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3 Fonteinen
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Beersel, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A dark porter like beer from 3 fonteinen, brewed with Lambic yeast


4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
barakihunter (187) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2013
Such a refreshing take on a beer - brett yeasts have been used pleny of times in dark beers, but I REALLY enjoyed how well they’ve done this. Aroma has a roasty nose, touch sour, chocolate notes play in and out of smell. Appearance has a beautiful thick tan head, and is almost jet black in colour, brown round the edges. Taste is fantastic, beautifully roasty choc/malt flavour complemented perfectly by the sour taste. Palate is beautifully silky, far more pleasant than normally comes with such a flavoursome beer. Absolutely exquisite!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Powerstation (28) - BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2011
A very good noise off everything !!! Chocolate, coffee and sourness. The black version off the Vicardin !!!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Wow. I love this. Ah-mazing. Pours a slick near black with a fizzy head. Aroma of burnt popcorn, light roast and tart fruit. Flavor is sublime... perfect balance or tart and roast, berries, fruit, funk, dry but not thin.... insanely good. I love sour porters!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bartlebier (1558) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2014 33cl bottle, Geers. A thinner than expected black, impervious filter coffee pour. Organically, earthily, many-hued soured porter incorporating the aromas of red berry arabica coffee beans, suave bitter chocolate with dried cherries, rich roasted beans of either the coffee or cocoa variety, in both liquid and granulated form, red wine if left open for a while. Very easy to drink, a lactic but easy sourness guides the palate towards sessionabilty. Splendid aftertaste, subsuming all fruity (berries and apple), powdery, vinous notes in a masterfully dry coda. - This original, subtle, stellar dessert of a beer, with much more potential pairing options - yet holds up confidently in and by itself.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Holy (833) - GERMANY - DEC 6, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2010 Bottle found in Urbain’s fridge (Sorry Travlr - there was only one). My "welcome drink" at Struise! Pours very black with a solid dark brown head and amazing lacing. Subtle aroma of barnyards in the nose, notes of bread character and subtle soy sauce. Low to medium body, mild sweetness up front, roast, soft charcoal coffee notes. Middle palate is where Armand’s sour flavors come through. Mildly tart in the aftertaste. Very solid beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3594) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2011
bottle@GBF 2011: black with a little off-white head, smell is hop mixed with dark malts, slight brett & bitter coffee, tastes like roasted dark malts, slight dark fruits, bitter coffee, bitter dark chocolate, brett, light yeast, wood, aftertaste is interestingly enough slightly sour & vinous, interesting combination, very interesting combination, loving it

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2012
Flamsk sur øl, super,malt, øllebrød, chokolade, blommer, svesker, rosiner, vinøs, træ, brun, sød, sur, tør, cremet, livlig.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rulas3 (107) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2012
Apariencia: color negro oscuro, mucho carbónico aparente, corona media, cremosa y consistente de color beige oscuro. Aroma: muy intenso, complejo y curioso: por un lado café, chocolate negro y torrefactos, por otro lado, vinagre de módena, sidra, manzana verde. Sabor: como el aroma, muy intenso y poco habitual, pero de esperar, en un primer momento predomina el agrio, vinagre, manzana verde, uva blanca... después predomina el café y chocolate oscuro, aunque mantiene el toque funky. Final seco y extrañamente refrescante. Retrogusto larguísimo y complejo, en el que predomina el café. Alcohol muy bien integrado. cerveza interesantísima pero sin estridencias, muy bien hecha y equilibrada.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3146) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
On Tap at Monks. Pours pitch black with medium to large tightly bubbled coffee head, awesome lacing. Notes are sour cherry, apple, roast, cocoa, brett, light funk. As it warms the grapes and lambic yeast are showcased with a slightly tart, roasted finish. Light carbonation, medium body. Palate is silky. Holy fuck is this porter refreshing, I downed a glass within a few minutes. Keep this kind of stuff coming 3 Font.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle. Tulip. 55-60 degrees. Consistent thin brown head, good lacing. Creamy espresso is the fist thing that came to mind.. Aromas and flavors of roasted grain, toasted nuts, creamy coffee, bitter dark chocolate, lactose and... A touch of copper.. Yes, copper in the finish. Great mouthfeel, smooth and creamy, with fine, silky carbonation. Refined lingering finish. Exceptionally light and refreshing for a porter, yet round, full, smooth and roasted as you'd expect.. Good combination. Delicious! It's unfortunate this is a rare brew for this part of the world. Glad I have a local brewery who is consistently producing something similar in style. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...


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