Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by davod23:
4.13/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 375ml bottle into a wine glass.
The pour is a beautiful, deep, slightly murky red with a small but persistent pink cap of bubbles varying in size. Nice looking beer.
I like this aroma, but it doesn't blow me away. Sweet and sour cherries, Maraschino for sure. A slight bretty quality on the back end.
Cherries upon layers of cherries. Pretty one dimensional, but I like the dimension. Surprisingly not all that sour - I seem to remember this being more so. This is a balanced beer between sweet and tart. Cherry candy.
Mouthfeel is appropriate for the style. Extremely dry on the finish, nice.
Drinkability is quite high. This bottle isn't lasting too long. The dryness of the beer contributes towards easy consumption.
A very nice beer. I like other lambics better (i.e., Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek), but this is good. I think that it would be better if it was more sour and had a bit more complexity in the taste.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2010 00:11:37 | More by davod23
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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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