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Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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484 Ratings
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Ratings: 484
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 50
Gots: 96 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-21-2013

Made from 40% cherries.
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Ratings: 484 | Reviews: 82
Photo of NuclearRich
3.11/5  rDev -25.4%
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.

Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of WorldWideStout
2.69/5  rDev -35.5%
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.

Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours like blood. Very red. Like cough syrup almost. Sample pour at Night of the Funk doesn't allow me to judge the head all too well.

S-Cherry is obviously stressed. A bit tart. Definitely musty. Black cherries. Light oak. This beer looks like cherry cough syrup and it even smells a bit like it too.

T-The flavor is very unique. A musty, tart red and black cherry dose. Then I get some artificial cherry. Jammy cherries. Light wood. Finishes with a mixture of cherry cola and tart natural cherry.

M-A bit sticky. Lighter in body. Relatively soft carbonation.

O/D-Definitely worth a try. The cherry came off as a bit artificial in some aspects of the flavor. Then, the other parts were great and made up for it. A sample pour was good enough and I don't think it would be worth $20 for a 375ml.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of cfrances33
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a 3F wine stem.

Pour: Pours a clear, deep blood red. A finger of fizzy magenta head forms and leaves minimal lacing, yet remains as a rim.

Smell: Lots of sweet cherry up front, with a touch of doughyness, some spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), and a light 3F funk.

Taste: The taste is rather disappointing. Sweet cherries dominate the entire palate, with a touch of tartness, light raw dough. No funk. No complexity. Just cherry juice. In a lot of ways, it seems kind of watered down.

Mouthfeel: Solid carb, but too much juicy sweetness. A 375ml bottle of this is nearly too much.

Overall: Okay, but not what I was hoping for. This will age well, I'm sure, but the cherries need to subside substantially.

Photo of CityofBals
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
93 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.