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

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RATINGS: 825   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2002
More like a geueze than a Kriek, but the cherry flavor is present both in the initial and after taste. Not for the first timer to lambics, acidic, powerful and great.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Timvim (88) - 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 (1866) - 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 (844) - 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 (6784) - 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 (1374) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle @joes. Red pink color with a small white head. Smells and tastes red fruit, cherries, sour.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (885) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle. Clear red beer with a large pink head. Aroma is fruity with notes of tart cherries, cream, horse blanket and wood. Flavor is tart with notes of cherries, cream, red berries and wood. Very clean and style exemplary kriek.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (1622) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
Smak och doft av röda bär, körsbär, hallon, jäst, vinäger, trä, ladugård. Syrlig, lagom sötma, välbalanserad, torr med fin efterbeska. Riktigt uppfriskande.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2615) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep red with an average, pink head. Aroma of brett, notes, barnyard, sherry and cherries. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and a little tart. Medium body, watery to oilytexture and soft carb, A very nice and smooth Fruit Lambic.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ForlornHope (47) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottled Dec 2006. Poured flat with no head. Aroma is woody, sherry-like with only slight fruit aroma. Appearance is very deep brown-red. Tastes medium sour with a woody, fruity taste, much like a balsamic vinegar. Medium body slightly oily, no real carbonation with a long, sweet and sour finish. Overall this is a very Interesting beer. Cherry flavouring has deepened and mellowed, making this like a tawny port rather than a beer. The sourness is also still there, but again has deepened and lengthened without losing it’s edge. A pretty special beer for special occasions that makes you think about beer in a very different way.


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