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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: 916   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bartzilla (572) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Shared with Naven. A definite palate crusher, this one is. A full on blast of sour cherries and perfectly balanced against everything else. This is almost like an aperitif. The tart factor is off the scale. Very good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 6, 2007
400th rating. Officially, im a nerd. 375 ml bottle, purchased @ Holiday Wine Cellar. Zowie, is this stuff ever sour! I agree with others, the texture and carbonation of this stuff is fantastic. VERY tart. I would enjoy this much more if it was a tad bit sweeter. But, that’s just me. Still pretty good though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Cloudy ruby color with a fizzy, small head. Aroma of cherries, oak and musty attic. Flavor was heavily sour and moderately sweet. Tangy texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2945) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Bottle Bottled 12/2/05 Pours a hazy deep red witha thin pink head. Wet spotty lacing. Musty woody earthen aroma, with only slightly of Cherries. Flavor is very dry, tart and of sour wood and cherries. Lively carbonation. not as much flavor as I had hoped, and Im not sure I would have guessed Cherries even. Nice Tart lambic though. The best part was seeing the face on my daughter as she tasted it for the first time. Priceless.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1227) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Nose is tart cherry, no surprises there. Color is similar to a cherry fruit beer, and the red makes its way into the thin head as well. Flavor is sour, but not overly so. I must admit this is not my favorite style, but it does intrigue me nonetheless. Finishes dry. Very nice! I couldn’t drink more than one of these, even so, I still thought it was good.

On a side note, I also bought this to try it out on my wife. She thought it was good, although I think she was more impressed with NG Belgian Red based on her reaction. Unfortunately I don’t live in Wisconsin. Fortunately I live in an adjacent state.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2007
Bottled in Feb 05. Poured redish color with very little head. I wasnt a big fan of the Smell, but i loved the sour taste of cherry. Def a good lambic

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2007
Bottles from Clark. Bottled 2-26-05. Deep brilliant red color, 1 finger pinkish head, fades to nothing fast. Aroma very funky, almost too funky, body/foot odorish in a way. Cherry is there but less than expected. Quick sour kick up front, fades to nothing quick. As it warms becomes very bland, almost flavorless, very dry. Nice beer, but let down, expected much more. .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3901) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2008 375ml bottle ($8 for 375ml or $27 for 750ml...hmmm, let me think about it). bottled 2/1/05 (aged 2 years). pours a very dense beautiful glowing red color that’s a touch on the darker side with a very thin pink head around the rim. a beautiful kriek worthy of a 5 in appearance. nose has lots of oak, really funky, and loads of sour cherries. man considering the wonderful nose and appearance, the flavor just disappoints. a pretty one dimensional sour and anti-septic flavor. where’s the cherries? not sure. very tart, dry, and bland. perhaps some mild sour cherries near the end of finish toped off with a medicinal flavor. maybe this beer loses lots of cherry flavor at 2 years old. palate is a tad astringent and acidic. in the end, I got use to the medicinal qualities in this lambic and found it tasty nonetheless, not anything special though. 3.7.

5/7/08, 375ml bottled dec 2005. served in a 3 Fonteinen glass. pours ruby with thin white head. aroma is musty with cherry skins, and some vinegar. flavors are tart cherries, red apple skin, vinegar, and musty. short finish. med acidity and low carbonation. a decent kriek but still the goose egg of the 3 Fonteinen line up. 3.7.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabjork (677) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2007
Bottled. Hazy red in colour. The aroma issour and fruity. The flavour again is sour, dry and lightly bitter. There is a dry aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Opulent safire in color with a rosy grey head and doily edges. Lovely raspberry kernels and balsamic oak liven the nose. Hardened pomegranate innards are revealed. Freesia cotton sheets cling to dew filled morning glories while caramelized beets meet buttery kernels. Lovely palate cleansing properties strike with pomme juice infused with tart lime sap. Waxy prominence is cleared by the clean sweeping power. Supple background carbonation hides in the soured plum crème brulee and cranberries stamped on by misty atmospheric presences. The balsam is a blessing. Puckering occurs where the wisdom teeth once resided. Raspberry and pommes creap tartly through to the clean finish with tart lavender lather in the end. Thanks for sharing, Sombeast!


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