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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1051   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle marked 12 Dec 2007. Pours with a small, pink head that settles over a deep, hazy maroon body. Aroma of funk, port wine, merlot grapes, horse, leather, cherries, pineapple, oak, vanilla and barnyard. Taste is very tart up front followed by dark cherries, wine, dark fruits, leather over the approx. 45 second duration. Finishes with a light vinegar and olive note. Slightly puckering mouthfeel. Dry, light carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bp (915) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Bottle: pours dark red with just a thin ring of white head, plenty of little bubbles from the carbonation, sour aroma of cherries, taste is tart, cherry, some wood or earthy flavor as well, thin mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2009
bottle, pours dark raspberry with a small pink head. Aromas of cherry and sour funk. Very tart with a dry cherry in the finish. Pretty good for me not liking sours.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gualthiero (35) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2009
3,75 cl bottle, bottled 14DEC07. Nice head, though disappearing quickly. Rather limited aroma. Great cherry finish on the tip of the tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2009
375ml bottle bottled 12/14/2007, costly at $13. Very nice smell upon opening the bottle, cherry kool-aid and juice mixed. Nice pink color with a head that quickly evanesced. The taste puckers my jaws but doesnt quite leave a sour taste on my tongue. Acidic, not much funk. I really enjoy the 3F gueuze so Ill continue collecting that but for my money Id rather have an oud beersel kriek as it seems to have more funk to it. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-27-2008 05:54:40

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (4591) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2009 375cl Bottle (14-12-2007), bought at the brewery shop. Smell of cherries, a nice yeast tone and some balsamic vinegar. Has a beautiul, deep red colour. Minimal head when pouring which disappears quickly. Delicate cherry flavour with slight sour tones. Loaded with fruit and rather sweet, but not the syruppy sweetness of more commercial kriek beers. Definately a great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2009
12.7 oz. bottle. 14 Dec 2007 botting date. Dark red color with a thin, bubbly white head that disappears quickly. Aroma of tart cherries and some wood notes. Nice sour flavor with a ton of cherry. A bit of vinegar as well. Finish is a dry, barnyard funk.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 4, 2009
750 ml, nov 06 bottle w/ Simon. No pfttt on opening, strange. Fairly still. Nice funky nose - although mild. Nice cherry, musty combo. Solid kriek but was hoping for a bit more bite.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CH-303 (2171) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 2, 2009
Appearance: Dark red, very cloudy. Basically no head. Some sediments. Bottled 14/12-2007. Aroma: Lots of cherry, sweet. Fermented. Taste: Very sour, lots of cherry. Long unpleasant aftertaste. Info: 375ml bottle, 30/12-2008, 199/300

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottled November 2006. Pours a dark ruby red with a small pink head forming and quickly receding. Funky aroma, has some faint woodiness, and tart fruit. Not overwhelmingly sour or acidic in the nose. Noticeably sour flavor but still fairly tame. A lot like lemon juice. Almost a mesquite smoke note, which is odd, definitely some woodiness, and a buttery finish. Certainly a tart cherry flavor as well, but not nearly as pronounced as many others. Kind of a smooth mouthfeel that then becomes almost numbing, as like chloraseptic. I like this for the sourness, but overall its pretty low on my list of lambics.


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