Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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455 Ratings
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Ratings: 455
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 47
Gots: 87 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Made from 40% cherries.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-21-2013)
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4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled in 2012

Pours deep red/purple. I don't believe I've seen a beer pour quite this deep of a hue. Little carbonation, just hints of a ring forms around the beer.

Intense rich cherries in the aroma. Almonds and vanilla and oak. While many krieks have this almond character, I haven't had a beer with this much of it. Extremely fruity despite the age. Hints of citrus and earthy funk, but this is mostly about the intense complex cherry character. As it warms the brett comes out more clearly.

Quite sour, but not over the top. Tart cherries upfront followed by more that rich almondy cherry character. Almost plum-like dark cherry character. Lactic acid and oak linger on the palate. Earthy brett mingles in as well. The complex cherry character keeps delivering. As I become accustomed to the sourness, more sweet and meaty cherries come out. Not actually sweet on the palate though, as the beer is bone dry.

Acidic and tannic on the palate but very low, almost no carbonation. Initially this was a drawback as I felt carbonation might deliver the flavors better, but as I sit with it, the lack of carbonation allows the darker mellower flavors to come out.

One of the most complex krieks I've had. Even with age the fruit keeps on delivering.

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4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

What a beer! Thanks to clay station for acquiring and sharing this rare beauty. A ruby red color like a fire truck, true to its name, an intensity and vibrancy not seen since atrial. Not much head on it, but it doesn't need one. Aromas of exploding pie cherries and cherry jam, funky as anything I've had from these guys, and quite heavy in the lacto. It's mature and my mouth is watering hard. The cherry flavor is so robust and sour, like candy almost, brilliantly alluring, sexy, oh man. It's even more cherry forward than their other krieks, although I don't know by how much. Sour too, I thought it might be cloying, but it's just perfect. Oak mellows it's feel a lot, it's really dry too for what it is. I wouldn't change a thing here, but it would be so sick to line all these krieks up for one tasting. You can taste it for miles, more depth with every sip, and a pungency uncommon even in the wild ale world here on the yeast. Up there with any I've ever had, I'm in love!

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Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
93 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.