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Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude KriekDrie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

465 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 48
Gots: 87 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Made from 40% cherries.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of yoitsarch
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of alcstradamus
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Amazingly deep red color, stunning. Not a huge head or carbonation, but very light bubbles are suitable for some texture.

This beer lived up to its name "Intense." The flavor was deeply sour and cherry-forward. The cherry flavor was jolly rancher-like. Funk and barnyard was kept to a minimum but still present.

I enjoyed the heck out of this beer. In terms of pure fruit beers it is one of the best I have ever had, but judged against other lambics it lacked a bit of the complexity to put it in the upper echelon. 4.25 is a harsh rating honestly, that is more of a comparison to other lambics. Compared to other fruit abominations I have tried, this is a 4.5 easily.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of weonfire
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Highbury09
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of huysmans
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Jeffh84
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.34/5  rDev +4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of JoeMans
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured into a tulip. Not sure of the vintage.

3.50 A: Pours a clear deep amber color. Didn't get much of a head going.

4.00 S: Big fruity cherry, then some more cherry. Funky lactic acid. Woody earthiness, grassy.

4.25 T: Again lots of cherry. Big woodiness. Lots of tangy lactic acid with much less acetic. The flavors mesh together quite well.

4.00 M: Lighter medium body. Light, but spritzy carbonation. Super smooth.

4.25 D: Great beer. Always love 3F.

Photo of jnich2424
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%

Pour is transparent blood red with almost no head, a touch of dark purple foam on top. Nose has lots of cherry up front with a moderate amount of funk. It's gets a bit leathery after the traditional earthy mushroomy funk with a bit of rubber band. Taste is stronger cherry, pitted ripe dark red cherry. The funk is lighter, a touch earthy and some rubber band through the back. Fairly sour finish with a light body and strong carbonation.

Photo of Axnjxn
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%

one of the best krieks there is. so damn sour but so much cherry flavor too. just amazing. body is full and drinkability is to die for.

Photo of Joecaddie
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of suckaj
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
93 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.