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Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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694 Ratings
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Ratings: 694
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 405
Gots: 199 | FT: 9
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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aasher

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 vintage and bottled in April, courtesy of thagr81us. Thanks for picking this up for me Calton.

This beer pours a red raspberry bright red in color with a slight white lacing around my snifter. The nose is incredibly sour, acidic, funky, earthy, and has some yeast to it. It's probably the most sour nose of an beer not named Cantillon. This one is pretty sour. It's so sour that you can't get much cherry, or perhaps I should say any traditional cherry or a cherry pie/cobbler. It's almost pure acid. It's also a little vinous. I like it, it just isn't overly complex. It can't be. It drinks lighter in body with moderate carbonation. This is a really nice Kriek and I've had it before. 2005s are insane right now but I feel this is in its awkward teenage stage, at just under two years old.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 02:18:00 | More by aasher
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Koopa for sending this my way, thank you so much I included it as part of a larger sour tasting. Reddish-pink color and different than the Hommage. Smells like cherry lambic but not as fruity as I hoped. Then again, this was bottled in March of 2005 so that could be a factor. The taste was spritzy cherries that reminded me of cherry 7-Up! This was a good enough kriek but nowhere close the Hommage.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2009 02:04:21 | More by ArrogantB
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a stemmed glass. Oct. 17, 2008 bottled date.

(A)- Pours one of the darkest colored reds I have ever seen in a Kriek before. Produced a nice cap of pink froth that stuck around for awhile. Plenty of lace left behind.

(S)- A richer aroma. Very funky with tons of tart cherries. Dry and oaky too.

(T)- A nice cherry tartness and oak. Not overly funky or sour, but a solid straightforward tart and cherry oak tartness.

(M)- A smooth and mellow carbonation level. I like the profile of tart cherry and oak, but sadly this is fairly straightforward and basic; a solid feel, but nothing fancy.

(D)- Overall, it is a solid fruit lambic. There are better ones out there especially considering the $$ it costs for one of these. Nonetheless, this is very easy drinking and enjoyable; just wish it had something more to offer considering the higher price tag this demands on the shelves.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 00:55:54 | More by sweemzander
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FosterJM

California

4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

600th review on BA
Bottle to Flute
750 Ml C/C & Foil Wrapped
Bottled 4/28/10

When it doubt pinky out.
Split with GuruDel

App- When the beer pours its a muted red/pink/purple color. A lovely head actually forms. Nice to see a carbontated $35 bottle of beer. A one finger quick to disspate head on it.

Smell- When a brewery puts a certain ingredient on the label I expect certain things. This did not let me down on the nose at all. Very cherry aromatics with the sour, funk, tart and sweet.

Taste- As I mentioned with the above comment. I expect certain flavors to shin more than others and this did in spades. It was cherry, tart, funk and a little vinegar like to it. Just very well done and tasty.

Mouth- Light bodied, high carbed, tingly cherry, vinegar and sour on the aftertaste.

Drink- I wanted to go big for #600 and I have seen this at two bars and I never pulled the trigger due to $, so when a friend of mine had this at his shop I had to pounce on it. So glad I did. It was true to its nature and tasty. Id have it again in a heartbeat.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 04:50:15 | More by FosterJM
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tpd975

Florida

4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

March 2006 bottle.

A: Pinkish red rhubarb color with a pretty nice light pink head. Head retention is good this brew has tons of carbonation its downright spritzy.

S: Nince and tart. Wood, oak and black cherries consume the nose. Some light barnyard funk but nothing over the top. Nice and funky cherries.

Taste: One splash across the tongue and this one lets you know its for real. Tons of spritz with a rush of deep dark tart cherries. The oak aspects rise in the middle and the finish is very dry. Acid and barnyard funk are there in such a nice way. If you are looking for a panty waist fruity girly girls kriek this is not it. Think Gueuze meets Kriek and this is the result.

Mouthfeel: Champagne meets beer, in a way that can not be expressed.

Overall: A real nice drinking beer. Shared it with a wine loving buddy of mine and he thoroughly enjoyed it. Tons of flavor with an insane amount of spritz. The tartness of this one makes it extra special. If this is their Kriek, I can't wait to try their Gueuze that I have in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2008 21:23:31 | More by tpd975
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The Great Lambic Summit

Depp ruby red in color with poofy spritzy pinkish hued head. First whiff is of tart cherry, progressing into many complex notes of red wine with hints of must and vinegar. First taste is of a tart, young, unrippened cherry, it backs into notes of funk, cranberry and merlot grapes. Slight boozy touch and warmth to it. Medium bodied, slick. A truly unique kriek with many charachteristics of a red wine.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2010 16:30:53 | More by rfgetz
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enelson

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.1%

11-16-2011 16:42:32 | More by enelson
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mynie

Indiana

4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 ml purchased at John's Grocery in Iowa City. Little pricey but the reviews made it sound like it was worth it. It was bottled in 5-06 but the label assured me that it would stay good ten years from the bottling date. Gotta like any brewery with balls enough to make a promise like that--gotta LOVE any brewery that can actually come through on that promise.

