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3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek

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


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RATINGS: 933   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (731) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle, 37,5cL. @Pouançay, France, bar "L’Estaminet". A dark red garnet opaque beer with a medium pinkish head ; poor retention. Aroma of vinegar, wood, barnyard, smoke, cherry ; fruity is hard to feel when poured cold ; gets better when temperature gets higher. Light sweet, medium to heavy lasting dry sour. Light body, thin texture, high carbonation, smooth sour dry woody lasting (fruity) finish. Overall, highly enjoyable even if this one got to be tamed (tasting temperature ) ; nice balance ; sour but definitely drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jorn69 (1820) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2015
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 151002. Bottle (750 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity, bretty and sour with cherries, medium body with a watery texture. The finish is dry and sour with cherries. Really nice balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fillepolo (143) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours a dark red colour beer very nice. Acidic with a LOT of cherries and brett. Dry fruity finish. Lika a velvety kiss from your Love gives this beer you a trip to the good side of life.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchMark (274) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
Delicious. Deep red with almost no head and soft prickly carbonation. Nicely tart and no sugar sweetness. Flavor is nicely funky, brett, minerals,some malts and lots of natural cherry flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1295) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby red. Lovely beer, tart with cherry flavor but not a killer. Packs a punch even in a small portion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Humlehode (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2015
Pours cloudy red with small pink head. Funky, lemon, cherry aroma. Quite sour., but very well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
borre_m (779) - NORWAY - SEP 20, 2015
Pours bright red. Aroma is of barnyard, some cherries. Taste is sour cherries, sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4804) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle shared by Justin G. At Novare for 2015 Zwanze day! Awesome bright red color with thin lasting pink head. Aroma is vinous with red grapes mixed with cherry juice. Hints of musty yeast.

The flavor also is slightly vinous. Deep layers of cherry with dry oak and tartness to knock down any sweetness. Lambic yeast gives just the lightest touch of funk u dear all the cherry. Dry, tart and refreshing, nicely crafted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
Schaerbeekse version, 2011. Deep red with a pink head. Aroma is cherries, plum, sour cherries, subtle amount of funk. Medium-light bodied, starts fruity on the palate and ends quite dry with a touch of funk in the aftertaste. Taste is cherry pits, cherries, hint of graham cracker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (1586) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2015
From the bottle, shared by Justin. Thanks! Pours been red with a pink head. Aroma is floral, rose and cherry. Soft mouth, tart cherry, light floral, oak. Nice!

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