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Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 862
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 188
Gots: 202 | FT: 21
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: rastaman on 09-27-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 12.25.12
Dated 27/01/2012

A - Pours a clear deep pink-red with a very small, large bubbled, light pink head with good retention.

S - Tart cherry, grapes, and some red wine. Nice.

T - Dark grapes, tart with a sour pucker, some subtle wheat and hops in the middle.

D - Low carbonation with a light body.

O - Tart a light, crisp fruit with a sour finish.

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4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek. Bottled 12/14/2007.

Very hazy magenta color. Translucent, but held up to light, offers a nice glow. Had to agitate to get some sudsiness to form. Carnation pink foam never really covered the surface, but is left as a thick choppy ring of huge bubbles.

Somewhat muted aroma. Oak and sour cherries. Some straw-like bretty character, but it's pretty subdued. Very light note of currant and raspberry.

Nice and funky with notes of damp basement and acetic acid sourness. Fruit notes have tart cherry, raspberry, and almost blueberry. Vinous notes are very pleasing and not overshadowing what tastes like the remains of a sturdy malt base. Quite complex and delicious.

Right about medium in the body, but the carbonation is light. Probably was lost in the aging process. Still feels soft after the tartness. The finish cleans up very nicely.

Tasted along with '10 Cantillon Kriek, '07 Boon Kriek Mariage Parfait, and '10 Drie Fonteinen Schaarbeekse Kriek. Ranked 2nd to Cantillon.

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4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice extra from evilc in a recent trade! Thanks chris!

bottle date of 01/27/12.

small pop when pulling out the cork.

poured into duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: deep red bodied beer with a thin cap composed mostly of medium and large sized bubbles that form a white head with a pink tint. Drops to a thin white ring.

Smell: Tart cherries, vinegar, oak, and a touch of dusty / musty / sweaty funk! I can just smell the tartness of this beer!

Taste: a touch of tart cherries and some berries right away. Its got just a touch of sweetness almost like jam. The funk level is pretty big in this beer. Its really oaky, tannic, and a touch vinegary as well. Not as tart as the nose leads on. Its fairly balanced Kriek, but its still more of a funky sour.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation. The carbonation is soft and delicate. I think its at a good carbonation level. Finishes a little on the dry side.

Overall: Really nice kriek. Not my favorite, but its very enjoyable. I normally do not gravitate towards the super funky sours, but this beer had just the right amount of funk without crossing the line by being an overly funky beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oude Kriek is a very dark cherry color. It’s clouded by a thick haze. Nevertheless, plenty of light cuts through revealing an array of crimson and pink highlights. Love the color. A soft, white head caps it off. The head only rises to about a finger in height. Retention was rather short as it fell back and disappeared quickly. Lacing was extremely light. Excellent color though!

The nose good, but is a little light. Just a little more strength would drive it up a notch. It is a bit earthy and musky up front. There’s a slight funkiness to it, but it’s very subtle. Nice touch. It does feature a really nice cherry scent. I’m not the biggest cherry fan, but it smells nice…and tart! Secondary scents include oak, berries, and Belgian yeast. Alcohol is not a factor at all. It smells really good. If only it were just a little stronger….

The flavor is simply excellent! Wow! Really good stuff. It definitely starts out with a combo of musky, earthy, and funky flavors. It’s a little grainy. The funky flavor is subtle and rather mild. I really like that about it. It’s enough barnyard funkiness to liven up the flavor, but not so much that it dominates the palate. It is tart or sour. The cherry flavor is very vibrant and strong. It’s not quite mouth puckering though. Oak, berries, Belgian yeast, and even a little apple round it out. Very deep and complex. Alcohol isn’t noticeable. Finishes tart, fruity, oaky, and dry. Excellent!

Oude Kriek has a light – medium body. Carbonation is very light and restrained. It feels light, but it’s extremely soft and smooth. Goes down far too easily.

Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen makes incredible beer. While Oude Kriek is an excellent example, it’s actually not one of their best. That, in and of itself, is a testament to their skills. Oude Kriek is damn impressive. It’s very refined, complex, and sophisticated. Art in a bottle. Find some.

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4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle served in a flute glass.

2006 corked bottle.

A: Pours a dark rose to purple color. Cloudy. Minimum carbonation (I guess that's due to the bottle age). Forms a very small bubbled white head with minimal retention and no lacings left

S: Fruity and woody. Cherry juice. A little bit sour. Lambic yeasts

T: The best part. Just perfect. A Slightly sweet fruity upfront, followed by a tart cherry pie taste. Oak and malt. In overall a dry but veeeery smooth taste. Not aggressively tart as a Cantillon, for example, giving a quite winy sensation in the mouth.

M: Light but slightly smooth body. Very low carbonation. Malty and tart aftertaste

O: Excellent drinkability. I would like to taste a "younger" one (this is a 6 years old bottle) to compare. Absolutely great beer. No more comments...

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The appearance is a light red color with a short foamy white head. Its` nose has sour cherries, dusty cellar and hay. Tipping it back for a taste and I get some funk, a good dose of cherries and a nice tart quality to it. The mouthfeel is medium with a heavy handed sourness, where the finish was a little sharper than I like in fruit lambics. But, with all things considered, this is nonetheless a fine beer. Certainly one that is great to open with friends to celebrate and perhaps discuss the interesting qualities of it.

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