Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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4.78/5 rDev +14.9%
Bottle shared at the RateBeer Gallery event in SF. Pours deep cranberry red with very little head. This beer is ridiculous. Absurd cherry pie aroma and flavor, complete with cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg. Tart but not really sour. Literally a beer expression of eating cherry pie or cobbler or something. So goooddd. The grown-up real Belgian version of NG Wisconsin Belgian Red.
07-05-2013 03:28:27 | More by illidurit
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
From bottle at The Festival. Beautiful dark red pour with thin pink head. Beautiful, bright berry aroma - cherries of course, but so much more - raspberry and even blueberry notes, really fruity, very subdued lambic character. Taste is also very fruity without being overly sweet - low lambic character but mostly because of its young age rather than too much sugar. Palate is smooth and silky, med-dry with medium carbonation. Delicious.
07-03-2013 23:03:27 | More by Noyt
4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
Pours a dark maroon. Too dark to see through. Looks almost black in sufficient quantity. Small pink purple head. Only a ring of bubbles lasts more than a minute or two. Smells strongly of cherries. Good acidity. Solid lambic funk. There are some deeper berry and red wine flavors. Taste is actually sweeter than expected. There's a ton of cherry juice in the beer. Some light horse blanket funk. Mild to medium sour pucker in the finish. Mouthfeel is pretty normal. There's some body to the beer. I really enjoyed this one, but it wasn't quite what I expected. Lots more juicy cherry sweetness.
06-24-2013 06:42:14 | More by popery
3.88/5 rDev -6.7%
375ml poured into stemmed globe
A - Pours a very dark burgundy with a finger of light red foam that quickly recedes. Light does not pass through this beer. It's an abyss of red.
S - Straight up cherry pie with hints of oak, funk, and vinegar. A bit subdued on the smell. I wonder if that will change with time.
T - Starts with tart cherries and that stays until the end. During, hints of oak, vanilla, and a touch of sour join, but the tartness over-powers. No funk to be found at all. It's good, but this is from 3F? This isn't complex at all.
M - Carbonation is no longer present after the head recedes. I feel this detracts from the experience as it becomes a lot more wine-like.
O - This is worth trying, but is greatly lacking in funk, sour, and complexity. I look forward to seeing what time will do to this though. If you love Kriek's, you'll still enjoy this. If you don't...
06-13-2013 00:53:03 | More by Hugonaut13
3.7/5 rDev -11.1%
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.
06-09-2013 20:21:00 | More by ManforallSaisons
Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
93 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.