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


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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
3 Fonteinen (Oude) Kriekenlambik is the result of macerating hand-picked whole sour cherries on young lambic for at least four months, in a proportion of one kilogram of fruit per litre of lambic (and possibly blended with some more young lambic). Fruit intensity ranges from minimum 35% to 50%. Aside some selected bars (e.g. 20th Anniversary of Akkurat in Stockholm, Sweden), this sour cherry lambic is available at given times in the lambik-O-droom.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 8, 2016
Draft at the brewery from a decanter. It pours a clean deep ruby color with a small bubbly pink head. Aroma is funky lemony fruity sweet with plenty of cherries and grassy notes. Taste is also fruity and lightly funky grassy tart lemony, more cherries and almonds. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimeon (60) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 23, 2016
A: Pours deep ruby red with little fizz and no head.little fizz and no head. N: Overwhelming horse blanket with only a faint hint of cherry. T: Horse blanket again with almost no detectable cherry now. Bracingly sour. Lemon notes appear. P: Little bit of cherry and sherbet try to make an appearance before horse blanket and farmyard smells take over again, going into a long, lingering sourness. O: Always a privilege to drink an artisanal lambic, and this one is right up there with the best I have tasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thompson (680) - - SEP 2, 2016
Draugt @ 3 fonteinen open beer days... Pours a nice pink head keeps the entire surface covered for the entire duration of the beer. Nice opage bloodred colour... Smell forest wood cherries sours.. Taste cherries some sourness fruity...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (15141) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2016
Draught @ 3 Fonteinen Open Beer Days shared with Thompson. [Note: upon asking the staff said this was the beer] Beautiful dark red dark pink color, average sized pink head that lasts for quite a long time. Smell and taste cherries, softly sour, balanced soft cherry sour mixed with cherry sweetness. Very nice!
Earlier Rating: 9/6/2014 Total Score: 3.6
Sampled at the brewery thanks to kermis. Nice deep dark red color, no head. Smell and taste red fruit, cherries, lightly sour. Very dry and very fruity finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow (7409) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2016
How: Draught.
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Red colour with a pink head.
Aroma: Cherries, sour, tart, citrus.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, cherries, tart, fruit, citrus.
Earlier Rating: 7/27/2016 Total Score: 3.9
How: Draught.
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark red colour with a pink head.
Aroma: Cherries, fruit, a bit acidic, some tart.
Body: Full body with a thick mouthfeel, flat carbonation.
Flavour: A bit sour, sour cherries, some fruit, tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2016
Draught in Akkurat, Stockholm. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: dark red beer, small stable reddish head. NOSE: cherries, sour, some oak, rather sweet though. TASTE: cherries, sour ones, somewhat sweet. Pleasant in general.
Earlier Rating: 4/22/2013 Total Score: 3.6

Earlier Rating: 7/17/2015 Total Score: 3.7
TAP at Tour de Geuze. Shared with Mathieu87. Appearance: dark red beer, stable red/white/pink head. The head stays on for almost an hour?? I thought this was lambic... could be given the wrong thing, but I asked for a Kriekenlambik so should be right. Nose: very sour, but compensated with a red fruit sweetness. Mostly cherries noticeable. Taste: Begins soft and fruity, but finishes rather sour. A nice beer in total, but a little to sweet in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (8358) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2016
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 30 Dec 2015) Dark red colour with frothy, pink head. Fruity, sourish nose with notes of cherries, citrus, grapefruit, red berries and stable. Fruity, tart taste with cherries, citrus, sour grapes, grapefruit and a dry finish with a fresh acidity. Medium body, quite dry. Fresh and tasty with a balanced cherry character and a fresh acidity. Very nice.
Earlier Rating: 1/29/2016 Total Score: 3.6
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm 29 Apr 2006, 6,0% abv) Colour is deep red, no head. Nose is acidic with dark cherries and nutty hints of almonds. Taste is acidic and harsh with a fruity cherry character. Very dry but with lots of cherry character. Very well balanced and actually lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (4389) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2016
Draught at Akkurat. Almost clear deep ruby liquid with medium pink head. Aroma of lemon, cherries, almonds, light funk, mineral and apples. Taste is very light sweet and medium sour with notes of lemon, apple skin, cherries and light almonds. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Awesome. Great cherry character.
Earlier Rating: 6/4/2016 Total Score: 3.9
Draught at 3 Fonteinen restaurant. Hazy deep ruby liquid with minimal pink head. Aroma of cherries, light almonds, apples skin, 3F funk and light lemon. Taste is light sweet and light sour with notes of lemon, cherries, almonds and light barnyard. Medium bodied with very low carbonation. Excellent kriekenlambiek.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1452) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2016
(On tap @ Akkurat, June 4 2016) Pours lightly hazed bright ruby with a tight lasting mid-pink head and lace. Aroma has lots of fairly intense cherry flesh, some skin, marzipan, cherry pits, dried herbal notes and aromatic wood. Flavour is extremely rounded with very little of the normal kriek acidity. Lightly tart cherry juice, acidic red grape, slight currant, cherry pit, a bit metallic, dry woody finish, dry leaves, slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium full and creamy with low carbonation. Not as jammy and concentrated in flavour as I had been expecting though. The metallic notes distracted a touch. Very nice but not transcendent for me.
Earlier Rating: 8/16/2016 Total Score: 3.9
(On cask @ 3 Fonteinen Restaurant, Beersel, Nov 14 2015) Pours a very deep pink-tinged red with a short lived head of medium pink froth and no lace. Aroma of moderately heavy horse blanket/hay over kriek flesh and some pit with a faint acidic lemon touch. Palate is acidic with maybe just a little sugar, light lemon juice, kriek flesh, light skin tannins, some musty cellar and oak. Finish is pretty soft, light acidity, cherry lingers, a bit of herbal bitterness underneath. Lightish of body with no real carb. Not as juicy as the Cantillon kriekenlambic as I recall it. More wood and hay presence. Certainly a very drinkable and fairly complex kriek.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2016
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear deep red/ruby beer with a nice pinkish head. Sourish cherry aroma, tart, grapes, rubber and citrus notes, some cherry seeds. Incredibly fresh tart cherry flavor, grapes, hay notes, fruity, cherry seeds. A beer to spend the night with! Amazing!
Earlier Rating: 6/3/2016 Total Score: 4.3
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Slightly hazy deep red/purple beer with a small but beautiful and very lasting red/pinkish head. Sourish cherry aroma, tart notes, strawberries, red currant, cherry seeds, vanilla notes, some almond and rubber. Sweet and sour cherry flavor, red currant, almonds, tart notes, cherry seeds, vanilla notes, citrus, some grapefruit. Sourish cherry finish with grapefruit, almond and wild strawberries. Wonderful beer!

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