Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 781
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 182
Gots: 175 | FT: 17
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rastaman on 09-27-2002)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up when I was at HF last week. Bottled March, 2014

Gorgeous color, blah blah blah

Smell consists of light funk but is dominated with red-skinned fruit: grapes, raspberry and a shitload of cherries. The cherries and grapes are in the form of tannic skins with just a hint of sweet flesh. Hints of sea salt give it a 'fullness'.

Flavor follows suite. That same saltiness gives it a fuller mouthfeel, making it medium to medium-plus. Prevalent but soft carbonation gently prickles the tastes buds and at the same time scrubs and cleans them. It isn't the most complex beer, but is insanely drinkable and the light tartness keeps my enamel intact and stomach lining ulcer-free.

I wish I had both Cantillon Kriek and Coolship Cerise so I could compare and contrast, but this seems a little softer and thinner than the Cantillon.

Great to try and a wonderful treat to tick off.

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375ml split with the sweetie and reviewed from notes. Thanks sweet thang. Dated 6-6-13.

A - Hazy dark maroon pour. Crater-filled light pink head starts at around 2 fingers and quickly fizzles away to nothingness.

S - Very sour with some trademark earthy 3F funk, kind of a briny saltiness to it. Lemon juice, acidity, cherries are there but on the tamer side for sure.

T - Taste is also very very sour, instantly puckering upon sipping. Funk is even a bit muted by it by still some decent farmy sock going on. Cherries are nice and easily noticeable, but really quite faint. Graininess and perhaps a touch of fruit sweetness in the finish.

M - Carbonation is spritzy but easy-going, feel is light, acidic and intensely dry. Very nice for a lambic and sure to please sourheads.

O - Big bracing sourness, funky acidity, the cherries are just there to accentuate. I personally prefer a bit more of a balance of fruit/sourness, but this is nice - it's definitely a sipper, but a good choice when if you're looking for that intense sour kick.

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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