Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse KriekDrie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek
BA SCORE
4.46/5
814 Ratings
Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse KriekDrie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek
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:
-
Reviews:
250
Ratings:
814
pDev:
7.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
490
Gots:
189
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Photo of zaphodchak
4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of cfrances33
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 bottle poured into a teku.

Pour: Mostly hazy magenta with a quarter finger pink head. Leaves a little bit of lacing, and the head recedes to a faint rim.

Smell: Tart cherry, grape tannins, musk, light barnyard. Some green apple and pear. This smells awesome.

Taste: Huge tart cherry up front, followed by a nice light barnyard funk. Pear, green apple, and vinegar come through on the finish. Great acidity.

Mouthfeel: Really nice carbonation, with a super dry tartness. This beer is incredibly drinkable.

Overall: This beer was great, and had a great tart cherry taste. Would have liked a little more funk, but I'm glad I got the full frontal cherry assault out of this.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Appearance: Somewhere between pale ruby and solid pink, with some clarity around the edges - small white head, but I can forgive this due to the style - leaves a few streaks of lacing

Smell: Tons of cherries and planks of oak - sour, tart cherry flesh and some cherry skin - nice oak aroma, smells oddly fresh - some funky notes in addition to the sour, with some clean barnyard and a light touch of vinegar - malts are very pale and mostly hidden

Taste: Dry, tart cherries and oak - minimal sweetness, more or less tastes like whole cherries (flesh and skin) - works remarkably well with the oak, which is also quite tasty - very dry and very tart - sour, but mostly tart - some light musty funk

Mouthfeel: Medium body, low carbonation, smooth with a nice, lingering dry aftertaste

Overall: Excellent stuff

This is very dry and very tart with some nice cherry flavor. It's a solid sipper, and clearly a different approach than some more fruit-forward fruit lambics. I'm glad I had a chance to try this.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazed dark pink/rose. Almost no head or carbonation to speak of. Some tiny wisps of light pink foam. Very still.

Smell: Hyper tart. Cherry skin and citric bite. Layer of oak. Funk, must and hay. Cherry pit, but it's all about the tartness. Sour, genuine sour notes. Some cherry juice as well. Nice complexity and depth. Mild fruitiness.

Taste: Tart citric. Some building lactic tartness in the back. Leather, oak, cherry flesh, pits, and some tiny hints of cherry juice. So much tart aggression. Mild funkiness brings some grass and hay, but it's minimal.

Mouthfeel: Screamingly tart and dry. Smooth moderately light body with minimal carbonation. So tart.

Overall: One of the more tart beers I've encountered. Minimal fruit influence.

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Photo of Archemedies
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of notchucknorris
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.

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Photo of uvm2003
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of MrFootstones
4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of tewaris
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at The Nova's (Hudson, WI). Hurt the wallet.

A deep and clear pink color with a light pink-rose head. Soft cherries in the aroma and the signature 3F notes. Fruit in taste but the essence, not the flesh. Cherry, of course. Good sourness, very clean, big on oak. Amazingly light and clean feel, drinks like the FG was 1.000. Thoroughly enjoyable.

4.5, 4.5, 4, 4.5, 4.5

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Photo of wesley14
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of polishkaz
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of FullObs
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of greenmonstah
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of bashiba
3.15/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a deep purple with a thin off white head.

The smell was tart and funky with a bit of oak.

The flavor was more like faded gueuze than kreik. No real fruit notes. Just a big sour and tart flavor and with bits of oak sneaking through.

The mouth feel was a touch thin with mild carbonation.

An underwhelming kreik lacking any fruit punch.

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Photo of MYJELLOMISFIT
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of oline73
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I ordered a bottle for our table at Teresa's Next Door. Poured into a flute/wine glass.

Appearance: It pours a cloudy red color with a layer of off white head that fades to a very thin ring on top of the pour.

Smell: This one is really tart right off the bat. Sour cherries and some funk along with a mild vinegar note. The cherries are the star here.

Taste: Even more sour than the smell. Vinegar and tart cherries with a lambic funk. This is a really refreshing fruit lambic. I'm getting a mild bitterness from the aged hops. The finish is very tart.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a finish that is incredibly dry.

Overall: This is the first time I've gotten a full pour of this beer and it didn't disappoint. Jowl tinglingly sour and quite refreshing. A classic fruit lambic.

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Photo of drewone
3/5  rDev -32.7%

Photo of IKR
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottling Date: April 28, 2010

Appearance: Slightly cloudy Violet-yellow color. Moderate light violet head that dissipated fairly quickly.

Smell: Mild funk and tart cherries.

Taste: Tart cherries come across upfront with a mild splash of funk. A healthy dose of genuine sour cherries comes across strongly. The tart cherries feature prominently in the finish. I also get a bit of leather notes.

Mouth-feel: Medium-bodied (for a lambic/wild ale) with a moderate level of carbonation which results in a satisfying mouthful.

Overall: It would be nice if I hated this, because it's pricey and something I can't justify buying often. No dice, it has a good flavor profile, the cherry notes come off as genuine not artificial, it looks good, and it has a pleasing mouth-feel.

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Photo of will1256
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of orangesol
4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to foofaa for bringing this one to ffej of july. Not sure of the year but definitely a recent vintage. Served alongside an original 2003 Drie Fonteinen Kriek.

A - Pours bright ruby red with a nice one finger tall white head leaving spotty streaks of lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of fresh sour cherries, wet oak, musty basement funk and a bit of sugary sweetness. The cherries dominate the nose from start to finish.

T - This one is sour cherries through and through. Hints of musty basement, barnyard funk, bit of sugar and plenty of oak offer some some contrast but the cherries are never far from the front. Finish is dry, lingering on the palate long after consumption.

M - Smooth body with a ton of flavor and moderate carbonation. Tart feel with a touch of sweetness, pretty dry toward the end of each sip.

O - This is what I am looking for when I want a true kriek. The cherries are intense yet the sour funk keeps them in check. This bottle reminds me that I need more of these asap.

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Photo of raveskdr
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought this one a bit ago in St. Louis. Wine and cheese place! The last non LA sour I opened in the district. Date: 4/2010 on label. Served in FFF Teku glass.

A - A beautiful ruby red color. Very slight carbonation that fizzes Champagne style and settles.

S - Super funky up front. Slight stinky cheese/foot in the middle and lots of funky, sour cherries on the back end.

T - A huge blast to the tongue of tart, tart cherries. It finishes with plenty of funk, fruit, and especially acidity. One of the most tart krieks I've ever had.

M - This beer is incredibly bright, airy, and light. Light to medium mouthfeel with slight residual sweetness.

O - Not a bad beer at all. It's up there with Cantillon LP Kriek and Cable Car Kriek. It's way more tart than the other two, if that's your thing. But it still feels more balanced than it probably is. If it weren't for it being $32-$35 a bottle, I'd drink this quite often.

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Photo of bmur112
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of WynnO
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of M27
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 814 ratings
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