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Zwet.Be - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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BA SCORE
87
very good

312 Ratings
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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 17
Gots: 28 | 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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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-02-2014 20:52:32 | More by TheEvilGenius
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 03:38:22 | More by RblWthACoz
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BDeibs

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-26-2014 00:30:34 | More by BDeibs
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-26-2014 00:30:06 | More by GRG1313
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msquared36

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-24-2014 03:56:20 | More by msquared36
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-20-2014 14:38:51 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-19-2014 18:27:33 | More by mklisz
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mhaugo

California

5/5  rDev +29.9%

05-18-2014 07:01:34 | More by mhaugo
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-18-2014 05:08:57 | More by bsuedekum
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craftbeerasian

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

05-17-2014 21:33:30 | More by craftbeerasian
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midnitesun11

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-16-2014 02:20:56 | More by midnitesun11
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CloudStrife

New York

4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 23:40:15 | More by CloudStrife
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-14-2014 01:59:39 | More by tommyguz
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portia99

Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2014 23:35:07 | More by portia99
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metter98

New York

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2014 03:29:15 | More by metter98
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Holland

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.1%

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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-04-2014 18:12:33 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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doremite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-03-2014 22:07:25 | More by doremite
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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
Zwet.Be from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
87 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.