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Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 685
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 179
Gots: 158 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website

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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4/5  rDev -6.5%

antoines15, May 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

marine1975, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of CellarGimp
4/5  rDev -6.5%

CellarGimp, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of Rempo
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Rempo, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of LE_FEESH
4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First ever fruit lambic poured into a wine glass. It a deep hazy pinkish red and contained minimal carbonation.

It smelled much like tart cherry cobbler/pie filling. There was also a vinous red-wine like quality.

Taste was much much more sour than the smell, but the pie cherries were still in abundance and there was a little bit of barrel character that backed the tart and sweet cherry flavors.

Overall- I absolutely loved this as my first experience with a fruit lambic. I cannot wait to explore this style further!

LE_FEESH, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of sergeantstogie
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

sergeantstogie, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Duffman929
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml '07 Vintage

A: Reddish/purple color poured into the glass. Not much head, but what there was was a pinkish color.

S: Large funk smell from cork and in bottle before pour. Tart cherry, oak, and woodsy.

T: Quite sour upon initial taste, but mouth adjusted after slight warming and drinking more of bottle. I love sour cherries and this was great.

M: Heavy light to light medium feel, which is more that anticipated by the look. For sure sour and was able to linger well after finished.

O: The age helped to smooth this bottle out and it was awesome. I'm glad that I have another bottle.

Duffman929, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of Fux
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours dark purple / dark grape with a creamy pink head (when poured quickly) that fades almost immediately and leaves sparse lacings.

S: Woh, I could smell it before the corked popped out by itself! Sour with cherries, a bit of funk.

T: The taste follow the nose with the usual acidity and astringency from 3 Fonteinen. Sharp, fruity, very nice.

M: Medium body, not as light as one could have expected. Still very drinkable and refreshing.

O: Not very complex or surprising but sharp, pleasant and well blended. A nice kriekenlambic!

Fux, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of zeff80
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a dark, dark red color with almost no head. The bubbles that were present were white. No lacing to speak of.

S - It smelled of black cherry. Sour with a hint of maltiness.

T - Great sour black cherry flavor with some notes of oak and sweet malt.

M - High on the pucker-factor with a dry, clean finish. A light to medium bodied ale.

O - This is a great tasting cherry lambic, especially if you like them sour and not so sweet.

zeff80, Mar 19, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2005 vintage

A: Pours a dark violet color with a tiny white soapy cap. Not much retention

S: Light apple vinegar, sour cherries, old oak barrels apparent, tiny touch of funk- and less of the barnyard variety

T: Pretty tart but not mouth-puckering sour, lots of unripe cherries. The flavor profile in general is light and delicate. The funk begins to come out as it warms, but is never intense or pronounced.

MF/D: Smooth velvety feel to it, lighter in body than expected. Overall a very enjoyable beer, wish I paired this with something

scottyshades, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of bashiba
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep clean purple with a light off white head.

Has a nice tart and cherry mix with a bit of musty odor.

The flavor follows the nose quite well, clean and tart with sour cherry flavors, a bit of farmhouse funk.

The mouthfeel dry and crisp.

Very nice kreik.

bashiba, Mar 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

dav, Mar 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

CelticAleMan, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle split with my doppelganger this weekend! Bottled December 2, 2005! Served from bottle into a New Belgium globe. Poured ruby red with a very minimal pinkish white head. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, cherry, funk, and subtle tart cherry. The flavor was of sweet malt, cherry, funk, and sour cherry. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I have to be honest that this one has become very still with the age on it. However, the cherry flavors are still lingering around which is always nice to see. Also a nice musty funk has come into play as well keeping the beer exciting. The aroma was definitely the highlight though for me with a nice sweet cherry note. Definitely worth trying this vintage if you get the chance or if you prefer still Oude Krieks.

thagr81us, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

bthomas, Mar 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Mahlik, Feb 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.9%

abp02, Feb 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Rollzroyce21, Feb 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

brez8791, Feb 26, 2012
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4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottled poured into my Southampton snifter. Bottled on March 31st, 2009.

Poured a deep violet color with about a half finger of white head. As soon as I opened this, my father, sitting across the room, said "I can smell that from here - what are you drinking vinegar?" The smell was full of funk, sweet cherries, oak, and lactic acid. Big tartness and sourness up front, and the cherries reveal themselves towards the back. A nice balance between funk, fruit, and sour. I was thoroughly impressed with this lambic.

xenjoiii, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

nmann08, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

cestlavie, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Beezee, Feb 18, 2012
Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
95 out of 100 based on 685 ratings.