Pours like a kickass lambic. Dark and oddly natural looking, like that fruit leather stuff they sell at the natural foods stores. It's so rare that I come across fruit products that aren't synthetic that I'm always impressed when I find one that doesn't look like Robitussin or Windex. Tight little white head sticks around.

Smells like big, supersour berries and very tasty yeast. The yeast is tangy, not funky, and that's just wonderful if you ask me.

Tastes even better than it smells! Good god this is fantastic, the blend of sweet and sour and spicy is all but perfect. Tangy sour cherries start things off with a lingering sour that almost tastes like a wild ale. This moves into a more sweet, smooth middle that's like you're drinking cherry juice and then it ends on a bready, nutty back. Really nice

My girlfriend took one smell and made a face. Then she took a sip and almost gagged at the sourness. I guess she was expecting Lindemann's. Thank god she didn't like it since I had absolutely no problem finishing off the entire bottle. This is some amazingly good stuff, right here.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2008 18:04:25 | More by mynie
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alexgash

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +12.1%

11-14-2011 11:28:23 | More by alexgash
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

4.22/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed 4/7/08. Bottle (label said March 22, 2006). Pours a deep ruby red with a quickly dissipating pink head. Aroma of tart fruit and sourness. Taste of tart cherries, cherry pie, pie crust, and a little touch of cinnamon. Delicious! Not too sour (which is a plus for me). My favorite lambic to date! 8/4/9/4/17 (4.2/5)

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 03:54:24 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle. Tasted side x side with the Kriek.

Poured a dark and cloudy reddish color with a smaller sized reddish/pinkish head. Aromas of cherries, yeast, and woody. Tastes of cherries, woody, fruity, funky, and some citrus. Had a very nice sour and tart finish.

Notes from and tasted on 12/12/05.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2008 06:03:38 | More by hopdog
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atrocity

Virginia

5/5  rDev +12.1%

07-21-2014 15:30:23 | More by atrocity
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jophish17

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-24-2011 08:21:38 | More by jophish17
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-12-2012 02:02:32 | More by eawolff99
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-26-2013 00:45:32 | More by UncleJimbo
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into goblet on 11/14/08. Thanks to FooFaa for sharing!

A - This kriek poured a cloudy, sparsely carbonated cherry-colored body with one-finger off-white bubbly head that diminished into a thin ring of retention and left spotty lacing.

S - Ridiculously sour cherry aroma that borders on medicinal. Almost has the scent of mild paint thinner or magic markers.

T - Opens with a blast of cherry tartness akin to cough syrup that encompasses the palate immediately. A hint of vanilla adds some sweetness to the pot, while some woody notes provide a slight dryness to the overall flavor.

M - Light to medium body with thin, syrupy texture that is very tart and sour on the tongue. Surprisingly, this kriek has very soft, almost flat carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel with a fairly dry finish.

D - This is sour, but not over the top, despite the fairly strong initial aroma. While it does possess a slightly medicinal quality, it also has a pretty smooth body and a bold sour cherry tartness.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2008 01:34:41 | More by ffejherb
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Holland

Illinois

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

A: beautiful red, translucent, decent head that keeps replenishing

S: tart cherry, some sweetness, vinous smell

T: very deliciously sour with tinges of cherry, wine-like flavors, and a huge tart aftertaste.

M: good amount of carbonation keeping it light and refreshing. Could age one and still have some great carbonation. Body is pretty dry and light.

O: beautiful beer, sour and wonderful in all ways. After tasting it, the sourness overwhelms the cherry.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 23:29:55 | More by Holland
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-29-2013 12:27:03 | More by jaxon53
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.3%

11-25-2011 20:18:53 | More by deapokid
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A generous pour from a 750 ml bottle thanks to FooFa

A-Hazy, bright cherry red with a small off-white head that reduced to a thin ring and left spotty lacing.

S-Bold and bright sour cherries with that background magic marker scent.

T-Sour cherry tartness initially with a bit of sweetness coming in backside. A touch of dry oakiness in the finsih.

M-Medium-light body with a nice drying finish and a bit of biting tartness.

D-Nice,bold sour cherry tartness but not out of control...like Cantillon Kriek. This is a bit less extreme but no less drinkable. A lambic you can have a glassful and sit and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2008 12:08:12 | More by Deuane
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-01-2014 00:46:27 | More by outoffocus
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2010 17:00:39 | More by Sean9689
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-03-2012 03:11:10 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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ehammond1


4.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle

Best Damn Sour Fest
Bootlegger
San Diego, CA

Dark ruby and red with pink edges and a thin pink head. Leaves small spots and thin webs of lacing down the glass.

An incredible combination consisting of incredibly powerful, stinging sourness, plump and juicy cherries, and earthy oak. Everything is in balance yet powerful, all at once. Perfect.

The flavor too is just phenomenal. The cherries are vibrant and tart, the sourness is consistent and strong from sip to swallow. This is lip puckering stuff here! Phenomenal.

Medium bodied with high carbonation.

A truly special beer. One of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 19:11:44 | More by ehammond1
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kscaldef

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-29-2014 23:40:01 | More by kscaldef
Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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