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Zwet.Be - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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BA SCORE
86
very good

333 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 18
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
English Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A porter brewed with lambic yeast.

(Beer added by: jrallen34 on 11-29-2010)
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Reviews by scottfrie:
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scottfrie

California

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%

375ml bottle into snifter.

A: Pours deep brown with a finger of fluffy light brown head. The head slowly faded into a fuzzy and lasting film, and thick streaks of lacing were left down the glass.
S: Predominately I get notes of roasted malt on the nose, with hints of lambic yeast, bubblegum, and vanilla.
T: My first impression is the flavor is very metallic. I get notes of roasted malt, mild chocolate, vanilla, and slight berry acidity. The lambic yeast adds an interesting fruitiness to the beer, and a very slight tartness as well. The finish is lightly sweet with a hint of spice as well, and the aftertaste is roasted with a touch of smoke and ash lingers long after the swallow. There’s a hint of sweet cherry juice in there as well.
M: Very fluffy carbonation that froths up on my palate. Medium body, fluffy and airy mouthfeel.
O: A very interesting beer, and I enjoyed it, but it’s probably something wouldn’t seek out again. The flavors of the porter are light and clean, and the lambic yeast adds an interesting complexity. Overall though, it’s pretty straight forward.

07-05-2014 20:40:51 | More by scottfrie
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-04-2014 02:51:32 | More by tbryan5
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-09-2014 00:42:26 | More by Doomcifer
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. An Imperial Stout from 3 Fonteinen, sounds interesting.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate as expected, but there is also a tartness that is unmistakable.

The flavor is more of the same. In addition to the roasted malt and chocolate, I get a lot of tart cherries and a little bit of funk mixed in.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

I am not sure if this beer is supposed to be slightly sour, or if it just got contaminated by the wild yeasts around the brewery, but it was enjoyable.

12-15-2010 04:33:21 | More by Mora2000
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Prospero

Colorado

3/5  rDev -21.9%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-22-2013 12:15:47 | More by Janeinma
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ehammond1


3.6/5  rDev -6.3%

On Tap

Beachwood BBQ
Seal Beach, CA

Dark brown and nearly black in color with a thin brown head. Lots of lacing down the glass.

Roasted malt, char, a hint of chocolate, and a slight sourness make up the aroma.

Muted roasted malts, barbeque char, and an interesting, if not somewhat out of place, cherry sourness make up this beer's flavor.

Medium mouthfeel with ample carbonation.

A mildly soured cherry stout. It's not particularly drinkable or all that exciting, though it is more than decent.

09-11-2011 00:32:53 | More by ehammond1
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.59/5  rDev -6.5%

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2013. Purchased ages ago from a Belgian webshop and stored in my garage. I originally picked this one on a whim and discovered it to be a dark beer re-fermented with brett. Sounds nutty - I wonder how the aging process has affected it?

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A very dark reddish-brown colour that appears ultra-black in the glass. Produces a large head of creamy brown foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a thick surface layer. Looks like an espresso. Some lacing. Aroma of sour, funky yeast with hints of barnyard, hay, mould, mild vinegar, roasted malt, a twinge of molasses, faint chocolate and earthiness. The brett has certainly done a number on this; it dominates the malt character completely.

Tastes of intensely funky yeast and subtle dark malt, with a lingering, bone-dry finish. Notes of barnyard funk, blue cheese/mould, mild vinegar, hay, roasted malt, molasses, a hint of chocolate, earthiness and faint cardboard. Highly attenuated, followed by an extended sour funk upon swallowing. Little bitterness to speak of. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and decent body. Feels quite light but not thin. Pretty astringent, with an aftertaste of funky yeast, acidity and cardboard.

A rather intense experience. This must be about 2 years old by now, and the brett has really deveoped in the bottle. Looks nice, while the aroma and flavour are overwhelmingly funky and sour with only a hint of malt coming through. The result is relatively complex but unbalanced. Good body. Interesting but I'm not sure it's really my cup of tea. It would be nice to try a younger version of it sometime, for comparison. A worthy effort - grab one if you're a fan of sours/wild ales.

10-30-2013 00:52:06 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-03-2014 22:07:25 | More by doremite
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-07-2013 15:57:46 | More by Bizoneill
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-26-2013 20:12:14 | More by SPRichard
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-26-2013 17:54:05 | More by acurtis
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CloudStrife

New York

4.19/5  rDev +9.1%

11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter. Best by 02/10/16.

A: Pours a clear dark brown appearing almost black in the glass. A mild khaki colored head is fairly quick to dissipate. Some light makes it through the edges of this porter.

S: Initial souring aroma with a cherry and malt like aroma. Chocolate in there as well as other dark fruitiness.

T: Finely crafted blend. A light tartness starts it off with a balanced roasty malt coming in the backend. Chocolate and a dark fruit like cherry round out the profile. As other have said a nice earthiness to the taste.

M: Medium to full body with a velvety smooth character. A touch dry from the lambic yeast but it works well like an irish dry stout. Tartness makes you pucker just a little bit.

Overall its certainly a tasty beer I was glad I could pickup. The lambic yeast is a very interesting dimension of this porter which makes the chocolate and cherry notes excel and adds a pleasant dryness.

05-15-2014 23:40:15 | More by CloudStrife
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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-10-2013 01:20:35 | More by JasonSiedman
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-15-2014 23:06:37 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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jh1982

Nevada

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-26-2011 22:11:08 | More by jh1982
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DJButters

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.69/5  rDev -3.9%

Shared by schen9303. 12oz. bottle into 3F stemware.

Pours a rich 1 finger light mocha colored head with good retention. Lacing is thick, layered and spotty with excellent cling. Beer is a dark, almost opaque brown. Very good.

Nose is brownie, brown sugar, liquorice, yeast, and baker's chocolate. Sweet and pretty mellow and smooth.

Opens sweet and tart. Chocolate, liquorice and yeast. Lightly tart towards the end with a sweet kick of brownie and cocoa. Aftertaste is a touch metallic. A weird flavor overall but its solid as it warms.

Light to medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Smooth with a bit of bite in the mouth and goes down silky. Accented finish with a mellow, filmy aftertaste. Good for the style.

I'm not a huge fan of the English porter style but this is a decent offering that really grows on you over time. Worth trying as kind of the ugly stepchild of the 3F lineup.

04-25-2014 01:21:38 | More by SpeedwayJim
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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tclipse

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Zwet.Be from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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