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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
Belgium | website

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

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Photo of heavybopper
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Great rich red color. Absolutely no head. Seemingly little to no carbonation.
S- Slightly funky with cherry and cinnamon notes.
T- Slightly weak flavor when cold, but opens to full body up as it warms. Good cherry flavor, not overwhelming or too acidic. Very slight cinnamon aftertaste.
M- Medium viscosity, slight carbonation. Very sticky, even after finished.
O- Good kriek. Maybe a bit overvalued by price, but I'd drink again for sure.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a dark red/purple color with a half inch pink head. Both the head retention and lacing are good. The brew smells like tart cherries, raspberries, and some funk. It tastes like tart and sweet cherries, raspberries, grapes, funk, and some blackberries. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick with low/moderate carbonation. I think it's a good brew, I liked it. However, it is pricey at $17.99 a bottle.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml caged and corked bottle. The label comes off looking like a bad slasher movie promotion.

This beer pours a clear, very dark purplish-pink hue, with two fingers of bubbly, tightly foamy, and veritable cotton-candy pink head, which leaves little beyond a few wayward specks of rain spatter lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of tart, slightly sweetened (at least compared to the Cantillons of the world) cherry fruit, further raspberry and blackberry notes, biscuity, pie-like pale malt, a certain Pinot Noir red wine essence, a mild earthy funk, and subtle leafy, nutty hops. The taste is more rather tart cherry pit acetic acid, graham cracker-esque bready caramel malt, a separate fleshy cherry, raspberry, and cranberry fruitiness, more fruit-forward red wine, almost Merlot-like in its bearing, and a softly musty funk.

The carbonation is light and frothy, the body an adequately fruit-propelled medium weight, and actually somewhat smooth, flying in the face of one's initial impression of a sourness wasteland. It finishes similarly off-dry, the tartness of the mildly overbearing cherry not exactly the only game in town, as the grainy malt and sidling funk are still good to go.

I suppose that one could call this a balanced fruit lambic, especially from this particular brewer. Maybe the intent was otherwise, but the cherry, while pungent, isn't quite the palate-wrecker I was expecting. Tasty, like an unsweetened fruit pie, and well worthy of a try.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured down the center of a snifter giving way to a deep red body with a thin pink head that sticks around pretty well.

Full on cherry aroma that still allows some subtle complexity to come through. A slight sweetness from all those cherries brings on almost a cherry pie like aroma, red wine, vanilla, some of the souring.

Lots of cherry comes through on the taste as is to be expected. Sour and musty lambic characteristics. Red wine like vinousness.

The carbonation is somewhat subdued leaving a light tingle as the light er bodied lambic goes down smoothly. Light tartness that reverberates through the jaw.

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Photo of t420o
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

3 Fonteinen Intense Red

A- pour yields a 1 finger fizzy pinkish/redish head. Head recedes quick leaving only a ring around the edges. Par for the style. Beer is a deep cherry color with some ruby highlights when held to light. 4

S- nice blend of tart cherries, slight funk, some sweeter cherry and raspberry notes as well. Very nice 4

T- very cherry forward hitting initially with the tart notes and the sweeter (though not too sweet) notes follow. There's a good amount of earthiness and funk to this, which is excellent. Some cranberry, raspberry and grape bubblegum as well. A slight floral aspect as well. 4.5

M- on the lower-moderate and carbonation wise as expected. Medium body 4.25

O- excellent Kriek. A true pleasure and high drinkability in spite of the tartness. 4.25

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Almost no pop at all when I uncorked this puppy. Always a good sign. Pours a deep merlot color with slightly reddish edges. A light purple head fizzes away to nothing pretty quickly.

S: This is where the beer really shines. Jammy notes of red cherry and tart black cherry skins mix with a touch of barnyard, ripe raspberry, plum and concord grape notes. Tons of ripe fruit in here with a nice dash of funk. Juicy without smelling artificial.

T: Tart red cherries upfront. Then some lemon zest, vinegar, light bready malt and unripe raspberry. Just a touch of oak and cranberry as well. Finishes medium dry with a lingering red cherry sourness to it. Lacks much carbonation, which would do well to help these flavors along. Just doesn't have the complexity of the Oude Kriek or the Schaerbeekse. Not bad by any means, but nothing too special.

