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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: 958   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (774) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus. Aroma is sour, funky, cherry. Appearance is red, pink head. Taste is sour cherry, maraschino, funk. Mouthfeel is crisp, medium body, fantastic. Overall, holy fuck this is a great Lambic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Camons (8742) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2015
Missplaced rating first time around. Bottle @ Home. Pours deep red with a fading pink head, loads of lively bubbles. Aroma is light sourness, sweet and tart cherries, dherry stones, almond, dusty notes. Flavor is sourness, barnyard, dusty, tart fruity, cherries, almond. Thin body, lively carbonation. tart fruity, acidic and very dry finish. 090515

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malin_aiisa (471) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle. Pink, light pink head. Aroma of cherries and cellar, wild berry. Taste sour, some bitterness and sweetness. Fizzy texture, tart.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Poured a deep red with quickly dissipating pink head. Taste of funk and abundance of cherries. There is some oak and definite barnyard and goat ness. The finish is barnyard and brandy dryness. Superb and complex tons of different flavors. A must try.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (843) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
Sample @The Festival in Florida. Aroma: strong acetic aroma, vinegar, lots of cherries in there. That really brought a smile to my face. App: hazy pink almost purple, medium pink head, no detention. Taste and palate: medium body, lots of cherries in mouth, medium acidity and dry finish. Overall: great. My kind of beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (924) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jorn69 (2113) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fillepolo (243) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchMark (310) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1347) - 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.


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