3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek (season 18|19) Blend No. 86
This particular Oude Kriek has macerated for over 7 months. The lambics in this blend originate from 3 different barrels and 5 different brews, of which 62% brewed by 3 Fonteinen and 38% by Brouwerij Boon. Final fruit intensity of 350 grams of sour cherries per litre of Oude Kriek.
3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek 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. The kriek lambic is then blended again with more young lambic to obtain a minimum intensity of 35% fruit, and is bottled immediately afterwards. These bottles are then stored in our cellars for at least five months so that the kriek lambic can develop into a beautiful, traditional, and refined Oude Kriek. With a pleasant tartness and organic notes of almond and cinnamon as it warms in the glass, 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek, will age perfectly but may lose some of the vibrant red colours and forest fruit aromas. This unfiltered and unpasteurised lambic is all-natural with no artificial juices, syrups, or sugars added. Traditional Lambic is living, cultural heritage rooted in the Zenne valley!