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


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RATINGS: 1000   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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.

tabernae's rating

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (4101) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
0,375l bottle from Bierkoning, shared with several people. Pours hazy ruby red with a low head. Aroma is sour malts and cherries. Flavor is sour malts with loads of cherries and some vinegar. Exquisite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (1154) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 7, 2016
Beautiful pink colour, tiny pinkish head. Aroma of cherries, funky, vinegar, red wine, nutty. Taste is light sour a bit tart, slightly sweet. Light body, slick texture, soft to average carbonation. Veeeery good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tinoh (52) - Houthalen, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2016
37.5 cl @ home , mooi rood van kleur . Snel verdwijnende schuimkraag. Lekker zuur van smaak . Top Kriek .

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonev (264) - POLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Piwo lekko metne w kolorze ciemny rubin z niezbyt obfita rozowa piana. W aromacie nuty dzikie, obora, kwaskowosc i wisnie. W smaku pysznie kwasne z kontra lekkiej wisniowej slodyczy. Czuc zapach skory jak z paska do spodni, nuty debowe i owocowe jak granaty czy czerwone pomarancze. Wysycenie na srednim poziomie, goryczki w zasadzie brak. Bardzo pijalne i orzezwiajace w gorace dni. Pyszne!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlf (308) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2016
Dark red color with small pinkish head; aroma is cherry and funk with some wood and sourness; taste is fruity with low to medium sourness, enough cherry but not overly so, and quite a bit of funk, bitter-funky tart finish; thin mouthfeel lively carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (1335) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2016
375 mL bottle. Bottled December 14, 2007. Originally reviewed 10/16/2011. Murky ruby body with a miniscule head. Retention is poor and I’m left with a ring around the surface and not much more. Musty, funky, rife with barnyard aromas. This is why I love Drie Fonteinen lambics; they’re funk-forward. There is an acidity that carries a hint of cherry. Right up front, I do get a sour cherry flavor, but it fades to funkiness and oak quickly. The middle is very much a hay and wood flavor, with a healthy dose of funk. The cherries return in the finish. It’s a battle between horseblanket and cherries that the cherries eventually win through a lasting tartness. Maybe not as effervescent as I’d like it to be and the sourness does fatigue the palate just a bit. I’m being nitpicky, but it’s true. The carbonation isn’t as high as the Oude Gueze, but it’s still substantial enough to avoid complaint. I love lambics with a lot of funk to them and this one delivers as all the Drie Fonteinen lambics seem to do. The acidity is still strong, but enjoyable. Good stuff and I look forward to comparing it to the Schaerbeekse I have stashed away.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
RBSG 2016 shared at the Grand Tasting. Bottle, 2004 vintage I believe. Red orange, hazy. Cherries, leather, earth, rubber, very tannic and dry. Moderately sour, quenching, and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (491) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Deep red and burgundy color with pink lacing. Cherry, funk, and oak. Very mild tartness with a tannic aftertaste. Light body, low carb, and smooth texture. Cherry pie finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (3316) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2016
Pours a clear burgundy with a pink head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of cherries, rubber and oak. Some cherry pits, too. Taste is moderately tart and really dry, offers more sour cherries. Lightly tannic. Body is light to medium, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel just really vinous. A really nice oude kriek, 3F is really the best one to do it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (8289) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2016
Bottle shared@Ølbutikken, Copenhagen (29/07/2016) - pours red with a pinkish head. Aroma and taste is cherry prominence, medium sour cherry on the palate, cherry drops, cherry stone, light wooden nuances, tart cherry finish.

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