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Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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BA SCORE
4.46/5
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815 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Rastacouere on 05-24-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
250
Ratings:
815
pDev:
7.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 bottle into teku. Bottled 4/28/2010.

A: Pours a deep cranberry juice red with a minimal soft white head that faded into a lasting collar.
S: Musty attic, damp basement, and old oak barrel are prominent. The cherry adds a mellow sugary sweetness with tannic notes of cherry pits and skins. Mild cheesiness, faint tartness.
T: Sweeter, juicier, and fruitier than I expected from the nose. Cherries are fruit juice-like, but not cloying. The musty wood and light wheat base follow, with flavors of honey and earth in the finish. The tartness is very mild with just a kiss of bright acid. Flavors remind me of wildflower honey. Slight grape. Wheat and interesting yeast profile come through more as the beer reaches room temp.
M: Medium-light body, smooth and slick mouthfeel with a slight amount of gritty tannins. Drying finish, low acidity, low carbonation.
O: Four and a half years old has done this well. Not as tart or funky as I expected, but very woody with an interesting floral honey sweetness. Very delicious.

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

The man with the plan brought this over to share a couple weeks back. Cheers dude! The label reads "Kriek van Schaerbeekse Krieken," which is the same as this. If the two entries ever get merged, I figure it's safer to add the review here.

From a 750 into a tasting glass.
Bottled 18 January 2003

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, medium looking pink head with half decent retention. Body is a maroon red color with no real carbonation evident. Head recedes to a bubbly half wisp but eventually vanishes all together. Really nice color on this one.

SMELL: Light cherries on the nose still, with sour lemon and funky barnyard aromas. Slightly acidic as well.

TASTE: Sour lemon, sour cherries and a bit acidic up front, moving into a lovely finish of cherry and raspberry flavor, peppery notes, sour lemon, herbal flavors and a slight bit of acidity. Really nice after twelve years in the bottle.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy and smooth on the palate, goes down nicely with a hint of acidity at the swallow and finishes dry but not overly puckering. Wonderful feel as well.

OVERALL: Excellent stuff. This one has softened out really nicely and the flavors work great as a whole. The slight touch of acidity is well measured as well. Lots of character and we all really enjoyed drinking this one. Thanks again for hanging out man!

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3.2/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's no Cantillion kriek and doesn't deserve to he mention in the same breath as far as I'm conserned. Not enough cherry,...

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Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 815 ratings
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