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Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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95
world-class

739 Ratings
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Ratings: 739
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 180
Gots: 164 | FT: 13
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

mhksuccess, Feb 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

jwswigs, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of ChrisL24481
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a ruby red color with a light pink, 2 inch head. The head disappears quickly. Quite a bit of carbonation raises from the bottom of the glass as well. The aroma consists of sour cherries. Tart cherries, a hint of oak, and a touch of sour grapes greet the taste buds as you sip. Carbonation is strong on the tongue and a perfect amount of tartness leaves the mouth wanting more. It is a light body with full flavor. As this was first brew from Drie Fonteinen, I will definitely seek out more as I really enjoyed this one.

ChrisL24481, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of mc4z
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

mc4z, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Furlinator
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on June 6, 2013.

Pours hazy cranberry red with a thin light pink head that quickly disappears to nothing and leaves no lace.

Smell is of vinegar, tart cherry skin and faint white grape. Solid.

Taste is of tart unripe cherry, sour cranberry and grapes.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. Bubbly and effervescent.

Fruity, tart and refreshing, this is a delicious cherry lambic that has sparkling wine-like flavors and mouthfeel.

Furlinator, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of jvillefan
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jvillefan, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of MaseFace
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

MaseFace, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of discodoni
4/5  rDev -6.5%

discodoni, Feb 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

sdaly3, Feb 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jlee185, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Benesi88, Jan 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

GJ40, Jan 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of Mattyb79
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Mattyb79, Jan 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

POTABLE83, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of AgentMunky
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375mL bottle into a wine glass. 27 January 2012.

A: Dark black cherry red. *No* head.

S: Funky and off. Barnyard. No sugar.

T: Immensely tasty. This one grows and grows on me. Initially tart, acidic, and lightly fruity, the cherry nature grows as the taste progresses. Fresh, bright cherries. Finish is slightly thick with a Brett character. Horse blanket returns.

M: Tart but refreshing.

O: Great kriek! Recommended. Would have again.

AgentMunky, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep amber, translucent, but dark enough in the glass to be mostly opaque with a reddish hue and a thin white circle of tiny bubbles. Looks a bit like red wine.

S: Raspberry, melon, sour cherry, in a faint nose.

T: Raspberry, sour cherry, lemon, red grape.

M: Medium-light bodied and fairly smooth.

O: My personal favorite Kriek, I like it almost as much as their Oude Geuze Golden Blend.

Note: Bottled 27 January 2012, imbibed 21 January 2014.

BierJager89, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of Lovely85
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Lovely85, Jan 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jkrug5, Jan 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

kylehay2004, Jan 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

nickfl, Jan 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

LoveStout, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Jwale73
3.91/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml corked and caged bottle served in my Allagash Coolship tumbler. 27/01/2012 & 01/2014 printed on the label. Pours a lovely deep cranberry hue with a fluffy pink head that sizzles and pops as it slowly recedes and dissipates into a thin tight band around the shoulders. Copious tiny bubbles are evidenced clinging to the walls of the glass, but no lacing. Nose expresses citric acid, cork and a suggestion of tart fruit. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of a definite tart cherry presence. Mouthfeel is light in body with a dull carbonation and a subtle acidity that lightly stimulates the sides of the cheeks - I was hoping for something a little more effervescent, but perhaps it sat on this one a little too long. A very good kriek, but I'm sorry I didn't drink this one fresher. I'll definitely need to track down a fresher bottle in the future.

Jwale73, Jan 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

nharres, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

acurtis, Dec 29, 2013
Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
95 out of 100 based on 739 ratings.