Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: 35% refers to the 210 grams per litre of Schaerbeekse cherries added to the 600 litre barrels. I.e. 35% of the 600 litre barrel was Schaerbeekse cherries NOT 35% of the cherries.
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Young lambic with 35% Schaerbeekse cherries added. Unfiltered. Spontaneous refermentation in the bottle. No colours or other additives. Lambic is brewed from 60% malt barley, 40% wheat, hops and water.
My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.8
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.7
Intro: A 750ml bottle at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. There were two conflicting bottling dates. The original label has a bottled on date of 28th April 2010 whereas Moeder Lambic added a 2015 bottling label. Whatever research I could muster up shows that there does appear to be a 2015 bottling on 30th January 2015 out there (first since 2011). Poured into a 3 Fonteinen gueuze glass.
Appearance: It poured a cloudy dark ruby red colour with a big three finger light pink head that dissipated fairly quickly, leaving very sparse lacing.
Aroma: Very nice fruity cherry and strawberry with a hint of vanilla.
Taste: Sour, tart, cherry and strawberry with some very light funk.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Very nice and refreshing with great aromas. Unfortunately I have not tried the regular Oude Kriek though, so I cannot compare to that yet.