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

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RATINGS: 901   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Deep, deep ruby red in color, bright red head. Aroma is extremely sour. Taste is definitely a Kriek-hits you square in the mouth with a fermented fruitiness that doesn’t turn too sweet. Normally I enjoy these sour krieks, but this one just made my mouth twist a little. Luckily, the decaying fruit flavor dissipates into a sweeter aftertaste, but...


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2533) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2015
Resampled, 37,5 bottled 06/2013. Beautiful hazy ruby pour with quickly receding pinkish foam. Medium lively carbonation brims forth from the glass: a young yoghurt and cherry asperine tartness, sour cherries mixed in with yoghurt, in a bowl beneath a soil-stained cloth - not overly expressive. Straightforward cherry whey, lighter cherry pit bitter almond and a whiff of a smaller, once-cleaned barn, before natural, citric lemonade takes over to quench the thirst, more faint 1,5% fat yoghurt in finish. - Quite a simple homely joy really, that has become the focus for many brett-bewildered analysts taking enthusiased notes from an over-sanitised vantage point, somewhere in der gedeuteten Welt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chris__hartley (314) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
It pours hazy violet with ruby highlights; the head is magenta and foamy. The aroma has notes of: red cherries, cough medicine, and lemon juice. The taste is heavy sour; there are notes of: lemon juice, funk, and lemon juice. The palate is full bodied and has medium carbonation, with a light astringency, and it has a medium finish. Overall, straight from the grim reaper ’ s cherry tree.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PauloAG (193) - BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2015
375cc bottle. Pours hazy deep red with pinkish head. Cherry dominates. Also cellar/barnyard, winey, wood bit cheesy, cumin, and vinegar aroma. Lightly sweet with a sourness/ tartness but very mild and pleasant. Light astringency. Top brew

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1243) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2015
375ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby red color with a thin white head. Aroma is a burst of cherries, some light oak, a little lemony, some light funk. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is tart, sour cherry, lemon acidity, oak, some light funk, with a nice sour finish. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvaCandido (39) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 21, 2015
Cherry and red berry fruits aroma, sour and balanced in body by the elevated carbonation. Slightly lactic acid aroma. BBD. 11/06/2008. Pink foam and reddish clear beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (543) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours Red with a pink head. Aroma is sour, tarty, cherries, funky. Taste is Tart, cherries, refreshing, very well rounded.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWorta (941) - LUXEMBOURG - JUN 20, 2015
Solid deep red, hazy with a frothy dark pink head. Aromas of cherry up front with notes of wet earth, wood, wet horse blanket and a subtle hint of almonds. Lively, mellow light slick texture, light bodied with a hint cherry sweetness and with a harmonic tart acidity. Lasting drw tart cherrw finish. Nice!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AtronSeige (921) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 16, 2015
Aroma: Medium-high sour, ascorbic acid, Medium cherries, barnyard. Appearance: Hazy dark pink body. Small, light pink head, good retention. Flavour: Medium-high sourness. light cinnamon. Medium cherries, ascorbic acid. Very dry finish with lingering cherries and high sourness. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Very sour, difficult to drink. 375 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 17F. Fruit Lambic

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (736) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
[2014] 37,5cl bottle. Red with a foamy pinkish head. Flavors are sweet/sour cherries, hay, oak and lemon with light funky notes. Gentle sourness and lactic acidity. Medium body, soft carbonation, slick texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirstyrabbit (1411) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 13, 2015
375 ml bottle, 1 year old. Pours a ruby red body with a medium to small pinkish head. Aroma has soft notes of cherry and some old dusty hay. Pleasantly tingly/tart mouthfeel. Taste has some unsweet cherries but what I get more is a flavour resembling cranberries! If somebody said it also contained cranberries I would believe them. Medium to low sweetness. Above medium tartness, grows drier in the finish. Refreshing and highly drinkable, but the complexity does not quite reach the levels of "3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze".


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