Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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4.06/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a 375 ml bottle (dated June 5, 2013) into a tulip.
A-The beer is a slightly murky raspberry color with lots of carbonation visible in the liquid. The head is maybe one finger tall and is pinkish/tannish in color. The carbonation keeps a thick cap on top of the beer for a long time. The glass is almost empty before the head has dissipated.
S-The aroma has that unmistakable Belgian barnyard funk. Its great. There is also some tart lemon (it isn't hugely sour), some white vinegar, sour and sweet cherry. Not as vinous or complex as the best lambics, but nothing to shake a stick at, either.
T-The taste is tart, verging on sour. There is not as much cherry flavor as I would have expected, but enough to know you're drinking a kriek. The body of the beer is musty and funky with white grape and white wine vinegar flavors predominating.
M-The feel is light to medium and highly carbonated. It is almost effervescent on the palate.
O-This is a delicious and true-to-style Belgian beer. It is not as complex or wild (or manufactured tasting) as some, but the relatively subtle flavors work well and do not overwhelm my palate. I could have gone for a little less carbonation and a little more cherry/fruit to make this beer world-class, but I would happily drink more of this if I could find it.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 04:04:49 | More by spoony
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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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