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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A. Pitch black with a light tan head, which lasts and leaves a light lace.
S. Roast, chocolate, standard funk, simple and fairly clean.
T. Similar to what you'd expect an authentic English porter to be (if you weren't expecting it to be a lambic porter), sour is light but certainly upfront, nice roast character with a touch of chocolate.
M. Light to moderate body, with the sour aspect clinging to your tongue and pushing it more toward light bodied.
O. Decent Belgian porter. Decent English porter. Not a lambic in case you thought so.

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Had a real mental wrestling match over this. Was too curious to wait and tasted it the very day purchased, at the brewery, fridged briefly to cellar temp. and served in a tulip. Poured coffee-like, not that leggy but mahogany dark, with a pinkie of densely packed,custard-colored head. Roasted coffee aromas, along wish toast, anise, cinnamon and maybe mint or some sweet herb, some cherry, a bit of yeast and cellar but not pronounced in any on those notes. I didn't have a strong mental image on what to expect, taste-wise, but my expectation was of a cidery-fruity sour attack with a swartbier sweetness coming through. It turned out more the reverse. I get a roasty, porter-like first impression with good sarsaparilla, vanilla, clove, pepper swirling around, and then some lactic sourness bleeds in, becoming more and more pronounced as it lingers, into a more sour and woody aftertaste. Mouthfeel was not a mouthful, a bit thin, soapy, just a gentle lap of carbonation to give it some presence. It's complex, odd, something to wrestle with before I decide whether to embrace it. I'm glad in have a second bottle for another taste, but not now.

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