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3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek

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

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RATINGS: 910   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Oude Kriek 3 Fonteinen is produced by ripening of cherries (both the flesh and the seeds) in young Lambic. This process takes between 6 to 8 months. After bottling the beer matures for at least 4 months in a warm room where the spontaneous fermentation in the bottle is done.
The head of Oude Kriek is very sensitive to the concentration of the cherry seeds containing oil and may differ from one year to the other.
On old Cherry 3 Fonteinen, no flavorings, sweeteners, or dyes added which makes this beer very natural and is especially thirst quenching.

Note: Recent labels may show the beer to contain 35% of Schaerbeekse Krieken.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sokuzs1 (205) - - JUL 23, 2015
Aroma: cherry, horse blanket, hay Taste: heavy sour, cherry, tannin, hay Amazing lambic

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidBe (46) - BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2015
De geur vind ik niet zo geweldig, kan er niet zo snelsnel dingen in herkennen. De smaak daarentegen is een echt klein bommetje, dit ontploft echt snel in je mond. Vind de oude geuze wel een betere dorstlesser. Een bier om geregeld een paar flesjes van mee te nemen, maar ik ga er niet specifiek naar opzoek. De smaak krijgt van mij wel een dikke 9!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (608) - GERMANY - JUL 17, 2015
Leuchtend rot, pinker Schaum, der direkt verfliegt. Geruch nach sauren Kirschen, Früchtetee, etwas medizinisch. Am Gaumen extrem intensive Kirschnoten, Kirschkerne, Sauerkirsch, Himbeer, Zitronensaft, Eiche, Rotwein, Tannine, dunkle Trauben. Mundgefühl sehr smooth, wenig Karbo, trocken, ziemlich sauer, sehr gutes KRiek.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
simont1 (416) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2015
Drank next to De Cam Oude Kriek, 22 May 2014 bottle. Deep red with a white thick head. Aroma of cherry candy lemon, light farmhouse, lemon. Taste of cherry, a bit watery, light funk, cough drop aftertaste, very simpleminded and cherry juice like. This was sooo much less complex and interesting compared to the De Cam.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (593) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2015
On tap at Akkurat, Stockholm. Pours hazy red with dense pink head. Aroma of cherries. Taste sour, a bit waterish, sour cherries, lemon, horse stable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (3613) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2015
Draught at Akkurrat, Stockholm 150618. Ruby red beer with an nice pinkish head. Fruity sourish cherry rubber cherry seeds red berries aroma. Nice cherry, red fruity sourish, hay, leather vanilla cherry seeds flavour. Lovelt pure cherry aroma and flavour :-)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosbouw (1872) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2015
Cassis kleur met een aardige kraag. Ruikt cassis, houtig, zurig. Smaakt fruitig, zurig, cassis. Beetje houtig.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hansvf (310) - - JUL 6, 2015
Bij van Moll, met gazpacho. Rozerode kriek. Nauwelijks schuim, zure geur. Zoals je een oude kriek verwacht, lekker friszuur!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1284) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle, bottled 22.05.14, enjoyed one year after. Pours dark red, with a short lived creamy head. Aroma is sour with lactic acid, tart fruity farmhouse notes with cherries, currents and apples, as well as bretty notes of wood. Full body, with average carbonation. Flavour is sour with lactic acid, tart fruity notes of cherries and berries, wooden barrels with brett and tannins, Lingering tart earthy farmhouse notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2559) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2015
Resampled, 37,5 bottled 06/2013. Beautiful hazy ruby pour with quickly receding pinkish foam. Medium lively carbonation brims forth from the glass: a young yoghurt and cherry asperine tartness, sour cherries mixed in with yoghurt, in a bowl beneath a soil-stained cloth - not overly expressive. Straightforward cherry whey, lighter cherry pit bitter almond and a whiff of a smaller, once-cleaned barn, before natural, citric lemonade takes over to quench the thirst, more faint 1,5% fat yoghurt in finish. - Quite a simple homely joy really, that has become the focus for many brett-bewildered analysts taking enthusiased notes from an over-sanitised vantage point, somewhere in der gedeuteten Welt.


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