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

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common

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RATINGS: 870   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


DYCSoccer17's rating

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17 (3446) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
12.7 oz bottle from the Davis Beer Shoppe. Bottled on January 27, 2012. The aroma on this is delightful, with some sweet cherry notes, before a more funky, tart, barnyardy character comes through. A bit musty, but very nicely aromatic. Moderately hazy ruby-colored body with a small, bubbly pink head. Decent retention. Bottle opened with a very small pfft. Starts quite tart, and astringent. Some sour cherry fruitiness comes through in the middle. Finishes with some woody tannins, more acidity, and a touch of pimento olive. Quite dry, but well-balanced and drinkable. Really nice stuff.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5551) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 16, 2015
375 ml corked & caged green bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5%. Red colour, moderate pink head. Lovely aroma of sour cherries and brettanomyces / farmhouse kitchen. Sour and tart flavour, medium dry, sour cherries galore, also lemony notes.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guiroul33 (175) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - APR 12, 2015
Bottle 37,5cl from Bierhalle de Coninck, @ home. Nothing exceptional but a good kriek.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (784) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. Red body with pink hea. Aroma is sour with cherries and hints of almonds. Taste is also sour and cherries. Aftertaste is also cherries and soursourness. Very nice and balanced fruit lambic.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gavinleonard (8) - - APR 3, 2015 does not count
Colour was very cloudy, lacked flavor compared to other cherry beers. Head went in seconds, fizz also lasted seconds... Disappointed

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nogva (39) - NORWAY - MAR 27, 2015
375ml bottle from 05-2014. Pours ruby with a fizzy pink head that dissipates in an instant, but leaves a thin lacing. Aroma is definitely cherry with lambic yeast, barnyard, a hint of vinegar and mint. Light body, slick feel, sparkling carbonation. Taste is deliciously tart and refreshing with sour cherry (both flesh and stone), lemon and a hint of sharp cheese towards the dry finish. Pure lambic!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wanne (30) - - MAR 16, 2015
The color is like a pastel tint of red, with a head that is pinkish. The head diasappears quickly, with a lot of fizzing. The aroma is sour, but is somewhat softened by the cherries. The taste is also sour. The cherries give it a nice taste, whitout making it a sweet beer. Carbonation is relatively high. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1311) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle at Biercab. Red clour with pink head. Fruity, sour cherry, slightly dusty aroma. Sweet, fruity, sour cherry, sour taste, some oak. Medium body.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popway (75) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Ruby red, carbonation w. Whispy cloud swirls Sour Cherry yeast aroma sweet wet barnyard Palate is a pleasant mix of sour burst And tangy backbone. Was hoping to acquire Lou Pepe in a trade But this will surely do.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1120) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle in Brussels in Greedy Gluton, Nuetnigenough, 5th March 15. Nice looking beer, fairly light carbonation, pretty head. Nose has some raw unripe cherries, taste is balanced and not overly sour or sweet. Very pleasant

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2076) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 5, 2015
Pours a deep dark blood red with fizzy deep pink head. Beautiful. Aromas are barnyard and oak mostly. Quite sour. Sour cherry, funky horse stable flavors. Almost no sweetness. Delicious.


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