Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude KriekDrie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek
BA SCORE
4.19/5
655 Ratings
Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude KriekDrie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Made from 40% cherries.

Added by MasterSki on 04-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,292
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
655
pDev:
8.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
150
Trade:
34
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Ratings: 655 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of esktime
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of devilfluff
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.53/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of khargro2
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kritch418
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DeutschesBier
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of scottfrie
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle into snifter. Lot number 2/5/14.

A: Very soft pop of the cork and a near flat pour. Color is a beautiful deep maroon. A thin splashy film of foamy bubbles formed temporarily after the pour and quickly faded into a thin collar.
S: Musty and earthy notes mixed with deep and rich notes of dark cherries. I get a touch of mushroom and damp basement along with the musty earthy barrel funk. Slightly cheesey, no tartness or acidity. Very soft nose overall. Cherry smells juicy and rich as opposed to bright, sugary, or synthetic.
T: The taste reminds me of the black cherry juice that comes in a glass bottle you can buy at the store. Very rich cherry presence including tannic notes of cherry pits and skins. Acidity is present but low as this beer is not especially puckering. There a touch of earth and barrel funk, but it’s pretty moderate on the funk scale. Not overly sweet.
M: Medium-full body for style, with a rather thick and slightly chewy mouthfeel from the very low and carbonation. Finish has a citrus-type of tartness and is dry and gritty from the tannins.
O: There is so much cherry flavor that it’s hard to tell there is anything other than fruit juice in this. Tastes like earthy, lightly funky, and lightly tart black cherry juice.

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Photo of RMentair
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickyDee21
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wheresblue
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gspeer711
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Inglewood
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pagriley
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml into snifter - 2014 vintage

Pours brilliant deep ruby hue with almost no carb. Settles into the glass like red wine
Pure cherry up front on the nose with hay and earthy undertones behind
Bold cherry with an under current of very mild funk and hay. Surprisingly sweet and balanced with the acid
Almost no carb - would have liked more - feels like this bottle / batch didn't get going in conditioning

overall a delicious beer. verging on cherry juice / cherry beer more than a kriek.
The sophistication and depth of a more traditional kriek isn't there - the fruit just overpowers, but still delicious and worth while - just know you aren't getting a full on sour experience here.

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Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tshanahan
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chippo33
3.52/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of halo3one
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cletusdog
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petmoo23
4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Doesn't look great, smell is cherry/yeast, but the flavor is delicious. Pure red cherries, sour but not puckering, really enjoyable. Has a bit of a cherry pie filling quality to it, not really the sweetness just the jammy cherry part.

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Photo of mattboyer182
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HarmonMW
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShanePB
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.7 oz bottle. New batch, 2014. Deep red cherry colored body with a quickly dissipating pink fizzy head. No lacing or retention. Aromas are funk and cherries, quite literally. Flavor is much of the same. Amazing amounts of cherry in this beer. Thankfully there is that classic 3F 'funk' that comes through too so this beer isn't one dimensional. Very fruity, funky and just super flavorful.

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Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 655 ratings
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