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Zwet.Be | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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3.86/5
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536 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:
#10,012
Reviews:
127
Ratings:
536
pDev:
10.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
54
Trade:
1
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330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/16/2015. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, caramel, toffee, light nuttiness/smoke, raisin, plum, cherry, fig, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, caramel, toffee, light nuttiness/smoke, raisin, plum, cherry, fig, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Lightly-moderate roasted bitterness and slight fruity yeast tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, caramel, toffee, light nuttiness/smoke, raisin, plum, cherry, fig, and yeast/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good big. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from roasted bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding English/Belgian porter hybrid! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. I really liked how the Belgian character did not overtake the overall porter character of the beer. This was very malt forward in the flavor profile, with the yeast fruitiness being in the background; but still having good overall presence. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Zwet.Be from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 536 ratings
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