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Drie Fonteinen Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

61 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 82
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:
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Fux

France

4.73/5  rDev +10%

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!

10-16-2012 20:48:51 | More by Fux
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

4.63/5  rDev +7.7%

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.

11-18-2009 04:21:42 | More by DaPeculierDane
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Crazydaddyo

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-12-2013 18:39:28 | More by Crazydaddyo
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zonker17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-08-2013 00:20:09 | More by zonker17
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MarkJBurch

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-02-2013 21:10:23 | More by MarkJBurch
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djcira

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

08-11-2013 12:31:42 | More by djcira
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jibbyvonjibb

California

4.71/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

04-10-2013 20:49:39 | More by jibbyvonjibb
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SourinQns

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-23-2014 03:59:47 | More by SourinQns
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mrkrispy

California

4.6/5  rDev +7%

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!

09-14-2009 17:55:42 | More by mrkrispy
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patrick802

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-05-2014 17:31:54 | More by patrick802
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

11-15-2011 01:31:58 | More by ygtbsm94
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

03-06-2013 14:26:50 | More by Thorpe429
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-13-2014 21:20:30 | More by Rifugium
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box_social

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-26-2013 16:31:32 | More by box_social
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

06-06-2014 21:36:07 | More by WillCarrera
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

01-14-2012 16:56:35 | More by OWSLEY069
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brikelly

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-11-2012 22:42:39 | More by brikelly
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MrTull

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-02-2014 23:16:33 | More by MrTull
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-29-2013 12:26:24 | More by jaxon53
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thezoobrew

New York

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

05-13-2013 18:36:20 | More by thezoobrew
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beagle75

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

07-22-2013 20:54:27 | More by beagle75
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Joecaddie

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-28-2014 02:29:22 | More by Joecaddie
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paterlodie

Belgium

4.55/5  rDev +5.8%

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!

01-07-2005 20:04:17 | More by paterlodie
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doobliebop

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

04-25-2013 03:11:14 | More by doobliebop
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Zbeetleman

California

4/5  rDev -7%

07-06-2013 04:23:55 | More by Zbeetleman
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Drie Fonteinen Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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