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Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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759 Ratings
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Ratings: 759
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 470
Gots: 194 | FT: 10
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Rastacouere on 05-24-2004

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750mL. Like the normal 3F Oude Kriek, this suffers from insane band-aid phenols in the nose that separates these from being Cantillon LP Kriek- the best in style. The pour is gorgeous- inky hazy purple, pink foam that settles quickly with acid cut. But the aroma kills the experience. Cherry pie tries to peek through huge band-aid and plastic. The taste is salty, sharp, but medicinal with sucrets and some numbing character. Overall, this is one of those scroll past expensive lambics and probably the worst in show for Drie Fonteinen.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on April 28, 2010.

A- Pours a deep, ruby red in color. Hazy body with a small, off white to pink colored head. Retention is ok, with the thinnest lace sitting on the top of the body. Lacing is good for the small amount of head.

S- Tart, lactic lambic scents start it off. Immediately following the tart scent, the cherries kick in. The cherries are fairly juicy and sweet in smell, but also add to the sour with a dose of tart.

T- Starts with a big cherry bang on the tip of the tongue. Tart, yet juicy, the cherry flavor profile moves back on the tongue and eases a little before the lambic base shows off some of its sour qualities. The lambic and cherry combination is moderate to intense in its sour flavor, but not quite to the level of a gueuze. Towards the end, there is a little drying tartness on the tongue from the barrel. Ends with lingering cherry sourness.

M- Carbonation is moderate, not quite as high as most Belgian sours. Body is light to medium in weight, but the level of acidity and sour makes this one a slower drink that you only really want a glass of.

Overall, it's a little more tart and cherry forward than the regular 3F kriek, but not much. A very good kriek with a very good base of sour cherries.

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750ml bottle - Delirium cafe

I astutely noted that they actually gave us the wrong beer - the 25 Euro Schaerbeekse Kriek instead of the 13 Euro Oude Kriek. Jackpot.

The label was molded and eroding - the beer was deep garnet and as tart as advertised. This kriek uses tarter cherries than the Oude Kriek which was pretty transparent. I preferred the 7-year old Oude Kriek and its decadent finish, but this was a nice treat as well. Tart, notes of balsamic, enamel decaying bite.

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Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
99 out of 100 based on 759 ratings.