Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Reviews: 87
Hads: 544
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 3.42%
Wants: 50
Gots: 129 | FT: 32
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-21-2013

Made from 40% cherries.
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Reviews by JoEBoBpr:
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4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
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. (1,083 characters)

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

375ml poured into Cantillon wine glass. Bottle date of 11-13-2012. Best by 2017.

Appearance: Pours an entrancing ruby garnet color. Vigorous pouring gives me only a wispy, thin, pink head.

Smell: Deep, rich aromas of cherries abound in this delightful brew. Clearly the cherries decided to go for a swim in some oak barrels as the pleasant background smell of wood dances about. Fairly one dimensional, but great.

Taste: Can you say "cherry jolly rancher"? This beer tastes exactly like a cherry jolly rancher, but with a touch of sourness. The sweetness of the cherries cuts deep into the lambic/gueuze base. In the background, I can taste the base beer and it's really nice. Basement funk, barnyard, and very crisp.

Mouthfeel: Medium-low carbonation. Medium-light bodied. Very refreshing.

Overall: A tastefully done kriek. The cherries are really in your face, but almost taste slightly fake. For that reason, I cannot get behind this beer. My vote is to stick with Cantillon Kriek as the #1 cherry beer. (1,011 characters)

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via online purchase
Thanks, www.etregourmet.com!

Deep crimson with nearly zero carbonation. Small amount of visible bubbles and a very minimal head. Left the glass oily on the way down.

The aroma is similar to 3F's Oude Kriek, which is a fine, fine thing. Big cherry notes, moderate lactic sourness, some oak, and good amounts of gueuze-like funk. Complete, and near perfect for the style. Loved it.

Big cherry and juice like characteristics throughout along with good amounts of oak, earthy funk. Very, very drinkable. Moderate sourness. This isn't nearly as sour as other krieks, even Oude Kriek itself. It's tasty, but I prefer the flavor of the regular Oude Kriek.

Medium bodied with nearly no carbonation. Almost juice like, but fuller in body.

The smell is incredible, the taste is good, and the mouthfeel is lacking. I believe Oude Kriek is the better beer, but I would just be nitpicking. This is still tasty stuff. (952 characters)

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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