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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield (3637) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Lightly hazy, bright red with a thin white head. Very sour front, mild chery aroma--the cherry is really controlled here with substantial funk. Very light notes of musty, hay, and overall lots of tingling sour fun! It still isn’t the best of the best of the best in lambics but it’s everything you need it to be.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2005
Magenta color with a thin pink head. Musty aroma, barnyard, leather and light cherry notes. Dry and leathery, not overly sour or acidic, very pleasant levels of sourness actually. Cherries come through late and there are some nice oak notes in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Compared side by side at RLB YEHA 05. Pours a hazy deep pink with a thin head but fades. Aroma of very tart cherry, brett, and lots of lactobacillus. Lots of all around lambic flavors including a real sour finish, although not as acidic as some cantillons. Funky all the way through with a moderate amount of cherry that has lost some of its freshness which is nice. The Schaerbeekse is surprisingly much less sour and you get more of a fresh full cherry flavor while still retaining most of the lambic qualities. Very nice overall- I liked this a lot better than the oud beersel oud kriek.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Bottle thanks to Dickinsonbeer at RLB’s YEHA ’05. Tried this next to the Schaerbeekse Kriek and much preferred this one. Cloudy reddish amber color with a small pink head. Tart cherry aroma with some yeast and cheese. Funky sweet/tart flavor of sour cherries, apples, wood and yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2007 NJ, Pocono, Philly YEHa!’05. Big thanks to Dickinsonbeer for this. Ruby-red body with a uniform, pinkish head. Goaty, barnyard brett aromas with moderate sour cherry notes. Less assertive cherry character than the Schaerbeekse. Flavor brings less brett and has a notable sweet cherry syrup quality with medium acidity. Good but not as special as the other Drie Fonteinen beers that have totally captivated me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Thanks to Dickinsonbeer for bringing this to the Yeha. Poured red with a white head. Aroma mostly of barnyard funk. Very sour taste with a bit of cherry. Fun to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2005
750ml bottle. Poured a dark and cloudy reddish color with a small sized red/pink head. Aromas of cherries, yeast, and raspberries. Tastes of the same. Tasted side my side with a Schaerbeekse Kriek (which I enjoyed more than this one).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2005
Bottle. Lots of yeast in the bottle. Dark reddish, small stable light pink head. Aroma of yeast, sugar, cherries, chalk, light hops. Sour/light bitter flavour, less sour finish. Dry beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle. Pours a brilliantly clear, deep ruby red color. A moderately dense purple hued head sits atop the beer and slowly fades down to a ring around the edge and an intermittant layer. Good lacing. Aroma is horsey and full of Brett. Distinctly sweaty smelling. Lighter bodied with a distinct sharpness in carbonation. Slightly woody notes in flavor blend with a touch of cherry. Acidic and puckering for sure. Nicely done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2005
Hazy red almost dark purple color, small lilac film on top. Intense acidic, moldy, dusty, chalky nose. ery light cherry vinegar taste which grows on itself sip after sip. Puckers a bit on the sides o the tongue. Dry refreshing finish. Medium carbonation. Yummie!


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