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:
808
Reviews:
250
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
7.97%
 
 
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492
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190
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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Last night I shared some kick ass beers with an old friend I havent seen in years. I couldnt have thought of a better ocassion to try this incredible beer. We did a side by side tasting of the 2 DF Krieks.

This on pours a clear, bold blood red color with a foamy pink head that lasts a shortwhile then recedes to a thick ring around the glass. Lacing is on the light side. The aroma so replete with fresh, juicy, sour cherries that I almost lost my breath. The rich complex fruit aromas meld with plaenty of funky, earthy, enteric barnyard and a smooth inviting acidity. The taste is a study in fruit lambic perfection. Plenty of supple cherry notes are everywhere, very dry yet still juicy? Old musty oak, woody astringent cherry pits, and unclean horse stable mix with a strong lactic sourness. Leathery, outdoorsy brett is in there somewhere too. The mouthfeel is medium with a pleasant viscous feel. Carbonation is lighter than a lot of lambics, sort of cask like. The finish is long and complex with pleanty of puckering sourness and astringent cherry skin.

This is an archetypal lambic. The best Kriek Ive ever been fortunate enough to try. It does a really great job of balancing sourness and fruit flavor. Usually one dominates, not in this case.

Absolutely stellar stuff and worth the steep $24.99.

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

Got this bottle the day it was bottled from Armand himself. This beer didn’t re-ferment in the bottle yet. Following Armand’s advice, consume the same evening.
Look: pours a deep dark red color with no head
Smell: Cherries, fresh cherries and cherries. Light tart, some vinigar, oak and yeasy as well.
Taste: follows the nose. Full of fresh cherries, perfectly balanced by the typical 3 fonteinen funky sourness and wooden tones of the beer.
Mouthfeel: medium body and very low carbonation
Overall: Unique to try, significantly different from the bottled and re-fermented one! This is like a lambic with fresh cherries juice. I had world class fruit beers before (hommage, framboos, fou foune, blabaer) but this must be the best fruit taste I ever had. Pure juice, amazing!

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4.95/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Absolutely beautiful Kriek. Brick red pour, no head, perfume of earth, cherries, and blue cheese. As it opens up, aromas of tea tree and mint take over. I am humbled by this! The taste is earthy and tart, the fruit doesn't overwhelm.

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4.94/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had the pleasure of drinking this side by side with an Hommage. I have had the Hommage once before, but to enjoy both simultaneously was a rare treat. I have to give it big to Terry (pintplease) for hosting us for a beyond classy birthday party at Portland's The BeerMongers. BAs were' provided with $8 worth of credit to spend during the party, so a bunch of us pooled our credit to get a bottle of this Kriek. I wouldn't of been drinking it if weren't for that.

The beer poured vibrant, neon pinkish/red with a head that seemed to dissipate immediately. What was left was a beverage that didn't look all that different to cranberry juice. The high bacteria yeasts were so prominent in this. Puckerheads need only apply to this one. Aroma of horse butt, vinegar, barnyard funk, you name it.

Tasted of mild fruit. But mostly tart and acidic with some overly sweet tones. Brett all over here with an oaky woodiness to. Just over the top funkiness that really cradled the sweet, fruit juice flavors.

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4.94/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: pours the same color as a young red wine with little lacing or head.

S: strong Brett aroma with lemon zest and some other bacterial funk.

F: quite sour with a strong dryness. Some tannin from the cherries make it through, but no fresh cherry flavor.

M: thin body with little carbonation and a touch of astringency

D: quite nice overall. Much better than the other, overly sweet krieks that are widely available.

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Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
4.39 out of 5 based on 808 ratings.
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