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Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

Drie Fonteinen Oude KriekDrie Fonteinen Oude Kriek

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549 Ratings
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Ratings: 549
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.18%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 09-27-2002)
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Reviews by jamie2dope:
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Usually I opt for Cantillon when in front of a bunch of good Lambic beer, but tonight 3F seemed the better choice. It is difficult to beat the color on fruited Lambics like this. No heading comes up, but the color is a pinkish red, with some hazy hues as well. The cherries in the nose come off sweet yet sour at the same time. Earthy notes can also be detected, with just a tiny hint of funk. The cherry flavor here is sweet at the beginning, and more sour towards the end. It never becomes too sour, but instead remains moderately tart. What I love is that you can really taste the pits of all those cherries, which add a tremendous amount of complexity. Mouthfeel is medium, with very little carbonation, just a small hint. Drinkability is lovely, not too sour and not too sweet. As expected, this is some seriously delicious beer here from 3F. One to sip and savor on special occasions.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 00:06:45 | More by jamie2dope
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Appearance: Beautiful ruby red. Pink head that dwindled to an off white ring around the glass quickly. Smell: Intensely acidic with cherry and earthy support. Lacking some of the barnyard characteristics. Taste: High acidity. Cherries linger throughout. Again lacking some of the lambic characteristics I want. Too young, maybe? Mouthfeel: Light body. High tart. No astringency. Overall: A wonderful fruit lambic. So very refreshing.

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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