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Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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712 Ratings
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Ratings: 712
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 427
Gots: 199 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Rastacouere on 05-24-2004)
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Photo of champ103
4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottling date: 4/26/2011

A: Pours an absolutely stunning and vibrant cherry red color. Pretty much opaque red. A two finger pink head rises, and gently recedes to a ring that sticks throughout. Some light lace. An absolute looker.
S: Right up front is the cherries. Slightly tart, slightly sweet. An amazing vanilla and oak aroma. Everything is so clean here.
T: Quite a bit more mouth puckering sourness and acidic flavor than in the nose. Though still amazing. Tart cherries, with enough vanilla sweetness to counter that. Big oak and wood flavors. Certainly some funk. Though the acidic character covers it up. Not the funk bomb I thought it was going to be. More of an amazingly clean, crisp, and sour lambic. Love it.
M/D: A medium body and perfect carbonation. Crisp, effervescent and amazingly clean. So easy and enjoyable to drink. It will be a shame when the bottle is gone.

What amazes me about this is how clean and crisp all the nuances are. All without the huge funky, cheesyness of some other versions. Not that that is bad at all, just different. Here the acidic/sour fruits and barrel character being the hole show. World class, and one of my favorite lambics.

champ103, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of LambicKing
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

LambicKing, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of davey101
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

4/28/2010 vintage 750ml into an over sized wine glass. Allowed to warm up to room temperature.

A - Deep red body, very clear and juice like. I gave it an aggressive pour for the second glass and I got an off white/light pink head that fizzled away in seconds. Pouring the swirled dregs yields a cloudy dark pink/red liquid that looks like a raspberry smoothie.

S - Sweet cherries followed by some brett funk. The cherry is very potent but sweet with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. Just very light and faint spices. The finish is oaky and sour.

T - Sour cherries followed by oak and brett funk. Very smooth and refreshing flavor. I can pick out some of that vanilla and cinnamon. Some lemony lactic action going as well. Tart and crisp carbonation.

O - A fantastic kriek. It has a lot of complex sweetness to balance out the sour and tart flavors. I enjoyed it much more than the standard oude kriek, but the price tag is really difficult to swallow. Still glad I grabbed a bottle though.

davey101, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of Itoclown
3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

Itoclown, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of 1p5v
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

1p5v, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of beerwolf77
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 750ml bottle.

Dark blood red, tiny bit of pink head. Aroma is heavy on the tart cherry with a ton of new pool toys. Flavors are mild sour cherry, lactic and a unique funky hay and moldy wood. Mild carbonation. Decent but not worth the price tag. I LOVE 3F gueuze. Their fruit beers are not on the same level though.

beerwolf77, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of jophish17
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of gcare02
5/5  rDev +12.1%

gcare02, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of jwelsh
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

jwelsh, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
5/5  rDev +12.1%

GreenMountainBoy, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.15/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I pulled the trigger on the big bottle. 750ml poured into a Russian River Belgian Stemmed glass.

Bottled 28 April, 2010.

A - Pours a clear, Koolaid red with only a few white bubbles then they are gone.

S - Super tart and funky smelling. Sour with some slight cherry tones.

T - Tart and funky fruit, very slight cherry finish.

D - Lower carbonation, light body. Sour and tart throughout.

O - Soft and light, but super tart.

HuskyinPDX, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of larsenju
5/5  rDev +12.1%

larsenju, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of PhineasGage
5/5  rDev +12.1%

PhineasGage, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of Gtreid
4/5  rDev -10.3%

Gtreid, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of doughanson78
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a snifter. Opened to celebrate the birth of my 3rd child, It's a Boy! Major thanks to Phelps for this in the Tickers BIF.

A: Beautiful reddish pink color, with a nice ruby glow when held to the light. About a half finger of white head with a touch of pink tint. Good retention and beautiful lacing.

S: Big funky, tart, sour cherries. Light traces of oak in the background. Nothing complex but smells awesome.

T: Sweet cherries upfront immediately taken over by tartness. Light funkiness and sourness comes through in the middle. Cherries consuming the finish and aftertaste. Super tasty.

M: Light body. Medium high carbonation. Puckering is pretty big until you adjust. Mouth continues to water for a while after each drink.

O: One of the top sours I've had. Just a tasty drinkable brew.

doughanson78, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

BRoss242, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

drummermattie02, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

greg4579, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

marieow, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

Destral, Dec 06, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

csano, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

localhost, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

VAbdoyan, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

Diomede, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

OddNotion, Dec 01, 2011
Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
99 out of 100 based on 712 ratings.