Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriekenlambik | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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4.32/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,659
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
57
pDev:
6.25%
 
 
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34
Gots:
8
Trade:
2
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Photo of aleigator
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a glowy amber to lilac color with a noisy, bigger head, collapsing to a film of lacing immediately.

So many cherries in this on the nose, unfolding an unforseen fruit intensity, blowing my socks off easily. Don‘t get me wrong, there is still a huge funk characteristic going on, but the fruit manages to thrive complexity from this marvellously well. There is an additional toasty quality in this as well, providing a great depth, as far as the aromas go.

Has a silk mouthfeel with just a faint carbonation spark during its finish, adding a light mineralic impact to the otherwise mellow impression on the tongue.

Tastes of toasty cherry piths from the very beginning with a natural appearing ripeness to them, producing a phenomenal fruit complexity, which lasts and develops till the very end. Has a funky, sour middle part, still managing to pass through as natural, younger cherries. Finishes jammy with a mushroom and blue cheese note to it, emphasizing the fruits in a gorgeous fashion, with just a drop of lime adding to them.

This is great, with an inviting fruit sweetness, hovering atop the beer‘s unique sourness. Its subtle complexity, amped up by a lighter toastiness makes up for a great tasting brew.

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Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wshinevar
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bruno74200
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of the 14 beers we have had in one session of some bad-ass tasting brew.
This young lambic makes a good place for fruits. Very dry, it's funky but not as funky as their oude kriek.
Low carbonation

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Photo of mltobin
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Caution when opening, lots of carbonation, and it shows on the ruby pour with lots of active pink foam. Has upfront sweet and tart cherry, robust oak, and light rose flavors with accents of berries, yeast and candi sugar. Was expecting more funk, but this is lighter and sweeter than most lambics from 3 fonteinen. Refreshing, especially on a hot day.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CSO
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of xtonytx
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cork flew out once I twisted the cork. Gushed. Blend 23 of the 16/17 season. Consumed 6/2018.

Deep cherry color. Murky because of the bottle bomb.

Big cherry and cherry skin flavor. Cherry pie and then a lot of tartness. Pretty easy drinking. A lot of flavor. Nice summer beer. Wish it was flat though.

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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
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%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
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 +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 57 ratings