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


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RATINGS: 867   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SSSteve (3891) - - OCT 29, 2006
12/2/05. blood red with no head. sour cherry aroma. oak, green olive, plastic, sour cherry flavor. the cherry is not strong enough to get over the strong woody, olive tastes. i hate olives and thats what it tastes like to me. not a fan.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2006
A great kriek for sure, the 3 fountains pours out a nice dark red color with a pink head. The aroma is a great blend of sour cherries and wood. This baby has lots of sour cherry flavor, but also has a complexity from the oak flavors. Full moutfheel and easy to drink. Great, great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Bottle from Somerville Super Saver, dated Feb 1, 2005. This one is dry and extremely sour with an almost wounded hint of cherry and oak given the sting the sour quality delivers. Its almost like I’m drinking the cherry pits with a strong touch of oak. The dryness almost seems like a leather cloak enveloping the flavors. I have to say that this is exactly what I want from a sour lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2006
[Bottle from Rob in Hesselager]. A kriek from one of the great lambic brewers. This is really a sour one and at all no sweet sugar one. Great for that. I like it and I’m looking forward for another one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2006
375 ML bottle. Poued a nice ruby red with less head than I had expected. Aromas were the expected cherry with that wild yeast smell too. Flavors were vey tart up front that settled down to a acidic cherry finish. Pretty Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2981) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2006
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and MDS, courtesy of Blankboy. 2004 bottle. And our only low alcohol beer of the night, which might explain why the tasting spiralled out of control after this one...anyway. Murky red, hazy, looks weird yet interesting, small white head. Wonderful aroma - funky yeast, slight hints of berry - really nice. Very dry taste - tons of cherry, short dry finish, lots of yeasty stuff in between. Maybe there isn’t the complexity I was expecting, but still really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6404) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, mds & tupalev -- my bottle courtesy of iguenard. Bottled 14/05/04. Pours a hazy dark ruby with a small diminishing pinkish-white head. Very nice sweet and sour cherry aroma. Flavour of sour cherries, yeast, oak and a sweet, dry finish -- nice and complex and quite tasty. Full bodied. Fantastic!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Bottle from Monk’s Cafe... bottled on Feb 1, ’05. Appears a hazy, cran-raspberry toned rose with a small white head that fades into a tiny cap. Streaks of lacing are left around the glass. Smell is funky, with tart apples, raspberries, cherries, horse blanket, earthy, and old perfume. Taste is of the mentioned aromas with aged, tart cherries being the standout of the funky bunch. Mouthfeel is sweet up front, quickly becoming tart, and running along the sides of the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2006
Bottle (375ml). Shared with blankboy, mds and tupalev, blankboy’s bottle. Hazy ruby with an average pink-white fluffy head. Funky aroma, burnt rubber, sharp pungent yeast, chour cherry - wonderful. Taste of sour cherry and funky, complex yeast - yum. Sticky, thick body, acidic and lightly alcoholic mouthfeel, solid sour cherry in the finish - nice funky/sweet fruiter, really nice cherry flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
deep raspberry color whispy pink head. Extremly funky aroma lots of horse blanket some sour cherries. Well carbonated tart palate. Extremly sour cherry flavor very puckering a good amount of leathers. very mellow after the initial sour and quite nice.

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