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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1,156
Reviews:
336
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Small cork and caged bottle from Tipples dated June 6, 2013. Pours an intense deep red color, mostly clear, with a pretty pink bubbly head on top. Huge sour aromas, vinegar, dark tart cherries, dusty dry oak. Flavor is big black cherries, tartness with some light vinegar, dry oaky finish that lingers a bit with the cherry. Big sourness here. Spritzy carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Overall I like this much better than the Intense Red, and just as much or more than Lou Pepe Kriek. Good stuff.

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

expensive kriek at about 17 bucks for a small bottle, but the name commands the wage, and the quality doesnt disappoint, although i think there are comparable krieks out there for less money. fully pink in color, hazy with just a bit of yeast sediment and a long lasting bone white head frothy like laundry soap overflowing from the cycle. it smells tart as any ive seen, lambic fist and fruit second in the nose, which i just love, but in the flavor its all cherry. cherries have that odd property for me, in beer, of either being incredibly authentic like cherries right from the tree, or of being brutally fake, artificial, syrupy, out of a can, not good. there seems to never be middle ground. its either fresh fruit or candy or medicine. this unfortunately to me seems fake, like canned pie cherries, especially in the finish. tart enough, but there is a ton of sweetness too, and the cherries seem a tad medicinal. i know they arent, but they seem that way. the feel is fuller bodied and the sugar is about 25% too much, while the carbonation is still great and the acidic creeps up in intensity as my glass warms up. i like the beer a lot, but i want to taste a bit more lambic like the nose teases here. for the price im sort of neutral, if it was ten bucks, id be ecstatic, and if it was any more expensive id be pissed off.

edit: bumping up a few marks here, may have had this a bit young before, the beer has changed a lot, more funk, more genuine fruit, and less of the residual weirdness. a true champion among krieks, and upon reading my review from just a few short months ago, i am disappointed i rated it as poorly as i did. i think this is one of the very best examples of the style going. period.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 375 ml bottle (dated June 5, 2013) into a tulip.

A-The beer is a slightly murky raspberry color with lots of carbonation visible in the liquid. The head is maybe one finger tall and is pinkish/tannish in color. The carbonation keeps a thick cap on top of the beer for a long time. The glass is almost empty before the head has dissipated.

S-The aroma has that unmistakable Belgian barnyard funk. Its great. There is also some tart lemon (it isn't hugely sour), some white vinegar, sour and sweet cherry. Not as vinous or complex as the best lambics, but nothing to shake a stick at, either.

T-The taste is tart, verging on sour. There is not as much cherry flavor as I would have expected, but enough to know you're drinking a kriek. The body of the beer is musty and funky with white grape and white wine vinegar flavors predominating.

M-The feel is light to medium and highly carbonated. It is almost effervescent on the palate.

O-This is a delicious and true-to-style Belgian beer. It is not as complex or wild (or manufactured tasting) as some, but the relatively subtle flavors work well and do not overwhelm my palate. I could have gone for a little less carbonation and a little more cherry/fruit to make this beer world-class, but I would happily drink more of this if I could find it.

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S: smells of oakyness, funk, acetic sourness, and cherry
T: Great pucker, sour cherry, some oakyness, funk, a bit more cherry. Swallow is a fantastic sour cherry flavor with a bit more oak and funk.
M: thin with good effervescent carbonation with a slightly drying finish
O: A phenomenal beer with great flavors. Very well crafted and a joy to drink. A bit pricey for a bottle though.

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