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Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 764
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 483
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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4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a super cloudy red and pink color with a thin white cap that quickly died down and left mild lacing on the glass.

S: Strong, funky sour aromas of cherries in the nose.

T: Taste is sweet, tart and unripe red and sour cherries witha big Earthinees, barnyard and funk with a not of old spent oak spirals leaving a light old woodiness. Acidic tart, dry and lingering finish.

M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low amount of carbonation.

O: Very, very good. No major flaws.

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4.67/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750 mL bottle at Hopcat in Grand Rapids. Absolutely great beer. Plenty of funky sour plus cherries. Smell is intoxicating. Taste is even better - wonderful cherries, perfect amount of sour funk. Great beer. Highly recommended...

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Photo of sukwonee
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Reddish purple color with pink 2 finger head. lots of lacing.

S: Citrous, sour cherry, some bready malt, funk, barn yard.

T: I love it. It's not super sour or puckering, but it's got loads of sour cherry fruity tartness, lemon, citrous, with some barn yard funk, yeast.

M: Light refreshing body with perfect amount of carbonation. It's perfect.

O: I absolutely loved it and this was my first Drie Fonteinen. I think I may prefer this brewery over Cantillon (how dare I said this!)

Photo of Rutager
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle marked 28 April 2010. Shared with DaftCaskBC, poured into stemmed Lost Abbey tulips.

Appearance. Pours a beautiful glowing ruby red with a small pink head.

Smell. Big sweet and sour cherries, some nice sour funk and old wood.

Taste. Big sour cherries and lots of 'em. A little bit of vinegar and some dry funk and old wood.

Mouthfeel. Medium body and medium-strong carbonation.

Overall. Very nice kriek. Unique and big cherry taste.

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4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Rutager.

A: 1/4" pink head over ruby red liquid with excellent clarity.

S: Yeast, sour funk, oak and sour cherries.

T: sour cherries, yeast, oak, and sour funk

M: medium viscosity and carbonation.

O: excellent drinkability, this sour treat of a beer was very good.

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4.1/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I'm pretty glad I've long avoided the temptation to drop the $$ that it takes for this bottle. Jeff found a small stock of 2005's and decided to bring one over, and I am very much obliged. 5-6 oz. poured into a FFF Teku on June 9th, 2012.

A Sort of a cross between Raspberry Tart and Lou Pepe Kriek. Similar brown and reddish coloring but with a more pinkish head. One finger reduced down very quickly. Okay lacing, very little legs.

S - Rounded Brett funk of grass, hay, and some barnyard. You can tell that the cherries have mellowed a bit over time and now have a relaxed interplay. That being said, the fruit can be pulled out pretty easily with some room to breathe.

T - Very tart, acedic cherries and pits. Somewhat vinegary, lemon peel bite. Really no sweetness or added spice complexity to back this one. It seems to have fully melded into a sour bomb and is nearly beyond Fou Foune at this point.

M - Light body, great carbonation for the seven years it's spent in the bottle. Infinitely dry, effervescent finish. Fairly perfect.

D - I do enjoy this, but I think less age may be the way to go based on my best guess. With the cherries really being the emphasis, you need to allow that fruit to exhibit its full potential. Alas, it's definitely a treat of a lambic and a cool step back in time.

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4.97/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Post boards celebration! Shared this with my gf.

Brilliant ruby red with a pinkish white head in my mini Duvel tulip. The nose can be smelled across the room. Holy cherries! Tart and juicy. I can't remember having anything this cherry-forward before. Aside from Blabaer, I've never had anything this tart. Sour with just enough Brettanomyces funk in the background. Beautifully crafted. Refreshing body with a sparkle of carbonation. Moar!!

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Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
99 out of 100 based on 764 ratings.