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Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude KriekDrie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek

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BA SCORE
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325 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Made from 40% cherries.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-21-2013)
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excited to finally pop the cork on this expensive little bottle. Cheers!

A: Magnificent magenta body, so dark that it looks shining black until you hold it up and a warm ruby light shines through. Pink bubbles appear with a quick twist of the glass, but once it gets settled again there’s nothing left. Looks quite still.

S: Wild, funky brett topped with cherry cobbler – ripe black cherry, green olive, barnyard, new leather, stewed blueberries, graham cracker. The funk, strong yet inviting, is nothing short of intoxicating.

T: This is, without a doubt, the sourest beer I have ever had. Good lord. Tastes, for the most part, like sour cherry candy with notes of tart green apple and raspberry. Between the puckering there are faint glimpses of oak barrel, baguette crust, extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, flint…in fact, it ends on a fairly metallic note, much the same as a tinny sauvignon blanc would.

M: Feels just as still as it looks, making for a watery, juice-like texture. The sourness is sticky enough to leave a lasting sensation on the back of the tongue, though, and the thinness of the body seems to add to this beer’s natural, wild character.

O: Sour to the extreme: don’t drink unless you’re alright with having the enamel stripped off your teeth. But damn is it good (if not addictive). Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 21:25:19 | More by BarryMFBurton
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a colorful, beautiful ruby red with a pinkish bubbly (thin) head. Not really carbonated (bottled in November 2012). Love the smell of sour cherries. The taste is of the same. Tart and sour cherries. This is mouth puckering, love the feeling on back end of my cheeks. Light to medium body, slight carbonation, tart too. Overall, a delicious sour brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 01:46:06 | More by ChrisL24481
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jvillefan

California

3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The body is a dark dark ruby red almost purple color. There is a slight lacing on the top of the glass that is a white/pink hue.

S: You can smell the sour in this from across the room. Intense cherry and acidic sour aromas come off this beer.

T: Really really sour. A little too sour for such a low abv beer. If you are going to go that sour have a bigger body to back it up. I recognize that Krieks are not normally high abv, Armand should have gone a little lighter on the sour flavors. There are also some very sour cherry flavors that make this beer delicious.

M: Good body for a Kriek and great carbonation.

O: Great beer but not worth too much hassle to get. I would not buy this one again due to the price but it is a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 04:34:45 | More by jvillefan
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a nice tall stemmed tulip from a375ml bottle.

Pours a nice deep dark garnet and ruby red with a nice dense but thin 0.25 pinkish head that recedes very quickly.

Aroma starts off with some nice sweet cherry notes followed by some more cherry tartness. Some chalky and yeasty esters bring sweet tarts to mind. These notes are followed by some nice dry woody notes in the nose followed by some more intense cherry notes. Mild grain and pie crust notes round the nose out.

The flavors follows the nose but with more intense acetic notes. Starts off with dry cherry tartness mixed in with some slight cherry pie sugary sweetness try to creep up. Mostly there are chalky notes of sweet tarts, incredible cherry notes. Cherry pie notes with some nice surprising grainy and bready cherry pie crust notes. Dry finish with good lower carbonation that is just enough to keep the acidic vinegar tartness from overwhelming.

Overall this is a delicious lambic with great cherry notes. Intense cherry notes. Some nice dryness and sweetness that slightly balances the acetic tones.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 00:21:36 | More by JoEBoBpr
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brianmandell

New York

3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

375ml bottle in wine glass

A: Deep red with no head

S: Strong cherry pie / artificial cherry / lactic sour

T: Cherry dominates along with a pleasant lactic sourness. The cherry tastes only a little more natural than it smells but not much else. This beer is aptly named. Finish is clean with very little funk.

M: Very pleasant mouthfeel with good carbonation and nice finish.

O: Drinkable but a dominated by an intense cherry flavor. I like cherry but it has an artificial and medicinal quality to it. Somewhat enjoyable and I'm glad I tried it, but I will not purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 03:54:34 | More by brianmandell
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another split with rudzud.

Pink rosy head attempts to form but immediately disappears, dark hazy maroon purple rosy color.

Nose is interesting, first a big sour cherry and big sweet cherry kool aid, it cherry freeze pop, nice sour funk with tart fruity cherry and juicy fruit and little sour malt, mild cherry cough syrup and biscuit as it warms, soury.

Taste brings tons of cherry, tart sour cherry, sour mash malt, little malt vinegar, sour cherry allover, very mild cherry candy and cough syrup, nice juicy cherry fruit juice. Sticky and little syrupy, mild flemmy finish, long tart cherry fruit and sour cherry, little funk.

Mouth is med bod and light carb, flemmy and sticky.

