Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

Drie Fonteinen Oude KriekDrie Fonteinen Oude Kriek
BA SCORE
95.5%
Liked This Beer
4.31 w/ 1,167 ratings
Drie Fonteinen Oude KriekDrie Fonteinen Oude Kriek
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rastaman on 09-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#542
Reviews:
338
Ratings:
1,167
Liked:
1,114
Avg:
4.31/5
pDev:
7.89%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
208
Gots:
279
Trade:
35
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Ratings: 1,167 |  Reviews: 338
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Bottle purchased at AJ's in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a dark, almost blood red, slightly opaque, with a fizzy, crackling head that recedes quickly, and no lacing.

Smells like oak, sour grain, cherries, vinegar, and lactic acid.

This is pretty moderately sour, but manages to keep a delicate balance. There's a very good balance between sour cherry and oak, with sour grainy malt as well, some vinegar, and sour apples.

This has a bubbly, prickly, and fairly highly carbonated mouthfeel, with a lighter body. It's very drinkable- it was insanely easy to put down this 375.

This is probably the best Kriek that I've ever had. So good.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up when I was at HF last week. Bottled March, 2014

Gorgeous color, blah blah blah

Smell consists of light funk but is dominated with red-skinned fruit: grapes, raspberry and a shitload of cherries. The cherries and grapes are in the form of tannic skins with just a hint of sweet flesh. Hints of sea salt give it a 'fullness'.

Flavor follows suite. That same saltiness gives it a fuller mouthfeel, making it medium to medium-plus. Prevalent but soft carbonation gently prickles the tastes buds and at the same time scrubs and cleans them. It isn't the most complex beer, but is insanely drinkable and the light tartness keeps my enamel intact and stomach lining ulcer-free.

I wish I had both Cantillon Kriek and Coolship Cerise so I could compare and contrast, but this seems a little softer and thinner than the Cantillon.

Great to try and a wonderful treat to tick off.

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The sweetness from the fruit tones down the sourness that I was expecting.

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 95.5% out of 100 with 1,167 ratings
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