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Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DavidDulock, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. DavidDulock

    DavidDulock Aficionado (150) Georgia Dec 22, 2011 Beer Trader

    I was at a store last year, saw this on the shelf and bought it (375mL). It's been my cellar for over a year or so and haven't even thought about looking at the label assuming it's bottled every year. Come to find out, it was bottled in 2005. Is that typical for this beer? Is it bottled every year? Did I happen to come across something special?

    Thanks for your help, BAs
  2. fehrminator

    fehrminator Advocate (570) North Carolina Jan 26, 2008 Beer Trader

    I scored an '05 this summer and couldn't believe my good luck. I opened it the same night to make the determination about whether to go back and clean the store out. It poured completely still. I know that this is acceptable with some lambics but I just don't care for still beers. Call me crude but I need a little carbonation in my brews. It wasn't terrible, it just wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. Good luck with your bottle. Hope you enjoy it.
  3. brikelly

    brikelly Savant (480) Massachusetts Apr 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    I had some 2011 Oude Kriek and it was completely still too. It can be off-putting for some, that's for sure.

    But not for me. Send me any of their lambics and I'll happily pour them down my gullet.
  4. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Advocate (745) Massachusetts Mar 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    Kriek is normally still. The '09 was unintentionally carbonated (I think that was the "hot cherry" vintage).
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  5. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,270) Indiana Jan 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    And also extremely delicious!
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  6. spicelab

    spicelab Savant (485) Australia Nov 6, 2009 Beer Trader

    Had a 2007 recently which was fully carbonated and tasting sensational.

    Not sure where the contention that (Oude) Kriek is typically still comes from...
  7. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    Dissident has definitely sparked an interest in sour fruity brews. I think krieks, lambics, sours, etc, will be my new exploration focus as i have really never had any of these styles.

    Sry for going off topic, you guys just got me thinking how much i want to try these...
  8. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Champion (780) Colorado Jun 9, 2006 Beer Trader

    Drank a 2007 last week and a 2009 last night :cool:.
  9. CheapBeerBuzz

    CheapBeerBuzz Advocate (670) California Dec 20, 2011 Beer Trader

    And? Thoughts on the difference between the "Hot Cherry" version and the standard release?
  10. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Champion (780) Colorado Jun 9, 2006 Beer Trader

    The 2009 is probably the best vintage I have had and I've had the 05, 06, 07, 09, and 11 vintages. The 07 and the 11 were both really good too. The 06 was in a 750 and I was not impressed at all. Can't remember much about the 05.