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Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 47
Gots: 83 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website

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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

beesy, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

dbc5, Aug 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

SupremePie, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of GJ40
4.66/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sampled from a 375ml bottle in a chalice. Picked up and taken home from Brussels.

A - A brilliant, beautiful red color with a small dusting of head.

S - Sweet and sour cherries with slightly earthy notes.

T - A nice tart, sour bite but with a huge depth of cherry flavor. A mild sweetness that adds to the complexity without making it overly sweet.

M - A good pucker factor with a moderate consistency and a firm carbonation that makes it feel light and airy.

O - Great beer! Wish I got more.

GJ40, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Clonies720
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

375ml poured into Cantillon wine glass. Bottle date of 11-13-2012. Best by 2017.

Appearance: Pours an entrancing ruby garnet color. Vigorous pouring gives me only a wispy, thin, pink head.

Smell: Deep, rich aromas of cherries abound in this delightful brew. Clearly the cherries decided to go for a swim in some oak barrels as the pleasant background smell of wood dances about. Fairly one dimensional, but great.

Taste: Can you say "cherry jolly rancher"? This beer tastes exactly like a cherry jolly rancher, but with a touch of sourness. The sweetness of the cherries cuts deep into the lambic/gueuze base. In the background, I can taste the base beer and it's really nice. Basement funk, barnyard, and very crisp.

Mouthfeel: Medium-low carbonation. Medium-light bodied. Very refreshing.

Overall: A tastefully done kriek. The cherries are really in your face, but almost taste slightly fake. For that reason, I cannot get behind this beer. My vote is to stick with Cantillon Kriek as the #1 cherry beer.

Clonies720, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Ilovebrew, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

juliusseizure, Aug 04, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
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

jmarsh123, Jul 30, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've opened three of these now, and it's finally time to jot down a review. I am a huge fan of 3 Fonteinen, and was extremely excited when I learned of this new kriek.

The beer is a deep ruby color with a pinkish-purple head. The aroma is all about the cherries. in your face sweet and tart cherries, gravitating to the sweet side a bit. I don't want to say the beer is one dimensional, because it isn't. However, cherries really steal the show here. Juice and jam, with just a bit of oak and tart character. An outstanding beer, even if not my favorite kriek lambic. Armand has created a nice little deviation here. A wonderful pairing with chocolate.

Huhzubendah, Jul 28, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very deep red. Pink head. Thick collar.

Smell - Jammy cherries. Really rich cherry aroma. Slightly sweet. A bit of acidity and a slight bit of funk. Otherwise not much lambic coming through. Still smells great though.

Taste - Tons of cherry. Covers up some of the sourness. Jammy cherry flavor overpowers. It tastes good despite being monotonous. Slightly lemony sourness comes through in the end.

Mouthfeel - Mininal sourness. Fruity finish. Medium carbonation.

Overall - It is an intense cherry flavor. Delicious cherry if nothing else.

Alieniloquium, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

DarthKostrizer, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Jonada
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottled on 11/13/2012. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Pours an intense ruby red with a pink head that dissipates instantly.

Smell: Lots and lots of cherries. There's some oak, barnyard funk and hay as well, but the cherries dominate the nose. Dark red wine grapes become present as the beer warms as well.

Taste: Same as in the aroma, the cherries dominate the palate along with some oak. Barnyard funk character is present as well, but is more subdued than in the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp with low, bordering on medium fine carbonation. Finishes dry with medium sourness.

Overall: Not the most sour, funky or complex lambic ever, but if you're looking for a cherry bomb, this one is for you.

Jonada, Jul 18, 2013
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polishkaz, Jul 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

sliverX, Jul 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

laxer8811, Jul 15, 2013
Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
93 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.