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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1031   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Bottle. Horse blanket, sour cherries, oak.... all these aromas and flavors are presnt in this one. A very delightful beer that I wish was available in my neck of the woods, thank goodness it is available in Oregon!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjotrapostou (70) - POLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Intensywnie wiśniowe, sporo słodyczy owocowej. Dość kwaśne, mniej funky, lekko skontrowane na finiszu goryczką.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
90 (214) - BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2017
Productiejaar 2016: Alcoholpercentage is 6%. Uitgebalanceerd aroma met kriek en zure tonen. De smaak is lambiek met zure kersen. Een kleine zoete hint, maar de overheersende smaak is sappig zure kersen. Niet de overheersende cuberdonsmaak die vaak in kriek aanwezig is. Mooie zure afdronk.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmzl (292) - SLOVENIA - FEB 10, 2017
Fresh cherry, jam, almonds dominate, light leathery, ripe melons funk underneath. Medium tart finish with malic and lactic acid, smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (2100) - Poznan, POLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Piękna sprawa. Rewelacyjna, gładziutka kwaśność, dobita wiśnią, ktra to z kolei dawała też dla kontry troszkęsłodyczy. Piwo skrajnie pijalne, wybitnie przyjemne.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kapsel (171) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 30, 2017
W aromacie wiśnie, pestki wiśni, akcenty skry, bretty. W smaku kwaśne, wiśniowe, pestka wiśni, cierpkie posmaki. Piwo mega pijalne, szybko znika i pije się z wielka przyjemnością.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (1992) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2017
2015 vintage.Hazy burgundy red pour with a thin pink head. Cherries, sour cherries, dark cherries, cherry cores, just cherries all over, plus the mineral and funky lambic characteristic to 3F. A great lambic, delicious and very refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (2105) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 18, 2017
Vintage bottle (2 years) shared at Luppolo Station in Rome by Fabio, drunk with daniele, Mortlach and all the pub staff. Grazie ragazzi ;) Cherry skin pour very intense and bright, pinkish foamy head. Nose is vinous, red fruit, silk sour notes and quite a mint note. Just great. Mouth is vinous, elegant, soft and pungent with a herbal bitterness. Fantastic!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frudel (123) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2017
Backlog : 375ml Bottle at Mikkeller and Friend Reykjavik in late October 2016. Hazy bright red color, with foam that disappears quickly. Aromas are cherries, tartness, barnyard. Taste is pretty good, a nice fruity sourness, funk, well balanced, sweetness is light to medium. Nicely done!

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (929) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2016
From bottle into snifter. Cherries, tart, light fruit. Sour light body, medium carbonation. Really nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HerrBierkoenig (1268) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 25, 2016
0,375l bottle from Damian Bottle Shop, Bratislava, BBD: 26/10/2036 Pours clear ruby red liquid, small creamy pink to red head, Aroma: barnyard, griotte cherries, tar, Taste: light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter, medium to heavy sour, barnyard notes, sour cherries, griotte cherries, wooden notes, Palate: medium body, soft to average carbonation, slick mouthfeel, long bitter aftertaste, Overall: excellent kriek, full flavoured, complex, very interesting, wild, enjoyed.


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