Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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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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Ratings:
1,154
Reviews:
335
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
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Photo of thoglund
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Euroglot
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmoriarty
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Bruno74200
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - look like pure cherry juice

S - Cherry, almost no funk

T - Taste like a cherry clafoutis. No funky business

O - Plain and simple, a great beer.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 375 cork and cage into a snifter, the beer is ruby red, vibrant and crystal clear, with no head. Aromas of tart and sweet cherries forward, with some tart white wine dryness throughout, and hints of earth and funk. Mostly fruit sweet and tart, though. Flavors are tart and sweet cherry forward, rich in actual fruit characteristics, with some dark cherry components in there, as well. Subtle sour notes here and there, puckering the mouth a bit, with some terrior notes and a wine-like dryness. The body is slick and light, but not overly crisp or acidic. Good, smooth, light balance to be incredibly drinkable. The aftertaste is all cherry fruit, with some hints of tart and sour darting in and out, as well as some funky notes accenting the palate. The finish is crisp, dry to the point of bordering on astringent, and tart, with a lingering cherry note. Very good beer.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark reddish plum. Honestly, it looks like a cherry. It's that dark burgandy, magenta in the light. It's a gorgeous looking beer. Cherries in the aroma along with some mildewy funk. Mostly getting candied sweetness though. Getting some cherry and lime flavors. It's a little flat. This is a 2014 bottle, so I don't know if some of the carb has escaped. There's definitely some limey barnyard funk. It's not too acidic, which is very important to me. I certainly don't feel like this is going to tear the enamel off my teeth. A very good kriek.

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Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of meltroha
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmcurran
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brians52
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bouncepass
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutHunter
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a bottle of Drie Founteinen's Oude Kriek for $13.99 at The Lager Mill. I like krieks and I've always wanted to try this one, so lets see how it goes. Bottled on July 13th 2015. Poured from a 12.7oz green bottle that was corked and caged into a teku.

A- It poured a nice dark red color that took on more of a brighter ruby color when held to the light with a thin ring of bubbly off white pink head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it didn't leave much lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, it's fairly standard for the style.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with a little bit of a funky yeast aroma being the first to show up and they impart a brett like and light funky barnyard like aromas that goes right into a higher amount of sourness with a very cherry aroma that imparts a big dark cherry aroma that is very nice. Up next comes hardly any malts. This beer has a good aroma, it's just what I would expect from the style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but it's a lot less sweet and it starts off with a lower amount of sweetness with a slight bit of funky yeast being the first to show up and it imparts the same aspects that it did in the aroma. Up next comes the cherries which impart a nice natural dark cherry juice flavor that;s more tart than sweet. Up next comes a little bit of malts and on the finish there's more a lower amount of high sourness that lingers for a little bit with a cherry juice like aftertaste. This is a very nice tasting sweet, it has all those nice tart cherry flavors without all the sweetness that a lot of Kriek's seem to have.

M- Smooth, a little refreshing, not too acidic, but a little mouth puckering, not too crisp, on the light side of being medium bodied with a lighter amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice, but I wish it had more carbonation.

Overall I thought this was a very nice beer and a very nice example of the style, when it came to the taste and aroma it had pretty much all the aspects that I look for in the style and I think they all came together to make for a more traditional tasting kriek than a lot of the overly sweetened ones that are on the market now. This beer has good drinkability, I'll have no problem drinking the full bottle. What I like the most about this beer is the taste, it's a very nice tasting kriek that is very true to style. What I like the least about this beer is the mouthfeel and appearance, they are the only aspect that could use just a little bit of work. I would buy this beer again if I saw it and it would be nice to keep a couple of these in the cellar. I would recommend trying this beer, especially if your a big fan of Krieks. All in all I was happy with this beer and a little impressed with how they got so much tart cherry flavor in there while keeping the sweetness in check. It's now my favorite beer from this brewery and it's a very nice example of the style. Good job guys, this is one tasty kriek that's worth seeking out.

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Photo of Eziel
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johnct
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/14/2015. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red color with a minimal foamy pink head with poor retention, that reduces to a ring of lace that lingers. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aromas of sweet/tart cherries, strawberry, lemon, apple, cherry skin, almond, oak, vanilla, leather, hay, light funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of cherries, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, and moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of sweet/tart cherries, strawberry, lemon, apple, cherry skin, almond, oak, vanilla, leather, hay, light funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/acidic tartness and light tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherries, strawberry, lemon, apple, cherry skin, almond, oak, vanilla, leather, hay, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of cherries, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, and moderate malt flavors; with a great sweet/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from acidity as well. Light-medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth smooth and moderately acidic/creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is a great cherry fruit Lambic. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of cherries, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, and moderate malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced acidity. Was hoping for a bit more depth in the flavors; but this was still quite impressive, and very enjoyable all around.

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Photo of 911CROFT
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

375ml capped and corked bottle into a chalice. Paid £7.50 for a single bottle.

Pours a bright, shiny-red body with a moderate amount of fine streaming visible carbonation. A one-finger in height, pinkish-white, bubbly head reduces almost instantly, leaving absolutely no lace of any kind.

Mildly sweet, jammy aromas of overripe, tart dark cherry briefly lead the nose, before being quickly joined by typical acidic, funky and barnyard-like Lambic profiles. Hints of lemon follow, along with traces of hay, almond, vanilla and plenty of oak towards the finish. Taste follows suit with a mixture of earthy, overripe dark cherries and wild, sour Lambic acidity. Mid-palate, fruit fades to the background, revealing more funk than lactic acid, sourness peaks just short of mouth puckering. Towards the finish, dry, earthy notes of lemon, hay, and white wine join lightly bitter, musty hops and cherry skins. In the mouth a thin, light body and lively carbonation make for a clean, crisp and dry feel. After the swallow, woody cherry stones, almond and lingering light acidic profiles merge into dominant barreling qualities. Woody oak tannins help to give a bone-dry finish, scrubbing the palate clean to finish with moderate astringency.

Overall this is a decent beer. Taste favours funky, earthy and woody profiles above that of fruity or sour, and although complexity is slightly lacking compared to others in the style, it remains a solid offering. At £7.50 though, I can’t see myself picking up another bottle, it’s not quite good enough to justify the hefty price tag.

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

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

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

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a 3F tumbler glass. Acquired in a trade. 2013 bottle.

Pours a magnificent ruby red body with a 2 finger pink fizzy head that reduces fairly quickly, leaving a layer of retention and not much lacing. Color is awesome.

Aromas are very cherry forward, lots of berries, a nice freshness that perfectly compliments the end of a hot day. Light funk and definitely some tartness in the aroma.

On the tongue is tart cherries upfront, not too sour though. Lactic tartness, drying tannins, light funk, and a touch of oak on the finish. Dry finish, crisp and refreshing, leaving a sour cherry taste on the tongue.

Overall quite excellent, not too sour, very balanced, and I like the fact that you can taste the cherry without it being taken over by sourness.

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,154 ratings.
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