Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by DaPeculierDane:
4.25/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Wedding Gift from Ron at SB. Many thanks. Cellared in my cellar for 13 months but dated 28 November 2006. Wife and I planned on drinking it on the first anniversary but the baby got in the way. Here we are 4 weeks later and we finally get to drink it.
Cork pops without much fanfare. Pours with a very subtle pink head that dissipates rapidly. Very little visible carbonation remains but bubbles are present on the tongue. Strikingly beautiful body. True cherry red, a hair lighter than burgundy. Translucent. Very pretty beer.
Aroma of tart cherries and must. Mellow. Really chillin.
Taste is dominated by real cherry flavor. Less creamy than other offerings from Drei Fontein but that trademark lactic quality is present. Kind of like a lighter, slightly tarter version of New Glarus Belgian Red. In many ways much closer to a Door County cherry wine than a beer.
Mouthfeel is funky but subdued. This is quite mellow by Drei Fontein standards. Acidic. Quite tart but not particularly sour.
Drinkability: Perfect. I could drink quite a lot of this.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2010 22:50:24 | More by DaPeculierDane
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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
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