Overall good but not great, it's a decent beer with nice cherry but a little too much in some ways and not enough in others. This doesn't seem like a 3F beer, more like a cheaper Belgian kriek than the awesome stuff they usually put out.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 19:16:30 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice ruby clear hue with a thin pink head that leaves a light halo.

S - Aromas of cherry powder notes, along with nice Belgian funk. Sour tart notes.

T - Taste is quite tart, nice cherry nuts and light funk. Quite floral and rather drinkable, nice almost fruit punch notes.

M - Mouthfeel is nice for the style, quite drinkable.

O - Overall I enjoyed this beer, carbonation is lacking but the cherry isn't too fake.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 22:41:24 | More by rudzud
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nataku00

California

3.44/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a very dark red/purple, with little to no head. Not much of a pop when I pulled the cork and it matches the minimum carbonation seen in glass. Still it's a beautiful color.

Nose is big on sour cherry, similar to cherry pie filling. Some light damp animal hair funk, almond and oak as well. The fruit really overshadows any nuance the base beer might have.

Taste is a bit disappointing. The big cherry nose isn't in the flavor, instead leading with a stale cherry fruit flavor with a metallic tinge. Some cherry skin and oak lingers on the tongue.

Light body with minimal soft carbonation. The big fruit aroma didn't translate in taste, unfortunately.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 03:31:25 | More by nataku00
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into a gueuze glass.

A: Deep maroon on the pour with great clarity. The pink head retains decently and crackles with the effervescence.

S: Sour cherries, cider vinegar, macerated cherries and cherry skin, sour apple and lemon acidity, a dusty oak character.

T: Intense puckering sourness. Sour cherries, shades of strawberry, cider vinegar. cherry skins. Lemony. Subtle caramel at its core. Oak pulls through very faintly. Ghostly medicinal note. More funky, rustic, and barnyard flavors pull through as it opens. Cherry juice on the fading sour finish.

M: Lightish-medium body. Fruit skin astringency is evident. Good effervescence.

O: So yeah, this is pretty intense. A good deal of pucker power in this one. It proved far too intense to pair with my duck breast, but as a stand-alone beer it's a great drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 00:40:13 | More by ryan1788a5
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My first beer from Drie Fonteinen, and my first encounter with an oude kriek. I acquired this bottle from the local beer store for something like $15.99, so it wasn't exactly cheap. I'm pretty damn excited to have it.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a bloody strawberry colored body with about a finger of thin bubbly white / pink / red head that thins to a ring quickly. Looks very nice.

S - Smell is kind of strange. Some earthy yeasty band-aid like aromas, acidic sour / vinegary tartness, and some indistinct cherry fruitiness. Not really pulling any oak out of this.

T - Taste is very nice indeed. Delicious authentic tart juicy cherries, and just the slightest hint of earthy oak wood & vanilla when I really look for it, and it becomes more pronounced as I sip on this. Subtle alcohol warmth, despite the low abv. Vinous; almost wine like at times, only much more flavorful and interesting.

M - Feel is sour and sticky. There is some tart cherry lingering on the palate. Very light, crisp, and refreshing. Delicious.

Overall, an excellent beer, I would surely buy this again if they were to make it which is unlikely, and if the outrageous price tag wasn't so outrageous. Absolutely lovely; definitely grab this one if you have the chance.

Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 01:14:17 | More by mfnmbvp
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Virtually no carbonation; comes out flat, and pours to a thin, off-balance frothy pink-and-white head. Brew is a beautiful shade of wine- or blood- red, and shot through with light.

Hints of a fruity funkiness dominate the nose. Tartness and sourness, as well, although I can't squarely place it on cherries. A bit of a flat cherry pit aroma, flowers, and grain. Each flavor is fairly subtle throughout.

Whoa, now the flavor is something! So much going on: a slight puckering sour; malty tartness; extremely mild funk; cherry pits; raspberry; wheat; green vinous or vegetal notes (coming on stronger as I go). Really a fantastically complex beer to enjoy.

Amazing feel for the style. Tiny bit of sting; thin but tart and sour; huge wine-like warmth on the back-end (very surprising for the low ABV). Smooth and lingering.

There isn't a complaint to be had about this beer. So many different flavors going on, and packaged in a smoothly drinkable presentation. Excellent take on an Oude Kriek.

I was told by the store owner that this was a one-off beer, because 3F had accidentally used too many cherries. If that's the case, then I'm glad that I got the chance to try it out, and sad I didn't get more.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 01:56:55 | More by Roguer
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle served right before an Allagash Coolship Red for comparison sake.

A - Pours ruby red with a fizzy half finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to nothing at all, leaving no lace what so ever on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells pretty weird honestly. Tons of must dominate from start to finish. Hints of tart cherries, mild funk, oak and candy sweetness offer a bit of relief but the must is just too strong.

