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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 822   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (939) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
Shared bottle, poured a deep red colour with no real head. Cherries, vinegar, dust, wood, sour cherries, Lemons, oak, Brett. Lovely brew

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seynie (146) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2014
Truly red bear without real top. Lemon syrup at first, but then the yeast and earthiness of the lambic kick in. Towards the (long) finish the cherries pop up and some dryness, probably from the seeds. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Everettm (81) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a hazy red, not unlike a red wine vinegar. A Belgian yeast aroma is quickly knocked out by a heavy acetic presence and a plethora of tart cherries and raspberry highlights. The drinker is battered by a mouth puckering combination of acidic sourness, heavy carbonation and a dry finish. Again the sour acidic components of this beer ride front and centre of the initial taste, however after a few mouthfuls it starts to reveal a pleasant medium bodied red wine like fruitiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mateuszk (231) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Dark red, brown colour, pink, red head. Aroma of mixed sweet and tart cherries, funky Belgian aromas. In taste very cherry, sweet on start with sour on finish, barnyard, oaky?, low biterness, tart, dry finish. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1658) - Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2014
[Bottle / 2011] Completely opaque, bloody crimson body; a frothy, lavender & pink head settles slowly to a chunky ring around the glass. Lovely aroma of musty cherry juice, wet wood, oak, mild barnyard & horsey funk, & a touch touch of lemon. Cherries on the nose seem equally as sweet as they do tart; nothing artificial about it. Taste is a huge cherry explosion. Sweet up front, transitioning into a tame sourness with a touch of lactic acid, yogurt, & vinegar acidity. Cherry bomb, cherry all day. Mid-palate to back-end brings out more notes of rotting wood, barnyard funk, & wet bales of hay. But that cherry still lingers. Not quite as good as Lou Pepe Kriek, in my opinion, but still a great cherry lambic, through & through. Deliciously dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kingi (462) - - JUN 14, 2014
aroma is a really good kriek but for some reason i cant get the usual kriek taste, maybe my mouth has suffered an ipa hop death :/ hard to say, only 6 for the taste for this reason

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1113) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle from bierkoning, amsterdam. Color is dark red, light red head disappears quickly. Aroma is sour raspberries, apples, other berries. Sour berry body, some sweetness also, medium co2. Fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2247) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Poured from a 375ml bottle. The aroma is dusty, woody, soft cherry. The flavor is very acidic, dusty, minimal cherry. Hoarded for too long. There was a solid vinegar quality with this beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle from Bruges. Pours red with no head. Very sour and tart with notes strong cherry notes but with the character of the lambic coming through. Some woody noyes too and a very dry finish. Nice to sip and pretty refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1928) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2014
2011 bottle thanks to tectactoe for sharing. Cloudy reddish-pink pour with a small fizzy head that fades away quickly. Aroma is sour cherry funk, cherry jam, light barnyard, and light cider. Tastes a little yogurt-y. Big tart and sour cherry. Barnyard in the finish. Ultra dry and tart. Very low carb. Really nice aroma but just not a big fan of everything else.


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