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

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RATINGS: 795   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.5
Erzengel (8619) - 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!

4.3
dogfish120love (1325) - 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

4.2
Garrold (5174) - 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.

4.2
ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle at 3F Open Beer Days in LambiekODroom. Full cherryflavour, light metallic taste, sour, some lemons. Lovely.

4.4
charule (2257) - 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

4.7
davidezdonz (487) - 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.

4
ctipping (1922) - 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
yourilevesque (1829) - 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
Ferris (15010) - 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
Strykzone (7305) - 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.


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