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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,159
Reviews:
336
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
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Ratings: 1,159 |  Reviews: 336
Photo of AleSan
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2015 bottle, drank in 2017, january... Beer in perfectly style... color clear ruby... pink foam almost absent... nose acid and cherry... mouth with strong acid start, after a few drinks there is more balance and cherries prevail... soft and intense, maybe not too persistent, , dry throughout all drink, clean, great beer

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Photo of zimm421
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark clear ruby color with a light pink head. The nose is acidic, slightly funky and has a touch of cherries. The taste is nicely sour on the front end, with a good level of funk and cherry presence. The mouthfeel is full with good carbonation. Overall, it's just what I'm looking for in a Kriek with no overpowering acidity or funk and of course a good cherry presence.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, blood red with a tall, sudzy pink head that falls quickly with no lacing or collar. The nose is cherry, black pepper, nice funky Brett. The taste is a strong one-two punch of acidic, tart, bright cherry and light funky Brett with oaky vinous notes. Nice lively carbonation and light body. A delicious lambic, I would love to see how the wild bugs develop this beer over time.

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Photo of ScientificSquill
4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nvbrew
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tyecko
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MickeyHops
4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Warren2621
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of deonreds
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright garnet with a soft, thick pink blanket.

Smell is toasted cinnamon, marzipan, dark cherry.

Taste is thick, plump, juicy dark cocktail cherry with cinnamon, marzipan and toasted cracker.

Very dry finish, but soft mid palate.

I think I've pinned down my favorite flavor profile for this style. Whatever Drie Fonteinen, Cantillon, and Jester King are doing with their cherry sours, it's resulting in a very similar outcome--a very successful one at that. Few people can do this right, and 3F is one of them.

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

Photo of ArtZan
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of professorchow
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbarletto
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swanfungus
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nerdboy19
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Farnswurth
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blaze5445
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Epopt
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of innominat
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of petermethot
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,159 ratings.
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