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


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RATINGS: 773   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
afrantzell (39) - The Court of the Crimson King, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Mfielden on BA says that no beer is perfect, that they approach perfection asymptotically. Apparently he has never had Schaerbeekse Kriek.

At first there isnít much to it - cherries, wood, cherry pits, lactic acid, and musk. But it fills the mouth without being heavy. Itís fruit forward but not sweet. It is in fact perfectly balanced.

I bought multiple bottles to confirm. Each expressed the same delicate funk, the same full figured fruit, the same balance. One last bottle awaits me in the cellar, but it wonít wait long. Who would have thought perfection would be pink.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Brite redfunk aroma with tons of cherries. Awesome nose kept on emulating. Flavor of extremely tart cherries, slight lemon and thick rich dry fruit end flavor. All flavors did so well together, very very slight carbonation, so easy and nice to drink A++++

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
digrod (138) - 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!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2004
Bottle. This is the real deal. My favourite fruit lambic to date. I still have the taste in my mouth, even after 3 weeks since trying it. This is sour as usual, but more balanced than most. Subtle juicy, cherry sweetness, i can taste some fleshy cherry in here, but its not sweet, very dry. Of course theirs the standard earthy cheesy barnyardy aromas, flavours, but this just seemed to have something else, but iím really not sure what it was. This beer is so juicy, puckering, but not overly so, like so many lambic beers can be. Really amazing. Perfect mouthfeel, just the right dose of refreshing sourness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Undefined (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2005
Very red color, almost thick, cherries, wood and acid in large amounts, just one of the best beers i have tried.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Great looking red beer with a bubbly pink head. Aroma is tart cherries, sponge, cinnamon and wood. Taste is both tart and sweet, acidic and sour cherries. This is as good of a Belgian beer that Ive ever had. Remarkable. Thanks Clark for sharing this rare gem.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Thanks to Logan for sharing this one! It pours a beautiful red with a pink head and lacing. The nose is of sweet cherries, cinnamon, wood and earth notes. The flavor is a very balanced marriage of sweet cherry, acidity, wood, and earth. One of the most well balanced and refreshing beers I have ever had. Spot on! Iím very happy I was able to enjoy it with a group of friends new and old! Thanks again Logan!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2009
Bottle. Well.. kriek just doesnít get much better than this. Thereís a cartload of funk to pair with the amazing cherries in this beer. To me, this epitomizes kriek. Tastes just like the countryside. Brilliant.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2011
Bottled April 28, 2010. Tasted April 15, 2011. Wonderful aroma that means only one thing... LAMBIC! Casual aromas that waft up from the glass are wonderful fruity cherry vapors. When you smell deeply thought, the lambic aroma hits you in and teleports you right to Beersel. I drift between the aromas of chewy cherry and wonderfully sour lambic. I almost hate the fact I have to stop smelling it to actually drink it. Almost... Murky red brown color with a head that disappeared long before I was done smelling it. Smooooooooth... Wow! Almost nothing up front. Then the sourness creeps up on you. Then the cherry arrives at the party. Clean and dry. No puckering, no bitterness, no astringency, just pure lambic loveliness that is almost understated. The cherry is very subtle, unlike the syrup infused krieks. I will have to drink it sooner the next time it is available to enjoy more cherry flavor. Still, this is not a brute of a lambic like some others, it is very refined and subdued instead of in-your-face. I really wish I was drinking this in Beersel at some cafe. Make no mistake, I enjoy those in-your-face, Iím a real lambic and Iím going to kick your ass with my lambicness, kind of lambics, but this one is gentle and easy drinking. I just wish it had a touch more cherry flavor. But wtf, Armand Debelder is the master so Iím going to bow to his mastery and say this is perfectly balanced. Which of course it is.

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