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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1007   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.

DYCSoccer17's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17 (3637) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiery_1 (294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2016
750ml bottle @ Alex’s. 2005 Vintage. Pours a cloudy rusty deep dark red with little head. Nose is great cherries and some oak with a hint of funk. Flavour is light unsweetened cherries, and lightly tart. Just a smooth clean great drinkable special treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (912) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2016
Tasting at Alex’s. Vintage 2005. Pours a reddish copper with some rose-ish head. Aroma is tart, cherries, delicately sweet. Taste is cherries, earty, quite dry, but still with some residual sweetness. Dry, cherries aftertaste. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
375ml bottle to a stem glass at Partisan DC on September 30th. Previously had this various times at NRG locales, finally rating. Hazy red with small offwhite head. Tart cherries, citrus, wood, yeast. Lite funk, very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc1762 (846) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle poured into a wine glass showing translucent wine red with no head. The nose shows subtle light cherries on a bed of light oak. The palate is medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Flavors of light cherries, lightly tart, and a light vegetal tomato note on the finish. Subtle oak in the background.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Big lambic beer. Pours hazy ruby with pink head and lacing. Some sour cherry and some grapefruit. Bitter peel and some cracker. Not as complex as I imagined it would be but quite superior nonetheless. Bottle pour at Sovereign.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (6256) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2016
From a bottle at The Sovereign in Georgetown DC. Pours A cloudy red with a feint off white head. Slight vinyl nose. Flavors of cherry and pie crust.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (777) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2016
750 ml bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Thanks, Harri! Pours dark red with light pink foam. Aroma is sourish, fruits, wine, cherries, rhubarb, grass, some citrus. Taste is sour, cherries, wood cask, slurry, fruits rhubarb, oak, acid. Nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (4187) - 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 (1164) - 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 (55) - Houthalen, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2016
37.5 cl @ home , mooi rood van kleur . Snel verdwijnende schuimkraag. Lekker zuur van smaak . Top Kriek .

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 101

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50