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

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RATINGS: 732   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Made exclusively with wild Schaerbeekse cherries.


Mortlach's rating

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, - MAY 26, 2011
26/05/2011 Les Vignerons (2008 vintage bottle). Fantastico color rubino-ciliegia, vivissimo, limpido, con lieve schiuma rosata. Aroma intensissimo di ciliegia, con note legnose, resinose, pinose e balsamiche. Una meraviglia. In bocca è elegante e forte, acida senza mezze misure, fruttata, vinosa, con leggere note agrumate, poco acetica, poco astringente. Corpo medio, carbonazione soft, al palato è semplicemente magnifica. Kriek straordinaria, di gran lunga la migliore mai bevuta.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
C&C 750 mL bottle, bottle date of 5/4/2004, sent to me by Papsoe a few years ago. Thanks! Shared with some friends of mine, 6/16/14. Pours a hazy salmon color with a thin white head that sticks around a while. Aroma of pepper, funk, horseblanket, mold, wood, dry cherries. The taste is tart jammy cherries, pepper, funk, moldy books, lemon, olive, leather. Medium bodied, low carbonation, slight lingering spice. Has held up well over the last decade. Exceptional beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2014
750ml 2011 vintage at Akkurat with Taylor, Kimberly, and Stefan. Pours dark ruby red, fresh cheer juice, hint of vinegar. Tast is cherries, some tanic chalk notes, subtle sourness that is well crafted with cherries, a slight sweetness that melds with the fruit notes, but still tastes perfectly dry for an oude Lambic. Really like it, but not that complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (665) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottleshare thanks to Homer. Pours a ruby red, no head. Smells of cherry and tart. Taste is sweet, sour, cherry. Cherry is mild, almost a tad watered down. Decently tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrewFace (771) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Aroma is funky, sweet tart, cherry, fairly dry, sweet. Deep red, fairly hazy, no head. Sour, tart cherry, cherry skins, quite dry but still crisp and semisweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (1870) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Nose is a nice fruitiness initially. Light tartness in the nose. Pour is a drastic red with almost no head. Taste is immediately tart and acidic. Very one dimensional and flat initially. Kind of opens up but seems still less than impressed

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (1297) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
Artisanal, entirely traditional ’oude kriek’, to that extent that only the original Schaarbeekse cherries are used, like in the old days; this explains the price, but this is worth every penny. Firm, crackling, light pinkish head, deep cherry red colour. Very complex and extremely well-balanced aroma with massive fresh fruit, taste equally fruity, genuine, sour, complex, funky, ’sherryish’, utterly refreshing and ending in a long, sourish dry, satisfying finish. Easily the best kriek I ever had the pleasure to taste, a true masterpiece.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hobsch (436) - Cologne, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle 0.75l. Pours deep red with minimal head. Aroma is intense cherry, funky, oak. Taste is full of deep cherry flavour balanced by sourness and hints of oak. Perfect beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChinoSkillzian (163) - The Hills, California, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Sampled many times, finally rating. Pours a deep garnet color with minimal head. Deep rich aromas of cherry pie filling, baking spice, oak, citric acid, hints of cranberry. Dry, sour palate with thorough flavors of cherry preserve, cherry skin, and cherry pie filling. Additionally there is oak, lemon, and wet hay/funk notes. Very solid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (1812) - USA - JUL 1, 2014
Deep red in color, beautiful appearing.... Aroma of dark cherries, tartness, oak... Flavor of funk, dark cherries, tartness, oak, deep fruit character... Lots of funk on finish, dark cherries... Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tomy63 (190) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - JUN 22, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014 Belle couleur rubis foncé, un peu trouble, peu de mousse. Nez très expressif, sur la cerise aigre, le fruit rouge, un côté métallique, un léger boisé un peu fumé. Bouche vive, "tendue" par une grosse acidité, sèche, assez légère, carbonatation assez basse, beaucoup de cerise, un léger côté aigre mais beaucoup de fraîcheur, boisé léger. Seule la finale pourrait être un peu plus longue et encore plus acide. Mais une Kriek de haut niveau.


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