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Drie Fonteinen Kriek | Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by putnam on 09-05-2004

BEER STATS
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
163
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
8.2%
 
 
Wants:
133
Gots:
14
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 163
Reviews by Fux:
Photo of Fux
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the Drie Fonteinen Restaurant, paired with a Dame Blanche!
A: Dark purple in color, darker than the oude kriek, head is pink foamy and huge with quite a good retention.
S: Smell is fruity and mild tart with lots of red fruits, dark fruits and above all cherries.
T: Taste is even more fruity with lots of cherries, dark cherries, oak and also some chocolate. Very sweet, decadent, full and rich.
M: Medium bodied with a nice carbonation. Very drinkable, so juicy.
O: I felt ashamed while drinking this, this is a kriek with sugar added, all what I should hate, but this was actually one of the best kriek I've ever tried. It reminded me a lot of Rodenbach Alexander as a fat still juicy dessert bier. I will have it again for sure!

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served from cask at Drei Fonteinen into a tumbler as all lambic seems to be served in Payotenland. Perfect match for a Guinea Hen cooked in this same beer.

Appearance: hazy, almost murky purple-red body with a surprisingly thick frothy pink head that slowly dissipates to bubbly lace.

Aroma: Huge cherry aroma, ample wood, touches of lactic acid, hints of plastic tarp.

Taste: This is the real deal! A pefect blend of tart fresh cherries, lambic sourness, lactic acidity that adds a wonderful creaminess, and tannic qualities that add depth and character. Currants and to a much lesser degree plums and strawberries are also found. Outstanding.

Mouthfeel: Rich, creamy, moderately sour but quite tart, bubbly, surprisingly dry.

Drinkability: A plus.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Prospero
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warmbier804
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of simoen
4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wheresblue
4.77/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamesStreet
4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice reddish-ruby color. Not much retention and lacing
Smell - really nice smell of sour cherries and lacto.
Taste- follows the nose. Nice tartness,somewhat dry.
Feel - medium-light with moderate carb.
Overall - nice Kriek. I can see why this beer is so highly rated.

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Photo of Mar02x
4.19/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jloomis
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Crazydaddyo
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Leftofthedial
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TahoeTweezed
4.67/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Highbury09
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this at a recent Wild and Sour beer event called Funk'd. Really enjoyed this and compared to others I had of the style I believe this was my favorite. Great fruity notes and clean cherry finish with no waxy or bandaid finish....great Kriek!!!!

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brandoneast
4.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KCBeerNerd
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MarkJBurch
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djcira
4/5  rDev -11.3%

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Drie Fonteinen Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
4.51 out of 5 based on 163 ratings.
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