Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by grub:
4.08/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
got this one in a recent trade with freud. thanks fred!
375ml corked and caged bottle. bottled 14/12/2007. sampled feb 27/2011.
pours deep dark red, almost burgundy, with nice ruby highlights around the edges. the thin cap of pale pink head quickly drops to a ring around the glass and leaves a bit of spotty lace.
aroma is good. lots of regular and sour cherry. earthy and woody. lemon. strong malt and cider vinegar. white bread and cracker. bit of grain. horse blanket and leather.
taste is good. regular and sour cherry. lemon. malt and cider vinegar. woody and earthy. horse blanket and leather. tobacco. white bread and cracker. bit of grain. touch of caramel. low bitterness level. medium acidity. medium-high sourness. light alcohol.
mouthfeel is great. medium-light body with a dry finish. medium-high carbonation level.
drinkability is good. nice balance. pretty good cherry character. nice depth. a bit sour, but good.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2011 05:03:03 | More by grub
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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 624 ratings.