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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:
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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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

cnbrown313, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

BeerBucks, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

mjw1200, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via online purchase
Thanks, www.etregourmet.com!

Deep crimson with nearly zero carbonation. Small amount of visible bubbles and a very minimal head. Left the glass oily on the way down.

The aroma is similar to 3F's Oude Kriek, which is a fine, fine thing. Big cherry notes, moderate lactic sourness, some oak, and good amounts of gueuze-like funk. Complete, and near perfect for the style. Loved it.

Big cherry and juice like characteristics throughout along with good amounts of oak, earthy funk. Very, very drinkable. Moderate sourness. This isn't nearly as sour as other krieks, even Oude Kriek itself. It's tasty, but I prefer the flavor of the regular Oude Kriek.

Medium bodied with nearly no carbonation. Almost juice like, but fuller in body.

The smell is incredible, the taste is good, and the mouthfeel is lacking. I believe Oude Kriek is the better beer, but I would just be nitpicking. This is still tasty stuff.

ehammond1, Sep 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

parris, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Holland
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought for $17.99 at Tenuta's in Kenosha, WI. Served from 375 ml bottle into 3 F stemmed glass at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

A: without any sound opening the corked beer, I didn't expect the carbonation. It immediately started fizzing as I poured. The beer is a dark ruby or garnet all the way through, and almost completely opaque. No head, but there is a ring around the edges of the glass.

S: cherry smell is huge, along with vinous notes.

T: puckering sourness along with the intense cherry flavor makes for an interesting beer. Very little sweetness. Sourness seems to diminish with each sip.

M: thick like a wine, but still dry. Carbonation could be improved to give it a lighter mouthfeel (personal preference), or maybe I shouldn't drink this on a hot summer night.

O: very good beer, incredibly interesting. It's more cherry-full than Lou Pepe Kriek, and almost like a pinot noir. I would probably buy at least a few more at this price. I'll be interested to see how it ages since there is so much flavor at this point.

Holland, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

djrn2, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

mkennedy119, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

koopa, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Rutager
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A huge thank you to Jeffo for hauling this across the ocean and then sending it across this massive country. 375 bottled 13-11-2012

Okay, so maybe it is 8:30 am but my kids woke me up at 5:30, I'm camping, AND it's my 40th birthday today (so fuck you :-P).

Appearance. Pours an intense red, almost purple in the glass. Looks a lot like grape juice once the half finger of pink head disappears.

Smell. Nice woody, lightly musty funk strikes me first followed by a ton of cherries and a light marzipan note from the pits (or so I'm told).

Taste. Whoa, intense again. Just a ton of sour cherries here. Fairly high level of sourness for a young lambic, this is going to be crazy intense after a few more years. Lots of nice woody funk. Great stuff.

Mouthfeel. Lighter body, low and fairly smooth carbonation for the style.

Overall. A fantastic kriek as expected. Would like to try this again in a few years to see how intensely sour it will become.

Rutager, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep, vivid hue of crimson scarlet red. Brief sizzle of pinkish white foam, lasts for a couple minutes, though it doesn't stick around long. Color is dark, though intense with good clarity when held to the light.

Aroma is an onslaught of dark cherry, leafy and juicy. As it warms there's a slight floral note.

Intense is an apt name, the taste is pure concentrated dark cherry juice, a moderate tartness and bitter tannin from the cherry skins linger into the dry, woody aftertaste. Carbonation is low but present, it's vinous character reminds me of other unblended Krieks like Hanssens Scarenbecca that come straight from the barrel. This is as much cherry content i've experienced in a lambic, it almost drinks like straight up cherry pulp and juice, but with undercurrents of traditional lambic and time spent in the barrel. I'm a big fan of Schaerbeekse Kriek and Scarenbecca, and this is a close 3rd in that vein.

Anyone calling Intense Red "fake" needs a reality check...

emerge077, Aug 31, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazed deep rich reddish purple. Pours like a dark red wine. Minimal carbonation. No cap, but carries a small bubbly light purple collar. No lacing.

Smell: Tart cherry juice and flesh. Loaded with oak and leather and a.mild acetic tartness. Funky in a mild way. Musty and juicy. So much cherry. Mildly acetic with some leather. Wood and a slight earthy tones. Wet and mega fruity. Sweet and tart.

Tasty: Sour cherry. Sharp citric bite is powdery and mega tart. Cherry juice and flesh. Juicy and wet with a slight oak backing. Sweet and damp with some layers of funk. Complex tart flavors. Some powdery yeast and a clean edge of fruit.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Smooth with minimal carbonation. Nice and dry on the finish.

Overall: Purple drank!

It's good. Loaded with enough cherry to kill a moose.

Goblinmunkey7, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Consumed 8/30/13

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this gem

Appearance: Rich, deep purple with some light 'urple highlights - nice clarity - pours with a creamy pink head, fades to a couple wisps of a cap, leaves a few streaks of lacing

Smell: Rich, tart cherries and some sour - big cherry component, tart and fleshy, with loads of cherry skin - juicy and acetic sourness - funky, musty, with some wood and earthy notes

Taste: Nicely sour cherries and some wood - very tart cherries, cherry flesh, cherry skin - sharp, acidic sourness, about average sourness for the style - earthy, with some musty funk, with some wood - finishes with some wood and acidity

Mouthfeel: Medium body, very smooth but could be smooth, nice carbonation

Overall: Moderate Purple

I know I've been spoiled by some other sours because I wouldn't necessarily describe this as "intense." It is very tasty though. I would be happy to drink it again.

angrybabboon, Aug 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

beesy, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

dirtylou, Aug 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

bcm75, Aug 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ddedhed, Aug 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ADTaber, Aug 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

jampics2, Aug 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Satchboogie, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

maDUECEgunner, Aug 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mendvicdog, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

dbc5, Aug 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Aug 21, 2013
Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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