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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 883   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1412) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2015
375mL corked bottled from Beer Cartel. Bottled 22/5/2015 Amazing looking beer - deep murky scarlet body with a creamy half-inch of pink head persisting. Funky aroma, a lot going on; ripe cherry, sour cherry/Kirsch, oak, red wine vinegar, barnyard, hard cheese, earthy phenolic spice (Brett?) undertones. Lean body, moderate acidity with good length, a touch of tannin with reasonably high carbonation. Bit tighter on the body, not giving away quite as much as the aroma; vinous red cherry, subtle barnyard & funky cheese, touch of toasy oak & citrus rind, with some acetic acid in the works. Reasonably long finish, acidity refreshes, providing good balance. Solid amount of fruit & funk in this one to make it rather tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark, cherry color with a nice, reddish head. Sour, cherry type aroma with a malty kick. Sour cherry taste with a dry finish. Very warm beer. Really good balance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (347) - CYPRUS - JAN 10, 2015
Clear red body with a medium pink head. Aroma is cherry, and a bit sour fruit. Taste is medium sweet, quite bitter. Dry finish. Quite nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thomashall (228) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2015
375ml bottle caged and corked. Pours dark ruby red with pink head. Strong sour cherry flavor as expected. Tastes same with some good funk. Awesome kriek!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (511) - - DEC 25, 2014
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (845) - LATVIA - DEC 18, 2014
Red with small pink head. Nice cherry aroma. Sour cherry taste rich of nuances and some spiceness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (453) - Valley Village, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
2014 bottle, pretty young but I sometimes lack some self-control in matters of sour beer. Pours a deep purple with delicate pink foam. Beautiful. Swirl it up a bit for a gorgeous display of deep red to pink tones. Lovely mineral and funk on the nose, cherry and wood as well. Taste is balanced with considerable funk, moderate tartness, sour cherry. Elegant and classic. Looking forward to cracking a more aged one some day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7058) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle - Tart, vinous and sweet cherry. Deep red and cloudy with a thin head. Cherries dominate and are sweet with a touch of tartness. Light acidity and more sweetness,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (470) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2014
2014 Looks..a vibrant cherry red, thin line of dissipating head on pour. Smells.. Cherrys, wood, old, musty.. Tastes..the tart and fruity cherry just influences the balance over quality lambic sourness, finishes some wood dryness.. What else could you possibly want from a cherry kriek?!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5338) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2014
From the December 2014 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz green bottle this beer poured a clear dark red color with a small pink head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was chalky and tart with cherry and was a touch medicinal. The flavor was funky and sweet with a strong cherry pie filling presence. Long cherry pie filling finish. Light to medium body. Solid.


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