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Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

453 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 47
Gots: 85 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Made from 40% cherries.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-21-2013)
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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...

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Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
93 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.