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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: 983   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1127) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2016
(750ml bottle at ~1 year bottle age, from Systembolaget web order) Pours a nearly clear dark red pink with a very rapidly dissipating loose pale pink head, and no lace. Aroma is deep and earthy for a kriek, with cherry flesh and pit, a bit of tannic skin, dry twigs, some mulchy, earthy barnyard and manure funk, wet vegetation, lightly acidic. Palate is very dry and the tartness is minimal at best, but extremely high effervescent champagne carbonation is washing out the flavours. Lightly tart cherry flesh, skin, light wood, dry earth, very soft lactic yoghurt character. A little marzipan in the finish. Silky light-medium body with mouth filling carb. Surprisingly not very tart for style, but not very jammy either. Maybe my least favourite 3F fruit lambic, but it’s losing out to very very good beers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (2191) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2016 37.5 cl Bottle at home, all to myself. Deep red with some pink foam. Rich cherries, some hay, sour red berries, wet clay, rubbery resin/woodglue, sea buckthorn. Taste is lovely fruity sour with stonefruit bitter notes after the first confrontation it becomes very mild and a silky mouthfeel follows, smooth soft carbo. Lovely!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esp0r (2664) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Ruby red, thin pink head. Smell of cherries, funk, barnyard, hint of aømonds, quite complex. Light sweet, funky, alot of cherries, fruity, bretty, complex, dry. Moderate bitter, cherry stone tail. Very nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (1055) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2015
Flaske. Mørk rød farge,lavt karbonert med skumtopp som forsvinner. Smaker kirsebær,kirseærstein med behagelig surhet av melkesyre. Passe fruktig og surhet. Meget behagelig

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2169) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle from BCS. Last beer for 2015. Ready for a rad, beer-filled 2016! Pours a clear raspberry red with a small pink head that dissipates quickly. Big aromas of sour cherry and ume with some light wet hay and almond. Bone dry on the palate with good tartness. Nice sipper for New Years.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rask0lnikov (566) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 30, 2015
Nice pinkish head which disappears quickly. Really nice aroma of berries. Hints of sour cherries and raspberries. Acidic at first. Some hints of redcurrants. Then again cherries. Sour, funk and rather raspberries in the aftertaste. Really nice lambic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1711) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2015
Pours a hazy bright red colour with a red head. Aroma is sweet fruit, sour, acidic, tart and cherries. Taste is light sweet with an overall sour tartness. I’m still on the fence with lambics/sours but this is very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoprider (362) - DENMARK - DEC 27, 2015
Pours cloudy pinkish red with a dense light pink head. Good amount of fruit on the nose. Citric, mineral cherry. The taste is less fruity but mineral and stoney. Not very funky or bretty but more on light, mineral fruit. Even a little of the lactic qualities in both smell and taste. The mouthfeel is light to medium rich with low carb. The aftertaste has stoney fruity and light citrus. It’s good. 250 ratings yall! And I hate rating...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andriesradu (659) - ROMANIA - DEC 13, 2015
Pours deep red with a tiny head. Sour,cherry aroma. Flavor is sour with notes of cherries,light wood. Lots of acidity. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (739) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2016
Aroma:
Sour/sweet cherries, acidic, lots of sulfur.

Appearance:
A red/bordeaux coloured beer with a slight pink head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts really sulfuric with lots of acidity, then gets slightly sweet and fruity. Has a somewhat dry ending with white bread.


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