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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: 769   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made exclusively with wild Schaerbeekse cherries.


KapitiCritique's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2011
I’d have to agree, the taste and the nose is endearing - the ABV makes this hazardous. Great colour, looks like a frothy fruit juice with a fair to middling head, excellent nose, very fruity, very cherry, taste is full bodied, very sour and fruity, acidic and dry.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1253) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2016
750 mL bottle. 2008 bottle. Originally reviewed 3/2/2013. Red body. Not much of a head, but there wasn’t 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 isn’t 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. That’s the point I guess.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1286) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
Merci à Rémi pour le partage de ce vintage 2010. Une autre grande kriek toutefois bien différente de la Lou Pepe de Cantillon qui a précédé celle-ci. Liquide très clair sans pour autant être cristallin. Aucune mousse ou presque ne survit lorsque le liquide est versé dans mon verre. Ce lambic est probablement le lambic fruité le plus ’clean’ - pour emprunter l’expression qui décrit le mieux cette bière, qu’il m’a été donné de déguster. Le fruit ayant tombé avec le temps, il demeure dans cette boisson une cerise délicate qui se conjugue parfaitement à une touche boisée et claire. Le funk présent est délicat, laissant place à des saveurs bien précises de fruit d’été. Rien ne vient brouiller les cartes, pas même une l’effervescence pour nous distraire. Un lambic très cartésien.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ferris (12371) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle - Woody and cedar like cherry. Cloudy reddish with a white head. Wild cherry, tobacco and leather with a long cherry finish. Superb.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6628) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Sampled at rbsg. Turbid deep red. Funkiness. Cherry and grape skins. Earthy. Tart cherries. Big deep malts. Dry funk. Intetesting. Not my style, tho.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12136) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2016
750ml bottle @rbsg-pbgh GT thanks Nate for the beer and the basket pour. disappearing offwhite ring-amber. A-acetic/tart cherries. T-follows, nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (1480) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2016
750ml bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours bright red with a finger of pink head. Beautiful nose of layered barnyard, toasty oak spice, dusty funk and juicy earthy cherry. Palate is similar with nice sweetness of earthy tart cherry spice, complex farmy funk, nice level of tartness and a finish of drying oak. Great!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
umich03jm (3459) - 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 (1763) - 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 (798) - 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 (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!!!


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