Zwet.Be | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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3.86/5
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541 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,474
Reviews:
127
Ratings:
541
pDev:
9.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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23
Gots:
54
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Ratings: 541 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 1

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A porter brewed with "Lambic yeast" which resulted in a very interesting combination of roasty and barnyard flavors and aromas. Crazy funkiness in this beer. It's gotta be (hands down) the stinkiest (in the best way possible) beer I've ever had!

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Photo of Zekenyce
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Martine
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nice brown color. Big head, coarse lace.
Smell is mild, a touch on the sour side, almost Lactobacillus-scented.
Taste is mildly malty, not at all bitter, some sour notes.
Mouthfeel is moderate-to-light, fully carbonated.
Finish is nonexistent.
Overall, a decent Belgian beer, but not at all why I buy porter.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Black in color with no light penetration. There's an inch of creamy tightly packed dense brown head. Moderate lacing. I smell tart wild yeast, and sweet dark malt. I'm tasting an odd blend of sweet dark malt and tart wild yeast that creates a frenzied clash. The mouth is warm and viscous.

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Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thoglund
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stoutmeister
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Euroglot
2.58/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tommy5
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heygeebee
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Awful looking huge soap bubbles on head, scummy. Head thankfully fades to ok film.
Light nose, light roasts, chic malts, hint cherry.
Taste is cherry, plum, cross between Flanders red and light stout.
Quite well carbonated.
Not the best from the brewery must admit. Where is the funk? Tho maybe not too far from style.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NilocRellim
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy dark brown colour. Fruity black cherry yeast nose, with notes of toasted malt and dark chocolate. Smooth, crisp and medium-bodied. Fruity cherry and raisin notes initially, slightly tart, followed by mocha chocolate coffee notes and a slightly bitter roasted grain finish.

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Photo of aleigator
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has a decent, khaki, froth head, with a deep chestnut brown color.

Aromas of syrup toffee and burned, wooden malts with coffee hints among them.

Begins earthy, with wooden, rich malts, supported by a lively carbonation. Burned caramel notes get joined by a subtle coffee bitterness, resulting in a tart sour impression, due to an acidic brett infusion. The sourness interacts surprisingly well with the scorched, sweet notes of the brew. Bretts add an unusual complexity to the brew, which lets the sweeter components stand out even more, especially during the finish. The tastebuds get shaken up pretty hard on this flavor-rollercoaster, which combines opposite tastes. The finish itself isn’t relying that much on toffeeish malts as a regular porter, but implies a sugar powder note, with a subtle fruity addition, while a gentle sourness still saves a spot on the palate.

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Photo of yung_peli
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Very dark opaque brown, 2 finger tan head, good retention
AR: Roasted malt, nutty character, dark fruit, the slightest hint of barnyard funk, vinous notes
T: Follows nose, slight bitter roasted malt on the finish
M: Medium carbonation, medium body, wet and crisp

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Photo of LJTate
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark black-brown, opaque body, moderate tan head, lots of lacing.

S - Mostly yeast, fruit esters, a hint of roasted malt.

T - Bread, a touch of sweetness, a middle introduces mild acidity, and the close works in the bitter coffee-like hit of toasted malt.

M - A bit of acidity is felt on the cheeks. Not much heft, but enough stickiness to make the beer feel pretty full on the tongue.

O - An interesting approach to an English Porter, it loses many of my favorite aspects of porters. The malts end up backgrounded by the heavy hit of yeast. Decent flavor, though, and well designed use of that yeast produces a pleasant enough brew.

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Photo of scratch69
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabtos
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with large foamy, mocha head settling to a spotty blanket and leaving webby lace.

Aromas of coffee, chocolate, with sweet, yet lightly spicy Belgian yeast in moderation, and smokey malts.

Yeast comes first in taste, almost nearing sour kraut territory just out of sheer surprise due to their being no hint of it in the smell--this is a much brighter tasting brew than you'd think at first look and whiff. There is a touch of lemon and raspberry in the front, with malted chocolate, coffee and soft caramel following. Smoky, roasted nuts and grapes round Zwet.Be out.

This is a very well balanced beer of everything--it's so totally out of left field. It is a stout/porter, Belgian, and sour, all without any aspect overtaking the other. Quite an achievement!

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Zwet.Be from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 541 ratings