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3 Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek

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

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RATINGS: 763   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (1795) - 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
umich03jm (3299) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2016
2010 bottle. Thanks angst! Aroma is huge funky cotton and damp basement, leather, horse blanket, cherry skins, and vinegar. Tastes super sour but still smooth. Vinegar, cherries and funk. Delicious stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ineedbeer (1607) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2016
2011 bottle. Aroma is really nice with lots of funkiness and balanced, dry sour cherry notes. Some light oak notes with moderate herbal character. Nice, earthy funk. Pours a somewhat hazy, purple red with with a medium sized, slightly pink, white head that recedes to the edges where it lingers. Light lacing and no legs. Flavor is slightly sweet with a moderate acidity. Moderate tart cherry notes. Lots of herbal funk with some nice earthy notes as well. Light oak notes. Great balance of funk and cherry. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a really nice beer. The cherry has faded nicely, but is still vibrant and the funk has really come through and worked greatly.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
linusb (608) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
2004, gusher A: Deep red going to brown, nice white head N: Cherry, oak, cheese, wet wood, oak T: Wet wood, cherry, funky, cheese, forest, almond O: Very nice! Extremly complex flavours! Less cherry than expected, but this aged so well!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
digrod (134) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottled 10/17/2008. Pours a hazy Amber with thin bubbly head. Aromas of cherry jolly rancher, biscuits, fruit basket. Flavors are similar plus plum, apple cider vinegar (in a good way), and sweet oak. Finish is fruity, tart cherry, oaky, tannic, and long. This is by far one of the great beer tasting experiences in my life and totally worth a perfect beer score. Absolutely no faults or imperfections in this brew. Happy New Year!!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (2089) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
Het Klooster, Delft. Grote fles. Diep rood. Dik, zure kersen. Houtlijmig, rubber. Hooiig. Yoghurt. Flink zuur.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (2867) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle at Klooster. Dark red with beautiful small light pink head. Lots of cherries, red berries, yoghurt, green apple, lime, cola flavoured candy, sourdough, touch of malts. Taste is fruity sour, which deepens into a light acidic sourness, then a light sweet aftertaste. Medium mouth, slick texture with perfect carbonation. Very good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (1108) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2015
(750ml 2010 bottle @ Grote Dorst, Eizeringen, Nov 15 2015, split w/ phyllomedusa) Pours a very lightly hazed light ruby red with a tiny short lived off white head without lace. Aroma of lots of bright, lean sour cherry flesh, lemon zest, light bodied red wine, maybe red currant?, fairly light woodiness, funk is fairly light with dry barnyard, hay and a little fresh cheese. Flavour is tart and medium-high acidic with sour cherry flesh, light red wine, a touch of lemon lacto and acetic acid. Some real leafy/herbal notes as well. Finish is still quite bright and tart but dries down a fair bit with leathery oak and some earthy, lightly funky yeast notes. More herbal/grassy notes on the finish too, a bit spicy and lightly tannic. Medium bodied with quite low carbonation. This is fairly bright, tart and elegant, reminding me a lot of a Beaujolais remade as lambic. Certainly on the more acidic side, and not jammy, but very pleasant to sip nonetheless. Nice kriek!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (2379) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
2007 versie. Oranje roze ondoorzichtig bier zonder kraag. Ruikt framboos, zuur, fruitig. Smaakt fruitig, framboos, tarted, goed zuur.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
King_Alex_II (1052) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Muddy red color with little foam. The smell is very cheery intense. The taste has an awesome combination of fruitiness and sourness without the aggressive touch. Sour staying aftertaste. Awesome beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anstei (935) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle at Zwanze Day Zurich. Oh boy, what a kriek. Lots of cherry, just the roght balance of tart, sour, and crispy. Very smooth and easy to drink, too.


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