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3 Fonteinen
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Beersel, Belgium

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common

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common

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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A dark porter like beer from 3 fonteinen, brewed with Lambic yeast


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zakoon (85) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle at home. Very dark brown with thin beige head. Very roasted, some dark chocolate, oak, dried fruits. cherries. Thick, quite lively carbonation and a sour/bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ninecats (194) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2014
Pours clear dark brown with a huge brown slowly dissipating head leaving some lacings. Aroma is sweet with cocoa, bitter chocolate, sweetish and roasted malt, coffee and a slight yeasty hint. Taste is malty, mostly sweet and roasted, with coffee and hints of cookies on one hand, on another itís fairly sour, and the sourness quite unexpectedly kicks in bigger and bigger and lingers until the very finish where some coffee meets up. Medium body, medium carbo, oily texture. Well, this was a most interesting porter, the sour touch made it very drinkable actually, as if it fits better to a spring afternoon rather than a dark winter night.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (884) - SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2014
330ml bottle. Pitch black, with a medium tan head. Roasted and tart hits the nose. Flavor os tart, roasted malt, chocolate and some fruit. Medium dry finish. Quite ok, but could use a bit more of everything, sort of.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1998) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle poured a dark cola color with a covering of brown head that hung on well. Aroma has dark chocolaty malts, mild roast, earth, and burnt coffee. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation average. Flavor certainly has a dark roasted porter, chocolate, burnt coffee, mild wood, and a light sourness. I expected this to be sour first and a porter later but the base porter stands up strong on itís own and the sour side is more yeasty with earth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3934) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle: Black, purple-lit, with a craggy, frothy light brown head. Tart chocolate and yeast aroma....citrus. Taste is an interesting combination of citrus,yeast, and chocolate/cocoa. Porter, sour, Belgian ale all in one. ....it works.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Xebbe (72) - - SEP 27, 2014
Brettporter. Lite för syrlig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6016) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"nice unique brew here. as a straight stout/porter, it would be very thin, but the body works with the flavor profile, which is light and complex. roasted malt, chocolate, funk, and ash. Same in the aroma. Very quaffable. Iíve been told like the Jolly Pumpkin Sour Stout light."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleigator (265) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2014
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 shaked pretty hard on this flavor-rollercoaster, which combines opposite tastes. The finish itself isnít 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoppsan (151) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours like a viscous Coke, with medium head. Roasted coffee beans, aniseed and licorice in aroma and flavor. Really nice and strange brew!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bobhund (66) - - SEP 21, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget. Ser ut som en porter och har dess fyllnadsgrad, men smakar mer än en vanlig porter. Smaken är fylld av malt, kaffe och mörk choklad. Intressant öl, helt klart. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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