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Zwet.Be - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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very good

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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 21
Gots: 42 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website

Style | ABV
English Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jrallen34 on 11-29-2010

A porter brewed with lambic yeast.
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Ratings: 408 | Reviews: 99
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3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Sublime Alehouse.

A: Pours pretty much black in color with a one finger khaki colored head.

S: Very strange. A weird mix of roasted malt, smoke and a definite sourness.

T: Starts pretty toasty with hints of coffee. Finish brings a tart untie plum flavor with some raisin as well. Interesting, but I don't think I would do this again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draught at the Monk's Kettle (for a stupid $12/8 oz), Zwet.Be is a dark porter with a small tan skim leaving almost no lace.

Smell is a little fruity, somewhat sour, and just a touch of roast.

Taste is really pretty fruity, lots of the pineapple brett, and just a touch of the barnyard.

Mourhfeel is slick, medium bodied.

Drinkability is fine, taste wise. For a rare, expensive beer, one is enough.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap at Ebenezers

Creamy darker colored head that looks like a yeast pellicle, rises to 1 finger that fades slowly with huge layered lacing, no real light coming through, almost pitch black

Nose light wild and funk, dry malts, light chocolate malt, black patent chalky like roasted aroma, bit of dark chocolate.

Taste creamy dark malts, light biscuit and dark choc, light tart taste, hint of tart cherry, light chalky roasted like black patent malt, cocoa powder, hint of raisin. Finish is dry with long tart cherry and chocolate dark malt flavor.

Mouth is a bit heavier bodied, slightly creamy, decent carb.

Overall interesting, but not quite what I expected. The tartness and cherry fruit flavors are nice, but the chalky black patent like roasted malts put a dent in most of the flavors to keep it from being too good of a beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a slightly murky dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, campfire, sour fruits, and some Brett funk. Taste is much the same with an interesting smoke, sour, and funky aftertaste. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an odd beer that is pretty good but all over the place with its aromas and flavors.

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Sampled September 2011
A soft pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a one-finger thick, lightly browned, dark tan colored head. The beer is a burnt brown color that shows opaque when held up to the light. The beer has a sort of apple tartness to it as well a funkiness that is sort of like ripe cheese, somewhat musky and not really phenolic, but sort of leaning in that direction. Towards the back of the nose there is a toasted, somewhat roasted, whole grain character as well as a nice cocoa note that comes out more as the beer warms up. In the really long finish some of the characteristic phenolic Brettanomyces funkiness starts to come out; something like curing plastic and a muskiness, though not really either. The progression of the aroma is the tart, sort of apple like frutiness then the porter dark malt notes and then the phenolics

Light bodied and somewhat tart from both the roasted malt as well as the funkiness. The roasted character has dryness and bitterness to it, both of these are accentuated by some prickly, carbonic, carbonation. There is some savory cocoa flavors that mix together with a slightly more noticeable toasted, wholesome dark brown bread character. The finish also has that characteristic Brettanomyces phenolic notes that leans towards plastic and a touch of musky sweat character. After the carbonation has died down a bit the body picks up a touch of creaminess to it, but overall this is quite light bodied (I’d guess that the Brett has done a reasonable job of attenuating this beer).

This is quite tasty, I am not sure I would prefer it to a normal Porter, as the sharper funky, Brettanomyces notes clash a bit with the roasted Porter notes. The aroma is definitely a bit nicer and richer than the flavor.

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Very creamy collar, nice full lacing. Lingers long, ruby body, standard nice principle.

Cranberry coffee and light funk. Bright cherry nature.

Tastes of off natured malts, Brett dryness and straw, cherries, and finishes roasted.coffee grounds.

Medium bodied, low carbonation, creamy, lingers half strong.

Not nearly as tart as ecpcted.

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Served in a 4 ounce rocks glass at The Avenue in New Orleans. From notes. Reviewed 8 January 2012.

A: No head, some tracing. Very black, but with brownish glints in the light. Definitely opaque.

S: Brettanomyces? Yes, some. Lambic yeast is in my porter! So are bright fruits and even some sweet chocolate. Trace coffee. Sour and amazing.

T: One of the best and most interesting 'sours' (usually not my thing) I've come across. The endtaste is chalky and full of chocolate, but the first half is full of funky-sour yeast. Hot damn!

M: Little carbonation. Thin, but I suppose that works.

O: Phenomenal. The first sour beer that I've loved. Highly recommended. Will have again!

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Zwet.Be from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
86 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.