Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by blitz134:
4/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a pure red with a touch of haze. A little fizzy head on the pour but reduced to only a few bubbles at the edge. Lots of carbonation bubbles rise to the surface.
Smells like a lambic quite honestly. Has that dry tartness. Not much cherry though, although little hints of wood peak through. A touch of mustiness.
Mmmm...so tart, not as puckering as some others I have had though (I guess that means this is tart, but not necessarily too sour). Fairly solid sour cherry base, a little green apple. This beer is basically what I expect in a Kriek.
Slightly sweet on the tongue, but finishes as dry as can be. Prickly from the carbonation. Flavor lingers for a bit.
This is a solid Kriek, not overloaded with cherries though, but quite tart. Its hard to say a beer this tart is really drinkable, but it is what it is. Its a good dessert sipper.
I'm giving this one all 4s. Its a solid kriek, but the cherries could stand out a bit more in flavor and aroma. The rest of it quite good. I think it is easy to overrate these beers b/c they are so pungent and unique.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2008 02:33:50 | More by blitz134
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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 625 ratings.