Zwet.Be - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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very good

370 Ratings
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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 23
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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330ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

I came across this one as I was buying some beer today. "Porter with wild yeast". As a fan of Stouts/Porters and as a fan of sour beers, I had to try this one. I can't imagine how this combination would end up though.On to the beer:

A: Pours a very dark opaque black color. About four fingers of a very rocky and foamy tan head with good retention - leaves a lot of lacing on the walls of the glass. (4.25)

S: Really strong roasted malts aroma right upfront. Roasted coffee grains is very dominant. Ashy, hints of smoke and leather. Hints of dark berry tartness, vanilla. (4)

T: Taste is very interesting. It doesn't differ all that much from a traditional English Porter, except for the sourness. Metallic, follows the nose on the roasted malts. Bitter powdered chocolate, strong coffee taste, ashy, very rich. But instead of an intense bitterness, as one would expect when drinking an English Porter (not this one though), there is a very interesting berry-like sourness. Relatively matured I would say, way more sour than many wild ales I've tried. (3.75)

M: Medium-bodied with low carbonation. Creamy and sticky feel. Ashy and roasted grains aftertaste, with a hint of tartness. (3.75).

O: This is an extremely unique brew. As mentioned before, I am a big fan of sours and porters. However, I prefer the sourness/tartness in very pale or red (flanders) beers. I would definitely have this again because of its uniqueness, and I don't dislike it by any means. But I think I might prefer either Porters or Sours, not both mixed up. (3.75)

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the sour quality definitely comes thru here, and it is an interesting addition to a porter flavor profile. on the fruitier side of porters, dark sour berry comes out. a bit ashey, abundant carbonation. overall its a unique spin on a porter. lot of yeast qualities

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

(4.0) A: Very dark coloured with a cola tinge when held up to light. Fingers worth of mocha foam dissipates quickly. Very good lacing as this recedes.

(4.25) S: Citrus rinds, root beer (herbal-like), berries, lightly roasted malt qualities (cocoa powder & dark fruits), vanilla, molasses, and a noticeable sour tinge (almost lemon-like). This is quite a diverse and unique aroma that comes together well.

(3.75) T: Lemon zest and citrus upfront that transitions into the lightly roasted malt tastes of cocoa and some dark fruit with herbal elements. The “wild” comes across more tart than sour and, similar to the aroma, I find it compliments the porter qualities well. Alcohol level is hidden well.

(3.75) M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Sticky, chalky and slightly gritty but not in an unpleasant way.

(4.0) D: This is very good. Not something I would purchase again at the price paid but glad I tried it.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a very dark brown with a creamy, tan head that slowly dies away. Head leaves lots of strings and dots of lacing.

S-Smells of a Porter but there is also some sweet berry notes along with a tangy! nearly tart yeastiness. Chocolate, chalk and roast as well.

T-The Porter elements of the beer stay in charge but the wild yeast does augment the flavor. Powdery chocolate, slightly soured cream, some char. The soft sourness seems to clash a bit with the Porter flavors.

M-Medium bodied with a creamy feel. Soft carbonation.

O-Interesng. The wild yeast works with the Porter during some sips, then during others it becomes a bit perplexing. Happy to find is one though.

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Zwet.Be from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
86 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.