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:
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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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491
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190
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Photo of sukwonee
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Reddish purple color with pink 2 finger head. lots of lacing.

S: Citrous, sour cherry, some bready malt, funk, barn yard.

T: I love it. It's not super sour or puckering, but it's got loads of sour cherry fruity tartness, lemon, citrous, with some barn yard funk, yeast.

M: Light refreshing body with perfect amount of carbonation. It's perfect.

O: I absolutely loved it and this was my first Drie Fonteinen. I think I may prefer this brewery over Cantillon (how dare I said this!)

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Photo of Rutager
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Rutager.

A: 1/4" pink head over ruby red liquid with excellent clarity.

S: Yeast, sour funk, oak and sour cherries.

T: sour cherries, yeast, oak, and sour funk

M: medium viscosity and carbonation.

O: excellent drinkability, this sour treat of a beer was very good.

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Photo of Auracom
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I'm pretty glad I've long avoided the temptation to drop the $$ that it takes for this bottle. Jeff found a small stock of 2005's and decided to bring one over, and I am very much obliged. 5-6 oz. poured into a FFF Teku on June 9th, 2012.

A Sort of a cross between Raspberry Tart and Lou Pepe Kriek. Similar brown and reddish coloring but with a more pinkish head. One finger reduced down very quickly. Okay lacing, very little legs.

S - Rounded Brett funk of grass, hay, and some barnyard. You can tell that the cherries have mellowed a bit over time and now have a relaxed interplay. That being said, the fruit can be pulled out pretty easily with some room to breathe.

T - Very tart, acedic cherries and pits. Somewhat vinegary, lemon peel bite. Really no sweetness or added spice complexity to back this one. It seems to have fully melded into a sour bomb and is nearly beyond Fou Foune at this point.

M - Light body, great carbonation for the seven years it's spent in the bottle. Infinitely dry, effervescent finish. Fairly perfect.

D - I do enjoy this, but I think less age may be the way to go based on my best guess. With the cherries really being the emphasis, you need to allow that fruit to exhibit its full potential. Alas, it's definitely a treat of a lambic and a cool step back in time.

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Photo of Shmeal
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of brystmar
3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of TheBeerTruck
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of DmanGTR
4.97/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Post boards celebration! Shared this with my gf.

Brilliant ruby red with a pinkish white head in my mini Duvel tulip. The nose can be smelled across the room. Holy cherries! Tart and juicy. I can't remember having anything this cherry-forward before. Aside from Blabaer, I've never had anything this tart. Sour with just enough Brettanomyces funk in the background. Beautifully crafted. Refreshing body with a sparkle of carbonation. Moar!!

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of ajs4bd
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Lawnboy33
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of emaciated
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of antoines15
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of theminutemen
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of NarcoSolo
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of muskiesman
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of jongullotti
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of kbuzz
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of PuFtonLyfe
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of eawolff99
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of warnerry
4.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at 3F for 9 euro, into a wine glass; Bottled 4/25/11

A - Pours a clear deep garnet with one and a half fingers of pink foam.

S - Big aroma of tart cherries complemented with some must, but not very heavy must. A faint amount of oak. Pretty straightforward, but smells great.

T - Again, big tart cherry , but there is more musty funk in the taste than what I got from the aroma. Quite tart indeed, but not at all acetic. Earthy funk brings a mild bitterness. A bit of lemon in the finish. Extremely tasty.

M - Light and crisp with low carbonation. Tart throughout, but some bitterness creeps in on the finish.

O - Very tasty kriek. The flavors from the fruit are very nice. I enjoyed this more than the regular 3F Oude Kriek. Wish it were cheaper (and easier to find) in the US...

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Photo of Agold
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of TKEbeerman
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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