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Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Beersel, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 580   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


Lothore's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lothore (621) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
A- pours a drk brownish hue with a small, tan head that leaves lacing on the way down. S- tart raspberry, dark chocolate, Cabernet, coffee T- coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, rounded out by light tartness ADHD dark fruit notes M- medium bodied with low carb D- nice beer that was surprisingly well balanced Would have benefitted from more carbonation.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (1254) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2016
330 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 5/20/2013. Shy of black. Big khaki head. Thick collar. Nice wisps. Smells of dark chocolate. Some acidic notes. Hefty roasted malts. Slight acidic aroma. Brett, maybe? Way more acidic taste. Whoa. Grain and lemon acidity. Deep roast. Finishes roasty. Nice chocolate finish. Lots of carbonation. Overcarbonated. Medium body. Definitely not your ordinary Drie Fonteinen beer. Clean combination of sour and roast, though, which isn’t a common attribute.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (2771) - NORWAY - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 11.08.16. Black. Foamy and persisten brown head and lacing. Acidic aroma and taste of berries, roasted malt, chocolate and brett. Dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (4727) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2016
Flaske fra Belgisk Bryg, delt med Ovesen etter endt tapping av Holmens Kjerne 3: brunsvart med hřjt, fluffy skum som varer til bunns. Syrlig aroma med rřde bćr og svisker. Saftig, fyldig og myk smak av samme, med dessertsjokolade i tillegg. Deilig, bćrsyrlig ettersmak.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3520) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2016
12 ounce bottle (?)
After sitting in the cellar for long enough I broke this out during the 4th of July holidays. The hallmark of a top notch 3F beer was about as subtle as the people shooting off firecrackers and other fireworks. It would be great to try this on draft some time should I ever make a return visit to Belgium.

Aroma / Appearance - The deep carbonated base glimmers with evident bubbles and life. A yellowing ivory head hints at decaying sunbleached fragments of paper. Vinegar and funk power the aroma which is more lambic than porter by now. In particular sweat socks and yeast overwhelm any aspects of malt, coffee, or chocolate.

Flavor / Palate - Funky chocolate bleaches the tongue clean with sparkling bubbly brightness. Nuttiness then blooms in a way that defines a whole new style. If lambic porters were a thing this would be the exemplar. I might still seek out their more traditional sours but I would certainly present this to someone who thinks all dark beer is heavy and tastes like Guinness just to get a reaction. Afterwards I would finish the remaining 10 ounces.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PietS (149) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
Very nice combination of the darker roasted/chocolate aromas and the fruity sweet-sourness of the yeast. Even though it is a dark beer, I found it quite refreshing and easy to drink. If you like your beers a bit sour, you should definitely try this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Claves77 (232) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Deep, dark color, caramel color head. Roast smell with hint of something else. Robust, complex flavor, bit of coffee, with a sourness. Pleasing palate, smooth and lasting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fules (725) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 21, 2016
Monumentális, a végtelenségig tartó, tömör, kávébarna hab, fekete szín. Feketecsokis, kakaós, kissé konyakos illat. Feketecsokis, pörkölt malátás, kissé kakaóporos ízvilág, enyhe hordós, vörösboros aromával. Közepesen testes, enyhe szénsavtartalommal és keserűvel. Jól kiegyensúlyozott, nagyon finom sör.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (3698) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2016
33 cl beer via Craig (thanks!), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Very deep brown with some mahogany highlights and a fair mocha head. Aroma: Rich milk chocolate, with some tart cherries behind that, a little funk, definitely a sour note, sort of a creamy/dairy note, nice. Palate: Medium body, very creamy carbonation. Flav.: Milk chocolate and tart cherries, some sweeter cherry as well, some straight-up dark-roasted malt, a bit more porter-like than the nose in terms of malt; dry with very light tartness and a milk chocolate, roasted malt and cherry finish.

Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (3324) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is dark malt, bretty funk, ripe dark fruits, yeast, berries, touch of dark chocolate and coffee. Flavour is light sweet with a hint of sour and a light bitter finish. Body is medium. Nice Belgian ’Wild Porter’, could use a little more body, interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Draft, 2014 vintage. Medium brown head atop black-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, vinous, light sour. Taste is moderately sweet, vinous, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light sour cherry. Effervescent medium body, some acidity, light stickiness.


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