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

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RATINGS: 726   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4436) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2004
dutch ratebeer lambic-meeting. Aroma is fruity (cherries and woody. Hazy, dark red coloured with an intense pink head. Taste is fruity (cherries) and hints of cherrienuts, tartness, oak and marzipan. Alcohol is noticable. Dry palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2004
Aroma is cherry, tart and a little oak. Hazy, dark red color, small pink head, fair lace. Light sweet, sour, some oak, cherry and cherrynuts. Quite full, little dry, very soft.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerohen (1977) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2004
Dutch ratebeer lambic-meeting: Dark red coloured, pink head. Tart lambic aroma, some oak. Fruity kriek flavour, quite sour. Alcohol is more present than in many other krieks.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
deep hazy red, pink head. funky solvent, cherries, cinnamon and mineral aroma. nutty, woody and cherry flavous go nicely with the sour lemon and funky cheese. a very stylish lambic.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2004 This is maybe the most beautiful beer of the more than 700 I have seen so far!!! Pours a tall frothy deep pink head on a hazy deep red body - WOW! Aroma is extremely delicious, sweet’n’sour fruity and flowery with tones of almonds and plenty of sweet cherries. Very full and heavy, you can really smell the high quality. Flavor is acidid and well balanced. Wood and cherry notes and also some almond here! Very complex and not too sour. Nice dry woody finish.
This is definately one of the best beers I have ever had and again I must say a huge thanks to Jacob Lövenlund for bringing this amazing beer home from Belgium!! Amazing stuff!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2006 (2003 bottle): Clean, full raspberry aroma playing with very funky apple scraps...A quirky yeast heart beating away an orderly acidity...A smidge of cinnamon on top and minerals in the back in a fuller mouthfeel than their regular Kriek...A very promising youth which still needs to wisen up a bit to reach the decadent sagacity of their Framboos...Many thanks to my friend Joris!!...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
Dark red with a pink head - very pretty. Aroma of leather and cherries. Respectable amount of funk, but not assertively so. Ditto the acidity, which is ably balanced with sweet cherry notes and a dryish, nutty character.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
This one brings the funk. Cinammon, cherry, horse-blanket aroma. Murky brownish-red with pink head that diminishes completely. Cinammon, huge sour cherries, tart, puckering flavour. Decent carbonation. Engaging mouthfeel. Bottle (enjoyed with MartinT, mr_kimchee, Oakes and Rastacouere).

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6123) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2010 Bottle brought back by MartinT to whom it was given by incredibly generous JorisPPattyn. Cheers to both. Enjoyed also with Oakes, Kimchee and tiggmtl Appearance is a beautiful bloody red with a thin diminishing pink head. The red is so brilliant that it scores a 5 anyway. Aroma is complex of lambic funk. Spicier than most with cinnamon, cloves. The cherries are very nice, feeling unriped, both black and red cherries, intense and bold for a lambic. Earthy mold. Palate is very lactic with its typical yoghourt sourness, balsamic and citric, moderately salty. Funky brett with nutty, earthy branches and leafy undertones. It didn’t strike me as spectacular from the first sip and sniff, but it grew on me and I realised I drank my glass very fast. I like its grapey vinous character and as weird as it sounds, to me, this is a quaffable offering despite it’s a real crime to just think about drinking this fast! This is a very complex kriek, with a good backing medium body and medium-high carbonation. Just what a brewery!

Lowering from 4.6 to 4.3. Outstanding lambic, but not an absolute favourite.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2007 2007-11-01, vintage 2004, 3 years old, courtesy of Jacob (Hildigöltur), 8-5-8-4-16=41
Cloudy red color with a persistent thin head. Delicate aroma, perfect balance between the kriek, kriek kernels and the cellar touch. Quite smooth mouthfeel, high carbonation, a lot of citrusy sourness, light cherries, astringent, very woody. Great balance

2004-01-28, 9-5-6-3-14=37
Cloudy dark red color; pink-reddish head. Wonderful cherry aroma, cherry kernels, and light vinegar. Sour, quite dry, smoother than other lambics; some cork. Too short finish. Thanks Jens (Ungstrup) and Jacob (Lövenlund) for sharing this bottle.


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