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Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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763 Ratings
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Ratings: 763
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 482
Gots: 194 | FT: 10
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Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
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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4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Sean9689
4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Vintage 2008 750ml bottle into tulips, shared with my girlfriend, at The Publican. Celebrating my 29th birthday so why the heck not.

A - Pours a beautiful dark ruby red color with a pinkish/white colored head which fizzes out quicky leaving a thin cap and some random bubbles here and there.

S - Tart/sour, lot of cherries, raspberry, funky barnyard, horseblanket. The cherries are so pronounced here, it's just wonderful. Sometimes sweet, sometimes tart...always excellent.

T - Very much like the nose, funky, tart cherries, sweet berries. All around, very well done. Outstanding, in fact. This is only going to get better. The funk, cherries, and slight sweetness are perfect.

M - Light, smooth, refreshing. Slight fizzy carbonation, but doesn't tickle. Dry finish.

D - We easily finished the bottle and we both wanted more. This is going to be a classic in due time. Stock up now if it's near you.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of augustgarage
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Have one of these in a cellar which I intend to review in a few years, but came upon several fresh bottles (bottled April, 2010) at a reasonable price, so decided to pop one open. Poured from a 750mL caged-and-corked bottle into my Drie Fonteinen tumbler.

Carnelian liquid, nearly clear (I didn't let the bottle rest long enough after chilling it I think), glowing cerise/ruby when held to the light, with a cap that vanishes before I have a chance to note the color. Quite bubbly despite the lack of head. [Edit: Subsequent pours from a greater height produced an active layer of cherry blossom foam, though retention is still poor]

You can almost smell the cherries being poured into the lambic base - lush full ripe fruit that are dark and tart all at once. The wild yeasts are immediately apparant as well, though the fruit dominates.

Oh my! Bracingly sour - intensely concentrated cherry backed with what could almost be lemon juice if not for the funk. Extremely long finish, once the sourness finally fades, an array of mild barnyard elements emerge, typified by the "horse blanket," fermenting hay, finished compost, along with a hint of aspirin and tea tree oil. These subtleties are easy to overlook against the bright blast of sour cherries - this being the most sour (and among the most fruity) beers I've sampled. Maybe not perfect, but superlative.

Light-bodied, well carbonated, and brisk.

While not a pretentious beer (being an ancient/rustic/ almost primordial style), it is still one to be sipped, cherished, and engaged with your full attention. Would pair very well with a variety of cheeses.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of davod23
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 750ml bottle into my Cantillon wine glass.

Brilliant, clear red color. A small cap of pink fizzles away quickly. Pretty.

Aroma is less of cherry pie than the Oude Kriek. The cherry in this one seems a bit darker, less sweet. Also, there's a significant musty basement component to this that is absolutely great, rivaling Cantillon's signature aroma.

Taste is excellent. Cherries, cherries, cherries. A bit of a funk, though not as much as I expected considering the aroma. Very sour throughout.

Mouthfeel is very good. Medium-bodied for the style, very dry, very quaffable despite the high acidity. This is too easy to drink.

Highly recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
99 out of 100 based on 763 ratings.