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

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common

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RATINGS: 829   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Bottle. Horse blanket, sour cherries, oak.... all these aromas and flavors are presnt in this one. A very delightful beer that I wish was available in my neck of the woods, thank goodness it is available in Oregon!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Super cherry, just the way I like it. Really sour and delicious. Tiny tight bubbles no head. Its all about the cherries. YUMMMM

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (3975) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 20, 2014
375ml bottle (June 6, 2013) in a tulip. Pours deep purple/pink with a pinkish, quickly dissipating head. Aroma of sourness, light funk, cherries, light malts, and hints of an earthy note. Flavor the same with lots of sourness and cherries and some funk. Average texture. A really cool kriek.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (51) - - SEP 19, 2014
Dark cherry color. Subtle fruit aroma, classic lambic tartness. Great dry, complex, tart aroma. Great mouthfeel, strong carbonation. Not easy to drink, though, but this brew is really something.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Deep cloudy cherry red...has a wonderful cherry sour cherry nose. Very little to no head. What little there is really works well with the consistensy of the mouthfeel. The cherries just pop...Great brew!!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Timvim (91) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle @ home 20140905. Hazy red with a small pink head. Aroma of cherries and oak, with lots of barnyard. Taste is similar, with a refreshing medium sourness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 2, 2014
Licht zurige geur. Bijna geen schuim. De smaak zelf neigt meer naar het zure dan naar het zoete. Maar al bij al een deftig kriekbier

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (1883) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle from The Bottle Shop. 375ml. Bottle date is 2007 so it’s been aged in the bottle for 7 years. This will be interesting as there are mixed views on ageing fruit lambics. Pours clean out of the bottle with little head. Deep hazy cherry red. Nose is delightful. Big perfumey cherry fruit, sherberty, white sugar, clean minerals. Taste leads with lip puckering sour and tart, fruit has faded. Minerally, clean, medium sour and tart. Tartness is dominating because the fruit has faded, brambly apple sour, subtle acidic tart, mild sweet cherry fruit, slight vinous. Finish is very tart and puckering sour, balanced with fading cherry fruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (880) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
37.5 cL bottle at home. Pours hazy red with a medium pink head which quickly disappears. Aroma is slightly sweet with quite some cherries, a little bit of barnyard and tartness. Taste is medium sour with quite some barnyard, some fruitiness, cherries, tartness, not very dry. Medium body and carbo. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (6849) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2014
750 ml bottle. Cloudy ruby red colour with a tiny white head. Sourness, tartness, cherry and vinegar in the aroma. Tart red berries, mild cherries and sourness in the flavour. Very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1416) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle @joes. Red pink color with a small white head. Smells and tastes red fruit, cherries, sour.


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