Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by smakawhat:
4.13/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from the bottle into a Drie Fonteinen stemware glass. Good till Jan 2014, bottled Jan 27 2012.
A slow straight pour brings a light wet sounding body it seems, but a solid deep cherry dark red almost blood purple. It produces a one finger head deep pink reddish in color, which is slightly foamy but disappears quickly, but settles to a real nice whip cream merringue pink and white collar.
Nose is a mild cherry cough drop, without the medicinal factor. Lightly tart with mild hinting acidity. Very clean, with a penny candy like sense.
A good tart acid, with an almost creamy mouthfeel gives the mouth a nice sense of mellow sour cherry. Real good malt depth on this, with just enough density to stay from being too watery and wet. Very moderate carbonation but with a hint of tight fizz, nothing detracts from the palate.
Overall a nice mellow and perhaps not as flavorful hinting kriek compared to what is sensed on the nose, but very subtle and enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2013 00:50:19 | More by smakawhat
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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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