bit too cold?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (10386) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2004
Bottled apr.5, 2004. Red color, persistent pinkish head. Aroma has cherries, cherry pits, some dust, lemon and fresh cheese. Prickly mouth feel, with a dry out effect. Certainly not an outspoken cherry flavor. Itís there, nothing more. Complex, but is waiting to be discovered, like a young girl unaware of het beauty. A cheesy character, especially in the aftertaste. Still lacks a bit of depth, but that wil come with ageing.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Copenhagen beer marathon 2004. Red color, Sour cherry aroma and taste, medium body, sour finish.


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