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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: 403
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rastacouere on 05-24-2004)
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rarbring

Sweden

4.2/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2010. The beer is clouded bright red, a small pink head, no lacing but curtains.

The smell is very intriguing, or really pungent, old stable and manure. Very bretty!

The taste is much fresher than the smell, apple vinegar, some cherry and red ripe berries.

Medium high carbonation, a fresh feeling, a complex body, and a dry finish.

So far the most complex kriek I've tried, very demanding.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 20:31:40 | More by rarbring
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.1%

02-26-2012 21:33:51 | More by brez8791
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Crosling

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

750 mL. Lovely color, pinkish/orange color wiht a light pink head. Good nose of lambic and cherries. Phenomenal cherry fruit character, natural, pure, juicy and lingering on the palate. Mouth feel seems a bit off. Awfully outstanding still, but not my favorite of 3F.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2007 06:58:47 | More by Crosling
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aztraz

Sweden

4/5  rDev -10.3%

09-28-2012 06:44:12 | More by aztraz
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

02-08-2014 17:40:13 | More by threedaggers
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seeswo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

11-21-2011 16:24:11 | More by seeswo
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tclapper

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-04-2012 03:08:15 | More by tclapper
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 13:48:25 | More by Rutager
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Arbitrator

California

3.95/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Chilled bottle into a glass. 2008 vintage. I've missed every single bottle of this opened at tastings, except one where I got to enjoy the dregs (mmm... lambic dregs and the effect they have on my stomach!).

I was also beginning to think I am allergic to Cantillon based on a few unpleasant experienced recently, so I decided to take the plunge and open this. It helped me answer a few pressing questions:

1) Am I allergic to lambic in general, or just Cantillon?
2) Is this beer really worth $35 a bottle?
3) Is this the fruitiest beer largadeer has ever had, along with Fou' Foune, Hommage, and Lou Pepe Framboise 07?

A: Despite letting the beer sit, undisturbed, for days in the fridge and despite a careful pour, it winds up a very murky, dark raspberry red in my glass. There isn't much carbonation aside from a very thin collar at the edge of the glass. No lacing.

S: Beautiful, vibrant cherry. Wow, this is the fruitiest beer largadeer has ever smelled. I, on the other hand, find it remarkable but not mind-blowing. There isn't a lot of sourness on the nose; it's really tart cherry skins with a mild aroma of funk. A touch of wood with some spice (nutmeg?) to it.

T: From the way largadeer babbled about this being the fruitiest ____ he's ever had, I expect this to taste like cherry pie. It doesn't have the vibrancy I would expect; I guess the age has taken some of the fruit away. It doesn't have any pronounced bacterial character: not too much tartness or sourness. It's not dry. It is lightly funky and tannic in the finish, with an emphasis on the fruit. I get the feeling I would have enjoyed this more fresh, but I'm amazed at how balanced and well structured this beer is. No bracing sourness or any one dominating characteristic. Very enjoyable.

M: Great mouthfeel. The low carbonation makes it very soft. The flavors come out without too much acidity or tartness or sourness. Cherries are fading a bit, as I noted above.

D: I liked it, but at the risk of earning alfrantzell's wrath and being a target for Narke Xantus, Pt. II, I thought it wasn't worth $35. I will try it once more fresh and see if that changes my impression, but I can certainly say the price is not worth it for an aged bottle. On the plus side, I seem not to have any reactions to this beer, so maybe it's just Cantillon that bothers me.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2010 19:13:48 | More by Arbitrator
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-06-2013 17:25:19 | More by thewimperoo
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rye726

Colorado

4.78/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful, rich raspberry with a silky pink head.

Nose has tart wild cherries, oak, red wine and farmyard funk.

Very sour, lots os funk, cherries and wood.

Crisp clean body is nicely carbonated. Dry, acidic finish.

Very nice lambic, but not really worth the price over the Oud Kriek.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 17:02:33 | More by rye726
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.3%

08-15-2013 01:45:02 | More by DonFrap
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a slightly hazy reddish color with an almost pinkish colored head. Head diminished into a thin ring of retention and left spotty lacing.

S- Smells of sour cherries and a bit of pale malts. Not too much else.

T- A nice blast of cherries with a hint of vanilla. A bit of wood in there too.

M- Light in body and fairly low in carbonation.

D- Based on the way it looked I thought I was in deep trouble, but I could probably drink this one on my own even though it doesn't seem like a beer to me.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2010 08:20:51 | More by nrbw23
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a CCB snifter

A- pours a dark purplish/red. No head at all. Yay for lambic!

S- the aroma is a huge blast of cherries, almost suffocating me. It's amazing

T- the cherry flavor I'm getting out of this is intense, coming off both sweet and sour at the same time

M- body is rather thin, as most lambics are

O- this is fantastic. If only it cost less than $35 a bottle....

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 00:06:08 | More by bigfnjoe
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egrace84

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-16-2013 01:52:13 | More by egrace84
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

03-24-2013 01:34:07 | More by Sparky44
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akang

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-30-2013 02:29:10 | More by akang
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Brew33

Ohio

5/5  rDev +12.1%

11-17-2011 16:40:13 | More by Brew33
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jegross2

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-08-2013 04:52:52 | More by jegross2
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notchucknorris

California

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

A: Ruby with a foamy slightly pink head.

S: Tart cherries with a ton of oak, jammy raspberry and cedar. I get a touch of cinnamon as well.

T: Loads of tart and unripe cherries and cherry pit. Lemon, some barnyard funk and a good touch of oak. Some tannins evident on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 06:30:37 | More by notchucknorris
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-06-2012 02:50:40 | More by hoppymcgee
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Bierguy5

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, 6% abv, bottled March 22, 2006. Pours a cloudy reddish brown. Lovely pink head holds well for a few minutes before reducing to a small layer.

Sour cherry and oak come to mind first. A bit leathery and earthy. All notes blend together quite well.

A sharp sour cherry tartness up front that ends quickly. A bit of a drying oaky flavor. Leathery. Dries out quickly.

Lighter body, low carbonation. A nice complexity. Alcohol is a non-factor. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2010 13:36:48 | More by Bierguy5
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

11-14-2011 20:41:31 | More by oglmcdgl
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-07-2013 09:15:22 | More by beergorrilla
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aerozeppl

New York

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

2005 bottle

A: Reddish rust colored with white head and a touch of lacing.

S:Very musty but in the best way possible. Hints of cherries right behind that. A little bit of funk in there as well. They are masters of blending so nothing really takes the lead.

T: Nice mix of cherries with a little bit of vinegar. The bottom of the bottle and the yeast made this beer super tart.

M: Very nice. A little thick for the style.

D: All day long. So good and easy to drink. They are one of those breweries that you see their beer you do not even think about it twice.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2009 19:42:09 | More by aerozeppl
Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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