Brewed by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Beersel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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40% cherries, 100% natural.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
20107589 (461) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Light cherry aroma appear bourgundy red without head. Heavy sour taste. Light carbonation and a long sour aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (4558) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 23, 2015
(bottle) clear deep ruby colour with an almost purple head. aroma of dark, ripe cherries and blackcurrants, quite perfumed, with a hint of custard, rose oil, some very light nettles and lemons. flavour is tart cherry juice, blackcurrants and bread dough, with lots of lemon juice, herbal hops and a dry finish. full-bodied with soft carbonation. missing some funk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4309) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2015
Pours an incredibly deep red, almost black in the glass. One finger of pink head. Nose is like crushed cherries, fresh cherry flesh and pit. A light funk and tartness shows as well. Flavor is full on tart cherries. Light bodied and tart.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Big huge cherry aroma with funk oak barnwood and cellar characteristics. The wood was extremely well balanced with the sour cherry and other fruit character. Lively carbonation. Perfect!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (3030) - BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2015
Special, commissioned edition of 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek with above average cherry dosis. Dark and indeed intense, purple red colour, bright pink head, dissolving in seconds but retaining well around the edges. Complex, albeit not too intense aroma, obviously a lot of sour cherries, apart from the expected suggestions of dry sherry, sweat, horse stable, red wine vinegar, lemon zest, moist wood, cheese spread, chamomille, basil and other sour fruit than just cherries (esters resulting in hints of raspberries and redcurrant), as well as a (very) subtly sweet impression of old red port wine and marzipan. Strong yet elegant fruit acidity opens the palate, very ’genuine’ as expected, sour cherries, cherry stones, lime, gooseberry, very vivid; finely sparkling carbonation, smooth and pleasantly astringent mouthfeel, wheaty and very lightly nutty, tartness increasing in the finish, dryingly sour, woody, a bit spicy, with the ’overdosis’ of sour cherries stretching till deep into the throat. Excellent ’oude kriek’, though I still like their Schaerbeekse Kriek more. But I’m a bit nitpicking, of course: a 3 Fonteinen lambic can never go wrong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (4835) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle from Etre Gourmet cons 2015-03-15 Duved AR: metallic cherry, intensive kriek yoghurt, AP: deep bourdex red, wee fizzy pink deminshing foam F: kriek youghurt, tart, sour, full body, soft carbonation, tartaric acid,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3076) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
(3 Fonteinen Intense Red Oude Kriek) Bottle 375ml, corked and caged, served into a tulip glass.ABV 5% Deep red ruby colour on the body, good sized head dark pink head, with good density too, long lasting. Light lacing left on the glass. Lots of cherries on the aroma, ripe ones. Nice sourness on the taste, again lots of cherries, like young ones at first and on the finish they seem like ripe dark ones. Medium body, good carbonation, quite tart on the palate. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1664) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2015
Butelka 375ml. OCZY : piwo jest przejrzyste o kolorze głębokiej, ciemnej czerwieni. Piana ma kolor ciemnego różu i szybko znika. NOS : aromat jest bardzo intensywny. Oczywiście dominują wiśnie, cytryna i tart. Po wzburzeniu wychodzi delikatna nuta octu winnego. USTA : piwo ma wodnista teksturę i niewielkie nasycenie. Piwo smakuje jak dojrzała wiśnia : słodka i kwaśna. Do tego dwie kropelki kwasku cytrynowego i kropelkę octu winnego. Posmak jest średnio trwały. ODCZUCIA : piwo jest smaczne ale na jedno kopyto. Świetnie wyważone i łatwe w piciu. Profil kwaśności jest umiarkowany i bardziej owocowy niż octowy co się chwali. Reputacja i cena podniosła moje oczekiwania i troszeczkę jestem zawiedziony, że nie ma jakiegoś fajerwerku.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leepe_steven (201) - Lede, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2015
Pours dark red beer with pink head. Taste is sour. Dont get much of the cherries. A lot of sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3466) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 5, 2015
#3400. 500mL bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. 2012 Vintage. The aroma on this is really nice. Semi-sweet cherries, vinous characters, and a light tart nose. There is a bit of a mustiness, however. The color on this is an amazing ruddy violet. Mostly transparent body with a medium, quickly dissipating puce head. Starts with a nice, mild to moderately fruity and tart flavoring. Becomes a little sweeter than expected in the middle with significant cherries. Then, it just sort of dies at the end. Becomes rather lifeless, somewhat watery to finish. I get a little bit of late olive juice flavoring, but basically this just sort of duds out...which is disappointing due to it’s hefty price tag.

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