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

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RATINGS: 804   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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4.1
BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Bottle: Ruby red, light head and lacing. Very woody nose with tart ripe fruit, gain and poptart notes. Sweet, grainy, musky. Very pleasant wheat notes in the flavor with the tart and beautifully vinous cherries in the end. This is pretty damn good, I could drink this all night rather than take stupid notes.

4.2
Amaj80HC (13) - 9, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2006
It’s the best Kriek i had sofar. It’s supposed to be sour and it is but nothing like a Cantillon Kriek which is too sour to be drinkable in my opinion. The price however is too high so i bought a stock of the the Mort Subite Kriek limited edition which can be kept for 4 years and who is, tastewise, evoluating in the same direction as the 3fonteienen Schaerbeekse Kriek.

4.3
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2006
This type of beer is becoming more enjojable to me more and more. Aroma and flavor are sour and tart with a nice cherry palate and finish. Good stuff.

3.8
Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2006
01 March 2005 Vintage; Rating 1200
Courtesy of Secret Santa
Can detect a good cherry aroma along with the fermantion aroma i get from almost all Belgium beers I’ve had. Also what stood out for me was that cherry wood aroma and wet wooden barrel aroma. Dark red body with small pink head that disipated quick. Flavor had a sharp tart bite at first. As beer warmed up tartness mellowed out and more of the cherry flavor was apparent. Somewhat sweet, tart and dry on the palate. Good beer for #1200.

4.4
badgerben (5379) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2006
01 March 2005 Vintage; Tasted December 27, 2006; Rating #2000: Dark, murky red color with a thin puffy head that disappears quickly. Strong sour cherry aroma. Definitely on the dark and earthy side. I know it’s from the oak, but I just don’t smell that in particular. It definitely stands out in the flavor though. Big hit of dry, rich cherries rounded off with oak notes. The sourness is much less pronounced when compared to other Krieks (though to be fair, I have not had 3 Fonteinen’s Kriek). There may not be a huge variety in flavor, but the flavor that is there is outstanding. A top tier in my collection for sure. I’d like to thank the Belgians for giving me my 1000 and 2000 celebratory beers. To the next grand!

3.8
fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2006
750 ml bottle. Lots of cherry aromas coming off this pink poor with very little pink head. Bottle may have lost some carbonation at some point. Dated March of 2005. Still had good sour cherry flavor. Not sure what makes this any better than the regular Kriek though.

4.1
awaisanen (1310) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2006
From a 750mL Bottle. Pours a deep ruby color with a pleasant layer of pink foam floating gently on the surface. Sour aroma that is completely saturated by wild dark cherry fruits. Amazing cherry dimensions that bring images of an oak barrel filled to the brim with fresh cherries before the tasty sour nectar is added. Light bodied, crisp, sour mouthfeel that’s satisfyingly tart without being overdone. The cherry flavors are simply fantastic. Out from the sour woody flavor base erupt gobs of dark cherry fruits. The fruity qualities are so real and so complex, I can taste the flesh, skins, and pits quite clearly. The flesh provides a soft berry fruit flavor thats intensely real, while the skins provide a great tannin pucker, and the pits create a fantasticly nutty complexity. Outstanding!

4.6
thebaldwizard (1365) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2006
This is an incredible beer! Great dark red pour with a nice pink head on top. The aroma is sour and full of cherries. The mouthfeel is spot on for this style as well. Now for the good part--the taste. Cherry flavors come through with a great tartness and hints of vanilla. Wonderful and easy to drink.

4
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Dark Cherry Coloring. Geuze Aroma. Very Tart. Very Interesting Brew. Geuze Flavor Upfront... With Background Hints of the Wild Cherries....Dry Deep Cherry Flavor in the Middle...Ends with Light Dry, Lightly Tart Cherry Flavor. Have to Take a Few Sips to Begin to Appreciate What’s in This Bottle.

4.8
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - OCT 28, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2007 Had at the Belgian Beer Fest. One of the best beers I’ve ever had. Not sweet like the most common fruity lambics in America (which I like, btw). This was really, really complex. The flavors were so funky that it’s hard to describe them.


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