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Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Beersel, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark porter like beer from 3 fonteinen, brewed with Lambic yeast


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (5966) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2016
From a 33 cl bottle. Pours a murky cola brown with a thick tan head, Aroma of wild yeast. Flavors of chocolate and tart cherry. Smooth and easy drinking.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4468) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2016
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (516) - Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, faint chocolate, funk, and Belgian yeast. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee notes, a bit of dark fruit, Belgian yeast and funk. Lightly acidic and tangy. Medium-bodied. A nice twist on a classic style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
darbeer75 (391) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Aroma: nice mix of lambic and porter; mostly lambic; Appearance: black with some ruby highlights; pours with a tall head that dissipates slowly; some lacing; Taste: porter on the front end, finishing with a very nice lambic; cherry and chocolate coming through; a little bitterness balances the sweetness; really works well together; Palate: heavy body with long sweet finish; Overall: very pleasant; would definitely buy again if we can find it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (1800) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2016
0.33 l bottle from ’belgiuminabox.com’, best before July 2017 (probably brewed in July 2015). Clear, very dark red to black with a medium large, foamy, slowly diminishing, light brown head. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty, moderately fruity and minimally funky aroma of dark chocolate, dark ripe fruits and some wood. Sweetish-malty, minimally sourish, roasty and fruity taste of dark chocolate, dark ripe fruits, red grapes and wood, followed by a short, slightly sourish, roasty finish. Medium body, slightly effervescent and minimally spritzy mouthfeel, almost flat. Nice, refreshing porter with a very subdued lambic touch.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (797) - POLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Piana średnio pęcherzkowa, szybko opada do chmurki. Barwa ciemno brązowa, nieprzejrzysta. Aromat delikatnie czekoladowy, kawowy, jeżynowy i niestety metaliczny (gwoździe również w teście skórnym). W smaku wytrawne, lekko kwaskowe (na kawowo owocowy sposób), sporo ciemnych owoców właśnie w typie jeżyn, delikatna paloność, cierpkość, wiśnie w czekoladzie, w afterteasie nieśmiałe nuty funky. Wysycenie średnie, półpełne w odbiorze.
Pomimo sporej wady w aromacie piwo całkiem przyjemne, nietypowe, z niespotykaną w porterach brettową kwaskowatością i winną cierpkością. Dość pijalne, niemulące.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poech73 (353) - Braine, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2016
From Hoppy House Assemblage à fermentation mixte à rapprocher d’une Oud Bruin Dégustation évolutive magnifique. En effet, le maltage chocolaté qui tient du Porter surpasse les arômes brettés de lambics, à l’attaque, sur des notes onctueuses amères légèrement caramélisées et alcalines; dense mais sans lourdeur. Ce n’est que dans un deuxième temps, en arrière bouche, que je reçois des saveurs acres de barriques plus acidulées avec beaucoup de longueur et tout en équilibre rendant cette dégustation très savoureuse.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (623) - SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle at Herman Belgian Bar. Almost black with a small beige head. Aroma has chocolate, coffee and slight tartness. Taste is roasted with pumpernickel bread, dark chocolate, slight tartness and also some raspberry/fruit/cherry notes. Light verging on medium body, high soft carbonation, smooth then dry mouth feel. Tart fruity after taste.

Really interesting beer! I’ve had a sour stout before and sour stout/porter is really something I’d like to see more of.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koshack (1245) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Aromat palony, z wyraźną nutą orzechową. W smaku kwaśne, ale czuć ciemne słody, paloność. Spore wysycenie. Pozostawia na języku kwaskowaty posmak owoców. Bardzo dobry i zaskakujący. Alkohol lekko wyczuwalny ale na pierwszy plan wychodzi kwaskowość.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heman (560) - Tychy, POLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Czarne nieprzejrzyste. Aromat mało intensywny: czekolada i mocno palona kawa, z niuansami dzikimi. W smaku średnia pełnia, piwo gładkie, czekolada i kawa.


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