Beersel Lager - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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3.9/5 rDev -1%
330 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy deep golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, floral, grass, straw, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop, malt, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, floral, grass, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Czech pilsner style. All around good robustness and balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
04-05-2014 19:03:34 | More by superspak
4.13/5 rDev +4.8%
It's sort of a kellerbier/BPA hybrid, with a cloudy yellow hue and a tall egg white head; the smell is grains and sugar, with some herbal notes. The taste is heavy on the Belgian sugar and Belgian yeast, with some graham cracker malt and lots of sharp bitter hops. This beer excels in its mouthfeel, full and clean and sharp all at once. Not sure this is a kellerbier, but it's a good one anyway.
04-13-2013 03:15:31 | More by gory4d
4.03/5 rDev +2.3%
Rich amber body, cloudy with a few flecks of yeast sediment dancing around with the carbonation. One-finger thick creamy off-white head that leaves a bit of lacing down the glass. Smell is very malty with lots of caramel tones; earthy; butterscotch. Toffee and rich, roasted malt flavors dominate with a slight bitter tang at the finish. Medium bodied, rich and buttery in texture.
Although the style listed on BA is Czech Pilsner, I'm more inclined to think this fits the Kellerbier category: unfiltered and unpasteurized lager. Otherwise, this is too rich and heavy of a lager to fit most Czech pils that I've had. Looked at as a kellerbier, this is quite sumptuous - big in body, flavors, and aroma. Very little (if any) hop aroma is present, and the hop bitterness takes a backseat to the strong malt characteristics.
Late note: looks like BA admins changed the style to keller bier / zwickel bier the next day (9/13/12) after I submitted an info change request. Cool, and thanks BA!
09-12-2012 23:35:02 | More by beergoot
3.93/5 rDev -0.3%
On tap at Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub & Cafe in Pasadena, CA.
Pours a hazy gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, citrus zest, and some perfume-like aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is quite tasty and drinkable. Interesting to see such a beer from a brewery known for gueuze and lambic.
08-14-2012 01:05:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.8/5 rDev -3.6%
The pour is a lightly hazed golden straw color with a dense white head. Nice sweet nose on this with bread, biscuit, and honey malt aromas. Some floral notes, a pleasant fruitiness, somewhat earthy as well. The beer has a nice biscuit and bread flavor to it and a good overall sweetness. A hint of bitterness, floral and earthy hop notes, a light citrus peel flavor, and a little bit dry on the finish.
08-07-2012 16:24:50 | More by womencantsail
Beersel Lager from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
88 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.