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Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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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:
-
Reviews:
250
Ratings:
815
pDev:
7.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of metter98
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very hazy red and pink in color, very similar to the shade of red on the label. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down and left delicate hints of lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong funky and sour aromas of cherries in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is sour and has flavors of cherries along with notes of oak from the barrel aging.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a good balance of sourness and cherry flavors.

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Photo of billab914
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage poured from a 750ml bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware. It poured a darker red color, much like an actual cherry. A thin, pink, bubbly head was there for the pour and then all but disappeared soon after.

The aroma is like a sour cherry pie. I get a pretty strong sour, tartness mixing with the fruity cherry flavors. A little bit of a funky, musty flavor is there and I get a little bit of vanilla as well. Great aroma overall, I love the fresh cherry flavor it had.

The taste shows a lot of tart and sourness to it. The cherries come out more in the finish along with a strong dry tartness. A little more funky, musty flavor is there in the finish as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style with carbonation being a little below average. Overall it was a great beer. I love cherries so I've been looking forward to trying this one for a while. The tart, sour cherries were really great in it. Pretty awesome beer to sip on this new Year's Eve.

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Photo of champ103
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottling date: 4/26/2011

A: Pours an absolutely stunning and vibrant cherry red color. Pretty much opaque red. A two finger pink head rises, and gently recedes to a ring that sticks throughout. Some light lace. An absolute looker.
S: Right up front is the cherries. Slightly tart, slightly sweet. An amazing vanilla and oak aroma. Everything is so clean here.
T: Quite a bit more mouth puckering sourness and acidic flavor than in the nose. Though still amazing. Tart cherries, with enough vanilla sweetness to counter that. Big oak and wood flavors. Certainly some funk. Though the acidic character covers it up. Not the funk bomb I thought it was going to be. More of an amazingly clean, crisp, and sour lambic. Love it.
M/D: A medium body and perfect carbonation. Crisp, effervescent and amazingly clean. So easy and enjoyable to drink. It will be a shame when the bottle is gone.

What amazes me about this is how clean and crisp all the nuances are. All without the huge funky, cheesyness of some other versions. Not that that is bad at all, just different. Here the acidic/sour fruits and barrel character being the hole show. World class, and one of my favorite lambics.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of davey101
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

4/28/2010 vintage 750ml into an over sized wine glass. Allowed to warm up to room temperature.

A - Deep red body, very clear and juice like. I gave it an aggressive pour for the second glass and I got an off white/light pink head that fizzled away in seconds. Pouring the swirled dregs yields a cloudy dark pink/red liquid that looks like a raspberry smoothie.

S - Sweet cherries followed by some brett funk. The cherry is very potent but sweet with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. Just very light and faint spices. The finish is oaky and sour.

T - Sour cherries followed by oak and brett funk. Very smooth and refreshing flavor. I can pick out some of that vanilla and cinnamon. Some lemony lactic action going as well. Tart and crisp carbonation.

O - A fantastic kriek. It has a lot of complex sweetness to balance out the sour and tart flavors. I enjoyed it much more than the standard oude kriek, but the price tag is really difficult to swallow. Still glad I grabbed a bottle though.

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Photo of Itoclown
3.5/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of 1p5v
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of beerwolf77
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 750ml bottle.

Dark blood red, tiny bit of pink head. Aroma is heavy on the tart cherry with a ton of new pool toys. Flavors are mild sour cherry, lactic and a unique funky hay and moldy wood. Mild carbonation. Decent but not worth the price tag. I LOVE 3F gueuze. Their fruit beers are not on the same level though.

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Photo of jophish17
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of gcare02
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of jwelsh
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.11/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I pulled the trigger on the big bottle. 750ml poured into a Russian River Belgian Stemmed glass.

Bottled 28 April, 2010.

A - Pours a clear, Koolaid red with only a few white bubbles then they are gone.

S - Super tart and funky smelling. Sour with some slight cherry tones.

T - Tart and funky fruit, very slight cherry finish.

D - Lower carbonation, light body. Sour and tart throughout.

O - Soft and light, but super tart.

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Photo of larsenju
5/5  rDev +12.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Gtreid
4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of doughanson78
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a snifter. Opened to celebrate the birth of my 3rd child, It's a Boy! Major thanks to Phelps for this in the Tickers BIF.

A: Beautiful reddish pink color, with a nice ruby glow when held to the light. About a half finger of white head with a touch of pink tint. Good retention and beautiful lacing.

S: Big funky, tart, sour cherries. Light traces of oak in the background. Nothing complex but smells awesome.

T: Sweet cherries upfront immediately taken over by tartness. Light funkiness and sourness comes through in the middle. Cherries consuming the finish and aftertaste. Super tasty.

M: Light body. Medium high carbonation. Puckering is pretty big until you adjust. Mouth continues to water for a while after each drink.

O: One of the top sours I've had. Just a tasty drinkable brew.

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of greg4579
4/5  rDev -10.3%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Destral
5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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