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Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 816
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 188
Gots: 193 | FT: 22
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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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Photo of Lowen
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle. Sour and cherries aromas. Pours bright red, some hazy, with little pinkish head, vanishing, and almost no lacing. Light body and high carbonation. Taste is cherries, very sour but quite balaced, not too agressive flavours (bearing in mind this is a real sour beer style, of course). Aftertaste is long, dry and some sweet. Very enjoyable.

Photo of Julien
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of wyatt
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of jaidenjb
2.5/5  rDev -41.7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

How can you not like the pink and purple colors with the fluffy head on this? Maybe if you're insecure as a man, but I think it looks beautiful. Damn good aroma, a nicer priced alternative to the schaerbeekse version, still delivers plenty of stacked cherry tartness.

Taste, ample sour and cherries, a thick mouthfeel, this one does not skimp on the fruit and whatnot, you get a coating of it, all for the better too. I'm thinking the brighter variety colorwise of cherries here. So much cherry that the wood barrel is just an afterthought in terms of taste perception.

This beer makes me ache for the few weeks it was available on the shelves of the chain stores in Reno. Pricey, yes, but a worthwhile treat that hopefully, fate permitting, I can continue to keep a few just hanging out around the house, waiting for that right moment to drink up.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2009 properly aged bottle. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a dark ruby red color. Virtually no carbonation, a few lazy bubbles on the pour, then flat. Aroma of cherries, light oak and a hint of vinegar. Sour cherry start then other flavors develop including a surprising pie crust flavor that ultimately reveals itself to be related to the oak aging. Complex. Finishes with an interesting sweet / sour cherry and fruit flavor. A hint of funk. An very nice flavor progression. I'm not a sour beer fan, but this is very enjoyable and interesting to drink. I'm really glad I was able to get a bottle of this to try. I would have preferred a bit of carbonation and don't know whether the complete flatness of this kriek was due to age or not. Still enjoyable.

Photo of antoines15
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of marine1975
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of CellarGimp
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Rempo
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of LE_FEESH
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
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!

Photo of sergeantstogie
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Duffman929
4.42/5  rDev +3%
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.

Photo of Fux
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
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!

Photo of zeff80
4.27/5  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.

Photo of scottyshades
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
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

Photo of bashiba
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Photo of dav
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of CelticAleMan
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of thagr81us
4.12/5  rDev -4%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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