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Photo of Chriscrundwell12
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12.7 oz bottle poured into a 3 F Wine Glass
Bottle date: 13-11-2012

A- From the initial pour lacks carbonation. Very small thin red/white head, 1/2 finger that dissipates to a thin ring around the glass. The color is very nice, dark red/purple color, very attractive red/purple lacing.
S- Musky, barnyard funk upfront, cherry skin, some earthy notes.
T- Starts tasting much better as it warms up. Nice sour tartness upfront, sour cherries, funk, barnyard, puckering but not overpowering. The cherry is very nice but its not in your face intense like i was kind of expecting/hoping for.
M- Medium mouthfeel, sticky, a little more carbonation in the taste than the appearance. Nice bite as it goes down.
O- Decent kriek, very enjoyable, but not the best representative of this style. I would definitely drink again and I'm glad i have another bottle.

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Photo of brewcrew76
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Scarlet, ruby red with no head. Color is bordering on a red wine but with much more clarity.

S - Tart dark cherry and the dark cherry is very strong. There is a musty, earthy note that is a little sweaty at times but not in an offensive way.

T - Concentrated dark cherry juice followed by a slightly sharp acetic note that slowly mellows into oak, cherry skins, vinous notes.

M - Medium body with low carbonation. Lingering tartness that mellows into dark cherry juice.

D - Intense is appropriately named when it comes to the cherry flavor.

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Photo of pkalix
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

super super dark red with pink foam on top.
red cherries aroma on top (what else?).
tart (bitter?) red cherry flavor, very smooth considering the objective, but a little disappointing considering the low abv. not bad but I suppose the 'intense' is from the tartness.... I guess lambics are traditionally low in abv, so I should not be surprised.
overall, a decent lambic. tart and to the point. "made with 40% cherries"...

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Photo of spicelab
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Modest pop when uncorking. Blood-purple with a small fleeting head that abates to what could pass for a red wine were it not for the evident light bead.

As expected pretty fearsome, brooding, and mildly sherbety cherry action, with musky tannins making it seem even bigger. The strength of the fruit keeps the funkiness in the shade.

All the fruit character comes through, although some acidity and musty basement action seeps in and integrates very nicely with the sweetness. Striking resemblance to some of the lighter red-wine varietals.

Rich and meaty for the ABV thanks to the copious tannins, with the deceptive level of tartness doing a surprisingly neat job of cleaning it up. Very satisfying buzzy, dry finish.

Just lovely. Huge personality within one dimension.

Amazing depth withi one dimension

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Photo of auroracrisis
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml into a Russian River tulip.

Pours a plum color with crimson highlights and a murky body. Small head that dissipates into nothing quickly.

Cherry preserves on the nose at first with a dusty funk behind it. As it warms, the cherries peak through even further. Smells surprisingly similar to Luden's wild cherry cough drops, and I mean that in a good way. A touch of nuttyness as well.

Huge cherry flavor envelopes your palate. Flavors similar to cherry hard candy, cherry tarts, and cranberry sauce. A touch of funk to balance, but I shouldn't even use the term balance since it's all about the fruit here. Vinous notes and a touch of tannin on the end.

Medium bodied and a tad low on the carbonation for a lambic. A bit of drying once it passes over your tongue with tingle on the palate from the carbonation.

Huge cherry flavors with a touch of funk and vinous notes. This is great in terms of fruit flavor. A total cherry bomb, but it comes at a price. I think I may have paid $18 for this 375ml. Oh well, a nice treat.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

375ml corked and caged bottle into Drie Fonteinen stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a very minimal dark pink head that dissipates quickly. Beer is a clear, deep, dark, almost purple red. Lacing is spotty and sparse but with good stick. Really stunning color.

Nose is robust sweet and tart cherries. Subtle cobwebs, oak and just a touch of cheesiness. Delicious!

Opens sweet and tart cherries. Puckering in the middle with more fruit and hints of cobweb, oak, and barnyard funk. Very juicy throughout. Simpler and less funky than the other Kriek offerings from Drie Fonteinen. End is puckering and accented with a fruity finish. Excellent.

Light bodied with moderate to ample carbonation. Silky and puckering in the mouth and goes down quenching and slick. Messy finish with a lingering, spritzy aftertaste. Very good.

