Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by jmarsh123:
4.48/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours deep red almost red wine like with a small pink head. Not much pop when I unleashed the cork. Very little head despite an intense pour although there was some good lacing.
Very strong cherry aroma almost like some of the jammier US wilds. Some of the normal 3F funk is present, but cherries seem to dominate them. Not necessarily bad as the cherry is pretty good.
Flavor is just as intense with cherries. Very jammy almost like a fresh Upland lambic. Not a ton of funk as the sweet cherry covers it up although there is some acidity at the end. Very juicy.
Despite the lack of carbonation on the pour, there is still enough here as the mouthfeel is a bit prickly. Fairly light bodied finishing juicy and sour.
I really had no idea what to expect from this one, but I really enjoyed it. Strong fresh cherry jamminess overpowers some, but the flavor is so good it doesn't matter. Not as complex as some other 3F, but delicious nonetheless. I wish I would've ordered more
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2013 21:42:48 | More by jmarsh123
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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 304 ratings.