Drie Fonteinen Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Reviews: 19
Hads: 78
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 4.12%
Wants: 94
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: putnam on 09-05-2004

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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 78
Reviews by Fux:
Photo of Fux
4.7/5  rDev +2%
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! (743 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.63/5  rDev +0.4%
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. (755 characters)

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of simoen
4.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jloomis
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Crazydaddyo
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Highbury09
4/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkJBurch
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.03/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djcira
4/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of jibbyvonjibb
4.72/5  rDev +2.4%
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. (300 characters)

Photo of SourinQns
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of mrkrispy
4.62/5  rDev +0.2%
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! (529 characters)

Photo of patrick802
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.49/5  rDev -2.6%
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. (539 characters)

Photo of macher0
4.64/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at cellar temp.

Pours dark ruby red with a light red head that quickly retreats to a fine-bubble rim. Spotty laces. The nose is tart, with a punch of sour bacteria and cherries. A noticeable neutral oak tone. The taste follows with a defined oak/cherry balance that accompanies the tartness. Very smooth, light body, and high carb.

This is up there with the Cantillon. Bottom line. It's a damn fine kriek. It may be as hard to find as Cantillon before long so I'm stocking up while I can. Good stuff. (510 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of funkyaudio
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (490 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.32/5  rDev -6.3%
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. (341 characters)

Photo of brikelly
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Drie Fonteinen Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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