I'd go as far as to say that this is probably the best fruit-based beer that Drie Fonteinen makes. Simple but so deliciously in your face. Intense Red is aptly named and totally awesome!

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Tipples to tulip glass. Pours a deep dark red with a very smal bright pink head thanks to a vigorous pour. Big sweet and sour cherry and vinegar aroma, dry, and maybe a hint of the oak and vanilla. Flavor is sour cherry vinegar up front with an oaky finish. A bit of a musty undertone. Not as dry and effervescent as I expected, with only low to medium carbonation. Lingering cherry malt left on the palate. Very much on the lambic and wheat flavor more so than the cherry overall, which is good and keeps it from being medicinal like I get from some krieks. Overall a solid offering, but would not spend $18.99 again for 12.7 oz.

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Photo of NuclearRich
3.11/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A. Deep purple with brown and ruby, pink fizzy head like cherry coke.
S. super sweet cherry pie filling, with tart to match. There's a bread funk that completes the cherry pie motif by being the crust.
T biiig intense cherry flavor, very tart, a bit sweet, with funk backing it up.
M. Dry.
O. Sip this like barrel strength bourbon: small slow sips. This is as advertised: intense. Not for the faint hearted or faint paletted. Really just ok in the end.

As a side note, it kinda makes me mad. 3f here is like a rock band that decides to make a weird and mostly crappy album just to see if people will praise them for it.

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Photo of WorldWideStout
2.69/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: A lovely, shimmering, ruby-colored body. The head dissipates a little faster than I would have liked.

S: Dark cherries, tartness, a bit of must, and a bit of cough syrup.

T: Ugh. The first half is Robitussin. Medicinal cherry. It is a bit more dark cherry than your typical cough syrup, which makes it not quite as bad, but it's still not good. The second half brings a sour twang along with a little funk.

M: Carbonation keeps the beer light without masking the flavors. Which is usually a good thing.

O: Why anyone would want to have their beer taste like cough syrup is beyond me. If you love Kasteel Rouge or the taste of Robitussin, then you will love this beer. Otherwise, stay away.

For the price I had to pay for this beer at a bar, it probably ranks as the worst beer purchase I have ever made.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours like blood. Very red. Like cough syrup almost. Sample pour at Night of the Funk doesn't allow me to judge the head all too well.

S-Cherry is obviously stressed. A bit tart. Definitely musty. Black cherries. Light oak. This beer looks like cherry cough syrup and it even smells a bit like it too.

T-The flavor is very unique. A musty, tart red and black cherry dose. Then I get some artificial cherry. Jammy cherries. Light wood. Finishes with a mixture of cherry cola and tart natural cherry.

M-A bit sticky. Lighter in body. Relatively soft carbonation.

O/D-Definitely worth a try. The cherry came off as a bit artificial in some aspects of the flavor. Then, the other parts were great and made up for it. A sample pour was good enough and I don't think it would be worth $20 for a 375ml.

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Photo of cfrances33
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a 3F wine stem.

Pour: Pours a clear, deep blood red. A finger of fizzy magenta head forms and leaves minimal lacing, yet remains as a rim.

Smell: Lots of sweet cherry up front, with a touch of doughyness, some spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), and a light 3F funk.

Taste: The taste is rather disappointing. Sweet cherries dominate the entire palate, with a touch of tartness, light raw dough. No funk. No complexity. Just cherry juice. In a lot of ways, it seems kind of watered down.

Mouthfeel: Solid carb, but too much juicy sweetness. A 375ml bottle of this is nearly too much.

Overall: Okay, but not what I was hoping for. This will age well, I'm sure, but the cherries need to subside substantially.

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Photo of kevanb
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml bottle, poured into a Drie Fonteinen Vintage Fountain Tumbler.

The beer pours a deep, deep garnet color, very opaque with a slight pink head that vanishes almost immediately and leaves no lace or any trace of head behind. The aroma is of beautifully tart cherry, light pie spicing, sweet strawberry, soft malt and lots of funky yeast. It cuts right to the chase, cherries, cherries, and more cherries. Cherry is again on the forefront, very tart without being too sour, light malt and pie spicing, some sweet fruit is present as well, almost like strawberries or raspberries, with some great funky undertones that really bring out the fruit as well as the tartness. The mouthfeel is good, carb feels nice, but is lower than I'd like. The finish is nice and creamy and goes down so nicely.

