Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by CashMoneyVagrant:
4.58/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
- 375ml. Bottle, dated 31st. March, 2009.
Amazing appearance to this beer. Deep blood red in color, almost black. Yet when held in the light against a piece of white paper shows gorgeous pink- red hues along the edges of the glass. Very good lacing. The head of foam is tremendous, big and fluffy, like cotton candy rich violet-pink, purple color. I can smell the cherries and sour funk as it sits from across the table without yet putting my nose to the glass.
Ripe cherries, almonds right away in the nose, sour funkiness a little medicinal. Sweettarts, vanilla-oak, cherry cough drops. Dusty barnyard, musty earth, rich red wine fruit.
At first sip this beer has lively, spritzy carbonation on the tongue. Halfway through the glass the carbonation has all but vanished leaving a mellow, creamy, almost flat brew that's delicious. Very ripe fresh cherries upfront in the taste. Sour, sweettarts-funk, almonds, vanilla-oak flavors. Good sweetness from the fruit, not sugary. Musty-barnyard. Tart and dry but balanced with the cherries. Clean cherry pie, bready finish. Tart and refreshing. Sourness isn't too acidic on the stomach like some lambics. Great musty, sour funk mixing with the fruit. Layers of foam all the way to the bottom of the glass. Can't wait to see how this beer drinks with 4 or 5 years bottle age from the celler. Would drink a lot of this, world class brew.
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2010 02:46:26 | More by CashMoneyVagrant
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4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Never got around to reviewing this, so let's do it now.
Bottle vintage: June, 2013. Consumed July, 2014.
Deep cherry-red color, topped with a huge fluff of fizzy pink head out of the bottle, which soon settled to a half-finger of delicate foam, and further to a wispy layer, leaving strands of lace on the glass. Effervescent. Lots of funk and oak in the aroma, big lacto notes, herbal and leafy, very little cherry detectable until the beer warms a little, but I prefer having this one nice and chilled. Nice acidic twinge right up front on the palate, lemony lacto, natural-tasting sour cherry, freshly chopped oak, notes of dried leaves and grass, with a decisive yeasty funk, horseblanket, and a tiny fruity sweetness peeking through every once in a while. Complex and tasty. Medium body, puckering mouthfeel, high initial carb dies down to a more moderate level fairly quickly, making for an overall tasty and enjoyable kriek. Exemplary.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 21:20:05 | More by Rifugium
Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
95 out of 100 based on 629 ratings.