Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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4.35/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
375ml bottle with cork and cage, from 27 Jan 2012, best by Jan 2014, poured into a Cantillon snifter and consumed with my fiancée in our hotel room in Brussels today, 5 July 2013.
Aroma: oak tannins, tart cherry, faint hints of dry Bordeaux wine, and a good bit of funk. But mostly sour cherry and oak tannins, plus a good but not overwhelming dose of funky earthiness like a geuze.
Colour: pours a deep ruby/pink body, like a good pinot noir.. Could even be black cherry Comes with a nice yet ephemeral white head, not much lacing to speak of. Looks inviting and full of flavour like wines do.
Flavour: follows the nose well, lots of sour cherry tartness, some dry flavours, not necessarily sweetness, of that cherry as well. The oak is present throughout, like a delicious wine would. It's full of the cherry plus some earthy funk... Not sweet at all, quite sour.
Mouthfeel: thin-medium bodied brew with great carbonation, aftertaste is full of cherry fruitiness, mostly sourness that sticks around a good bit. Balanced, a bit dry, not sweet.
Overall: I would say I enjoyed Cantillon's Kriek better, and definitely their Lou Pepe Kriek blows these other two regular offerings away. I'm glad to have tried this excellent Kriek, and would recommend to anyone looking to get their sour fix!
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2013 18:41:43 | More by Stevedore
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