Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriekenlambik | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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4.29/5
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39 Ratings
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Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by illidurit on 05-26-2009

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Ranking:
#3,742
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
39
pDev:
6.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
5
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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/24/2017. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 1 finger dense pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour/tart/tangy cherries, fruit skin/pits, lemon, lime, cranberry, orange, raspberry, plum, green apple, melon, red grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, oak, wheat, and cracker; with light notes of oaken vanilla, almond, leathery/musty funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, oak, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour/tart/tangy cherries, fruit skin/pits, lemon, lime, cranberry, orange, raspberry, plum, green apple, melon, red grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, oak, wheat, and cracker; with light notes of oaken vanilla, almond, leathery/musty funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, fruit tang, and light yeast/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy cherries, fruit skin/pits, lemon, lime, cranberry, orange, raspberry, plum, green apple, melon, red grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, oak, wheat, cracker, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, oak, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with zero puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness and tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately grainy/acidic/tangy, and lightly tannic mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.4%. Overall this is an outstanding fruited lambic. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, oak, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing tro drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/drying finish, not overly lactic. Not as funky/sour as I expected, but still impressive. Not as huge on the cherries as I was hoping for, but definitely plenty there. Nicely juicy/jammy cherries, Brett/Lacto complexity, oak presence, and balanced pale/wheat malts against acidity. A highly enjoyable offering, and well made style example as expected.

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Photo of jwat
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle. Ruby color with almost no head. Aroma has juicy cherries, fruit preserve juice and cherry pits. Taste is tart, fruity and juicy, well balanced. It's a nice, easy drinking kriek but there is almost no lambic funk.

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Photo of aasher
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Feldpausch
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ristaccia
4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Assemblage #32. Bottled 24/05/17.

From the bottle:
Oude Kriekenlambik is obtained by macerating hand-picked cherries on young traditional lambic, for at least four months. However, the fermentation in the bottle has not happened. Natural fruit, without the addition of juices, syrups, or sugars. Unfiltered and unpasteurized.

This kriekenlambik has not had less than six months of fruit maceration.

Serving suggestions: in a burgundy wine glass and at cellar temperature. Feel free to roll the glass around to fully release the aromas. Cheers!

I would expect to pour a still, or nearly still, lambik for the style but it had a ton of carbonation that held the entire glass. Not as funky as a traditional oude kriek but nice and tart. Very cherry forward in taste.

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Photo of kevanb
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle, 5/24/17 bottle date, assemblage No 32, 16/17 season, poured into a 3 Fonteinen white 3 logo wine glass.

The beer pours a deep ruby red color, garnet and blood hues with a foamy pink head, about two fingers tall with good retention and light spots of lace. The aroma is great, tons of cherry, tart and fresh, juicy and ripe, nice pie spice, subtle funk, a bit of citrus and a touch of pie crust. The flavors are great, beautiful cherry, really delicate and fresh, juicy and jammy, nice tartness with some pie spice, light funk, soft oak and pie crust with just a bit of lemon acidity. The mouthfeel is good, coating lighter body, lively texture, smooth with a crisp and tart finish.

Verdict: An excellent fruited lambic from Drie Fonteinen, lots of cherry that is nice and jammy with a great tartness while still bring bright and delicate. Really wonderful beer.

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Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taospowder
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml cork and caged bottle, dated 5/24/2017. Served in a Drie Fonteinen stemmed glass. Pours a dark red body, slightly purpleish hue, one finger frithy white head, fair retention, a bit of lacing. Surprised that this bad boy poured with any sort of carbonation, but this is way more than I ever expected. Smell is funky wet oak with an impressive amount of cherry flesh and tart cherry skin, leather, a bit of lemon zest to round it out, moderate acetic acidity. A bit of hay as well. Flavour follows, rich and bright cherry tartness, a bit of cherry flesh sweetness, leather, funk, wet oak. Delicious! Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, slight dryness and moderate acetic cherry skin on the finish. It's a beautiful thing when something wakes up in the bottle and this is no exception.

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Photo of YvesB
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fridge temp. Bottled in 2017. Pours a beautiful deep purple with plenty of gorgeous head. Aroma is deep cherries, some funk, and some citrus peel. Man, this is amazing. The cherries clearly dominate. Taste is incredible. Nice sour cherries - a bit mouth puckering. Lovely. A nice sour/bitter aftertaste lingers for a while. Nice and tart, but the sweetness is also there. Really tasty. Mouthfeel is dry, with amazing aftertaste.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle into a tulip appears deep cherry red to mahogany with a pink stained cap a finger tall.

The aroma is kinda off-putting at first coming off like wet leather, then wet dog and vinegar with heavy brett mustiness and funky blue cheese before cherry skins/pits emerge.

The taste is tart like sour cherries with depth of cherry flavor tasting a bit like almonds, vanilla and cherry pits/skin and flesh but with zero residual sweetness and a touch of herbal bitterness.

This is medium in body with low carbonation. I truly feel the lack of carbonation gives this an easier overall drinkability and slightly tempered acidity that is otherwise much more sharp in 3f kriek. Id buy more of this in a heartbeat

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Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petermethot
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArrogantB
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On cask at the Lambik-O-droom. I believe Armand told me this was young lambic with macerated cherries from a steel tank. I know I remember him saying something about a steel tank. Beautiful pink color in the new 3F wine glass. Super cherry aroma. Flavor was delicious cherries, lambic, almost no sourness. One of the best lambics I tasted in Belgium and the best I had at 3F that day.

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Photo of Deltoro
3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6.9.18 Kl 5.24.17 bottle date

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Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 39 ratings