Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by DannyS:
4.28/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Served in a tulip glass, poured from a 12.7 oz. bottle.
A - Dark, cloudy, burgundy red, thin collar of head on the top.
S - Musty, sour, cherry, slightly buttery, like a white wine.
T - Moderately sour with a boatload of fresh cherries. A bit tannic on the dry yet very pleasant finish. The most balanced sour beer I've had yet.
M - High carbonation and light body, a very ethereal mouthfeel.
D - Very drinkable for a lambic. I'd stick to one in a sitting because of the price, but I could easily take a nice long afternoon sipping through a couple bottles of this.
Overall - The best sour lambic I've had so far. It's definitely sour, but it's well balanced and fruity, with just a hint of lambic funk. I still have a soft spot for Lindemans and other sweet lambics, but this is a great treat.
I was dying to try a Drie Fonteinen beer ever since I got into lambics, and having this only made me want more.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2009 23:52:19 | More by DannyS
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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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