Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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4.31/5
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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
Ranking:
#567
Reviews:
343
Ratings:
1,195
pDev:
7.66%
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Photo of LAp
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid beer that certainly has been done no favors by being consumed shortly after a Cantillon and subsequent OEC tasting. To disclose my biases, krieks (while excellent) aren't my favorite breed of sour. But even within the realm of krieks, this one comes off as a touch too sweet, and without the prominent puckering or earthy sourness to make it truly stand out. It's an excellent, thoroughly competent beer, but not ones that holds up as well in light of the recent flooding of the market with outstanding sours.

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Photo of raspy22
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of heygeebee
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A sublime experience. Dated 2016/10, drunk 2017/10 fresh into Aus.
Lovely pour initially, subsequent pours looked flatter.
Aromas of sour cherries, cherry menthol.
Taste is restrained, complex, vibrant, zesty. A real lambic with added fruit, that fresh. Only hint of taste change is at it warms the cherry medicinal note heightens.
This from someone who did not like Kriek only a few years ago...

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Photo of PJHOY
4.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of shelby415
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mcrawford
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of n2185
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Knapp85
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beersnake1
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from May 2016. Poured from fridge temp, but allowed to warm over 30 min or so. Pours a beautiful ruby red with rapidly dissipating carbonation. Beautiful pink head. Nose is amazing - lots of raspberry and sour cherry. Definitely some funk in there. Taste is incredible. Bold sour notes up front and then a nice sweet and sour cherry. I am getting a bit of a honeydew flavor as it warms a bit. Overall, a very nicely balanced Kriek with great mouthfeel.

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Photo of thebeers
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Murky cranberry juice color with the slightest wisp of raspberry-tinted head.

Sour cherry aroma. Somewhat less flavorful with very light cherry up front and some gueuze-like barnyard funk on the back end.

Medium bodied, a tad creamy, with strong carbonation.

I prefer the gueuze, but this is still very tasty.

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Photo of ptrck_nl
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grover37
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GDawgs34
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Hudson2508
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tobelerone
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrfehon33
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevehagy
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DispyDnb
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Foley67
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: It pours brilliant cherry red with a thin whit film on top over rapidly rising bubbles.

S: Light funk and light cherry aromas rise from the glass.

T: The palate has a nice, assertive cherry tartness that is medium to medium high. The cherry flavor is a little subdued and has some faint sherry notes, a touch of diacetyl (movie theater popcorn butter).

F: Very dry medium light body with medium high carbonation that provides a light carbonic bite. There is no astringency but there is a slight slickness on the tongue.

O: this is a very refreshing, elegant beer

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Photo of chefduff2
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 1,195 ratings