Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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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
Ratings:
809
Reviews:
250
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
7.97%
 
 
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look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

750ml from 2010 at Ebenezer's during the Night of the Great Thirst; reviewed from notes.

A: Cloudy vermillion body with almost no head - just a few pink bubbles. Meh.

S: Rich, intense, sour cherry, accompanied by equally rich herbal, earthy, cheesy funk. Perfect.

T: Follows the nose - impeccable balance of juicy, zesty, sour cherry richness and deep, rocky, herbal, musty funkiness. Straightforward Kriek perfection.

M: Smooth, slick, and moderately carbonated medium body. Good.

O: While I'm a huge 3 Fonteinen fan, I've never been that impressed by their regular Oude Kriek. I was absolutely blown away by this, my first taste of the Schaerbeekse; I will from now on buy every bottle I see, the cost be damned. Incredibly delicious.

Cheers!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, dated April 26, 2011, poured into a Drie Fonteinen wine glass.

The beer pours a deep ruby red color, hazy with just a bit of clarity when struck by the light, while a fluffy, fizzy pink head rises out of the beer, nearly 2 and a half fingers high that dissipates immediately leaving no lace behind, and just a light film around the rim of the glass. The aroma is beautiful, huge burst of fresh cherry, light funk, delicate spicing and just a touch of sugary sweetness. It's jammy, pie like and just delightful. It translates very well on the tongue, lots of jammy cherries, a bit of strawberry sweetness as well, the funk is quite delicate that brings out some light citrus peel that brings out the tart, tanginess of the beer. The malt is soft, a bit chewy and is the perfect crust to the cherry pie. The body is nice, light, lively, and bubbly, could coat the mouth a bit better, the finish is a little weak but does have a nice crisp quality.

Verdict: A really fantastic kriek from Drie Fronteinen, one of their better fruited beers for sure. It's jammy, pie like, and nice and delicate with nice brightness. It's right up there with some of the better fruited sours, perhaps it could use some perk in the body to really take this to the next level.

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Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
4.39 out of 5 based on 809 ratings.
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