T - Thankfully the taste is a little better than the nose. Starts off with a mix of sweetness and mild tartness from the cherries quickly being joined by the ever present must, horse blanket funk, dry oak and some light mineral quality rounds things out. Finish is kind of sweet with some musty tartness, not lingering for very long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sweet, tart feel going pretty thin quickly. Not very lambic like honestly.

O - Decent but probably my least favorite Drie Fonteinen to date. The must is out of control and the cherries just can't make up the difference. Compared to the Allagash Red this was nowhere near as good, and they are about the same age.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 23:38:09 | More by orangesol
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a deep purplish red with a half inch of head. The head disappears quickly, no lace is left behind.

Sour cherries, light pale malts and oak make up the smell. Very simple, but the cherry smell is incredibly fresh.

I taste fresh, sour cherries on a blonde beer with a dry oak finish. Goes down nearly perfect.

Wow! No added sweetener and an experienced lambic blender makes for one badass brew! Expensive, but worth every penny.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 03:49:26 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375mL corked and caged bottle poured into a stemmed glass.

(A)- Pours a very dark deep burgundy red-almost purple color. Some minimal pink froth that dissipated quickly.

(S)- A very big and jammy dark cherry aroma that is actually a bit medicinal with a little band-aid action. Tart and oaky.

(T)- Very jammy overall with a heap of dark cherries in this. Slightly dry and oaky. There is abit of tartness but surprisingly not more than that. Slightly medicinal.

(M)- A mellow carbonation level. It is actually a bit restrained; tons of fruit, but little else. The medicinal note distracts you.

(O)- Very disappointing considering Armand is behind this; it is not up to his usual mastery of the style. Also considering the $16 price tag on this, you are better off with something else for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 18:16:38 | More by sweemzander
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

375ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 27/11/13

A deep reddish maroon, almost purple until you hold it to the light, just a thick pink film for a head but it hangs around for a while leaving no lace

S loads of cherry, some cranberry and raspberries, some funk, wood, has some jolly rancher candy thing going on but it works well, almost smells too good to be true, some red vinous notes and barnyard round things out

T just a hint of vinegar, the fruits not nearly as strong in the mouth but still there, more wood and still funky but the nose had more going for it, sour and tart but still has a hint of sweetness but not much at all

M light bodied with soft carbonation, a little pucker and leaves my palate feeling a little rough, fruity wood lingers

O I love the nose and no areas lacking, packed full of cherry and so easy to drink

not cheap but I bought a couple bottles and have no regrets, worth looking for for the nose alone

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 06:37:36 | More by wordemupg
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heavybopper

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Great rich red color. Absolutely no head. Seemingly little to no carbonation.
S- Slightly funky with cherry and cinnamon notes.
T- Slightly weak flavor when cold, but opens to full body up as it warms. Good cherry flavor, not overwhelming or too acidic. Very slight cinnamon aftertaste.
M- Medium viscosity, slight carbonation. Very sticky, even after finished.
O- Good kriek. Maybe a bit overvalued by price, but I'd drink again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 01:16:15 | More by heavybopper
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a dark red/purple color with a half inch pink head. Both the head retention and lacing are good. The brew smells like tart cherries, raspberries, and some funk. It tastes like tart and sweet cherries, raspberries, grapes, funk, and some blackberries. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick with low/moderate carbonation. I think it's a good brew, I liked it. However, it is pricey at $17.99 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 00:20:23 | More by bluejacket74
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml caged and corked bottle. The label comes off looking like a bad slasher movie promotion.

This beer pours a clear, very dark purplish-pink hue, with two fingers of bubbly, tightly foamy, and veritable cotton-candy pink head, which leaves little beyond a few wayward specks of rain spatter lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of tart, slightly sweetened (at least compared to the Cantillons of the world) cherry fruit, further raspberry and blackberry notes, biscuity, pie-like pale malt, a certain Pinot Noir red wine essence, a mild earthy funk, and subtle leafy, nutty hops. The taste is more rather tart cherry pit acetic acid, graham cracker-esque bready caramel malt, a separate fleshy cherry, raspberry, and cranberry fruitiness, more fruit-forward red wine, almost Merlot-like in its bearing, and a softly musty funk.

The carbonation is light and frothy, the body an adequately fruit-propelled medium weight, and actually somewhat smooth, flying in the face of one's initial impression of a sourness wasteland. It finishes similarly off-dry, the tartness of the mildly overbearing cherry not exactly the only game in town, as the grainy malt and sidling funk are still good to go.

I suppose that one could call this a balanced fruit lambic, especially from this particular brewer. Maybe the intent was otherwise, but the cherry, while pungent, isn't quite the palate-wrecker I was expecting. Tasty, like an unsweetened fruit pie, and well worthy of a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 03:31:20 | More by biboergosum
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured down the center of a snifter giving way to a deep red body with a thin pink head that sticks around pretty well.

