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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 977   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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.

Note: Recent labels may show the beer to contain 35% of Schaerbeekse Krieken.


JagerQueen's rating

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...


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (14721) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2016
Leicht trübes rötlich oranges Bier mit einer geringen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich fruchtig, holzig, Trauben, uberreife Kirschen. Geschmack trocken holzig, reife Kirschen, Trauben, Essig.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (589) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle (14/07/2015). Pours hazy red purple with a small pink head. Aroma of tart cherries, wood, funk. Taste is tart, tart cherries, wood, funk, malts. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (749) - Lodz, POLAND - APR 29, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2016 W aromacie praktycznie sam funk i przebłyskami kwaśnej wiśni. Smak wręcz zajebisty. Jest średnio kwaśno, bardzo wytrawnie, dziko, piwnicznie, wyraźne wiśnie i pestki wiśni, cytryna, lekko cierpki agrest. Piwo jest świetnie zbalansowane, mega pijalne, ma gładką teksturę, wchodzi jak woda. Posmak krótki, limonkowy, wiśniowy z lekką cierpkością. Piękne piwo, nie jakieś wybitnie sensorycznie niszczące, ale bardzo stylowe, pijalne i pyszne.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (3002) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2016
28-01-2015 drank 25-04-2016. Bottle at home. Aroma is sweetish and tart cherries, sour red fruits, oak, funk, light malty. Flavour is nicely sour and tart with a little sweetness. Body is medium, finish is rather dry. Very nice, lots of tart and sour cherries with a hint of sweetness for balance, great drinkability, yes I love it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (530) - - APR 15, 2016
Pours a purple body with a medium pink head. Nice aroma of funky cherries. The taste is a bit sour, full of cherries and medium bodies. Very nice and well balanced, easy drinking.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcflylanister (59) - madrid, SPAIN - APR 14, 2016
Botella. Presencia carmesi con corona rojiza poco persistente, carbonatacion media. Aroma intenso a cereza, levaduras y yogur. Sabor, cereza de principio a fin, tartarico amargor medio. Final intenso a cereza integrando bien el dulzor con la acidez

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2016
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to my snifter, showing a cloudy, red color, with a frothy layer of pink head foam, and wavy spray to the lacing. The nose was musty, lightly organic & fertilizer, then tart cherry. Medium bodied, with good spritz to the effervescence, the taste was amped tartness & cherry, with some oakiness, moderate earthy bitterness, and a dry finish. Once past the introduction, quite enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (1506) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 17, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 37.5cl ŕ la brasserie, couleur rouge, mousse blanche et grosse effervescence. Nez sur l’acidité et la cerise. Attaque en bouche sur la cerise avec une pointe trčs piquante et fin de bouche acidulée sur le kirsh !

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stefanb81 (11) - POLAND - MAR 17, 2016
Simply marvellous. Strong cherry on the nose. Funky barnyard, red wine, slight leather. Pleasingly sour. One of the best fruity lambics out there.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle at The Office. Poured clear ruby red no head. Aroma straight barn funk hay berry. Light med carb med bod. Taste light tart funk berry cherry. Takes me back to Belgium.


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