Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 09-27-2002

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Ranking:
#934
Reviews:
354
Ratings:
1,249
pDev:
7.66%
 
 
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Photo of Stevem68
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of samEBC
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Loads and loads of cherries in this - it looks a bit like cherry juice on the pour. The classic lambic notes are present on the nose, and the cherries elevate things to a nearly world-class level, IMHO.

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Photo of Lucnifter
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StJamesGate
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Glowing raspberry; raspberry + gouda; straw, a mellow hit of berry jam, grass, slight barn, tin + herb, sharp tart Balsamic finish.

4 4.5 4.25 4 4.5

Fruit bright but worked in flawlessly. Funk low plays with some greasy lemon rind. 3F are just so good.

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Photo of Holderness
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L — Pours a lovely ruby/nectarine-hued body with a scant half finger of white head produced with aerated pour. Minimal retention or lacing
S — Cherry pie filling, raspberry, blueberry, mild funk, slight malty graininess
T — Cranberry, tart cherry, meyer lemon, red wine vinegar, pomegranate. The tartness is quite clean and acetic, comes across as mostly lacto, maybe a touch of brett
F — Medium- mouthfeel, well carbonated. Lasting tartness but very drinkable
O — A nice canonical example of the style. Tartness is a little overbearing but the aromas and mouthfeel still shine. Purchased in Belgium and the price wasn't too bad, around 7euro for a 375ml bottle

85/100

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Photo of brandoneast
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of juablu
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SveNss0N
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MTKATL
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BerryKumquat
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VABA
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a very nice golden cherry color with a slight head and lacing.
A-Aroma rich hints of sour cherries.
T-The taste followed the nose with nice cherry sourness and tastiness.
M-Light bodied with a smooth character and generous carbonation.
O-Avery nice complex character beer!

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Photo of Damian
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 12.7 fl. oz. corked and caged bottle purchased at Beverage Warehouse, Winooski, VT
Bottling Date 14 JUN 17
Best Before 26 OCT 37
Blend no 33 • season 16|17
Served in a stemmed glass

Review #1625

The beautiful, crystal clear, ruby colored body was topped by a tight, creamy, near finger-tall, light pink crown that quickly faded to a lasting ringlet. No lacing to speak of. On the second pour, the dregs made it into the glass, clouding the liquid significantly and making it appear lighter.

The aroma was outstanding. Sour cherry notes came through big time. Really fresh and bright. Loads of musty cellar and oaky barrel too. Fantastic balance between the cherries and the base beer. As the liquid warmed, the musty notes really intensified.

The flavor was also terrific and demonstrated a great balance between the fruit and the base beer. Big tart cherry presence up front. Moderately acidic. Musty cellar notes appeared in the center and eclipsed the cherry flavor as the beer moved along the palate. Lemon notes were also detectable. Moderately acidic. More funk and dry, oaky barrel and tannins on the back end. The beer finished with a big, acidic, vinegar-like kick and loads of oak.

The mouthfeel was pretty standard. Medium-light bodied. The liquid contained a moderate, bubbly effervescence that turned somewhat creamy on the palate.

Drie Fonteinen’s beers never fails to disappoint, and their Oude Kriek perfectly married bright cherry notes with the intense musty barrel qualities of the base beer. After nearly a dozen years of reviewing beers on BA, I am glad I finally got a chance to tick this one.

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Photo of mkh012
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 vintage, bottled 10 months ago.

Pours deep purple-red with no head.

The nose is primarily rubbery, medicinal funk, with some cherry underlying it.

The taste is the reverse, thankfully: more cherry-forward, with the funk in the background. I get cherry, plum, raspberry, and blue cheese. The sourness is relatively mild and lingers nicely.

The mouthfeel is medium with soft carbonation.

Overall, very good. Complex and refined.

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Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbdpsu82
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 750 ml bottle on October 5, 2018. Has a pleasant tartness and organic notes of almond and cinnamon as it warms. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Duncian
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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