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Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 47
Gots: 86 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website

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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yoitsarch, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Amazingly deep red color, stunning. Not a huge head or carbonation, but very light bubbles are suitable for some texture.

This beer lived up to its name "Intense." The flavor was deeply sour and cherry-forward. The cherry flavor was jolly rancher-like. Funk and barnyard was kept to a minimum but still present.

I enjoyed the heck out of this beer. In terms of pure fruit beers it is one of the best I have ever had, but judged against other lambics it lacked a bit of the complexity to put it in the upper echelon. 4.25 is a harsh rating honestly, that is more of a comparison to other lambics. Compared to other fruit abominations I have tried, this is a 4.5 easily.

alcstradamus, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jrenihan, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

masterofsparks, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Jeffh84, Aug 25, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

thatisgrossman, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

baybum, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

JoeMans, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured into a tulip. Not sure of the vintage.

3.50 A: Pours a clear deep amber color. Didn't get much of a head going.

4.00 S: Big fruity cherry, then some more cherry. Funky lactic acid. Woody earthiness, grassy.

4.25 T: Again lots of cherry. Big woodiness. Lots of tangy lactic acid with much less acetic. The flavors mesh together quite well.

4.00 M: Lighter medium body. Light, but spritzy carbonation. Super smooth.

4.25 D: Great beer. Always love 3F.

DavoleBomb, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jnich2424, Aug 16, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -11.1%

Pour is transparent blood red with almost no head, a touch of dark purple foam on top. Nose has lots of cherry up front with a moderate amount of funk. It's gets a bit leathery after the traditional earthy mushroomy funk with a bit of rubber band. Taste is stronger cherry, pitted ripe dark red cherry. The funk is lighter, a touch earthy and some rubber band through the back. Fairly sour finish with a light body and strong carbonation.

cpetrone84, Aug 15, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +10.6%

one of the best krieks there is. so damn sour but so much cherry flavor too. just amazing. body is full and drinkability is to die for.

Axnjxn, Aug 15, 2014
Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
93 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.