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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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4.8
seamus77 (31) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2006
tasted this for the first time following a sad sampling of new glarus’ belgian red... we’re talking day and night here! schaerbeekse is as delicious as glarus is a glaring mistake in belgian-style brewing. with the cherry firmly in the back of the brew, the tartness comes through bold but not too in-the-face that gets the tasebuds watering in a most pleasant manor. my two belgian friends who tried this with me and had never heard of it back home were impressed as well, in spite of the fact that it’s not their prefered style. a well-earned 99 rating to be sure!

4.3
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 Opaque cherry-red, no head. Cherries, some spices (nice!) and minerals. The cherries do not completely take over the taste as in so many other Krieks. The acidity level is high enough to create a pleasant tartness but not so high that we make funny faces. A very good beer from a style I’m not very found of. How high would I allow myself to rate a very good romantic comedy staring Meg Ryan… 4 out of 5 at most.

3.8
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2006
Bottle. Red brownish in colour with a pink head. Big taste. Cherries and also a bit oaky and earthy. Maybe a weak hint of vanilla.

3.8
mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2006 Bottle. Pours a very dark red-brown body with a pinkish-white head. The aroma is quite big - sweet juicy cherries, some wheat, and then small waves of brett. Really juicy and acidic cherries - some active carbonation and slightly flowery. Balanced only a little bit by some cherry sweetness. The finish is a commingling of juicy sweetness and then stretches out to be long and dry.

3.8
3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2012 re-rate, 28-April-2010 bottle: strong pedio nose with touches of bile, muted cherries and medium-low oak. strong acid and strong minerals, muted tart mashed cherry pulp with an equally-strong mineral / gravel / chalk finish. immensely dry. good but not great.

750ml bottle, vintage unknown
Consumed at the Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation, Opstal, May 2006

Very cloudy dark red and purple hue, with a light pink and purple head. Sweaty nose, perfumy and sweaty (like BO), with a strange raw grain and spoiled cherry aroma. First taste is raw, then a bit sour and caustic, but it mellows quickly into a more creamy, pasty perfumed cream, rose and cherry flavor. Finishes better than it begins.

Resampled twice in 2007 from 750ml bottles. Much more what I was expected, much more rich fruit and cherries, lightly sweet, but still a little weird. Better this time, though.

3.7
User37895 (3085) - - JUN 9, 2006
Poured a nice beautiful burgundy reddish color with a very thin pink head that yielded pretty good lacing. The aroma was citrusy-tart with the barnyard aromas in there. The flavor was tart, lots of funky lambic flavors going on. Only in the after after taste did I find the cherries, as they were very subtle, not overdone. Not much sweet about this beer and the cherries were underplayed, imo.

3.8
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Thanks to JohnC for sharing this bottle. Cherries solidly on the aroma, tart with a slight caramel oakyness on the finish. Very good beer.

3.9
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Thanks to JohnC for sharing this bottle. Very pretty, seductive red appearance, aroma is tart, as is the beer, with cherry and hints of oak. Liked this one very much.

3.9
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 27, 2006
750ml bottle. Pours rose red, and the aroma is a beautiful tart cherry aroma. The finish is amazingly dry. This beer is best served near room temp

4.5
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Bought this bottle up at Knightly Spirits in Orlando.

Rating #960
750ml 2005 bottling.
Pours with a brilliant ruby body and a tall finely laced rose colored head. The aroma is absolutely divine! GOD… I think I have just died because my soul is fluttering! This is bliss on earth… as far as beer goes! A bold sourdough malty like undertone… a tannic, very mildly lactic finish. It is cherries and oak, and vanilla, and fresh yogurt, melded with a musty cask and old damp farmhouse cellar. Wet grains, a fresh bundle of wheat wrapped burlap, horse blanket, worn leather all seem to be blended with the most marvelous sweet & sour cherries you have ever tasted! The beer dances in my mouth like a silk drape hung beside a breezy open window… A most Marvelous liquid luxury!


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