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Zwet.Be - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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87
very good

322 Ratings
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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 18
Gots: 27 | FT: 2
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 uno99:
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uno99

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hey wow....

A porter brewed in the lambic style? I'm in!

Appearance is a nice dark chocolate brown, but certainly not too stout like as many porters often are. a bit of a red hue as well. Lacing is all fine and dandy. Looks great in a nice glass.

Smell is fairly typical porter. However you do get a slight hint of something funky going on. The yeast character is definitely different but not out of place here. If you smell the side of the glass more than the liquid you get an even better impression of whats to come.

Taste is ... maybe one of the best porters I've ever had actually. Super balanced but chocolate forward and then the yeast character on the finish is really nice.

I decided to grab a couple squares of Lindt 95% chocolate for my beer and wow, is this ever a great paring! Takes the beer up a notch and is a fantastic way to enjoy both. The slightly sour funk finish is almost a palette cleanser for the next nibble of chocolate. Superb!

Mouthfeel is spot on medium-thin consistency and very smooth carb. Not sticky at all and decently drying.

Overall a really nice beer and VERY easy to drink porter. Wish this was easier to come by for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 00:25:28 | More by uno99
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A: Dark brown and nearly opaque. Forms a half-finger of tan head that fades quickly over average visible carbonation.

S: Acetic tart, a bit vinous, some toasted malts, and almost a savory tangy undertone. Interesting for sure.

T: Acetic tartness up front, ill-defined fruity character, and toasted malts for a beat. But then the flavors just fade away, ending a thin mineral water hardness and some residual tartness.

M: Obnoxiously thin body, carbonation sensation on the low side, and alcohol noticeable but doesn't detract.

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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.
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Zwet.Be from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
87 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.