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


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RATINGS: 1030   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11982) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
ar: cherry, sour, fruity ap: dark blue, small light blue head thar disappears quickly. flavor: nice fruity, citrussy, well balanced, sour / acid. refreshing. palate: ov:for a sour beer, this is fantastic. in my opinion anyways.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2008
2005 bottle, thanks to gueuze_is_god. Deep cloudy ruby red with purplish tint. Almost no carbonation. Very tart and musty cherry aroma with hints of lemon and wood. Sweetarts. Funky and pleasant. Nice mouthfeel-- full and tingly. Not the most complex I’ve had, but very tasty. One of the better kriek’s I’ve had, I suppose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3332) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Bottle. Pours ruby red with a small pink head. Aroma of sour and tart cherries with a hint of wood. Very sharp flavor of sour and ripe cherries with oak and some funk. Lightly carbonated with a nice mouthfeel and has a very tart and dry finish. A very good lambic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - OCT 5, 2008
Deep red with no head. Sweet cherry aroma, some wood, some sourness. Definitely not sour nor bretta’s tipycal aromas featured, but still a remarkably good kriek.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2008
375mL Lot 01 Bottled Feb. 2005. Pours an orange-red with minimal head. Aroma is tart cherries and wood. Flavor is very sour cherries and wood at first. Finishes very dry and tart. Not very complex, you are overwhelmed by sour cherries with woody undertones. A slight sweetness in there towards the finish but not much else.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (6118) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Pours quite reddish with a very small head. The aroma is quite tart and vinegary, share, some sour cherries, wild yeast and some wood. Thin body with little to no carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of tartness, sourness and cherries. The finish is more of the same. This is not very complex, especially from 3 Fonteinen, but what is there is what I like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2008
A dark red colored beer, with a reddies head, which disappears very quickly. The aroma of cherry fruits, with sweets and a little sour. The taste of sour cherries, wood. It has a long dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK54B (1601) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2008
Gorgeus red colour. A dry cherryish tatse. Nice head. Well balanced sourness/sweetness. A bottle tatsed at Pikkulintu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 Primary red with a small pinkish-white head. Foams with movement and deliciously heterogeneous upon swirling. Nose is predominantly dust, stable, and leather with some minor sweet, creamy cherry to balance it out. The result is refreshingly spritzy despite such heavy brett elements. Flavor is quite acidic and dusty, yet the leather and long sour cherries give it a pleasent roundness. Theres a fruity bitterness too, like grape skins. Medium-bodied and quite dry, yet also a little watery. It becomes one dimensional with the fruit as it warms, but it is still a good beer.

Against a bunch of krieks. very similar to Lou pepe kriek, a bit shorter, watery finish, same cherry sweetness, bit thinner and more dry than LP, not as much full fruit either, more citrus from yeast. 957316

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2286) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 25, 2008
750 mL bottle poured into a St. Bernardus goblet. Body is the color of black cherry skin, with a creamy pink-tan head. Aroma is black cherry yogurt/jam with an acetic sharpness. Flavor is very similar: jammy fruitiness like the chunks of cherry in Yoplait, and an even gueuze sourness for balance. Notes of maple syrup and citric acid. Medium-thin body with medium carbonation. Finish is sour and semi-dry. A nice kriek but probably not worth the $28 price tag.

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