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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 901   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (746) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
Ruby red with no head. Cherries, citrus and brett. Tart, crisp, and lemon finish. Overall: crisp!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ratpatrol1019 (52) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Excellent if not perfect. Cherries and some sherry aroma notes. Starts out red pour and cherry taste. The oak Barnard and big tartness add to the cherry flavors. Finishes like a good cherry sherry or brandy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1464) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2015
0,375L bottle, bottled 22.05.2014 (from beerExpress, Tallinn). Pours dark red with pink head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is intense cherries, sourness, citrus, vinegar, and medicinal. Flavor is sour, cherries, citrus, some bitterness, acidic, and wood. Finish is dry and acidic. Overall: great brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (1047) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Bouteille 375ml. Couleur rouge foncé opaque, mousse rosée fuyante. Arôme de cerise, levure sauvage, boisé. Goût de cerise, levure sauvage, légère astringence, champignon, acidité moyenne. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1886) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Pours a hazy red color with pink head. Funk, tartness, and dark fruits, cherry most noticeably on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with lingering cherry notes, dry and tart.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (881) - CROATIA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle; pours dark, cloudy red with a pink head; aroma is tart red fruits with hints of yeast and vinegar; taste is tart red fruits with a hint of vinegar; finish is dry and tart; very good lamic

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1175) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2015
5oz taster at Rincon Valley Taproom. Pours a bright pink color without much head. Nice fresh cherry flavor and mild sourness.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
aleigator (436) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek ’14 vintage Pours a fiery, ruby-red color, with a small, quickly dwindling head. Offers one of the most perfect aromas I have ever experienced, mainly defined by ripe, slightly earthen cherries. Comes along with a gentle fruit entangled sourness, not too acidic, while exhibiting fermented, ripe fruit the most pleasant way. Features an incredible soft mouthfeel, bursting with fruit, while providing a refreshing body. Tastes almost like cherry juice, while being fuller bodied. The tart sourness acts as a peak to the ripe cherry fruits, revealing funky yogurt, a whiff of old, dried lemon peel and incredibly profound cherry stone qualities with marzipan, earth and fruit pulp. Drinks hillariously easy, as the beers sourness is just one tiny part of the overall taste, with a pleasant but naturally fitting fruity sweetness, gently balanced by the leathery tartness. Finishes with even more visible cherry stones and musty malts, wrapped up by cherry pulp, cherry skin and lemon peel, leaving the palate with an enjoyable, gentle sourness. Easily the most intense appearance of cherry I have ever experienced in a beer. It features cherry from the beginning till the end, while opening with unusually ripe fruits, being able to turn even riper while drinking. Still provides a soft, mineralic mouthfeel, letting the cherries remain enjoyable, while getting joined by crisp lemon, producing a fantastic, irresistable, complex taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nische (1152) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Pours deep purple/pink with a pinkish, quickly dissipating head. Aroma of sourness, light funk, cherries, light malts, and hints of an earthy note. Flavor the same with lots of sourness and cherries and some funk.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BaroneBirra (315) - 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.


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