Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

Drie Fonteinen Oude KriekDrie Fonteinen Oude Kriek
BA SCORE
4.31/5
1,170 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:
#541
Reviews:
339
Ratings:
1,170
pDev:
7.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Bottle labeled 12/14/2007 - 12.7oz - Poured at 50 degrees into a tulip.

The body is a lot darker than I expected. It's a dark plum color, but when held to the light you can see some gorgeous shades of violet. The minimal amount of head is light pink in color, and composed of almost entirely tiny bubbles. Surprisingly good retention for such a minimal amount of overall head, minimal lacing tries to cling to the glass, but quickly wavers.

A really nice nose, smells a lot like the Schaerbeekse version. Big cherry, plum, and pomegranate character accentuated by funk, trace alcohol and slight burnt rubber.

Tastes great. Grape juice, pomegranate, plum, and tart dark cherries. It's quite sour to boot, mouth-puckeringly so. My palate has started to adjust to the sourness as the session has continued. Some funky character rounds things out nicely.

Mouthfeel is nice, medium consistency, not much carbonation, but has just enough to get it going. Very dry.

Overall this is a fantastic kriek. I would recommend this kriek to anyone trying to get a good feel for the style. Drinks very well, it's easy going and flavorful. Drie Fonteinen continues to amaze me.

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Poured from a 375 ml bottle set in a traditional lambic basket into a Drie Fonteinen branded logo stemmed crystal glass

Pours a murky violet burgundy capped by a light pinkish sea foam-like head that dissipates almost immediately. The nose brings whiffs of oak, cherry, berry-like fruitiness, and a bit of vinegar. Tart cherries and oak greet the tastebuds immediately, hints of mixed berries, hay, and balsamic vinegar join in, finishes with the perfect amount of mouth puckering sour and musty oak and a final burst of sour cherries. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation. Overall, an truly exceptional brew.

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 1,170 ratings
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