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Zwet.Be - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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BA SCORE
87
very good

318 Ratings
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Ratings: 318
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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fourstringer

Maryland

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderately aggressive hand. Cap is stamped, "B.B.D. 02/10/16.

A: Very dark brown body. Almost opaque. Thin tan head that disappears quickly. Minimal lacing.

S: Lactate tartness. Roasted malt. Cherry and citric acidity. Lighter cacao and coffee. There is a certain nuttiness and a bit of a vinous quality.

T: Lightly tart, chocolately malt notes open. Blooms into a more pronounced, but restrained, sour. Things shift a bit towards a cacao/coffee-type bitterness before finishing semi-dry. A roasted malt tartness lingers. Slight alcohol presence. A touch of musty earth is noted when pausing a bit between sips.

M: Moderate carbonation with a moderate body. Overall, feels a bit lighter than I expected with a crisper mouth feel.

O: A nice juxtaposition of a porter's roasted maltiness and the subdued tartness of a dialed-back Flanders red. Well integrated, if not quite as complex as I had hoped given the glory of 3F's supreme oude geuze.

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 04:02:26 | More by fourstringer
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-29-2014 21:24:32 | More by Stinger80OH
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PretzelCity

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-28-2014 18:35:57 | More by PretzelCity
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SteeleWright

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-28-2014 03:16:48 | More by SteeleWright
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 01:21:38 | More by SpeedwayJim
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-25-2014 00:26:55 | More by 22Blue
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ILikeGoodCider

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-24-2014 03:35:49 | More by ILikeGoodCider
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-20-2014 22:56:24 | More by Wobbly
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frlrv1020

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-19-2014 02:24:11 | More by frlrv1020
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robgage

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-15-2014 00:27:01 | More by robgage
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-09-2014 12:20:44 | More by Dactrius
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-09-2014 04:34:40 | More by lunarbrew
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-08-2014 20:25:54 | More by afsdan
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-08-2014 01:12:31 | More by vermilcj
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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-05-2014 01:49:58 | More by RyanTheLion13
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-05-2014 00:36:40 | More by baybum
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-04-2014 01:01:01 | More by threedaggers
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babaracas

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy very dark brown with two fingers thick of dense light brown foam. Sheet of delicate lace halfway down the glass. Smell: toasted brown bread, black cherries, toffee, mild earthiness. Taste: brown sugar, raisin toast, cola, cherry, not quite tart -- grain twang. Medium bodied, very fine, creamy carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 02:20:12 | More by babaracas
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-28-2014 21:44:06 | More by HollyHops
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d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

03-28-2014 00:27:47 | More by d_brommer_nh
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Thishops4u

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-24-2014 04:08:27 | More by Thishops4u
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Jonada

New Jersey

4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a snifter

Appearance: Pours dark brown with 1+ finger of a tan head. Good retention and nice patchy lacing. Body is opaque.

Smell: Milk chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, light earthiness, with a mild but noticeable sour, almost lactic presence and a hint of plum.

Taste: Roasted malt, chocolate, red grape, mild funk, some faint hints of sour cherry and dark fruit. There's a lactic tartness right from the start that carries through to the finish, but it serves more as a background note and does not overwhelm the other flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a thick creamy mouthfeel and medium levels of soft carbonation. Very high drinkability.

Overall: I'm really digging this beer. It serves as a great example that a beer doesn't have to be over the top and in your face to be great. 3 Fonteinen's lambics are awesome and deserving of the praise they get, but this one is worth seeking out as well.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 06:28:21 | More by Jonada
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oso

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

03-18-2014 04:06:50 | More by oso
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-15-2014 04:07:54 | More by ajzy
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speedvagen

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-13-2014 12:11:16 | More by speedvagen
Zwet.Be from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
87 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.