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Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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549 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 549
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.18%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 09-27-2002)
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Reviews by DannyS:
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DannyS

New York

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
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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Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
94 out of 100 based on 549 ratings.