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Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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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Photo of mlhyatt
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 375 ml into a tulip glass.

A- a very deep red with very little lace that dissipates extremely quick.

S- lots of tart cherries with some peach hints. You can pucker your cheeks just based on the smell alone. But in a good way.

T- follows the nose almost exactly. Lots of cherries and and tart fruits. Peaches and apricots come through as well.

M- foamy and silky. Makes your cheeks pucker.

O- very delicious overall. This is a new style for me and if this is representative of the style i can definitely see myself getting into these.

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Photo of chugalug06
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Lots of dregs. Very pink/red brew. Cloudy. Thin. No lacing.

Tons of cherry. Beady and farmy fresh. Horsey.

Much different then expected. Dry, earthy, crisp, super dark cherry. Funky and horsey. Lots more Brett then I imagined. Tart, farm filled, cherry. Flavors are much better than aroma. Heavenly carbonation and earthy dryness. Sweetness is relaxed, yet tightly held. Not overly tart.

A very "wound-up" brew. Not overly flamboyant, or self-sufficient. Lots of action in this brew. Kinda forgettable, but it's still good, just not OMG amazing.

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Photo of Mineo
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of iDrake
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Dan114
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of LehighAce06
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of dataylor21
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Leftofthedial
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of BeerBaron238
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Beautiful ruby red. Pink head that dwindled to an off white ring around the glass quickly. Smell: Intensely acidic with cherry and earthy support. Lacking some of the barnyard characteristics. Taste: High acidity. Cherries linger throughout. Again lacking some of the lambic characteristics I want. Too young, maybe? Mouthfeel: Light body. High tart. No astringency. Overall: A wonderful fruit lambic. So very refreshing.

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Photo of Dirty25
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of afsdan
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Tyrus
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of gueuzegossage
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of craft_shannie
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of srgj88
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of ZEB89
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of MrTull
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle dated June, 2013 into a Petrus flute. Clear, deep red color. Very effervescent. It sports a fluffy pink head that is quickly reduced by the acidity, leaving a thin layer of bubbles floating on the surface. I get lots of sour vinegar-like aromas on the nose, but the cherry, which one expects to dominate, is very faint. It's there, but you have to really dig deep to get it. I should like to try this beer when it's young as I'm sure the fruit would be much more pronounced.

The beer has a light body and a very pleasantly sour flavor. The predominant notes on the palate are those of apple cider, champagne, sour cherries, and chardonnay. They all play against each other very nicely, without one dominating and throwing the flavor off-balance. The effervescence really stimulates the palate and intensifies the flavors, but for all its grumpy sourness, this beer is quite easy to drink. All the sourness dries out at the finish in a very appetizing way.

Overall, a very refreshing, pleasant sour beer. I have very little experience with traditional Krieks, so my opinion on this one is probably worth very little right now, but of all the ones I've been fortunate enough to acquire so far, this is clearly the best one. It's not sweetened and it's not unpleasantly sour. I do wish it had more cherry flavor to it, but it's aged so I can't fault it for that. It's pricey, but certainly recommended for any true beer hunter.

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Photo of JasonSiedman
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BradStokley
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of akang
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of JamLand
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of CoolEthan
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 1,175 ratings
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