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


on tap

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RATINGS: 943   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2007
poured into tulip. this was a treat, very good and complex. pours a cherry red with full pink head, quickly dissipating, with good clearity. very sour cherry aroma. initial tart and sour taste. sour cherry with a light aged complexity. complex from tart dryness to crisp cherry finish, the aged oak offers an unpronounced background, the cherries bring around a dry almost red wine finish. very good, I was sad to see it go.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2007
75 cl bottle, bottled Nov 06. Ruby red with a hissing, quickly disappearing dark pink froth. The fruity aroma has more orange than cherry. Some nutmeg and hay. Fruit dominates the sweet-sour taste as well, the prevailing notes being grapefruit and apple this time. Light spiciness. Smooth, oily, filling texture with some tickling carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2007
Bottle from Bitter Virtue - First synthetic champagne style cork I’ve seen which proved slightly less forthcoming than the cork variety. Suprisingly low carbonation, but probably accounted for by this being bottled in Dec 06. Red colour without head. Good nose which retains some cherryish fruit but also has interesting almondy notes and light woody musty flavours. The sourness here is fairly gentle but it is still nice and dry with more development of the complimentary cherry and almond in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2007
Bottle@Akkurat, Stockholm: Leathery cellar aroma with sweet cherries. Tarty cherry flavour with an aftertaste reminding me of olives.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 37.5 cL bottle. Pours red, hazy with a quickly disappearing crispy head. Aroma is cherry sweet/sour and sulphorish. Biting sour flavour with clear cherry notes. Dry finish. I had my hopes high for something great, this was mediocre :( 6-3-6-3-13

From 75 cL bottle. Pours hazy red with a diminishing pink head. Sulphorish cherry aroma. Dry cherry flavour. Slight sour/citric. Sour citric finish. Nice. 6-4-7-3-14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13344) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle. Red colour with a pink head. Aroma is sour, cherry. Flavour is sour, cherry, yeast, citrus. Nice beer..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Wow, this beer is something else. Appearance and aroma are very standard for its style. I get a lot of barnyard and cherry tart. The taste follows suit. I get a little garbage cherry, and not fun flavors. But hey, that’s what it is supposed to taste like, right? Anyway, not my favorite style, but it is kind of growing on me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15760) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2007
Bottle, 75cl corked. Murky reddish pink body, almost a little orange. Quite difficult color actually. Some pinkish white head. Cherry-based aroma with horse-blanket, citrus and almond. Quite nice cherry flavor with barnyard and a little hint of almond, quite sour. Medium body, quite astringent, with lots of citrusy flavors at the finish. Along with cherry of course. A nice beer! (070526)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hapjydeuce (986) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 9, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2007 Bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar, December ’05. Deep ruby red color with plenty of carbonation. I have never really been a huge fan of lambic brews, some Ive enjoyed, others not so much. Pretty bitter aroma of blended cherries and darker fruits. Intensely sour flavor induced by wild yeast, more cherry and oak wood. Worth a try, but I dont see anything special here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JUL 8, 2007
pours near still red. aroma is huge brett and cherry. taste is barnyard and brett with sour cherries. finish very tart and is quite acidic. a very sour lambic.

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