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

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RATINGS: 828   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2007
Bottle @ 16th Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2007, Opstal. Clear dark red color with a average frothy fair mostly diminishing pink head. Aroma is moderate sour / acidic, light cherry, sweetness. Flavor is moderate sweet, acidic and bitter with a average duration. Very nice balance. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 37.5 cL bottle. Pours red, hazy with a quickly disappearing crispy head. Aroma is cherry sweet/sour and sulphorish. Biting sour flavour with clear cherry notes. Dry finish. I had my hopes high for something great, this was mediocre :( 6-3-6-3-13

From 75 cL bottle. Pours hazy red with a diminishing pink head. Sulphorish cherry aroma. Dry cherry flavour. Slight sour/citric. Sour citric finish. Nice. 6-4-7-3-14

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29333) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2003
The aroma is sweet with slight notes of cherries. The color is a clear red-brown and it has a light red fine but collapsing head. The flavor is of sour cherries with strong notes of wood and a underlying sourness, that brings out the saliva. An OK kriek, that places itself between the sweet ones and the sour ones.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
(Bottle 37,5 cl) Vintage 2001 - in my version simply called "3 Fonteinen Kriek". Pours a hazy reddish with a bubbly, reddish head. Fresh, tart cherry aroma. Medium body with tart but also very fresh cherry notes. Distinct Brett and horse blanket - all the usual stuff - with a vaguely fusty edge. Excellent. 280607

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2006
Bottle. Hazy red coloured with a medium sized pink head. Acidic aroma of lactic acid, wood and berries. Acidc flavour of berries and unriped fruits with notes of wood.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2007
Bottled. Dark ruby red colour, not much head. Aroma is extreme sourness along with some cherryish notes. Flavour is the same. A very nice thing, but still lacks some of the stuff that’s in the Van Schaerbeekse...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19380) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2002
This ratingis for the bottled version. Bright cherry red, very lively. Acidic nose with loads of raspberry and sweet cherry aroma. Though acidic the flavour is dominated by sweet cherries. Sourish finish finish with a hint of crystalized sugar. Very good, but there are more complex krieks. (Mind you, this beer is definitely not sweet, even if there are some sweetish flavour hints.)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16702) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2009
Bottle @ Torre, De Haan. Pours a dark reddish color with a small pinkish head. Has a fruity tart cherry and and cherry pit aroma with some funky hints. Slightly tart sour cherry flavor with some woody hints. Has a fruity tart sour cherry finish.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
madmitch76 (15092) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
11th March 2009
Hazy cherry red beer. Dry and bitter lemon astringency. Can’t taste any cherry at all! Mouth puckeringly acidic and sour. Hard work!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14595) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2005
Red color; flat. Some cherry and cherry kernels aroma, and sourness, of course. Very dry, not as complex as the Framboos, but honestly sour.


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