Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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3.6/5 rDev -15.9%
Huge foamy reddish pink head faded away fast. Deep ruby red body and a bubble ring around the sides of the glass.
Big dose of funkiness comes out right away. Wet hay, minerals, musty, and tart over-ripe sour cherries underneath all the funk.
Sour cherry flavor right out of the gate. Drys out very quick, mineral quality, low-medium amount of carbonation, and finishes a bit syrupy. A touch more carbonation would help to break up the syrupy finish. The cherry flavor turns slightly medicinal in the aftertaste. The dry aspect to the beer is quite nice though and feels good on the palate.
01-18-2012 20:02:04 | More by mindspin315
4.3/5 rDev +0.5%
12oz bottle into a tulip glass
A: Pours deep red with brown hues, hazy and completely opaque. A finger of light foam develops and recedes very quickly. This is very lightly carbonated.
S: Extremely funky aroma - basement must and wet hay. I get fairly strong sour cherry behind the funk with light lactic acid smell. Very nice.
T: I really like the balance of this beer. It starts out with a strong sour cherry flavor. Behind the cherry, there is a small, but significant amount of vanilla. The lactic acid sour flavor is quite restrained, but still evident for sure. The funk is much more restrained than it is in the aroma, but shows up in the way of basement must and wet hay.
M: The carbonation is quite low, but better than it looks. It's fairly full bodied for the style.
O: This is an ugly beer that is under carbonated. However, the sour cherry flavor is quite nice and is very well integrated with the other flavors. All the flavors are quite balanced and support each other very well.
01-13-2012 01:15:40 | More by coreyfmcdonald
4.05/5 rDev -5.4%
3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek
Appearance: dark red-purple, medium head, and no lacing.
Smell: funky oude lambic.
Taste: nice lambic qualities, a maltiness, and a faint cherry flavor.
Mouthfeel: medium and tart.
This is a nice brew, but the cherry flavor is towards the back end. There is no shortage of lambic flavor.
01-08-2012 04:05:58 | More by megahurts4
4.6/5 rDev +7.5%
2006 vintage poured from 750 into a snifter
This beer pours a lovely ruby color with a decent light light pink head that recedes rather quickly. the smell is wonderful, earthy barnyard funk with a nice tart cherry hint in the finish of the nose., after about 5 years in the bottle the cherries are still present. the flavor is funky, a nice tartness lemony cherry goodness. the mouthfeel is dry well carbed almost puckerinbg but not quite. overall an excellent kriek
01-04-2012 03:36:40 | More by rowingbrewer
3.58/5 rDev -16.4%
A: A deep rose, somewhat similar to sparkling red grape juice.
S: Dry, tart, acidic with a slight fruit aroma.
T: Sweet, tart, with a mild fruit flavor that increases with consumption. The tartness is sharp and crisp, as is found in a gueuze, as opposed to the thick, sour pucker you might find in an exceptional sour ale, like Supplication.
M: Light, fizzy, and crisp. A touch too thin.
O: Sour ales have stolen my heart and I appreciate a good lambic. This delivers fairly well in both departments but is slightly too thin.
12-28-2011 01:33:05 | More by 01001111
4.72/5 rDev +10.3%
375ml bottle poured into a snifter.
A: A beautiful dark blood red. Almost a two finger pink head with great retention and ok lacing.
S: Not really sour or tart. It's a nice funky barnyard cherry aroma. Definitely get lots of oak in the nose. Great smelling beer.
T: Wow. Sweetness upfront. Then tartness that transitions nicely to funkiness then finishes sour. None are dominant since the oak comes through solidly and tames them. Cherries are not huge in the flavor. Definitely there but definitely taking a back seat.
M: Light body. High carbonation, very fizzy, but good. Super crisp.
O: Love it. The best Lambic I've had so far. One I could see drinking all the time.
12-23-2011 03:08:13 | More by doughanson78
4.18/5 rDev -2.3%
12.7 oz bottle poured into a lindeman's stange
A - pinkish red body with a pink head half a finger thick (big carbonation bubbles in the head) quickly settles to a ring.
S - sour cherry smell, salt, earthy malts, candied sugar.
T - sour cherry, candied sugar, oak, funkiness, earthy malts bit of salt in the end.
M - frothy medium bodied big astringency from the tartness.
O - very good stuff. expensive so probably won't splurge again on this but worth a try once.
12-04-2011 21:10:22 | More by celticfutblclub
Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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