Drie Fonteinen Kriek | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by putnam on 09-05-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
173
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
7.98%
 
 
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137
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5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of putnam
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had just finished a glass of imperious Rhone wine when I pured this hoary, crimson liquid into a giant faux Sommelier Series Bordeaux stem.
Dense, pure, wild vanilla and white cola aromas present a firm, matte-finished force emerging purposefully from within. Aromas of honey-ripe tomatoes, teasingly seasoned with bouquets of tarragon and assorted fresh herbs. Curiously, strawberry is the red fruit dominant on the nose -- though sour red cherry and red currants are present as well. Add to that lime pulp. This is the most sexy, perfumed beer I have ever put to nose. Whose barrels do they use: Pavie's? Mouton's?
Palate-drenching acidity drizzels like honey on the very long finish which goes on for days.

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Photo of ZombieHead
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mbbransc
4.92/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of marburg
4.92/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From BeerMaina in Brussels... A blood red color and a blood orange hue around the edges of the glass where the light slips through more easily. Practically no head. Strong cherry nose -- leftovers from cherry consumption, notably the stems and pits; truly bile-like in its pungent, ascerbic aroma; and almost dusty like sniffing around through a pile of shredded cardboard. Make no mistake about it, though -- tartness dominates the aroma and the taste. I mean, wow...just such a potent, flavorful beer. Acidic marathon, except unlike a marathon, this is fun. Flavors of sour cherries and unripe, tart plum. Pure sourness with a hint of pure fruit. Absolutely superb.

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

Photo of onecrazybreeze
4.82/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark opaque red, almost burgundy. Smells sour, with sweet notes and mostly cherries. Head is thin, dark pink and sort of lasting with nice fast lacing. Taste is sour up front, almost so much it causes a pucker of the lips, finishes slightly sweet, mostly sour and tart with definite cherry notes throughout. Altogether one of the best krieks I've ever had. Definitely not an everyday beer, but a serious treat when you can get it.

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

Photo of vinny21bal
4.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hefewiseman
4.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of doughanson78
4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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 Bowdoinbeerboy
4.76/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into my Shelton Brox. sampler at "The Festival."

This beer is ruby red, it looks like a red-wine. The nose is slightly sour, not at all acidic, but sour, tart. This beer has a lovely balance and you can really taste the cherries coming through, tart, sweet, red, this beer has a LOT going on!

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Photo of Bristopher89
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gator79
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of afsdan
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of esktime
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jibbyvonjibb
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark lollipop red, slightly hazy,. Aroma is fantastic. Macerated cherries. Woody character. This is authentic Kriek, nothing artificial here. Quite sour, more so than Oud Beersel. Slight tannic bitterness in the finish. Not as dense as Oud Beersel, yet more than Cantillon. Carbonation is fairly low.

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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 Roze
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spdyfire83
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

262nd Review
On draft - served in a small 3F glass

Enjoyed at the Drie Fonteinen Restaurant in Beersel (early June 2012).

A: Deep purplish red. Single (off-pink) fingernail head.

S: Smells of tart cherry, funk, oak, and soft sweetness.

T: Mostly cherry here with mild sweetness and oak. Lively tartness offset perfectly by lambic sourness. So refreshing and tasty! Honestly, I haven't enjoyed a better Kriek than this.

M: Light bodied with soft carbonation. Perfect!

O: Very drinkable and just an awesome experience enjoying this beer straight from the source!

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

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Drie Fonteinen Kriek from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
4.51 out of 5 based on 173 ratings.
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