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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Opaque, hazy purple with a big, pink head. Cheesy, slightly fruity aroma of tart cherries, wine grapes, leather, blue cheese, wet hay and some distinct brettanomyces. The body is a bit thin, but the spritzy carbonation help the flavors move along. More cherry in the flavor than the nose and the cheese drops out some, but this is probably a bit sweet. Tasty and enjoy, a true treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Bottle 05/04/04 thanks to Richlikebeer. The big thing I got from this was cheese, nose and taste. But, that said, as it warmed I found vague hints of cherry. A very different Brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2005
very sexy dark pink color, pink foamy head. sour tart cheesey aroma. a little musty too. very high carbonation. tangy & tart flavor. not much fruit, which was what I was hoping for. acidic and sour, dry finish. I’ve never had a Schaarbeekse cherry, but I wanted the cherry to be stronger. big thanks to Richlikebeer for getting this from my favorite country - Belgium!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Bottle 05/04/04 thanks to Richlikebeer. Cloudy dark pink color with a light pink head. Never understood when people say a beer smells like cheese, now I know. Aroma was musty cheese and sour fruit. Did not detect cherries in the aroma. Flavor was very faint sour cherry, more cheese and some oak. Very dry finish. Good, but I liked their Oude Gueuze much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2005
bottle courtesy of BierKonig, shared at the Jimmack Invitational...a cloudy pink and effervescent body with a large amount of fizzy white head. aroma is cherries as expected, but also rather thick with sourness and cheese tones.flavor was very bitter, with the cherries actually being rather muted, in a sweet/sout kind of way. finish is very dry, almost making me more thirsty, and the sourness keeps coming. i would have liked a little more cherry flavor or other sweetness to balance this a little more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2005
05.22.05 750ml bottle dated 05/04/04 thanks to richlikebeer at jimmack 04 invitational. It’s 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 doesn’t scream cherry, in fact, it’s way more subtle than subtle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mkobes (2142) - 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.

   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 doesn’t really work here.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2646) - 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 summer’s 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!"

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