Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by wedgie9:
4.2/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Tasted from 375mL bottle purchased at West Lakeview Liquors, bottled on 14 December, 2007. Pours a cloudy light red that reminds me of some of the darker Cabernet Sauvignon Roses that I have tried. The head starts off large and pink, and slowly recedes to light lace around the edges of the glass. Nose is super sour, acidic, and funky with some barnyard, and the ever-present underlying sweet aroma of Kirsch. This beer is undoubtedly dry starting off with stinging acid and vinegar funk, then moving onto the sour cherry flavor and finishing with a combination of the above with the funky addition of a slight burnt rubber flavor. There is a hint of vanilla oak in the middle as well. The body is light with sparkling acidity and a long, funky, and sour cherry finish. The acidity lingers for quite a long time, causing my mouth to continue watering.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2010 23:28:35 | More by wedgie9
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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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