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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 958   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.


tabernae's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tabernae (178) - Latina, - NOV 18, 2012
Di colore rossastra, con schiuma praticamente assente, questa "birra" ha la capacità di bilanciare perfettamente le note acidule del lambic con la dolcezza mai invadente delle amarene e i sentori di rovere. in bocca il delicato aroma di amarene diventa più complesso e scontroso man mano che la birra si scalda nel bicchiere. Bella, leggera, delicata ed elegante come le donne di Beersel.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (3274) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2016
375ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours blood red with thin receding pink head. Aroma has that great thorny oak barrel with residual cherry aroma expected of a good oude kriek. Taste is lightly coarse with tart, prickly cherries and faint funk. A soft dry silkiness on the finish. Beautiful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (2545) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2016
Pours red with a pink-tinged head. Nose shows heavy funk and elderflower notes with massive cherry after. Awesomely acidic flavours. Massive cherry too, some soft sweetness underneath. Lively carbonation, feels like drinking sherbet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (465) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a rich pinkish red with a mostly lasting thin pink foamy head. Aroma of cherries, hay, funky, cranberries. Taste is of cherries, tart, earthy, floral notes, softer on the palate than expected. Medium carbonation, oily to foamy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3860) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 9, 2016
What I hadn’t officially ticked this???? 2015 750ml bottle. Somewhat hazy crimson color, lasting pink head. Cherry spritz aroma, mild funk, sour wildz. Cherry flavor, nice, tart, fairly light but good intensity. Medium bodied and effervescent. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (1207) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2016
750 ml bottle of Systembolaget, vintage 2015 6% abv. Hazy red with a medium size pink head, good lacing. Tart aroma, cherry, stables and mint. Tart and mildly sour mouthfeel. Funky taste, the cherries tastes fresh and fruity, oak and green apples, smooth and pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1012) - 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 (1574) - 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 (2541) - 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 (963) - 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 (1601) - 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.


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