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Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

391 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 42
Gots: 79 | 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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Crookdrain

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-16-2013 23:31:03 | More by Crookdrain
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-16-2013 13:27:10 | More by Hessian257
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monitorpop

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-15-2013 05:39:08 | More by monitorpop
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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...

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 00:53:03 | More by Hugonaut13
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-12-2013 19:24:55 | More by safaricook
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jbuddle

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-12-2013 14:59:28 | More by jbuddle
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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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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-27-2013 12:38:51 | More by acurtis
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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
Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
93 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.