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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 1061   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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.


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3.1
fajry (2253) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 17, 2017
Flasa od Beermalade. Bordova farba. Vona smradlava lambikova :) ovocna. Skoro ako hovno :). Chut ovocna, kysla, trpka na jazyku.

3.3
bam023 (32) - - NOV 6, 2017
herbs, red, sparkling, white foam, medium sourness, medium body, thin feel, fizzy,

4
gunnar (9696) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2017
Shared 75 cl bottle at local tasting. Bottle from Gulating, Stavanger. Pours clear deep red with a small head. Aroma of cherries, meaty, with almonds. Taste is moderate fruity, weak funky cherries, very good and moreish.
Earlier Rating: 4/21/2015 Total Score: 4.1
Bottle at Cardinal. Pours dark reddish with a tiny layer of bubbles. Inviting aroma of meaty, fresh sour cherries, this would be like it smells in heaven on a spring day, or maybe not. Taste is also full of those red high hanging cherries, fresh sourness, a wonderful elixir this one.

4
abemorsten (3683) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2017
0,75 l flaske på RBHD-samling, Lura, okt.2017. ABV 4,5 %. Klar dyp burgunder farget kropp med rosa ring langs kanten. Innbydende kirsebærgele i aromaen. Frisk syrlig smak med nydelig kirsebærpreg i ettersmaken. Nydelig.
Earlier Rating: 11/29/2009 Total Score: 4.1
Incredibly rich roma of cherries, blackcurrant, plums, cloud berries and goose berries. Taste like fruit and berry juice without added sugar. Impressive craft brewing. Recommended! (Sampled from a bottle that had been open 4-5 days @ Bulldog in Ginza, Tokyo, February 2009.)

4
Holmen2 (4034) - NORWAY - OCT 29, 2017
Share bottle at RB/HD at Gunnar´s 29.10.17. Special 4,5 % ABV edition. Cloudy crimson. Small pink head. Fine aroma and taste of sour cherries cherries and a hint of brett. Good, and with good drinkability. Aroma of marzipan and almonds in aroma, but not that much in taste. Dry mouthfeel and medium high carbonation. High quaffability!
Earlier Rating: 4/20/2015 Total Score: 4.2
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 20.04.15. Clear ruby red. Pale pink head. Mature aroma of mature cherries. Complex taste with slightly sour cherries. Utterly superb, with high drinkability.

4
Holmen1 (6471) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2017
0,75 flaske med champagnekork, delt på RBHD-samling hos Odd Gunnar, okt-17: champagnesmall, lett uklar rødlig med fint skum. Delikat kirsebæraroma og smak, og stor munnfylde for så lavt vitamininnhold. Hint av mandel og marsipan fra kjernene. 1 kg kirsebær pr liter. Special 4.5-edition, flasket 3.11.16 og holdbar til 26.10.36!
Earlier Rating: 4/21/2015 Total Score: 4
Fra flaske på Mandag i annen, Cardinal april-15: etter mange strålende gode fatøl fikk vi servert en ganerenser med mørkerød farge og kort skum. Vidunderlig intens aroma og smak av kjøttfulle, sure kirsebær. Elegant syrlighet med sprudlende frisk ettersmak. Med sitt innhold av 35% kirsebær (iflg. etiketten) kan den fort inngå som en av de anbefalte fem om dagen. Eminent drikkbar, som champagne for ølhunder, og en bauta å navigere etter.

4.2
Sigmund (7916) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2017
Shared 750 ml bottle, from Gulating Ølutsalg, Stavanger. This is the 4.5% edition which is allowed sold in Norwegian ordinary stores, while the 5% version is sold only in Vinmonopolet stores. Lovely aroma and flavour of brettanomyces and sour cherries. Notes of cherry kernels.
Earlier Rating: 4/16/2015 Total Score: 4.1
375 ml corked & caged green bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5%. Red colour, moderate pink head. Lovely aroma of sour cherries and brettanomyces / farmhouse kitchen. Sour and tart flavour, medium dry, sour cherries galore, also lemony notes.

3.5
fantti (1033) - FINLAND - OCT 21, 2017
Pullo @ The Bottle Shop Brugge. Kaatuu lasiin syvän punaisena ja kirkkaana, noin sormen paksuisella pinkillä vaahdolla. Tuoksu on happaman kirsikkainen, mutta siinä on tumman marjainen, tynnyrimäinen ulottuvuus. Lisänä on nahkaa, kuten kuuluukin. Maku jatkaa happaman kirsikkaista linjaa, lievällä nahkaisuudella yhdistettynä, mutta mukana on jotain leipäisyyttä tai viljaisuutta, joka on uusi ilmiö tyyliin. Suutuntuma on hapan, muttei napakka vaan pehmeämpään päin mennyt, liekö aika tehnyt jo vähän tehtäväänsä (pullotettu 14.7.2015). Hyvä kriek, mutta huomaa kyllä, että hieman vanhempaa tavaraa jo kyseessä. Selvästi pehmeämpään ja vähemmän happamampaan suuntaan on mennyt..tai näin ainakin olettaisin.

3.6
Oxytocin (224) - AUSTRIA - OCT 20, 2017
750 ml bottle, 2016, 6 % ABV. slightly hazy pink/red with pinkish, rather small & unstable head. cherry, sourness, green grapes, flowery, citric acid - lemon, cherry, woody. medium body, thin, fizzy, medium sourness, , light bitterness. rather dry

3.8
PowY (1043) - AUSTRIA - OCT 20, 2017
750 ml bottle at 6% ABV, bottled 24.10.2016. Pours a hazy ruby red with a pinkish head. Aroma of cherries and distinct bretty notes, lightly cheese, lightly peppery, anise seed. Medium body with a medium carbonation a light to medium sourness and a light bitterness. Flavor of citric acid, lemon, (sour) cherries, followed by some cheese notes, some wood, tart fruits and a dry finish. Very drinkable and refreshing.

Aroma: 8
Appearance: 4
Taste: 8
Palate: 3
Overall: 15


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