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

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RATINGS: 794   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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4.3
CaraCurtis (117) - Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2011
One of my favorite sours. This is a beer I believe should be had. The sour of this beer is apparent right off the bat. The appearance for some reason surprised me. I have had this beer a few times before, but for some reason this pour was something else. It is a beautiful type of purple/pink that is bright and non transparent. It’s a beautiful beer in all areas of rating. Cheers King James


4.2
Clownoisseur (476) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle at 3 Fonteinen. Shared with the wife. Cheers! Pours a deep red, small pink head. Loads of sentiment. Aromas of cherry skins, deep horse blanket funk, light almond, light hay. Taste is loaded with cherry skins, jam, almond. Wet oak. Very soft mouth feel, very light acidity. Incredibly balanced and smooth. Could drink this all day!!

4.1
rouhlas (3584) - GREECE - MAY 3, 2017
750 ml bottle (v2011) shared wt the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Thank you Dylan for bringing this! Dark red color with pinkish head. Yeasty aroma, funky, tart fruity, cherries -berries. Sweet and acidic fruity taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4.2
AndySnow (7552) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2017
How: Bottle, 2006 vintage.
Where: Tasting at Björn, 2017-03-04.
Appearance: Dark pink/red colour with a small pink head.
Aroma: Cherries, sour, fruit.
Body: Light to medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Cherries, fruit, sour.

Earlier Rating: 10/17/2012 Total Score: 3.2
Sample @ SBWF 12. Hazy red colour with a small white head. Lots of cherry in the aroma. Flavour is fruity, sour, cherry.

3.9
Grumbo (2838) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle shared at 3 Fonteinen Lambik-o-droom. Pours cloudy dark pink with no head. Aroma of sour cherry, leather, wood, straw. Light sweetness, heavy sour. Light to medium body, soft carbonation. Finish is dry, sour, cherry.

4.4
BuckeyeBoy (7514) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 8, 2017
750ml bottle at the brewery. Pours out deep red topped with a pink head. Nose is great rich tart sweet cherries barnyard barrel notes. Taste is more of the nice heavy hitting cherries sweet and funky tartness.

5
pastymc (43) - Niscemi, ITALY - FEB 1, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2017 Bottiglia da 75 cl presso 3 Fonteinen di Lot (lambik o?droom). Schiuma rosé volatile e poco persistente, colore rosso fragolino. Al naso stalla, calzini sporchi ma coadiuvati dall’odore di ciliegie selvatiche che avvolge. Al gusto è un’esplosione acida di frutta con un finale acido e astringente ma non acetico. Carbonatazione molto vivace, da stile. Direi perfetta nel suo stile in tutte le sfaccettature.

3.9
GlasgowTAD (1768) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle at Akkurat. Pours clear burgundy with a pink circumference head. Aroma is slight funky cheesy feet, cherries and a hint of cinnamon. Taste is cherry sweet, cinnamon, mild-high sour, oak.

4.5
mariuspoenari (2636) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2017 Bottle at the brewery. Hazy ruby pour with a fine-grained pink head. Tons of sour cherries, cherry cores, raw almonds, minerals, barnyard funk, macerated cherries. Very dry, light and refreshing. Delicious.

4.6
Sissio (1620) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 12, 2017
bottle @ home clear cherry peach, minimal pink head cellar, black cherry liquor light astringency, black cherries, sour ¨

3.8
koleminer20 (3463) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at a tasting Kyle finally made it to at Mickey’s on December 01. 750 mL bottle, 2005 vintage. The pour is a dirty reddish color with a thicker pink head and a couple spots of lace as it falls to a film. This is an interesting thing. There is a plastic VOC thing happening on the nose. There is a light rubber band thing going on that I’m not crazy about. There is a good amount of cherry and a nice tartness, but it’s just not as crisp and clean as I was hoping it would be. The flavor is much of the same. The cherry is a little dry and the VOCs and rubber band are still prevalent. The mouth feel is thicker and syrupy with a brighter carbonation and a lingeringly sweet and tart cough syrup thing happening that just doesn’t do it for me. Maybe this needs to be a little fresher.


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