3 Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek trade value

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by emottram, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. emottram

    emottram Advocate (600) Massachusetts Feb 8, 2013 Verified

    I have the opportunity to pick up a properly stored bottle from April 2011 for $39.99. Would it be worth it for trading purposes? Are these highly sought after or fairly common?
     
  2. SpdKilz

    SpdKilz Champion (755) Illinois Jan 8, 2009 Verified

    They are not really highly sought after, and are (as you see) expensive for a 750ml. It wouldn't trade for anything really "rare" if that is what you're asking. A quite enjoyable kriek, but something I wouldn't buy just to trade.
     
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  3. mattafett

    mattafett Savant (475) Iowa Mar 9, 2009

    I look at one at that price every time I buy beer. Have yet to pull the trigger
     
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  4. domtronzero

    domtronzero Initiate (0) California Aug 18, 2007

    No, no and yes. In that order.

    Sorry you can't win your first trade around here. Besides you got some time to go before you can post in the ISO:FT forum, so please don't try to circumvent the system by posting in here.
     
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  5. emottram

    emottram Advocate (600) Massachusetts Feb 8, 2013 Verified

    I wasn't trying to circumvent anything. I was just asking a question. I don't know anything about Belgium beers. I guess I'll refrain from asking future questions. Thanks for jumping down my throat and being so helpful
     
  6. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Welcome! Take what he said with a grain a salt, brush it off and move on. He was just trying to help.

    I've paid $40 for this beer twice, and don't regret it. But if you want to try and trade it $4$, you'll have trouble.
     
  7. domtronzero

    domtronzero Initiate (0) California Aug 18, 2007

    You weren't simply asking about Belgian beers, you were asking about trade values. If you don't know much about Belgian beers then you should probably do a little bit of research and homework in the next few weeks before jumping into the trading scene. You've got approximately 23 days to get more familiar with the way things are done.

    The Schaerbeekse Kriek is actually a fantastic beer. Pick one up for yourself, it's one of the best examples of the style around.
     
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  8. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (515) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    If you have to ask, then the answer is more likely than not, "no."
     
  9. emottram

    emottram Advocate (600) Massachusetts Feb 8, 2013 Verified

    Thanks for the feedback on the beer. I guess we can agree to disagree on the rest of it. My question has been answered.
     
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  10. emottram

    emottram Advocate (600) Massachusetts Feb 8, 2013 Verified

    Thanks MarcatGSB this was what I was asking. I appreciate the reply
     
  11. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Initiate (0) Florida Sep 21, 2012

    Look, its all about how you format your question. When I first signed up I did the same thing as did many others with the "What is the trade value of XXX beer". I got flamed and so does almost everyone else. Soon, after you troll the ISO:FT forums enough, you'll get a pretty good gauge of what goes for what. I've been told I was too generous and "WAY FUCKING OFF" in the same week. Like MarcatGSB said, just brush it off, this is the interwebs afterall.

    A better way to format this question is: What has XXX beer been traded for lately? This comes off less like you're trying to 'win' the trade.

    If it were me, I would just drink it, its delicious and you probably won't fetch a better lambic by trading it.

    Cheers
     
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  12. emottram

    emottram Advocate (600) Massachusetts Feb 8, 2013 Verified

    Thanks for the insight and constructive criticism. Lesson learned.
     
  13. mattafett

    mattafett Savant (475) Iowa Mar 9, 2009

    No, what you should have learned is filter the douche, and learn from the rest. An honest post is always worth it. Then have fun with the snark
     
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  14. domtronzero

    domtronzero Initiate (0) California Aug 18, 2007

    Good form young chap. Good form.
     
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  15. adkieffer

    adkieffer Savant (410) Washington Nov 23, 2010

    I just agreed to a trade to recieve this beer + Upland Gilgamesh + a couple small beers for 2x BA Abominable and a Arctic Devil.

    Hope it helps.
     
  16. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Advocate (640) California Jan 2, 2010 Verified

    Thanks for using normal font.

    like*
     
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  17. HenrikO

    HenrikO Aficionado (205) Sweden Jun 19, 2011

    On the other hand: you have bought a totally awesome kriek, and one that ages well. The 2010 is great right now and the 2011 ain't half bad either. Worth 40 bucks any day. Open it, share it with a friend and be amazed.

    Damn, I like this beer. Can you tell?
     
  18. Don't know what you intention is...I don't want to guess anyway...but yea as pointed out by another fellow BA, sometimes it's all about how you ask the question.

    To answer your question- I bought a bottle of 750ml schaerbeekse kriek bottled at Apr 2011 last summer at a wholefoods 20% off event. I believe I walked out paying $27 after the discount. I've seen that beer sitting on shelves forever and that was why I waited for the 20%off event to pick it up. (literally, pick-it-up-from-the-shelf-at-the-20% off-event-bro) They are widely available in bay area, probably same batch, probably around or less than your price.

    If you bought it already, just drink the damn thing and enjoy the shxt out of it.