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Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 712
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 427
Gots: 199 | FT: 10
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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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4.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sam's Marcey

Bottled 3/22/06

Drie Fonteinen's Schaerbeekse Kriek pours the color of cherry juice with a murkiness that's impossible to see through. A fizzy pink head violently formed with snap, crackle, and pops and ended up quickly fizzles out to no head at all. The color of this kriek is superbly rich looking and there are a few streams of slow moving carbonation creeping to the surface.

Each time my beak enters the glass the tartness makes my nose hair curl. The cherries are noticeable in the background and are fairly faint. Dusty wildflower like funkiness adds to the noticeable sourness and a firm, balanced layer of dry, brittle woodiness (oak) forms a solid foundation. With a little warming and a swirl the dark cherries leap from the bottle.

Ahhh, a nice cheek puckering sourness starts things off and pushes all the way through the flavor. There's a great acidity as it rolls over the tongue with notes of the dry woodiness throughout. The cherries bob and weave which adds a great compliment instead of taking over. The finish is bone dry and allows the sourness to linger. As this warms the cherries added really come into their own. This is an excellent kriek.

There's a lively carbonation that's prickly on the tongue but the body still somehow has a creamy texture, as creamy as it can be for as light a bodied brew as this is. The dryness is intense and makes this brew infinitely interesting.

The drinkability is out of this world easy. The puckering ability and dryness make sip after sip needed. As soon as I swallow one drink I need another. This lambic is so frizzy and refreshing it's a sheer joy to drink.

I can't recommend this lambic enough and it's actually one I pick up fairly often, for a lambic anyway. This is my favorite kriek and I really can't get enough of drinking this stuff.

Reviewed: 2/22/09

joe1510, Aug 19, 2013
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2008, poured from a corked and caged 750 into a tulip.

Pours a dark maroon color, almost brown when not in the light. Extreme soda like carbonation right after I opened it, but after about 5 minutes of drinking it seems almost flat. Very low levels of carbonation.

Aroma- Cherries, dark sweet fruit, must, vinegar, lemon peel, and tannins.

Taste- Starts with sweet cherries and must, and become sour and vinegary in the middle of the taste, and end very tannic and oaky, almost red wine like.

Nice mouthfeel with little carbonation and actually a little less crisp and dry than I expected.

Overall a great kriek, but at the $40 price point I may not buy it again.

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Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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