Zwet.Be | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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527 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
Ratings:
527
Reviews:
123
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
55
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 527 |  Reviews: 123
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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Asics
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, Beergium - Pours dark black with a large tanned foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Smell - strong yeasty, fermented fruits, apple. Taste - starts with a tart sour feel then moves quickly into a slight lingering dry malty finish. Very nice seamless taste moving ale which is beautifully balanced. Definitely different.

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Photo of desint
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drpimento
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The thing about this dark beer is that with the lambic yeast, it pretty pretty much wipes out any porter flavor and aroma. So it's a pretty good dark lambic that may have been a porter, but it seems very little like one now.

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Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BeccaH
3.36/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SveNss0N
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephens101
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coal black with a tan froth.

Smells of dark chocolate and burnt sugar.

Thin and sweet with a hint of chocolate and phenols. Has a bit of dark fruity tartness and grain in the aftertaste.

Nice concept with a nice presentation, but sometimes nice just doesn't cut it.

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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryften
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of birchstick
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pluto901
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryannosaurus
3.39/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

11.2 stubby poured to snifter

Pours nearly black, one finger of tan head disappears quickly, leaves a little lacing

Aroma is faint roast, chocolate, toffee

Taste is an unusual blend of dark fruit, chocolate liqueur, earthy roast grain, molasses

Mouthfeel is on the thin side for the style

Overall, an interesting brew, but really not as wild as I expected. Not much tartness or funk

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Photo of dataylor21
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of halo3one
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Tone
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/3 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, roasted malt, wood, hint of euro yeast, slight alcohol, strong yeast, slight dark citrus, slight syrup, and slight chocolate. Fits the style of an English Porter. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight Belgian yeast, hint of euro yeast, slight alcohol, roasted malt, strong sweet malt, hint of chocolate, hint of syrup, and slight dark citrus. Overall, good appearance, aroma, blend, and complexity. The addition of the Belgian yeast is unusual in an English Porter.

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Photo of Jamato14
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of polopaul20
4.62/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Zwet.Be from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
3.81 out of 5 based on 527 ratings.
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