Zwet.Be | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A porter brewed with lambic yeast.

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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