Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

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:
#572
Reviews:
345
Ratings:
1,206
pDev:
7.66%
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a pokal, the appearance was a nice looking dark red/purple color. Quickly dissipating quarter finger's worth of white foamy and semi-fizzling head. There wasn't any lace.
The aroma spoke of tart and sour red cherries marginally seeking to claim a light sweet wood, super light green apples, red raspberries, then black raspberries. Light touch of smooth vinegar, the acidity level is soothing.
The flavor takes all of the prior mentioned aromas to intertwine in a refined sour and tart fashion to push a fine acidity level in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a level of acidity staking just enough claim to my tongue with some dryness. Carbonation felt fine. Acidic dry finish.
Overall, superb lambic featuring enough tart and sour qualities telling me that this is a beer never to pass up on when seen.

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Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of igl
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spinrsx
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from 2004

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Photo of craftaholic
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hot damn! Tart funk heaven!

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Photo of Dzu
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 0.375 l bottle into snifter.
L: ruby turbid with a no foam head.
S: raspberry, sourness.
T: cherry, raspberry.
F: medium body and low carbonated.
O: not my style of beer but excellent.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Feldpausch
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Michaelward84
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Epic cherry with complex alcoholic backbone. Fabulous

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattsander
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wordemupg
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

26/10/2016 750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 26/2/18

Deep maroon liquid with lots of little bubbles feeding a short lived pink head that sticks around as a thick film leaving no lace. Massive cherries on the nose, sweet raspberries, wet hay, wood, cherry cough drop, more funk in the mouth, a little vinegar. Slick inside the mouth, sour but fairly tame, pin prick bubbles fluff up, funky cherry lingers for ages. This is a top notch kriek, I'm surprised by how fruity it is almost a year and a half after bottling. I'm stoked to have a couple vintages of this stuff to age, I can't believe this stuff is sitting on shelf here in Alberta, yeah!!!

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikexw
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The cherry presence is terrific - it's sweet and tart and just mildly funky, thankfully avoiding that medicinal cherry phenomena. It is fairly dry though, even as it warms, and just never becomes sour enough for my liking.

Very good beer, but not a favorite. I prefer gueuze over kriek!

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

Photo of PHBoiler
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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