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


on tap

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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 16/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2007
Draught @ 16th Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2007, Opstal. Unclear medium red color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate cherry, fruity, light acidic. Flavor is moderate sweet, acidic and bitter with a average duration. Very nice balance. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (43355) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2010
From tap at the restaurant. Pours clear and golden deep red witha small and dense pink head. Aroma i solid almondish. Almondish and fruity. Mild citric and light malty base flavoured. Mild sourish bite into a otherwise mild finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (36509) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 12, 2004
An opague red beer with a foamy pink head. The aroma is sweet and as a kriek should smell, cherries, wood, and more. The flavor is a perfect combination of sweet cherries and sour lambic. With the sourness drawing out the mouthwater.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (27375) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2006
Clear ruby coloured with a light red head. Aroma of berries, butter and wood. Light acidic flavour of cherries, wood and fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (26415) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2007
[email protected] of spontaneous fermentation. Dark ruby red colour, no head. Aroma is vinegar, cherry and almost a bit redwineish hints. Lots of vinegar, grapes and cherries in the very sour flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (25619) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2006
Draught at Drie Fonteinen. Pours a lovely dark red colour with a pinksih head. Cherry aroma with hints of cherry pits and bitter almonds. Big cherry flavor with lots of tastes from the cherry pits and hints of bitter almonds. Long nice cherry aftertaste. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2006
(On tap) Beautiful, clear red - like berry juice - no head and no carbonation. Cherries in the nose with a vague tartness. Thin and watery with distinct cherry accents. Almost light a vaguely tart fruit juice, but very quaffable. 190506

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
omhper (24637) - Tyres, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2006 This rating is for the "Sweet Kriekenlambic", 6.5%. Sampled from cask at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Its supposedly made from unblended lambic and schaarbeekse cherries, and is marginally sweetened. Deep clear red. Aroma of ripe cherrues and vinegar. Sweet and woody, full of wonderful balsamic schaarbeekse cherries. Low carbonation, but the mouthfeel is fresh, lively and sparkling. Grape stone finish with a bit too much sweetness. Mindboggingly tasty.
Additional rating for the "Dry Kriekenlambic", 6.5%. Sampled from cask at Akkurat, Stockholm.
The same magnificent cherry aroma as the sweetened version, but this is significantly drier and more acidic. On paper this is something I like, but instead it doesnt carry the wonderful flavour of the schaarbeekse cherries as well as the sweetened version. The mouthfeel is still as soft and sparkling, and I still regard this version as ultra-superb, just a tad less wonderful than the sweetened one. (10/5/9/5/17)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
2nd August 2010. Fonefan in the Masters Division - Jans Birthday Bash.
Cloudy dark red beer. Dry crisp palate. Semi sharp sour cherry tartness. Mouth water inducing sourness. Not bad but could not drink much of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (23624) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2010 On draught at the restaurant. Royal red with specks. Huge pink head. Wonderful sour cherry flavour. 3.9. On tap at the tasting room courtesy of Armand and his wife, shared with Arne, Bastien, Cameron. Better body, more oak, more character. Delicious!

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