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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: 904   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (3411) - 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 (6356) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (1748) - NORWAY - APR 20, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 20.04.15. Clear ruby red. Pale pink head. Mature aroma of mature cherries. Complex taste with slightly sour cherries. Utterly superb, with high drinkability.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (464) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - APR 18, 2015
Red color, hazy with a pink head. Aroma of cherries and berries. Taste is medium sour and acidic, with cherries, berries and hue. Light body with medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5707) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 16, 2015
375 ml corked & caged green bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5%. Red colour, moderate pink head. Lovely aroma of sour cherries and brettanomyces / farmhouse kitchen. Sour and tart flavour, medium dry, sour cherries galore, also lemony notes.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guiroul33 (248) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - APR 12, 2015
Bottle 37,5cl from Bierhalle de Coninck, @ home. Nothing exceptional but a good kriek.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (1003) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. Red body with pink hea. Aroma is sour with cherries and hints of almonds. Taste is also sour and cherries. Aftertaste is also cherries and soursourness. Very nice and balanced fruit lambic.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gavinleonard (7) - - APR 3, 2015 does not count
Colour was very cloudy, lacked flavor compared to other cherry beers. Head went in seconds, fizz also lasted seconds... Disappointed

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nogva (50) - NORWAY - MAR 27, 2015
375ml bottle from 05-2014. Pours ruby with a fizzy pink head that dissipates in an instant, but leaves a thin lacing. Aroma is definitely cherry with lambic yeast, barnyard, a hint of vinegar and mint. Light body, slick feel, sparkling carbonation. Taste is deliciously tart and refreshing with sour cherry (both flesh and stone), lemon and a hint of sharp cheese towards the dry finish. Pure lambic!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wanne (53) - - MAR 16, 2015
The color is like a pastel tint of red, with a head that is pinkish. The head diasappears quickly, with a lot of fizzing. The aroma is sour, but is somewhat softened by the cherries. The taste is also sour. The cherries give it a nice taste, whitout making it a sweet beer. Carbonation is relatively high. Nice beer.


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