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Zwet.Be - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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very good

342 Ratings
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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 18
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website

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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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

So this is a porter with wild yeast? Looks like a porter. Tastes like a sour porter. Or as some obnoxious jackass I recently had the distinct pleasure of crossing paths with, since it's using wild yeasts, it's infected! Mildly sour thing, really. Nothing too crazy. A pleasant drinker, but nothing overly memorable. I'm always open to trying something from this brewery, but wouldn't return to this one I think.

RblWthACoz, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

CloudStrife, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

tommyguz, May 14, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle (BBD 02/10/16) poured into a St Bernardus chalice. Sounds like an unusual beer, so grabbed this on a flyer and brewery reputation.

A - Pours a dark brown color with little light transmittance, a bit reddish in tint where light does manage to pass thru. A thin finger of tannish light brown head that is a bit frothy lingers briefly before falling to the surface to leave a rough coating of foamy collar and uneven streaks of lacing on the glass.

S - A bit roasty at the base with distinctly tart notes. A bit of chocolate, earthy/dirtlike notes, no real hoppy character to be found. Surprisingly sublte.

T - Similar to the aroma. Earthy, dirt-like at the base, mildly roasty and chocolatey. Tartness sits on top and tastes "intentional". I was half expecting this to taste like many beers that seem to have been soured by accident with the brewery still releasing it as a "wild" version instead of dumping the bad batch. This retains the base porter-y character but with an additional layer of sourness on top. Still, I wouldn't say that this combination necessarily works well for me, but it isn't offensive. Chocolate lingers past the swallow and gives a drying sensation.

M - Dry, almost chalky texture. Lightish carbonation in a slightly less than medium body. Overall, not really sour but has a sour touch to it.

O - Interesting beer, but not one that I am going to be looking for again. Would I have it again if presented to me...sure, but I wouldn't seek it out. Odd blend of styles/flavors that just doesn't suit my taste buds incredibly well. Glad to try it, but didn't blow me away.

portia99, May 14, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very dark reddish brown in color. It poured with a short off white head that died died, leaving lots of patches of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of fizzed cola are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of cola along with hints of chocolate malts. No bitterness is perceptible. Slight hints of sourness are perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easier to drink but seems like it could have stronger flavors compared to other beers in the style.

metter98, May 09, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
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.


fourstringer, May 03, 2014
Zwet.Be from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
86 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.