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Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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686 Ratings
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Ratings: 686
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 400
Gots: 199 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rastacouere on 05-24-2004)
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koopa

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

09-28-2013 14:32:14 | More by koopa
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-20-2013 20:37:53 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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akang

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-30-2013 02:29:10 | More by akang
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

04-01-2013 20:03:42 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

11-12-2012 02:51:43 | More by t0rin0
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erbu

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-11-2014 12:57:01 | More by erbu
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-27-2013 22:25:08 | More by WOLFGANG
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-02-2013 21:34:15 | More by plumcrazyfx
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-21-2013 18:24:16 | More by THECPJ
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CoolEthan

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-29-2013 01:58:27 | More by CoolEthan
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Jordantb313

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

08-13-2013 04:43:21 | More by Jordantb313
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drlovemd87

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-04-2013 16:38:04 | More by drlovemd87
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-15-2012 00:35:11 | More by ADTaber
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JulianC

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-19-2014 15:51:05 | More by JulianC
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

03-24-2013 01:34:07 | More by Sparky44
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

03-20-2013 20:03:35 | More by tom10101
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roblund

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-09-2013 18:43:32 | More by roblund
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 01 March 2005 - fresh for "at least ten years":

Pours reddish pink with a head that becomes a lasting thick swirling patch.

The smell is of fresh dark cherries, vanilla, oak and a vinuous, earthy - gueuze-like undertone.

The taste is of fresh dark cherries with vanilla, oak and a gueuze mustiness mixed in. It is well-balanced among sweet, tart and sour. Cherry-fruitiness becomes almost plum-like as it progresses. It finishes very dry.

The feel is creamy and full for style with a long lasting aftertaste.

A well-done lambic - cherries very real-tasting. Nice mix of lambic and gueuze. Good oaky touch. Pricey, but worth it as a special treat.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2008 15:34:32 | More by jwc215
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spdyfire83

Ireland

4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

159th Review
Bottle to Fantôme snifter

From notes. I've enjoyed this a couple of times, but this review comes courtesy of Knownfactor bringing this to a tasting...thanks Matt!

A: Hazy, dull strawberry. A few bubbles for the head on medium pour.

S: Mostly tart cherrie with hints of oak, yeast, and must. Touch of sweetness as well. Nice!

T: Brisk sour/tartness up-front with mellow oak and light funk towards the back-end. Not overly complex, but just right.

M: Medium bodied with almost no carbonation.

O: A very refreshing and crisp beer. The tart/sourness is wonderfully balanced with the sweetness, which makes this quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 22:27:29 | More by spdyfire83
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tpd975

Florida

4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

March 2006 bottle.

A: Pinkish red rhubarb color with a pretty nice light pink head. Head retention is good this brew has tons of carbonation its downright spritzy.

S: Nince and tart. Wood, oak and black cherries consume the nose. Some light barnyard funk but nothing over the top. Nice and funky cherries.

Taste: One splash across the tongue and this one lets you know its for real. Tons of spritz with a rush of deep dark tart cherries. The oak aspects rise in the middle and the finish is very dry. Acid and barnyard funk are there in such a nice way. If you are looking for a panty waist fruity girly girls kriek this is not it. Think Gueuze meets Kriek and this is the result.

Mouthfeel: Champagne meets beer, in a way that can not be expressed.

Overall: A real nice drinking beer. Shared it with a wine loving buddy of mine and he thoroughly enjoyed it. Tons of flavor with an insane amount of spritz. The tartness of this one makes it extra special. If this is their Kriek, I can't wait to try their Gueuze that I have in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2008 21:23:31 | More by tpd975
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tewaris

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at The Nova's (Hudson, WI). Hurt the wallet.

A deep and clear pink color with a light pink-rose head. Soft cherries in the aroma and the signature 3F notes. Fruit in taste but the essence, not the flesh. Cherry, of course. Good sourness, very clean, big on oak. Amazingly light and clean feel, drinks like the FG was 1.000. Thoroughly enjoyable.

4.5, 4.5, 4, 4.5, 4.5

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 22:21:02 | More by tewaris
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've read the Drie Fonteinen are getting out of the brewing business, transferring some of their operations to Boon and focusing on blending and distilling. What this means for this beer is unclear, but I have also heard that it was unlikely to be continued anyway. Too bad. This pricey 2005 vintage was bought in Buffalo. Oddly enough, myself and ritzkiss bought our bottles at the same time from the same store, but his was a 2006.

Pours a slightly hazed cherry with a pinkish head that drops to a fine film and then fades away. A few spots of lace stick to the side of the glass. The aroma passes me by at first, but when you start digging there's some good complexity. Obviously there's cherry in there, and its present with its skins and pits. However, what really adds depth is a nice dose of brett, which provides strong notes of barnyard, leather, musty cobweb filled rooms and all that's good about wild yeast strains.

Tart cherries upfront give a good dose of sourness. There's a lot of cherry skin character to them, as if they were slightly short of being ripe. The funk lingers at the edges and gives off barnyard and leather again, while there's some wood detectable as well. Low sugar content keeps this one dry. Its slightly musty and unkempt, but I dig it. The body is pretty decent, fairly light with a soft carbonation and a drying finish.

Not a bad fruit lambic, and its got some nice complexity in the nose and flavour, but I'm not sure its worth the hefty price tag. In fact, I'd say that Drie Fonteinen's regular kriek is preferable to this one. Hopefully that one is still going to be produced at Boon.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2010 14:11:27 | More by bobsy
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Jonada

New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottled on April 20th 2010

Appearance: Pours a dark, not quite blood color. Only slightly hazy. Low amounts of carbonation visibly streaming throughout the glass. Little to no head.

Smell: Tart cherries, lemon rind, musty, acidic, light barnyard notes, and very slight oak.

Taste: Wow, SUPER tart mouth puckering sourness upfront, yielding to flavors of cherry, oak, funk, and lemon juice. Finish is tart and dry with very little residual sweetness. Aftertaste is all cherries.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp mouthfeel. Carbonation is low. Very refreshing.

Overall: One of the most tart/sour lambics I've ever had. This is a really good kriek and worth a try for anyone that's a fan of the style. Definitely not a starter sour/lambic though.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 18:10:58 | More by Jonada
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texashammer

Texas

4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

brought this bottle back from the brewery.

pours a dark pink color with orangey tints. no head whatsoever. very, very tart smell also shows a lot of gueze. in the mouth, immediatly very dry, austere, very tart and puckering -- as in, I could feel my cheeks sucking in. very dry finish. delicate cherry flavors, gueze funk, tartness and some cherry funk too. interesting. still not as good as the cask oude kriek though.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2006 01:21:32 | More by texashammer
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled in 2010, April 28

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy plum color with pink highlights; not much head to show for the effort but it does leave some dots on the glass

Smell: Cherries, lemons and oak, with lactic sour tones and barnyard funk

Taste: Puckeringly tart, right off the bat, with developing undertones of cherry, oak, grape, lemon that arrive in the middle; the barnyard funk is powerful and builds, after the swallow, producing a bone dry, tart, oaky finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation; puckery

Overall: No sweetness in this Kriek and not for the inexperienced; quite an extraordinary beer

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 21:53:09 | More by brentk56
Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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