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Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

667 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 667
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 177
Gots: 155 | FT: 12
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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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Ineedabeerhere, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Rempo, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of gyllstromk
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours deep, beet red with a light head and mild carbonation. Aromas of cherry and root beer. Flavors of strawberry and vanilla cherry soda, with a very nice tart finish. Overall the flavor is very dominated by the fruit.

As it warms, we observe tropical, citrus, and floral aromas, with darker fruit flavors arising, as well as a bit of a jolly rancher pop.

A perfect kriek.

gyllstromk, Apr 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

MalaMi, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

PEIhop, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

ToddHolder, Jul 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

BelgianDip, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

jerz, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

clegolfski, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of ktrillionaire
4.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Consumed on a car ride (not driving) in a paper cup.

A - Red with a pink head, semi-persistent foam. Quintessential Kriek Lambic.

S - Great tart cherry; pungent. Also a slight woody and pickle-olive aroma.

T - Same as the nose, but more intensely cherry, and the most sublimely perfect balance, and basically perfectly tuned-up.

M - Very nice carbonation; not too big and not too little.

D - This is one of the greatest pleasure to drink. I could drink this by the firkin.

ktrillionaire, May 17, 2010
Photo of caddyshack199
4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dre Fonteinen kriek
H-pink fleating head
N-sour cherry, lambic base comes through well
T-sour up front becomes soft quickly. Good balance of sweetness and sourness. Truely a great lambic. Perfect example of kriek done right. Sad the brewery is closing it's doors. 
$23.99 bottle 750ml
Staples Corner Liquors, Crofton Md

caddyshack199, Jan 18, 2010
Photo of apowar
4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled: Mar 31 2009

12.7oz bottle courtesy of Tim van Dragt

Poured into my Russian River tulip

Appearance: What every kriek should look like. Gorgeously rich red color--like cranberry juice but a little more rust-ey. Head dissipates rapidly but leaves a smattering of bubblegum-pink foam around the edge of the glass.

Aroma: Sour cherries (obviously), smells strongly of old leather, wet wood, and faintly of dark chocolate. Brettanomyces rears it's head in the form of a horsey, earthy minerality. Such a struggle to figure this one out without being inclined to take a sip.

Taste: So dynamic! Opens with sweet/tart cherries and vanilla. The acidity is extremely well balanced with the natural sweetness of the cherries. Finishes with some cherry juice pit, as well as some pretty unique flavors that I want to attribute to the Brett (horse and barnyard meet cat urine?). As it opens up a little bit I'm getting more of a cherry soda thing along with some tannin/astringency (almost like I'm knawing on the stems/pits).

Mouthfeel: Full in body, moderate (albeit very fine) carbonation.

Drinkability: So much. (So subjective: see below)

Overall: It's labor day and one of the hottest days we've experience in SF in some time. For me--now--this kriek really hits the spot. Big on flavor, but the acid keeps it feeling light making it seem all the more drinkable in this climate.

apowar, Sep 07, 2010
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4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330ml bottle into tulip style wine glass.

A: Dark crimson red with beautiful cherry tinged white head with a lace that clings nicely to the glass.

S: Tart Cherry/ Cinnamon/ Oak-wood notes/ Slight barnyard notes with corky accent/ Cherry cola/ Sherry/ Saddle/ Violet

T: The cherry comes out tart at first on the initial attack and then transforms into a sweet cherry on the mid palate that turns into cinnamon toast. On the finish this beer displays a nice funky tart cherry flavor.

MF: Great mouth feel that fills the palate with flavor and ends with hints of creaminess. The finish on the beer is quite good.

D: This beer is very drinkable! Your mouth waters for more with each sip. The sourness of this beer is in perfect balance.

Overall:
Wow this is a great beer! Everything is in perfect harmony. A real pleasure to drink.

TriGuy20, Jan 13, 2011
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4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle Dated 16Jan2003. Opened 2008.

Pours a vibrant crimson with tan tones. Looks beautiful.
Mild carbonation.
Aroma of cherries, cherry juice, strawberries, fruit punch. Some funk for sure.
Tastes amazing, lots of fruits similar to the aroma, not real sweet. Twinge of vinegar. Quite tart! The depth is impressive, especially at this age. I could drink this every day. That I can't is saddening.

Also had bottle from 2005, 1Feb2005 I think is the date.
Aroma is an amazing tart cherry, red fruits.
Darker color than the 2003, almost blood red. Cloudy.
Lots of tartness, lots of fruits just like the 2003. A bit sweeter but not much. Hint of vinegar again. An amazing beer.

mrkrispy, Mar 07, 2010
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Fauvay, Aug 26, 2014
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gfg0020, Sep 06, 2014
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4.79/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle - Delirium Cafe

We had a lot of these. At 13 Euros, seemed like one of the bigger bargains in the book. Add to that the fact they were dishing out 2006 vintages! Things got so great that they were busy enough to not even uncork them anymore, and as a result I have a 2006 vintage of this beer sitting in my closet here in Seattle.

This has aged absolutely fantastic - not as tart as Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek, but better. The finish is so rich and decadently cherry - similar to the finish on the Lou Pepe Kriek, but better even. Layers of tart and sweet cherry, oak, earthy notes. The dark cherry plays so nicely.

dirtylou, Aug 31, 2013
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Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
95 out of 100 based on 667 ratings.