Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen Kriekenlambik

Kriekenlambik

 

Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen in Lot, Flemish Brabant, Belgium 🇧🇪

Lambic Style - Kriek Regular
Score
8.17
ABV: 5.0% IBU: - Ticks: 64
3 Fonteinen (Oude) Kriekenlambik is the result of macerating hand-picked whole sour cherries on young lambic for at least four months, in a proportion of one kilogram of fruit per litre of lambic (and possibly blended with some more young lambic). Fruit intensity ranges from minimum 35% to 50%. Aside some selected bars (e.g. 20th Anniversary of Akkurat in Stockholm, Sweden), this sour cherry lambic is available at given times in the lambik-O-droom.
 

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7.6
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7.5

Pours a beautifull, particularly dark red. Small formation of 'foam' thats pinkwhite. Intense , room-filling aroma of wet cherries. Intense red-level of intensity, almost ( though I haven't put them side to side) . Taste is medium acidic, you can tell it's actually higher by the finish, but the cherries are so intense (still, 5 years after botteling) that it gets more countered than you'd give it credit for when you're simply drinking this, rather than picking it appart. Bit one dimentional, very cherry forward, than again that might be the idea of this beer though. Not as flat as I would have thought, I'd say medium low to medium carbonation - whereas most Geuzes of cherry beers can go rather high, so it's still lower obviously.

Tried on 08 Aug 2022 at 09:52


9

Soo much cherry pits! 😮

Tried from Bottle on 30 Apr 2020 at 15:16


8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8.5 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 8

Bottle at home. Deep ruby with small pink head. Lovely sweet and sour cherry, cherry pie, marzipan, light funk, wheat, dry cellar notes, oak. Almost medium sweet, light tart and bitter. Solid medium bodied with very low carbonation. Very tasty, lots of fruit and not so sour.

Tried from Bottle on 19 Dec 2019 at 23:04



8.5
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Bottle. Pours light hazy dark red with a small pinkish head. Aromas of vinegar, oaky, sweet cherries, almondy. Taste has lots of tart petty cherries, oak, citrus, almondy notes, light brett. Delicious!

Tried from Bottle on 06 Nov 2019 at 16:55


9.3
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

From cask at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Beautiful rich red/pinky purple colour with a massive pink frothy head of tiny bubbles which disappears slowly. Aroma is big cherries, bit of lavender slightly funkiness and a bit sweet too. Taste is slight cherry sourness initially and then mellowing into big fruitiness. Low carbonation but tingly on the tongue. Light bodied but very drinkable. This is a very special beer.

Tried from Cask on 08 Sep 2019 at 15:51


8.5
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Small glass, restaurant Drie Fonteinen Beersel. Cherry liquor aroma. Sweet and flat. Full cherry flavor with cherry pits and bitter almonds. Full bodied. A bit alcoholic. The essence of cherries packed in a glass. Absolutely great beer! Wished I could have more, but I had to drive.

Tried on 26 Aug 2019 at 12:07


10

Almost cranberry

Tried from Bottle on 09 Aug 2019 at 21:29


9

En het eerste terrasje van het jaar is een feit.

Tried from Bottle on 18 Apr 2019 at 18:28