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3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek

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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 990   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1254) - Iowa, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear red with thin pink head. Nose is some funk with a lot of sour cherry. Taste is sour cherry jolly rancher.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Baramba (808) - ITALY - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle. Ruby red colour pinkish head. Cherries, yeasts, oak aroma. Sweet cherry flavour, tart, acidic yeast, perfectly balanced

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Savage_Night (413) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Pours vibrant ruby red with minimal pink head and good carbonation. AROMA: sweet tart cherry, yeast esters, earthy, woody, acidic, metallic, oak spice, faint salt, mellow funk, floral and slightly phenolic. TASTE: loads of tart yet sweet cherries, tannins, wine acidity, sour, slight funk, citrus, slight spice, sharp, phonels, minerals, earthy and woody. AFTER TASTE: tart bitter cherries, wine acidity, dry, herbal, citrus, grassy and slight spice with a crisp dry tart fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (6004) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 12, 2016
750ml bottle (shared @ Koht, thanks). Clear deep ruby red color. No head. Sour, cherries, fruity in aroma. Just cherries and sour in taste. Very nice aroma. Sharp sour cherries in aftertaste. Very nice balance. Excellent brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vidmidia (275) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - JUL 10, 2016
Cor de cereja, límpida. Espuma rosa, abundante, fina, de longa duração. Aroma de cereja forte e um pouco de maçã. Sabor ácido persistente com final levemente salgado. Presença forte de cereja, com morango. Corpo leve.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gephross100 (124) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2016
2014 bottle. Dark red. Ours with no head. Lively carb. High sourness. Long dry mouthfeel. cherries for days, fresh cheese, horse blanket. Very good

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarageBrewer80 (351) - SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2016 Köpt på Rose Red i Brugge. Mörk, rosa med luftig ljusrosa skumkrona. Saftig doft av körsbär. Medium sur, torr kropp med lite sötma. Saftig smak av körsbär och lite rödvinsvinäger.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1298) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Drie Fonteinen’s Oude Kriek is a purist pleaser. Blood red color, pink mostly-fizzy head, and lots of lacing left behind. Vinous fruit and oak notes, and some reserved horse aromas. Mild tartness on the palate. Lovely balance between sweet and sour. It’s hard to imagine many better examples of the Kriek. This brew is a very special creation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTan (1559) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle. A- Cherries, slightly earthy. A- Dark red color, dark liquid, minimal pink head. T- Cherries, subtle almond, subtle sweet cake. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Very good stuff. Lots of cherry and balanced. Everything is pretty much textbook...Not a lot else to say.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4470) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2016
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/14/2015. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red color with a minimal foamy pink head with poor retention, that reduces to a ring of lace that lingers. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aromas of sweet/tart cherries, strawberry, lemon, apple, cherry skin, almond, oak, vanilla, leather, hay, light funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of cherries, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, and moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of sweet/tart cherries, strawberry, lemon, apple, cherry skin, almond, oak, vanilla, leather, hay, light funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/acidic tartness and light tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherries, strawberry, lemon, apple, cherry skin, almond, oak, vanilla, leather, hay, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of cherries, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, and moderate malt flavors; with a great sweet/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from acidity as well. Light-medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth smooth and moderately acidic/creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is a great cherry fruit Lambic. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of cherries, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, and moderate malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced acidity. Was hoping for a bit more depth in the flavors; but this was still quite impressive, and very enjoyable all around.


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