Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek

Posted: April 11, 2015 in Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen, Lambic - Fruit, Reviews

Here’s another gem that I snagged at Half Time. It was the last bottle on the shelf, so let’s see how it was.


ABV: 6%

Style: Lambic – Fruit

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Oude Kriek 3 Fonteinen ontstaat door rijping van krieken (zowel het vruchtvlees als de pitten) in jonge lambik. Dit proces duurt tussen 6 tot 8 maanden en na de botteling rijpt het bier nog minstens 4 maanden in een warme kamer waar de spontane hergisting in de fles gebeurt. De schuimkraag van Oude Kriek is zeer gevoelig aan de concentratie van olie die de kriekenpitten bevatten en kan van jaar tot jaar lichtje verschillen. Aan oude Kriek 3 Fonteinen worden geen smaak-, zoet-, of kleurstoffen toegevoegd wat maakt dat dit bier zeer natuurlijk en vooral dorstlessend is.”

Random: I don’t understand any of that either.

This beer poured with a one finger, pink head. It dissipated slowly with no lacing left on my lambic glass. This is also the first time that I’ve had to use the glass, which I got for free at Half Time. The body was a deep, cloudy red with no visible carbonation due to the cloudiness. The nose had a lot of cherry notes with grape and some horse blanket. The taste was intensely tart with horse blanket and tart cherries. The intensity died down after a few sips. It had a light body with moderate carbonation. The finish was very long with horse blanket and cherries. This beer was $16.49 a bottle, which broke down to $1.37 per ounce. This was a really complex, enjoyable beer that I would have again, despite the high price tag.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0


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