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3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek

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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 787   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (1885) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2014
Clear cherry red with reddish (small) foam head/ring. Aroma is sour cherry, taste is sour sherry, but not too sour - still refreshing and drinkable. (Antwerpen 201404)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (48) - SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
@Nedre Mölla 14/4-14. Flaska från Systembolaget. Arom: Syrlig, körsbär, funky. Smak: Syrlig, körsbär, fruktig. Torr överlag.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (900) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy red with a small frothy pink head. Aroma is tart cherries, hay, barnyard,Taste is tart cherries and light sweet red fruits. Acidic and refreshing dry finish with a light sweetness. Light body fizzy carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MJGG (924) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Bouteilles de 375 ml. Arômes très invitants de cerises. On dirait presque des cerises noires plutôt que des griottes. Belle présence de levures sauvages également. Robe rouge foncée et plutôt limpide, effervescence active et mousse se dissipant rapidement. En bouche, les fruits sont très bien exprimés, avec des notes presque sucrées. Belle présence rustique de levures sauvages (vieille cave, fromage). Finale sèche et relativement peu acide pour le style. Un très beau lambic aux fruits, très facile à boire.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cwaustin (2) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 10, 2014 does not count
Aroma: Intensely acidic with cherry and earthy support. Lacking some of the barnyard characteristics. Appearance: Beautiful ruby red. Pink head that dwindled to an off white ring around the glass quickly. Taste: High acidity. Cherries linger throughout. Again lacking some of the lambic characteristics I want. Too young, maybe? Palate: Light body. High tart. No astringency. Overall: A wonderful fruit lambic. So very refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: From Systembolaget.
Appearance: Red colour with a pink head.
Aroma: Sour, cherry, berries, sweet.
Body: Medium body with a lively carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, cherries, tart, sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5076) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
37,5 cl bottle. Reddish colour with a small red hue. Aroma and flavour of cherries and sourness,

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (2961) - Radom, POLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottled in 2013. A wiec mlody lambick, podejrzewam ze starszy bylby jeszcze lepszy. Prawdziwe Oude Kriek. Winne owocowe, taninowe. Rozowo czerwone. Blask wspanialy. Piana koloru rozowego. Spora i bojna nawet jak na lambicka robila wrazenie. Wspanialy balans i chwiejnosc smakowa od slodkawego na poczatku zwlaszcza na ustach do wytrawno wisniowego i kwaskowatego posmaku po przelknieciu. Dlugi naprawde dlugi finisz owocowy. Piekny wyglad, powalajacy owocowa bomba lambick. Polecam

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
reckless_rate (4) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2014 does not count
I bought a crate of 12 x 375ml last time I was in Belgium, and I’m so glad that I did. For me, this is probably the best oude kriek currently available (Cantillon Lou Pepe runs it close). A perfect balance of lambic acidity and cherry tart / sweet flavours. A magnificent beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (1458) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
Bottle at Brugse Beertje. Ruby color, pink head. Sour taste with cherries, tart, strong acidic notes, toast and citrus. Sour finish with strong acidic notes, cherries and toast. Exquisite kriek lambic.


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