Verdict: Definitely an enjoyable beer from Drie Fonteinen, but I'm not convinced it's better than Oude Kriek. It needs a bit more carbonation, but the cherry is definitely front and center, and executed perfectly. It just doesn't offer too much else like their Schaerbeekse Kriek or Oude Kriek.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml C&C bottled 11/13/2012. Shared with Doug while we were brewing our Citra APA. Poured into a Bell's snifter today, 9/9/2013. The label looks so gimmicky that I have to remind myself this is Drie Fonteinen. In Armand We Trust. Review #202.

It doesn't look quite that red. It actually looks more purple than red. Kind of threw me off a bit, but then again dark cherry can get pretty purple, right? Comes with a 1cm white head that doesn't stick around for too long. Not the most carbonated sour that I can see.

Smells so much cherry jam here though. Sweet and sour cherry all at once. Quite a bit of acidity in the nose as well. I know this is going to be nice and sour too despite all that cherry fruit sweetness. So much cherry!

And the flavour is one heck of a cherry-filled kriek. Even more so than Lou Pepe Kriek, but not quite as acidic. Its very tart and sour in a lactic way. There's definitely some vinegar in here too, but not as much as the trademark Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek would. A little of that trademark 3F lemon zest comes through but it is so thoroughly dominated by the cherry flavours, which only get stronger as this beer warms up.

Mouthfeel is a bit disappointing. I think this beer could use some more carbonation. Medium to thinner bodied, somewhat dry finish. Doesn't stand up to 3F Oude Kriek, but I didn't expect it to.

Very interesting kriek. Its so heavy on the cherries, it tastes like a thin but flavourful cherry jam. Highly recommend trying at least once for any sour head out there. Don't know if I would recommend buying more than one bottle though, given its price point ($19.99 for a 375ml bottle). You're better off spending another $5 on a Golden Blend, which is a deliciously world-class sour.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fan of cherries, are ya? 3 Fonteinen has you in mind as they throw this genuine and unique beer at'cha. It classic rudimentary taste of dry Lambic flavor is layered upon by such an authentic tart cherry character, that its culmination exceeds expectations entirely!

There's no mistake about its fruity roots as Intense Red pours much like you'd expect- deep blood red with brownish maroon-stained body, the beer sells its cherry infusion well to the eye. Though the champagny character that's usually associated with Lambic is subdued, it manages to form a creamy mauve head that slowly recedes to a skirt around the rim but is easily regenerate with a gentle swirl.

Sharp aromatics of sour cherries, cider, merlot, and balsamic swirl about the nose in a highly complex and varying scent, even though cherry notes remain the focus. Shying from any cherry soda scents, the beer really takes on the musty tone of the raw and ripe fruit with tart support rather than sugary notes. Notwithstanding, there are waves of earthiness that emerge- light horse blanket, leather, tobacco and vanilla really pull the scents together heading into taste.

Its delicious taste is squarely focused on the cherry fruit, but hardly relies on it. Sure, the fruit flavor is evident, but the ale does so with the taste of cherry but without the sweetness of cherry. Instead a tepid malt sweetness is lightly bready and biscuit-like. Dryish in taste, the cherries layer upon the malts just as if building a cherry pie. But then comes the earthen tones at middle palate that are salty, hay-like, minerally, salty, cider-like, slightly of merlot and high with aged sherry and balsamic- those tastes are so savory, succulent and tart that they engage the palate with a struggle of drinkabily and sip-ability. And in aftertaste, there's an almond-type nutty savoriness and a sense of vanilla that buffers the taste buds effortlessly from its acidic taste.

Mid-dry sourness starts things off as its textures are creamy and the slim sweetness resonates on the front of the tongue. But as the beer traverses over the middle palate, a drier, earthier and more acidic feel ensues. Trailing with a dry cherry finish, the beer leaves a ribbon of malt on the tongue that dissolves late for an intangible that's not easily rewarded.

If resting entirely on first impressions, the beer is a less dry Kriek than is expected from the great brewers. But a few sips in the beer begins to open up in highly unexpected ways. Sure, its not as tart or as sharp as traditional Lambic, but if you are like me- a big fan of the more balanced Flanders Reds, then this Kriek might also find favor.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

375ml C&C bottle.

bottled on date of 11/13/2012.

no "pop" when the cork came out.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Deep dark red with a purple hue. A thick cap of whitish pink head that drops quickly to a thin ring around the glass.