Full on cherry aroma that still allows some subtle complexity to come through. A slight sweetness from all those cherries brings on almost a cherry pie like aroma, red wine, vanilla, some of the souring.

Lots of cherry comes through on the taste as is to be expected. Sour and musty lambic characteristics. Red wine like vinousness.

The carbonation is somewhat subdued leaving a light tingle as the light er bodied lambic goes down smoothly. Light tartness that reverberates through the jaw.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 02:11:39 | More by MattSweatshirt
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t420o

California

4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

3 Fonteinen Intense Red

A- pour yields a 1 finger fizzy pinkish/redish head. Head recedes quick leaving only a ring around the edges. Par for the style. Beer is a deep cherry color with some ruby highlights when held to light. 4

S- nice blend of tart cherries, slight funk, some sweeter cherry and raspberry notes as well. Very nice 4

T- very cherry forward hitting initially with the tart notes and the sweeter (though not too sweet) notes follow. There's a good amount of earthiness and funk to this, which is excellent. Some cranberry, raspberry and grape bubblegum as well. A slight floral aspect as well. 4.5

M- on the lower-moderate and carbonation wise as expected. Medium body 4.25

O- excellent Kriek. A true pleasure and high drinkability in spite of the tartness. 4.25

A

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 19:47:10 | More by t420o
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notchucknorris

California

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Almost no pop at all when I uncorked this puppy. Always a good sign. Pours a deep merlot color with slightly reddish edges. A light purple head fizzes away to nothing pretty quickly.

S: This is where the beer really shines. Jammy notes of red cherry and tart black cherry skins mix with a touch of barnyard, ripe raspberry, plum and concord grape notes. Tons of ripe fruit in here with a nice dash of funk. Juicy without smelling artificial.

T: Tart red cherries upfront. Then some lemon zest, vinegar, light bready malt and unripe raspberry. Just a touch of oak and cranberry as well. Finishes medium dry with a lingering red cherry sourness to it. Lacks much carbonation, which would do well to help these flavors along. Just doesn't have the complexity of the Oude Kriek or the Schaerbeekse. Not bad by any means, but nothing too special.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 04:53:10 | More by notchucknorris
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12.7 oz bottle poured into a 3 F Wine Glass
Bottle date: 13-11-2012

A- From the initial pour lacks carbonation. Very small thin red/white head, 1/2 finger that dissipates to a thin ring around the glass. The color is very nice, dark red/purple color, very attractive red/purple lacing.
S- Musky, barnyard funk upfront, cherry skin, some earthy notes.
T- Starts tasting much better as it warms up. Nice sour tartness upfront, sour cherries, funk, barnyard, puckering but not overpowering. The cherry is very nice but its not in your face intense like i was kind of expecting/hoping for.
M- Medium mouthfeel, sticky, a little more carbonation in the taste than the appearance. Nice bite as it goes down.
O- Decent kriek, very enjoyable, but not the best representative of this style. I would definitely drink again and I'm glad i have another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 03:08:11 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Scarlet, ruby red with no head. Color is bordering on a red wine but with much more clarity.

S - Tart dark cherry and the dark cherry is very strong. There is a musty, earthy note that is a little sweaty at times but not in an offensive way.

T - Concentrated dark cherry juice followed by a slightly sharp acetic note that slowly mellows into oak, cherry skins, vinous notes.

M - Medium body with low carbonation. Lingering tartness that mellows into dark cherry juice.

D - Intense is appropriately named when it comes to the cherry flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 01:43:01 | More by brewcrew76
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pkalix

California

4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

super super dark red with pink foam on top.
red cherries aroma on top (what else?).
tart (bitter?) red cherry flavor, very smooth considering the objective, but a little disappointing considering the low abv. not bad but I suppose the 'intense' is from the tartness.... I guess lambics are traditionally low in abv, so I should not be surprised.
overall, a decent lambic. tart and to the point. "made with 40% cherries"...

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 02:44:57 | More by pkalix
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spicelab

Australia

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Modest pop when uncorking. Blood-purple with a small fleeting head that abates to what could pass for a red wine were it not for the evident light bead.

As expected pretty fearsome, brooding, and mildly sherbety cherry action, with musky tannins making it seem even bigger. The strength of the fruit keeps the funkiness in the shade.

All the fruit character comes through, although some acidity and musty basement action seeps in and integrates very nicely with the sweetness. Striking resemblance to some of the lighter red-wine varietals.

Rich and meaty for the ABV thanks to the copious tannins, with the deceptive level of tartness doing a surprisingly neat job of cleaning it up. Very satisfying buzzy, dry finish.

Just lovely. Huge personality within one dimension.

Amazing depth withi one dimension

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 08:59:14 | More by spicelab
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Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
92 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.