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:
1,163
Reviews:
338
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
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4.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kritch418
4.84/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.84/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of wheresblue
4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TriGuy20
4.82/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330ml bottle into tulip style wine glass.

A: Dark crimson red with beautiful cherry tinged white head with a lace that clings nicely to the glass.

S: Tart Cherry/ Cinnamon/ Oak-wood notes/ Slight barnyard notes with corky accent/ Cherry cola/ Sherry/ Saddle/ Violet

T: The cherry comes out tart at first on the initial attack and then transforms into a sweet cherry on the mid palate that turns into cinnamon toast. On the finish this beer displays a nice funky tart cherry flavor.

MF: Great mouth feel that fills the palate with flavor and ends with hints of creaminess. The finish on the beer is quite good.

D: This beer is very drinkable! Your mouth waters for more with each sip. The sourness of this beer is in perfect balance.

Overall:
Wow this is a great beer! Everything is in perfect harmony. A real pleasure to drink.

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4.81/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.8/5  rDev +13.7%

Photo of caddyshack199
4.8/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dre Fonteinen kriek
H-pink fleating head
N-sour cherry, lambic base comes through well
T-sour up front becomes soft quickly. Good balance of sweetness and sourness. Truely a great lambic. Perfect example of kriek done right. Sad the brewery is closing it's doors. 
$23.99 bottle 750ml
Staples Corner Liquors, Crofton Md

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4.8/5  rDev +13.7%

Photo of apowar
4.8/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled: Mar 31 2009

12.7oz bottle courtesy of Tim van Dragt

Poured into my Russian River tulip

Appearance: What every kriek should look like. Gorgeously rich red color--like cranberry juice but a little more rust-ey. Head dissipates rapidly but leaves a smattering of bubblegum-pink foam around the edge of the glass.

Aroma: Sour cherries (obviously), smells strongly of old leather, wet wood, and faintly of dark chocolate. Brettanomyces rears it's head in the form of a horsey, earthy minerality. Such a struggle to figure this one out without being inclined to take a sip.

Taste: So dynamic! Opens with sweet/tart cherries and vanilla. The acidity is extremely well balanced with the natural sweetness of the cherries. Finishes with some cherry juice pit, as well as some pretty unique flavors that I want to attribute to the Brett (horse and barnyard meet cat urine?). As it opens up a little bit I'm getting more of a cherry soda thing along with some tannin/astringency (almost like I'm knawing on the stems/pits).

Mouthfeel: Full in body, moderate (albeit very fine) carbonation.

Drinkability: So much. (So subjective: see below)

Overall: It's labor day and one of the hottest days we've experience in SF in some time. For me--now--this kriek really hits the spot. Big on flavor, but the acid keeps it feeling light making it seem all the more drinkable in this climate.

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4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle Dated 16Jan2003. Opened 2008.

Pours a vibrant crimson with tan tones. Looks beautiful.
Mild carbonation.
Aroma of cherries, cherry juice, strawberries, fruit punch. Some funk for sure.
Tastes amazing, lots of fruits similar to the aroma, not real sweet. Twinge of vinegar. Quite tart! The depth is impressive, especially at this age. I could drink this every day. That I can't is saddening.

Also had bottle from 2005, 1Feb2005 I think is the date.
Aroma is an amazing tart cherry, red fruits.
Darker color than the 2003, almost blood red. Cloudy.
Lots of tartness, lots of fruits just like the 2003. A bit sweeter but not much. Hint of vinegar again. An amazing beer.

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4.77/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle - Delirium Cafe

We had a lot of these. At 13 Euros, seemed like one of the bigger bargains in the book. Add to that the fact they were dishing out 2006 vintages! Things got so great that they were busy enough to not even uncork them anymore, and as a result I have a 2006 vintage of this beer sitting in my closet here in Seattle.

This has aged absolutely fantastic - not as tart as Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek, but better. The finish is so rich and decadently cherry - similar to the finish on the Lou Pepe Kriek, but better even. Layers of tart and sweet cherry, oak, earthy notes. The dark cherry plays so nicely.

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4.76/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.76/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: It pours brilliant cherry red with a thin whit film on top over rapidly rising bubbles.

S: Light funk and light cherry aromas rise from the glass.

T: The palate has a nice, assertive cherry tartness that is medium to medium high. The cherry flavor is a little subdued and has some faint sherry notes, a touch of diacetyl (movie theater popcorn butter).

F: Very dry medium light body with medium high carbonation that provides a light carbonic bite. There is no astringency but there is a slight slickness on the tongue.

O: this is a very refreshing, elegant beer

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
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