Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
4.33/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
bottle picked up locally split with JxExM and his lady.
a - brew poured a stunning red with minimal to no visible carbonation...there was some soft spotty bubbly lacing, but not much to speak of.
s - smellos of sour cherries with some cheesiness and oak.
t - nice complex sourness, but definitely young. leads with the sour cherry gets a bit cheesy and then finishes with some good vanilla oakiness.
m - not puckeringly sour, fairly balanced with a hint of eggy cheesiness (but it is fairly young).
o - overall, was extremely impressed with this beer and will be seeking out some more of this.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2013 03:12:20 | More by cosmicevan
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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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