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


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RATINGS: 778   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Schaarbeekse Kriek follows the same process of Oude Kriek. This Kriek is made exclusively with hand-picked local wild Schaarbeekse sour cherries.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Poured from a 2011 750 mL bottle into a tulip. There is a soft ípopí as the cork is released, and the pour into my glass has an energetic level of carbonation. The beer itself is a hazy dark pink rapsberry color throughout, with a few resplendent bubbles visibly rising from the bottom of glass. A gentle off-white head relaxes to a ring around the edge for most of the glass. A robust cherry aroma is not overly strong but is definitely the most noticeable aroma. At first the cherries seem sweet and creamy, but there is a slightly sharp tartness that adds a little bit of an edge. Lemony lambic notes, tannic cherry skin, and some oaky red wine notes. As it warms the farmyard funk comes through, although it is not dominant by any means. The Schaerbeekse cherries come through immediately. Once the fruit base is set, the tartness starts to build, bringing in notes of lemon and oak, and a bit of tannic vinous fruit. The lambic in the form of lactic acidity and the sweet cherries play off of each other for the majority of the sip. Just a bit of Bretty funk adds a background complexity. There is a mineral note in the finish. As compared to some other fruit lambics, this has a somewhat richer body and creamier nature. The carbonation is smooth and gentle as opposed to crisp, which makes it feel undercarbonated at times. In reality, it is simply more of a subtle carbonation to go along with its subtle flavor. Even though it is tart and sour, I do not sense that it is overly acidic. I enjoyed drinking this Kriek for sure. My fruit lambic preference goes to Cantillon, but this is a serious lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kasjo (29) - DENMARK - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle at lambik-O-droom. Cloudy red with white head. Aroma is very barnyard, funky and tart, also fruity cherries. Taste very nice ripe cherries, yeasty, clean, and crispy. Slightly dry and woody.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (4108) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Pours a hazy purple red from the bomber with thin ring of bubbly pink head. Aroma of vinous grape, tart raspberry, complex funk notes, and a hint of acidity. Taste is sweet fruitiness, funk in the middle, and a dry finish. Really intensely funky and fruity, but nice balance and super drinkable, a bit pricey though, even in Brussels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrOrla (2304) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2016
Bottle @ Lambic o droom. Pours muddy Deep reddish with a small pink head. Aroma of Deep cherry, barn, light Vanilla like notes, light cherry Stone, Deep funk, quite wooden. Taste is heavy cherries, loads of barn and funk, very jammy. Quite dry wooden. Very balanced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erzengel (7889) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2016
Bottle at 3f in Lot. Great floral cherries in the nose. The beer starts extremely fruity. Lots of fresh red sour cherries. Intense with a fantastic smooth sourness. Fresh smooth cherries in the aftertaste, intense smooth, fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dogfish120love (1161) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2016 Pours a rusty red, cloudy murky rusty red with a white. Huge cherry notes and berry notes, barnyard and vinegar

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garrold (4346) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2016
Unlabelled 750ml bottle. Lambik-O-droom. Ruby red. Soft haze. Pale pink head, that dissipates. Nose has old cherries. Cherry stone. Vanilla tinged oak. Some sour cherry skin. Taste is light, fruity sour. Some sweetness on the lips. Light, clean body. Very cleansing and a little tannic. Light, cherry sour finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (1920) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle at 3F Open Beer Days in LambiekODroom. Full cherryflavour, light metallic taste, sour, some lemons. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
charule (2179) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle from 3F Open Beer Days. Poured hazy red with white head. Aroma sour killer crushed cherry. Light carb med bod. Taste very cherry skin light tart. Well rounded

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidezdonz (328) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - AUG 24, 2016
A 750ml bottle at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. There were two conflicting bottling dates. The original label has a bottled on date of 28th April 2010 whereas Moeder Lambic added a 2015 bottling label. Whatever research I could muster up shows that there does appear to be a 2015 bottling on 30th January 2015 out there (first since 2011). Poured into a 3 Fonteinen gueuze glass. It poured a cloudy dark ruby red colour with a big three finger light pink head that dissipated fairly quickly, leaving very sparse lacing. Aromas of very nice fruity cherry and strawberry with a hint of vanilla. Tastes sour, tart, cherry and strawberry with some very light funk. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall very nice and refreshing with great aromas. Unfortunately I have not tried the regular Oude Kriek though, so I cannot compare to that yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1411) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2016
750 mL bottle. 2008 bottle. Originally reviewed 3/2/2013. Red body. Not much of a head, but there wasnít much of a pop when the cork came out. Still has a strong cherry nose. Less of the Drie Fonteinen signature funk. More of a lemony acidity. Hefty oak to it. Lemon sourness up front. Cherry flavor isnít sweet. More dry and wine like. Finishes very dry and oaky. Mild sourness. Much more dry than sour. Low carbonation, but that could be age. Mustiness does indicate its age though. Lacking the Drie Fonteinen complexity, but that cherry flavor is very nice. Thatís the point I guess.

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