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Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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99
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716 Ratings
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Ratings: 716
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 430
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rastacouere on 05-24-2004)
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

iatethecloudsfor, Oct 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

riemster, Oct 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

BeerHunter76, Oct 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Zaphog, Oct 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

stereosforgeeks, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml C&C format; bottled April 26, 2011.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: deep dark red bodied beer with a full finger of white head. Head drops down to a thin ring. 3.75

Smell: slightly sweet but more so tart cherries and moderate oak notes. Musty and dusty signature Fonteinen funkiness. 4.5

Taste: Moderately tart cherries. Moderate funkiness that is musty and dusty just like how the nose smells. Earthy and oaky barrel notes; its also tannic with a touch of leather. A light, fruity, and slightly spicy yeast. Sweet tarts candies. Very balanced and complex. The finish is moderately tart cherries and red apple skin with loads of oak barrel. 4.5

Mouthfeel: low end of a medium bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation. The beer is a touch above semidry, but also that awesome mouthwatering quality too. Nice drinkable sour that not too tart. 4.75

Overall: This is a great Kreik! I really enjoyed it. It my favorite 3F Kriek that I have drank. The price tag is pretty hefty at $40 includuing tax. Great beer for a one time splurge. Its the most money that I have spent on a sour beer in 750 format. I can definately find alot of similiarites with the 3F Oude Kriek and Schaerbeekse Kriek. 4.50

2011 review score: 4.50

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Opened this up for my local tasting group on 10/15/2013!

750 C&C bottle with black foil over the C&C. Vintage 2010; bottled on April, 28, 2010.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: crimson rosey red bodied beer with a thin white cap that drops to a ring around the glass. 3.75

Smell: Cherry jolly rancher candies. Vinegar and acetic notes in the nose. Even more cherries in the nose! 4.25

Taste: This is really tart/sour! Cherry notes of course. Slight cheesy lacto funk. Raspberries and cherry skins are noticed in finish. On the high end of moderately tart in finish and even through out the beer. 4.5

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer almost medium body. Low carbonation levels almost moderately carbonated. This beer is somewhere between a semi dry and fully dry sour beer, but closer to the fully dry end of the spectrum. 4.5

Overall: One year makes a big difference with this 3F beer! I give the slight edge to the 2011 vintage of Schaerbeekse Kriek for its huge cherry flavor and its a bit better balanced, but truely love the dryness and higher level of sourness in the 2010 vintage. Either way it a world class Kriek! 4.25

2010 review score: 4.36

4DAloveofSTOUT, Oct 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

beergorrilla, Oct 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Strelnikov, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

koopa, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

tarheels86, Sep 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Maillard, Sep 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

MinorThreat, Sep 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

thegoon55, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

mantissa, Sep 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Phillyz, Sep 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

neorunner, Sep 12, 2013
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mozim, Sep 10, 2013
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AudiSline, Sep 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

leschkie, Sep 08, 2013
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4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

boilermakerbrew, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

ystazi, Sep 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

DLucky, Sep 04, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

dirtylou, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

LincolnHawk, Aug 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

HopHead29, Aug 31, 2013
Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
99 out of 100 based on 716 ratings.