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

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RATINGS: 787   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (2914) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear pink red with small frothy off white head that diminishes nothing. The aroma is a strong cherry skin and oak. Light mouthfeel with strong cherry tart and light sour finish. Very impressive.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (457) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 8, 2014
375ml bottle pours semi-clear ruby red with a finger of pink foam. Nose is dry tart musty berries and dusty attic funk. Taste is rich tart earthy cherry juice, red pepper, light fruity acidity, and complex dusty wood funk. Finish is crisp, dry, tart cherry skin. Amazing!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomtomdp (6) - BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2014 does not count
Aroma: wood, grapefruit, cellar, mushrooms, forrest, leaves/ Taste: sour, cherrie, strawberry, lime

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1263) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2014 75cl bottle, aged for approximately 2 years. APPEARANCE: clear red beer, small unstable reddish head. NOSE: sour, cherries very clearly noticeable, some brett, wood. TASTE: very sour, amazing fruitiness! Very refreshing though, some lemon, very dry. Aged very good!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dexcansino (390) - Andalucía, SPAIN - DEC 22, 2013
Cerceza granate con espuma muy volátil. Preciosa en copa de champagne. Olor ácido. Sabor muy ácido y agrio. Tiene que gustarte este tipo de cerveza. Muy recomendable para cambiar de registro o terminar, ya que es ligera. Mi recomendación es que se comparta la botella de 37,5cl entre dos o tres personas.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nacho_1985 (85) - Málaga, SPAIN - DEC 20, 2013
Cerveza muy muy acida color rojiza poca espuma, demasiado acida para mi gusto pero se puedes bebertelo con mohama

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hobsch (366) - Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle 0.375l. Pours clear deep red with pink head. Aroma is tart, sour cherries. Aroma is sour but not overwhelming with a lot of cherry flavour and a good balanced sweetness. Great kriek.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sdmmb (489) - USA - DEC 8, 2013
Drunk from 375cl bottle bought direct from the brewery. Lovely tart cherry kriek. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (2805) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
75cl bottle, as schaerbeekse krieken. Bb. 26/02/07. Deep red, thin, almost no head. Barnyard, tart, cherries in aroma. Flavor has cherries, tartness, barnyard. Flat. Really tart, mouthdrying.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (319) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2013
Dark red with beautiful small light pink head. Sour cherries, red berries, yoghurt, green apple, lime, cola flavoured candy, sourdough, touch of malts. Taste is fruity sour, which deepens into a very intense acidic sourness, then a light sweet aftertaste. Medium mouth, slick texture with perfect carbonation. Very good stuff.


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