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Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

432 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 47
Gots: 83 | FT: 21
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ygtbsm94, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

largadeer, Jun 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

CheapBeerBuzz, Jun 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Texasfan549, Jun 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

kjkinsey, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
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.

kscaldef, Jun 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

lucas1801, Jun 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Anonymous1, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

LambicKing, Jun 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Prospero, May 30, 2013
Photo of ThePorterSorter
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.

ThePorterSorter, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

acurtis, May 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jsurfs82, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

tjmodica, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

kspongeworthy, May 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

drummermattie02, May 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

HopHead29, May 19, 2013
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4.74/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours very dark red with a fizzy dark pink head that fades within half a minute with a damn fiizy noise. Then we are left with a bright, dark, apparently flat liquid. It looks like a 20 years old kriek. Amazing!
S: I had expected a rich, powerful sweet fruit nose. It is the exact contrary. Deep, woody, with dark cherries, cheery skin and dark chocolate. No sweetness, but some lactiness. Dark red wine, grape, vanilla, complex but very subtle.
T: The surprise doesn't stop there. The palate is unexpectedly very sour, puckering. Then come dark cherries flavors along with some dark fruits, grape, prune, blackberry. After the dark fruit wave come woody and vanilla flavors, the only hint of sweetness in this beer. But those are very transient and fleeting, the palate finishes on musk, hay, with some funk and barnyards flavors. The aftertaste is more focused on a mix of red fruits and dark fruits with cherries, raspberries and grapes, actually reminding of Homage.
M: the mouthfeel is very smooth, a bit jammy, as for the Framboos. The beer being medium bodied. But the carbonation is absolutely not missing, a bit subdued but this faint character perfectly balances the high sourness of this beer, making it a perfect sipper.
O: Woh, another masterpiece from Armand. This is very complex and actually, I would not advise to try this to someone unused to Drie Fonteinen. But this is definitely one of the best offer from this blender. And I see this aging very well.

Fux, May 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

huskermike12, May 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

POTABLE83, May 14, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

375 mL bottle ordered from I can't remember where. Barely audible pop removing cork.

Beautiful pour. Hazed dark blood red color with an iridescent dark pink head from a hard pour. Aroma is pure cherry flesh, slightly tart, light vanilla, graham cracker by cherry pie association; sweet and fruity but not particularly "lambic"-y. Flavor is fairly sweet to start; fresh cherry pulp and skin with a light sour finish. Some acidic and doughy notes linger in finish. Medium thick body with very soft carbonation. From the color and aroma I'd guess this almost has too much fruit? I'd expect trying this again in event just a few months might be a much different/enjoyable experience, but fresh this is disappointment lacking much depth, complexity, acidity or just all around, good ol' lambic ness.

yourefragile, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Gobzilla, May 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

stx00lax, May 11, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Drie Fonteinen stem glass. Minor pop off the cork.

Out of the bottle a fizz deep red/pink head that barely presents half a finger shows up, and then settles to nothing disappearing very quickly Body color is a deep purple blood color with some red dark hues on the edges.

Nose is sort of interesting. Mellow sour cherry and a good mix of bold earthy dry character. Hints of cough drop sweetness and aectic punch, with some spicy quality. Possibly juicy body coming, and quite large and noticeable.

Palate hits with an incredibly watery body. Wet bodied and moderately flat fizzy carbonation making the palate provide little depth and flavor. Mild sour cherry quality with a fleeting finish on the swallow. Hints of salt character and sea water which just makes it strange and weird and lifeless. Not particularly fruity either, with an off balance of tartness and lambic funk trying to take over.

Overall the beer feels too young and lifeless. It's not particularly fruity and the acidic character is far to weak/fleeting, and the body is just way too watery. It has a great impressive bold nose, but then it makes what happen next even more disappointing.

smakawhat, May 10, 2013
Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
93 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.