Beersel Lager - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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BA SCORE
87
very good

76 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 10
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: paterlodie on 02-08-2006)
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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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Beersel Lager from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
87 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.