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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1004   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.



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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
traPISSED (106) - S„o Paulo, - OCT 25, 2011
75cl bottle at home, 1996 vintage. This bottle was corked, capped and very dusty. The cork was very long...so long that I lost the end of it into the beer. The pour produced a crystal clear bright ruby beer with still a huge amount of colour remaining (almost as much as a new bottle). The smell was fantastic! No oxidisation at all and I mean none!! It smelled of cinnemon, nutmeg, clove and cherry. Almost like a christmas spiced beer. Everyone that tried it said that they had never experienced a Kriek with such a christmas flavour. As we went down the bottle the sourness was more pronounced and the pours where becoming very murky. There was a huge amount of sediment in this bottle. This may well be the most gracefully aged beer Ive ever had. Everyone agreed that it could easily last another 10 years.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc1762 (793) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7627) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (6194) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (710) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (4103) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (1155) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tinoh (54) - Houthalen, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2016
37.5 cl @ home , mooi rood van kleur . Snel verdwijnende schuimkraag. Lekker zuur van smaak . Top Kriek .

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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonev (283) - POLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Piwo lekko metne w kolorze ciemny rubin z niezbyt obfita rozowa piana. W aromacie nuty dzikie, obora, kwaskowosc i wisnie. W smaku pysznie kwasne z kontra lekkiej wisniowej slodyczy. Czuc zapach skory jak z paska do spodni, nuty debowe i owocowe jak granaty czy czerwone pomarancze. Wysycenie na srednim poziomie, goryczki w zasadzie brak. Bardzo pijalne i orzezwiajace w gorace dni. Pyszne!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlf (308) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2016
Dark red color with small pinkish head; aroma is cherry and funk with some wood and sourness; taste is fruity with low to medium sourness, enough cherry but not overly so, and quite a bit of funk, bitter-funky tart finish; thin mouthfeel lively carbonation

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (1349) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2016
375 mL bottle. Bottled December 14, 2007. Originally reviewed 10/16/2011. Murky ruby body with a miniscule head. Retention is poor and Iím left with a ring around the surface and not much more. Musty, funky, rife with barnyard aromas. This is why I love Drie Fonteinen lambics; theyíre funk-forward. There is an acidity that carries a hint of cherry. Right up front, I do get a sour cherry flavor, but it fades to funkiness and oak quickly. The middle is very much a hay and wood flavor, with a healthy dose of funk. The cherries return in the finish. Itís a battle between horseblanket and cherries that the cherries eventually win through a lasting tartness. Maybe not as effervescent as Iíd like it to be and the sourness does fatigue the palate just a bit. Iím being nitpicky, but itís true. The carbonation isnít as high as the Oude Gueze, but itís still substantial enough to avoid complaint. I love lambics with a lot of funk to them and this one delivers as all the Drie Fonteinen lambics seem to do. The acidity is still strong, but enjoyable. Good stuff and I look forward to comparing it to the Schaerbeekse I have stashed away.


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