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Drie Fonteinen Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 83
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: putnam on 09-05-2004)
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Reviews by Fux:
Photo of Fux
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the Drie Fonteinen Restaurant, paired with a Dame Blanche!
A: Dark purple in color, darker than the oude kriek, head is pink foamy and huge with quite a good retention.
S: Smell is fruity and mild tart with lots of red fruits, dark fruits and above all cherries.
T: Taste is even more fruity with lots of cherries, dark cherries, oak and also some chocolate. Very sweet, decadent, full and rich.
M: Medium bodied with a nice carbonation. Very drinkable, so juicy.
O: I felt ashamed while drinking this, this is a kriek with sugar added, all what I should hate, but this was actually one of the best kriek I've ever tried. It reminded me a lot of Rodenbach Alexander as a fat still juicy dessert bier. I will have it again for sure!

Fux, Oct 16, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served from cask at Drei Fonteinen into a tumbler as all lambic seems to be served in Payotenland. Perfect match for a Guinea Hen cooked in this same beer.

Appearance: hazy, almost murky purple-red body with a surprisingly thick frothy pink head that slowly dissipates to bubbly lace.

Aroma: Huge cherry aroma, ample wood, touches of lactic acid, hints of plastic tarp.

Taste: This is the real deal! A pefect blend of tart fresh cherries, lambic sourness, lactic acidity that adds a wonderful creaminess, and tannic qualities that add depth and character. Currants and to a much lesser degree plums and strawberries are also found. Outstanding.

Mouthfeel: Rich, creamy, moderately sour but quite tart, bubbly, surprisingly dry.

Drinkability: A plus.

DaPeculierDane, Nov 18, 2009
Photo of jloomis
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jloomis, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Crazydaddyo
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Crazydaddyo, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

zonker17, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of MarkJBurch
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

MarkJBurch, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of djcira
4/5  rDev -7%

djcira, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of jibbyvonjibb
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark lollipop red, slightly hazy,. Aroma is fantastic. Macerated cherries. Woody character. This is authentic Kriek, nothing artificial here. Quite sour, more so than Oud Beersel. Slight tannic bitterness in the finish. Not as dense as Oud Beersel, yet more than Cantillon. Carbonation is fairly low.

jibbyvonjibb, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of SourinQns
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

SourinQns, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of mrkrispy
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My very generous friend Paul busted out an old bottle for us to try. Bottle date 18 Jan 2003.

Pours a hazy crimson, slightly brown.

Killer aroma of cherry and strawberries, twinge of vinegar.

Beer has a moderate body, mildly carbed. Lots of fruit... cherries, strawberry!, quite complex. Not appreciably sweet. Mildly acidic. Quite tart, but not overwhelming.

A fantastic beer, very complex. The fruit notes lasted all these years compared to domestic sours. This lambic is quite drinkable, so good. Too good, I want more!

mrkrispy, Sep 14, 2009
Photo of patrick802
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

patrick802, May 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

ygtbsm94, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At Drie Fonteinen during last week’s Belgium trip. Reviewed from notes. Served in a Drie Fonteinen tumbler. Pours a very bright red with a two-finger, long-lasting pink head and some night lacing as it finally dies down. The nose was full of powerful cherries. Very tart with a bit of sweetness. The cherry character in this was quite amazing. Super fresh with a nice bit of acidity in the end. Slightly puckering throughout. The freshness of this one was unmatched and I actually enjoyed it quite a bit more than the regular Oude Kriek.

Thorpe429, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Rifugium, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

box_social, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of funkyaudio
5/5  rDev +16.3%

funkyaudio, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of WillCarrera
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle at Akkurat, bottled January 16 2002.

A- Pours a red color with a bit of clearness compared to fresher kriek, produces a tiny head.

S- Surprisingly huge cherry aroma, nice damp, earthy funkiness, citrus and oak.

T- Funkiness is very prominent with great earthy, wet, woody flavors, along with a great cherry flavor and loads of tartness.

M- Nice moderate carbonation, very very sour.

O- Awesome beer, this bottle had a really nice amount of fruit present. Excellent stuff.

WillCarrera, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 14 March 1999

Pours a deep rosey red color with a faint pint head. In the aroma, Tart cherries all day. In the taste, tart, small cherry presence, and not medicinal at all. A small tart bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry, small sour cherry in the aftertaste. Light cherry flavor, but a nice sour, and it aged very well.

OWSLEY069, Jan 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

brikelly, Nov 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

MrTull, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jaxon53, Jun 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

thezoobrew, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

beagle75, Jul 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Joecaddie, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of paterlodie
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Botledate 19-1-2002 so being in there for almost 3 years this one should be ready to drink. 3 fonteinen is one of the best examples for a geuze/kriek to me. This one again is! Head is not overwelming, but hardly see mighty heads on sour beer. Very nice rubin red colour and this being completly clear make it a great presentation. The smell is most a combination of cherries and dominating oak, further sour but creamy. Taste is that of sour cherries followed by a lot of (smoked?) oak. Woww this is good. Aftertaste starts sour again but ends what it started with in the nose oak and cherry. Can just say: Go for it!

paterlodie, Jan 07, 2005
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Drie Fonteinen Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
94 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.