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Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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858 Ratings
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Ratings: 858
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 190
Gots: 203 | FT: 21
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Belgium

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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Ratings: 858 | Reviews: 295
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4.8/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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