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

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RATINGS: 832   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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3.2
   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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (214) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle shared with my sister at Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Pours slightly hazy dark red with just a slight head. Aromas of fresh cherries, stable notes, slight leather, some yeast. Taste is very fruity up front, lots of yeast, some stable notes, slight leather and some vinous notes.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (864) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
750ml bottle served in a flute glass. 2006 corked bottle. A: Pours a dark rose to purple color. Cloudy. Minimum carbonation (I guess that’s due to the bottle age). Forms a very small bubbled white head with minimal retention and no lacings left S: Fruity and woody. Cherry juice. A little bit sour. Lambic yeasts T: The best part. Just perfect. A Slightly sweet fruity upfront, followed by a tart cherry pie taste. Oak and malt. In overall a dry but veeeery smooth taste. Not aggressively tart as a Cantillon, for example, giving a quite winy sensation in the mouth. M: Light but slightly smooth body. Very low carbonation. Malty and tart aftertaste O: Excellent drinkability. I would like to taste a "younger" one (this is a 6 years old bottle) to compare. Absolutely great beer. No more comments... [ BA Review @ 12/8/2012 ]

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"pretty sour and funky, but not at the expense of the cherryness til the last ounce in the bottle. brick red, nice head. vibrant horsey aroma with sweetish fruit and tart. the end was a little cheesier, but overall a very nice kriek. again, though, a one timer due to the price"

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 (4030) - 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 (82) - - 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 (103) - 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 (1244) - 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 (1903) - 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.


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