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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: 882   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BaroneBirra (289) - Gorizia, ITALY - MAY 26, 2015
Bordeaux with small pink head. Aroma of wild yeast with little hints of fruit. Sour taste of lambic with really little hints of cherry.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rob_D_UK (1238) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Pours a deep red with no head. Cherry aroma but not overwhelming. Nice tart taste and then a touch of sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PlutonowyMan (107) - POLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Zapach intensywnie malinowy, s?odkawy, malinowy no i jeszcze raz malinowy, ale nie odrzucaj?cy, gdzie? w tle czu? jakby "strych" - oude (stary) w nazwie. A co nam przynosz? kolejne ?yki tego trunku? Malina, mieszaj?ca si? s?odko?? z goryczk? wszystko tak niesamowicie dopasowane, wzajemnie si? uzupe?nia, nuta cytryny, ale bardzo delikatna i malina. Nie zapomnianewra?enie. Oude Kriek od 3 Fonteinen jak dla mnie rewelacja.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (2731) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle from BIAB Mostly clear ruby color with a decent sized pink tinged head that dissipates quickly. Earthy funky musty cherry juice makes up most of the nose. The flavor is a bit vinous with tart cherries and funkified earth. Moderate carbonation with a medium to light body. Great stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Woc (46) - BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
Head disappears immediately and the beer looks sad, like it is sitting there already for hours. Aroma is very nice, cherries, wood, cherry pits. Color is bright clear red. Taste is not bad but quite sour and I prefer sweeter krieks. Slightly disappointed though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (771) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2015
2004 vintage, bottle to glass, at the Kulminator. Pours a clear pinkish red color with a whitish pinkish head. Aroma is dry, cherries, touch of tartness. Flavor has a balanced sweet and tart cherry, but I think much of it has faded over past 11 years. Probably deserves another rating a bit more fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmanock (27) - - APR 26, 2015
sweet, perfumy, soft, cherry aroma. a little funky and a little woody, but not much. pours purple with beautiful pink head. lightly tart, sweet, and cherry flavor. some unripe raspberry/blackberry notes as well. a little woody and not very funky for a lambic. easy drinking, but would have liked more barnyard funk and more sourness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2014) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours Ruby with an initial fluffy Pink head which fades fast. Tart cherry aroma. A good dose of funk. Taste of vinegar, lemon and of course sour cherry. Nice degree of bitterness and a nice dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (3288) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 21, 2015
Fra flaske på Mandag i annen, Cardinal april-15: etter mange strålende gode fatøl fikk vi servert en ganerenser med mørkerød farge og kort skum. Vidunderlig intens aroma og smak av kjøttfulle, sure kirsebær. Elegant syrlighet med sprudlende frisk ettersmak. Med sitt innhold av 35% kirsebær (iflg. etiketten) kan den fort inngå som en av de anbefalte fem om dagen. Eminent drikkbar, som champagne for ølhunder, og en bauta å navigere etter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnar (6200) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 21, 2015
Bottle at Cardinal. Pours dark reddish with a tiny layer of bubbles. Inviting aroma of meaty, fresh sour cherries, this would be like it smells in heaven on a spring day, or maybe not. Taste is also full of those red high hanging cherries, fresh sourness, a wonderful elixir this one.


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