Smell: Lots of cherries in the nose. A light mix of lemon and vinegar notes. Hints of oak barrel and a musty basement like funk.

Taste: On the light end of moderate sourness with a surprising acidic bite; I would say mild, but almost moderate. The cherries are tart cherries without much sweetness being imparted into the flavor of this beer. Next comes a wave of lemon and a nice level of musty and dusty funkiness that helps to almost balance out the sourness and acidicness of the beer. The oak barrel follows shortly after the funk and melds nicely with the beers overall flavor profile. A hint of tannins and vinous notes to boot. Finishes with a slightly acidic aftertaste that dries out a little bit. The cherries become just a little bit sweeter and a more dominate flavor as the beer opens up.

Mouthfeel: low end of a medium bodied beer with lower carbonation levels. This beer is a little bit watery and juicy in the mouthfeel department. After swallowing, you do get a noticable amount of dryness from this beer, which is kind of wierd contradiction because it feels watery while in your mouth. Definately, a down grade in the mouthfeel Department when compared to 3F Oude Kriek.

Overall: I really prefer my kriek to have more carbonation than Intense Red has. It has satisfying sourness and nice funk profile to balance, but the carbonation could be a deal breaker for serious sour beer afficianados.

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Photo of davey101
3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

375ml bottle into a wine glass. Bottled 13-11-2012. Opens with a slight fizz. Purchased off the shelf for a painful $22...

A - Pours a clear deep red/violet color with a fingers worth of off-white foam. Disappears quickly leaving behind nothing at all. Minimal lacing but really not a whole lot going on...it just looks like a glass of red wine.

S - Juicy cherries, oak, and vinegar. Some off smelling acid and light cinnamon spice rounds it out but it is missing that stereotypical 3F funk. Really great cherry notes though.

T - Tart cherry juice, oak, and lactic acid. Some salty tonic water aftertaste. Very unimpressive while cold but letting it warm up improves it slightly. Really just one dimensional. A little bit prickly, but it's pretty much dead flat which doesn't help with the flavors. More carbonation would help out tremendously here.

O - Expensive, flat, and sort of boring. This was just not very good. The aroma is nice but this is a serious downgrade over the standard Oude Kriek.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 8.4.13

A - Pours a dark red with a fizzy pink-red head that is gone fast.

S - Cherry, very jammy - did I just say that.

T - Tons of cherry, dark bing cherries, a touch of tartness - sweet, but not overly so.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Cherries, and lots of them. Nice fruit without being overly sweet.

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Photo of Etan
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml into a 3F taster glass.

A: Pours a gorgeous, rich garnet color with a slightly pink head. One of the most beautiful beers I've seen.

S: Nose brings aromatic cherry flesh, potent brett muskiness, wet hay, lactic and a bit of acetic acid, some oaky notes.

T: Taste brings dry horseblanket, mild cherry sweetness, moderate fruity tartness, some drying oak tannins, a hint of wheat and hard water minerality. Very dry.

M: Light-bodied with zingy carbonation.

O: A beautiful-looking beer with a potently funky nose, a very mild fruit character, and a surprisingly moderate acidity level on the palate. Certainly not my favorite kriek ever, but definitely enjoyable.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via online purchase
Thanks, www.etregourmet.com!

Deep crimson with nearly zero carbonation. Small amount of visible bubbles and a very minimal head. Left the glass oily on the way down.

The aroma is similar to 3F's Oude Kriek, which is a fine, fine thing. Big cherry notes, moderate lactic sourness, some oak, and good amounts of gueuze-like funk. Complete, and near perfect for the style. Loved it.

Big cherry and juice like characteristics throughout along with good amounts of oak, earthy funk. Very, very drinkable. Moderate sourness. This isn't nearly as sour as other krieks, even Oude Kriek itself. It's tasty, but I prefer the flavor of the regular Oude Kriek.

Medium bodied with nearly no carbonation. Almost juice like, but fuller in body.

The smell is incredible, the taste is good, and the mouthfeel is lacking. I believe Oude Kriek is the better beer, but I would just be nitpicking. This is still tasty stuff.

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Drie Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
4.13 out of 5 based on 630 ratings.
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