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Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

443 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 443
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 47
Gots: 86 | 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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2/5  rDev -51.9%

doobliebop, Apr 25, 2013
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2.63/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: A lovely, shimmering, ruby-colored body. The head dissipates a little faster than I would have liked.

S: Dark cherries, tartness, a bit of must, and a bit of cough syrup.

T: Ugh. The first half is Robitussin. Medicinal cherry. It is a bit more dark cherry than your typical cough syrup, which makes it not quite as bad, but it's still not good. The second half brings a sour twang along with a little funk.

M: Carbonation keeps the beer light without masking the flavors. Which is usually a good thing.

O: Why anyone would want to have their beer taste like cough syrup is beyond me. If you love Kasteel Rouge or the taste of Robitussin, then you will love this beer. Otherwise, stay away.

For the price I had to pay for this beer at a bar, it probably ranks as the worst beer purchase I have ever made.

WorldWideStout, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
2.74/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A: A bit of a tough cork to work out and little pop creates a bit of concern, although a vigorous pour produces about a finger of head, although it quickly recedes to a slim ring of pink. It is, indeed, intensely red, bordering on purple.

S: Cherry jam. Funk notes come and go, but certainly doesn't seem to have the characteristic 3F aroma. Mild hints of balsamic vinegar.

T: Lots of wood and vegetal aspects. Somewhat fruity but not at all what the aroma might suggest. Sort of a flat Beaujolais Nouveau as it warms up.

M: Flat and somewhat thin. Finishes with a mild astringency.

O: I'm sorry, but I think the emperor has no clothes. This strikes me as a batch that wasn't very good, that then had a ton of fruit dumped in and still isn't very good.

kscaldef, Jun 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

DonFrap, Jul 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

atpca, Jun 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

stereosforgeeks, Oct 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

rowingbrewer, Oct 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

Wowcoolman, Oct 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

12tb, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of NuclearRich
3.1/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A. Deep purple with brown and ruby, pink fizzy head like cherry coke.
S. super sweet cherry pie filling, with tart to match. There's a bread funk that completes the cherry pie motif by being the crust.
T biiig intense cherry flavor, very tart, a bit sweet, with funk backing it up.
M. Dry.
O. Sip this like barrel strength bourbon: small slow sips. This is as advertised: intense. Not for the faint hearted or faint paletted. Really just ok in the end.

As a side note, it kinda makes me mad. 3f here is like a rock band that decides to make a weird and mostly crappy album just to see if people will praise them for it.

NuclearRich, Sep 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

weonfire, Sep 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

weeare138, Dec 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

IrishColonial, Feb 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

sphyrn, Feb 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

HopsintheSack, Sep 15, 2013
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3.38/5  rDev -18.8%

facesnorth, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of nataku00
3.44/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

nataku00, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Gonzoillini, Jun 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

BGsWo22, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

DarthKostrizer, Jul 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

duracell, Apr 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

phishphorce, Dec 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Beerandboards, Nov 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

nmann08, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

craftbeerasian, May 17, 2014
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Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
93 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.