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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: 1072   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tabernae (179) - Latina, - NOV 18, 2012
Di colore rossastra, con schiuma praticamente assente, questa "birra" ha la capacità di bilanciare perfettamente le note acidule del lambic con la dolcezza mai invadente delle amarene e i sentori di rovere. in bocca il delicato aroma di amarene diventa più complesso e scontroso man mano che la birra si scalda nel bicchiere. Bella, leggera, delicata ed elegante come le donne di Beersel.


3.8
SimonBlok (862) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2018
37,5cl bottle at home. Appearance: hazy red with medium, fast dissipating, pink head. Aroma: cherries, red fruits, funk, some basement aroma. Taste: medium sweetness, low bitterness and pretty high tartness. Notes of cherries, red fruits, musty and basement aromas. Palate: medium bodied, thin sticky texture and medium carbonation.

4.3
rouhlas (3981) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 7, 2018
375 ml bottle at home, v2014. Dark purple red color with pinkish head. Yeasty aroma, funky, sweet and tart cherries, some wood notes, barnyard notes. Sweet and acidic fruity taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.5
GTAEgeek (2497) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2018
0.5 L bottle, shared on New Year's Eve. Pours a bright, unclear, red color, with a thin, fleeting, pink head. The aroma is sour cherries, dry leather, grass, and yogurt. Pretty dry, with a light bitterness and some funk. Medium body, with a hard, sticky, and dry mouthfeel. This is a lovely, funky, tart, and delicious kriek.

4.3
explosivedog (1814) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 31, 2017
375ml bottle, batch no. 31. Pours a beautiful deep pink red. Cherry, sour, vinegar, barnyard, vanilla, floral, raspberry, lemon juice, a touch of stonefruit, more sweet cherry at the end. Nice fizz. Yum.

3.9
Zlotta (4139) - Hagen, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2017
0.375 l bottle from 'Beergium' at 6% abv, bottled in May 2016. Clear, dark red with a thin, fluffy, slowly diminishing, pinkish white head. Slightly sweetish, sourish-funky and quite fruity aroma of cherries, some raspberries, bitter almond, oak and some horseblanket. Slightly sweet, moderately sour, woody, slightly funky, quite fruity and slightly juicy taste of sour cherries, bitter almond, oak, horseblanket and a touch of raspberries, followed by a medium long, fairly woody-dry, moderately tart, a little vinous finish. Thin to medium body, moderately astringent and slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very well-balanced Kriek, a real pleasure!

4
kamanova_boy (479) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 30, 2017
Bottle from Damian. Colour of red wine, aroma of cherries, red wine, no head. Very rich taste, tart, sour, cherries, lot of stuff going on. Long sour finish. Hard to describe but excellent.

3.9
Raviq (113) - POLAND - DEC 15, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2017 średnio kwaśne, cierpkie, mocno wiśniowe, cierpkość czuć już w aromacie, wytrawne

3.4
yoxik75 (456) - Wroclaw, POLAND - DEC 9, 2017
Uzupełnienie profilu notatki. Piana różowa, jak po koli opada. Kolor mętna czerwień. Aromat kwaśne wiśnie pestkowy, taniny, intensywny. Smak nie zaskakuje, oddaje to co w aromacie, kompot wiśniowy bez cukru, pestkowy (kwas pruski), drewno taniny, leciutka kwaskowatość. Piwo mało skomplikowane bardzo dobre ale brakuje mu trochę złożoności, a może dzisiaj nie był mój dzień na kwacha :)

4.5
Cristobal37 (1287) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 27, 2017
2015 vintage. Dark red wine color with a tiny layer of pink head. Funky sweaty gueuze aroma, faint fruity cherries. Sour lambic funk with tasty cherries. It's not very descriptive, but thats it. Funk sticks around and after, the palate is quite fruity, like a sweeet red wine. Awesome kriek. Sour, sweet, light, refreshing. Carbonation is not very high but with the tartness it lends the whole drink to have a spritzy character to it. Definitely one for summer, bit it's still really nice in Winter.

3.8
ryanfolty (2655) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2017
November 26, 2017 - bottle from my trip to Amsterdam, shared with my wife on her b-day. Cherry red pour with pinkish fluffy head after a gentle swirl. Aroma was tart cherry and a barnyard funk. Taste was consistent with the aroma, but did have some vinegar of which I am not a fan.


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