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Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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BA SCORE
93
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385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 42
Gots: 80 | 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:
Made from 40% cherries.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-21-2013)
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ManforallSaisons

Belgium

3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Opaque ruby, substantial fizzing but little to no head accumulation, just some surface bubbling. Cherry pie, some sawdust, pine forest. More cherry-pie fruit, some apple pie spice, deep sourness, an oak quality, less complex than a traditional kriek. Mildly cloying in the mouth, which works itself out. While it's supposed to be billed as an aperitif, I would suggest only a small serving to let the acidity open up the mouth for other things.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 20:21:00 | More by ManforallSaisons
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-09-2013 13:38:34 | More by BARFLYB
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-08-2013 16:01:53 | More by brother_kenneth
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-08-2013 03:19:07 | More by ygtbsm94
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-07-2013 23:41:09 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-07-2013 19:49:59 | More by largadeer
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-07-2013 17:31:00 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-06-2013 14:42:50 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-06-2013 14:19:33 | More by kjkinsey
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kscaldef

Oregon

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 02:07:30 | More by kscaldef
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lucas1801

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-03-2013 17:01:42 | More by lucas1801
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-01-2013 03:46:16 | More by Anonymous1
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LambicKing

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-31-2013 23:00:27 | More by LambicKing
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Prospero

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-30-2013 15:48:37 | More by Prospero
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks Moc for sharing

The beer pours a deep and dull looking maroon with a light pink halo of head that modestly laces. The nose is quite potent with booming notes of cherry (not cough-syrupy) and funk. The taste presents even more aspects of the cherry including the leaves, pit, and twig, mixed with some funk...interesting. The mouthfeel isn't nearly as tart as expected with bold cherry sweetness upfront and a semi-dry, lingering tartness. I expected something that was a lot more tart and dry, possibly just a bit underdeveloped. I think this is definitely a potent kriek that highlights the cherry in a unique way. I'd let it hang out in your cellar a bit before opening.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 21:31:09 | More by ThePorterSorter
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-27-2013 12:38:51 | More by acurtis
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-26-2013 21:09:05 | More by jsurfs82
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tjmodica

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-26-2013 18:27:04 | More by tjmodica
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-24-2013 15:11:36 | More by kspongeworthy
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-20-2013 14:21:49 | More by drummermattie02
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HopHead29

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-19-2013 22:15:52 | More by HopHead29
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Fux

France

4.74/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours very dark red with a fizzy dark pink head that fades within half a minute with a damn fiizy noise. Then we are left with a bright, dark, apparently flat liquid. It looks like a 20 years old kriek. Amazing!
S: I had expected a rich, powerful sweet fruit nose. It is the exact contrary. Deep, woody, with dark cherries, cheery skin and dark chocolate. No sweetness, but some lactiness. Dark red wine, grape, vanilla, complex but very subtle.
T: The surprise doesn't stop there. The palate is unexpectedly very sour, puckering. Then come dark cherries flavors along with some dark fruits, grape, prune, blackberry. After the dark fruit wave come woody and vanilla flavors, the only hint of sweetness in this beer. But those are very transient and fleeting, the palate finishes on musk, hay, with some funk and barnyards flavors. The aftertaste is more focused on a mix of red fruits and dark fruits with cherries, raspberries and grapes, actually reminding of Homage.
M: the mouthfeel is very smooth, a bit jammy, as for the Framboos. The beer being medium bodied. But the carbonation is absolutely not missing, a bit subdued but this faint character perfectly balances the high sourness of this beer, making it a perfect sipper.
O: Woh, another masterpiece from Armand. This is very complex and actually, I would not advise to try this to someone unused to Drie Fonteinen. But this is definitely one of the best offer from this blender. And I see this aging very well.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 21:34:36 | More by Fux
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huskermike12

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-15-2013 00:41:34 | More by huskermike12
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POTABLE83

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-14-2013 02:13:57 | More by POTABLE83
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

375 mL bottle ordered from I can't remember where. Barely audible pop removing cork.

Beautiful pour. Hazed dark blood red color with an iridescent dark pink head from a hard pour. Aroma is pure cherry flesh, slightly tart, light vanilla, graham cracker by cherry pie association; sweet and fruity but not particularly "lambic"-y. Flavor is fairly sweet to start; fresh cherry pulp and skin with a light sour finish. Some acidic and doughy notes linger in finish. Medium thick body with very soft carbonation. From the color and aroma I'd guess this almost has too much fruit? I'd expect trying this again in event just a few months might be a much different/enjoyable experience, but fresh this is disappointment lacking much depth, complexity, acidity or just all around, good ol' lambic ness.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 23:04:07 | More by yourefragile
Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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