Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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4.18/5 rDev +1%
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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3.89/5 rDev -6%
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
Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
92 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.