Oude Kriek Intens Rood
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #62
Ranked #3,001
4.2 | pDev: 8.1%
Monday at 07:11 PM
Apr 21, 2013
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Notes: Made from 40% cherries.
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4.27 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Monday at 07:11 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sigmund from Norway

375 ml corked & caged green bottle, from Vinmonopolet. ABV is 5%. Like the name says: Intense and deep red colour, small pink head. Strong (but not intense) aroma of sour cherries and cherry kernels, hints of almonds and marzipan. Medium sour and tart flavour of sour cherries, not much sweetness. Good stuff.

Jun 06, 2022
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4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by puck1225 from Texas

Broke this open in celebration of the end of the Spring 2022 semester. Good riddance!

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Murky brownish burgundy color with little head and no lacing. Smell and taste of tart cherries with vanilla and white pepper. Some Granny Smith apple and dry white wine. Excellent with food!

May 18, 2022
4.27 by loganburgh from Michigan on Mar 27, 2022
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4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by FBarber from Illinois

Pours a lovely deep, dark burgundy color. No head to speak of - it essentially looks flat upon being poured. Aroma is dominated by fresh tart cherries with some underlying notes of lactic acid, and some old hops. There is a hint of sweetness, but only insofar as the fruit presents some inherent sweetness.

Taste has strong notes of candied, lightly sweet, very tart cherries. There are some granny smith apple notes, white grape, lingonberry, with some raspberry and strawberry notes. It is very tart - what little sweetness is there in the profile is largely taken over by the tartness. It is very much an amped up version of their kriek. Very nice, but dangerously close to being too tart for me. Feel is medium bodied, tart, producing a puckering sensation when you drink it. Semi-dry.

Overall another outstanding fruited lambic from 3 Fonteinen.

Mar 21, 2022
4.61 by adosen01 from Minnesota on Mar 19, 2022
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4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours a deep burgundy with a dark cherry tint to it. The final ounces out of the bottle drop the transparency to dull, matte, and opaque, suspending protein in the beer. Head is a finger of pink foam. Aroma is intense cherries, which carry a fleshy, fruity sweetness and a tart finish. Heavy wild flower honey hits after cherries, adding natural sweetness across the board. Green apple, pear, and stone add light notes for the rest of the aroma, developing a little more funky tartness to it. Flavor profile is, again, big cherries, but they focus more on tart than sweet. Wildflower honey is behind again, adding a more mild sweetness than it gives to the aroma. Green apple, pears, green grapes, and stone round out the rest of the profile. Tartness and funkiness is much lower in the flavor profile than the aroma. Acidity is very mild. Mouth feel is a still boiled texture with very light silt. Thickness is medium. Overall, a sublime lambic that utilizes cherries for positive gain.

18|19 season. Blend n.118. ABV of 6.6%. Bottled 17OCT19, consumed / reviewed 13MARCH22. 375mL bottle served into a 15.5oz Spiegelau tulip.

Mar 13, 2022
4.45 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Dec 25, 2021
4.19 by shelby415 from Oregon on Dec 13, 2021
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4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

It is bottle fermented, unfiltered, unpasteurized, with no juices, syrups or sugars added. 450 grams of cherry per liter.

Look: dark red with a thin white and slightly pink head

Aroma: cherry, cherry pie, red wine

Flavor: The flavor is cherry, cherry pie, red wine, slightly tart, it has a really nice aftertaste.

Body/Overall: medium body

Sep 01, 2021
4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan on Aug 31, 2021
4.44 by ckeegan04 from Texas on Aug 20, 2021
4.25 by warnerry from Michigan on Apr 12, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Parmesan from Colorado

L:. Pours a murky pinkish red with a very small white head and no lacing on the glass.

S:. Toasted oak and vanilla, strong sour and strong tart cherry, a bit of vinegar and a touch of funk.

T:. Tart cherries are forefront, with notes of vanilla, some toasted oak, a touch of vinegar, some funk, a note of other berries.

F:. Higher bubbly carbonation, medium body.

O:. As the name implies this is very intense cherry but quite nice.

Apr 04, 2021
5 by Ziosa from Missouri on Jan 06, 2021
4.25 by Eziel from Ohio on Dec 12, 2020
4.68 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Oct 18, 2020
4.25 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Oct 17, 2020
4.5 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Oct 13, 2020
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4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by BerryKumquat from California

L: A very murky shade of red.
S: A strong intense flavor of cherries.
T: A simple smooth, pleasant, mellow red cherry flavor with a clean smooth oak finish.
F: A aged light cherry beer.
O: A very enjoyable cherry lambic but has a bolder profile than it's counterparts.

Sep 06, 2020
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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by josanguapo from Spain

De 32gp. En copa Teku. Jugando a Roblox con los niños (juego de dibujar, luego Arsenal, y luego Fashion Famous) La acidez no es demasiado intensa y las notas a cereza no estan mal, pero nada que justifique lo que cuesta sino más bien todo lo contrario, resultando algo aburrida y anodina

Aug 04, 2020
4.5 by paulish from New York on Mar 31, 2020
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4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Vidblain from Minnesota

Vintage 2012 - drank on July 13th, 2019 at Hill Farmstead. Amazing cherry - so rich, smooth, and incredible. The body on this shocked me - I've yet to experience that in a kriek again. Tons of sediment in the bottom of this bottle, lots of schmutz.

Vintage 2015 - drank on May 17th, 2019 during Dark Lord Day shares. Tart, sweet, tons of black cherry, and very sour. Very pleasant cinnamon. Really excellent.

Feb 24, 2020
4.15 by PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania on Dec 29, 2019
4.45 by Bum4ever from California on Dec 25, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 750ml corked and caged bottle, blend n°35, season 16/17, bottled on 21st June 2017, with a best before date of 26th October 2037. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A very nice clear ruby red colour with a one finger pinkish head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.

Aroma: Light tartness and light funk, cherry and oak.

Taste: As you’d expect from the aroma, sour, tart, cherry, cherry pie, oak and a splash of lemon.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Very nice intense cherry flavours. It was not as sweet as I remember it to be, but actually, the good amount of tart and sourness was a good balance to the cherry pie and oak notes.

Dec 11, 2019
4.5 by blisscent from Rhode Island on Nov 17, 2019
4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland on Oct 13, 2019
4.4 by fthegiants from California on Sep 30, 2019
4 by yancot from Canada (ON) on Sep 29, 2019
4.05 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on Sep 08, 2019
4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jul 18, 2019
4.23 by Argento from Rhode Island on Jul 05, 2019
4.03 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jun 23, 2019
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3.42/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Bottled 2/5/14; drank 11/15/15 @ the Palace.

Opaque blood red appearance.

A rough pour yielded almost no tan head; no lace.

Sweet cherry nose; mild tartness as well.

Medium mouthfeel.

Sweet cherry & malted grain flavors up front; a mildly tart finish.

This veers into Luden's cough drop territory, but was OK.

Apr 22, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Sabtos from Ohio

Ruby red with a pink collar, this chewy tart lambic features plenty of cherry with a solid dryness. It's sweet but a little sharp with a soft but mild carbonation. This is mostly clean with little funk or complexity, which is surprising for Drie Fonteinen, but there is a touch of pepperiness. Cheers to friends who opened this b1 bottle for a whole group to enjoy!

Dec 09, 2018
4.57 by edthehead from New York on Dec 09, 2018
4.4 by desint from Belgium on Dec 06, 2018
4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Nov 23, 2018
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