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

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RATINGS: 917   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


tabernae's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tabernae (178) - Latina, - NOV 18, 2012
Di colore rossastra, con schiuma praticamente assente, questa "birra" ha la capacità di bilanciare perfettamente le note acidule del lambic con la dolcezza mai invadente delle amarene e i sentori di rovere. in bocca il delicato aroma di amarene diventa più complesso e scontroso man mano che la birra si scalda nel bicchiere. Bella, leggera, delicata ed elegante come le donne di Beersel.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (2321) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle at Barrel House, Larnaca, Cyprus. Pours wine red color, pinky head. Aroma of cherries, red currant, red boiled wine, cinnamon, clove. Taste is sour, lightly sweet, red currants, cherries, wine, grapes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdb84 (344) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2015
375ml. Brownish ruby red, small head, no visible carbonation, murky. A: tart, sour, with a slight barnyard funk, gentle cherry undertone. Nice balance. T: sourness first hits the palate, first seconds its a geuze. Develops a mild cherry undertone with a nice acidity to it. Hints of orange peel, mandarin, some spices all start to develop towards the end. Really nice, reminds of wine. Aftertaste is mildly sour, mildly dry, with a fruity undertone. Classic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (748) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2015
Lovely cherry pink coloured pour. Cherry aroma, mild funk - very nice! Taste is cherry fruit and some tang. Aroma more exciting than flavour here, maybe could of done with some age here but still appreciate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luklaer (187) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2015
06-20-2015 - Nice beer, not as good as advertised, but certainly one of the better of its kind.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (398) - MOns, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2015
Une très belle kriek, au nez élégant et subtil, complexe et une bouche parfaitement équilibrée entre fruit, fraîcheur, finale longue et harmonieuse. Une Kriek de plaisir.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (5726) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2015
Red pour with a frothy pink head that soon vanish into a thin layer. Cherries and green apples in the nose. Medium (+) body and a pleasant carbonation. Nice balance between sweetness and acidity. Smooth nice flavor with cherries, green apples and wood. Nice stuff. If you like cherries then. Otherwise it is no point drinking this.
[Bottle from YNWA Beershop in Kolding, Denmark]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barrelbelly (710) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2015
Red/pink with medium pink head. Soury cherry aroma. Taste of cherries comes out very much, soury but not overwhelming. Very drinkeable souryness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sokuzs1 (234) - - JUL 23, 2015
Aroma: cherry, horse blanket, hay Taste: heavy sour, cherry, tannin, hay Amazing lambic

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidBe (50) - BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2015
De geur vind ik niet zo geweldig, kan er niet zo snelsnel dingen in herkennen. De smaak daarentegen is een echt klein bommetje, dit ontploft echt snel in je mond. Vind de oude geuze wel een betere dorstlesser. Een bier om geregeld een paar flesjes van mee te nemen, maar ik ga er niet specifiek naar opzoek. De smaak krijgt van mij wel een dikke 9!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (633) - GERMANY - JUL 17, 2015
Leuchtend rot, pinker Schaum, der direkt verfliegt. Geruch nach sauren Kirschen, Früchtetee, etwas medizinisch. Am Gaumen extrem intensive Kirschnoten, Kirschkerne, Sauerkirsch, Himbeer, Zitronensaft, Eiche, Rotwein, Tannine, dunkle Trauben. Mundgefühl sehr smooth, wenig Karbo, trocken, ziemlich sauer, sehr gutes KRiek.


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