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Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Porter
Lot, Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A dark porter like beer from 3 fonteinen, brewed with Lambic yeast

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3.7
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
pours dark, light khaki head. roasted malt, dark fruits, light tart but pretty much balanced. light creamy body.


3.7
sjogro (3921) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2017
Bottle at home kind courtesy of Maakun. Black with little greyish head. Deep roasted dark malts, charcoal, sour wood, very dry and bit sandy feel. Light sweet within the roastiness, sour fruity and woodiness on the outlines. Medium body, bit chalky, grainy and very earthy, near horse or even cow poopy with soft carbonation. If I was tasked to come up with a name for this beer I’d go for Potgrond Blond and brag about the fertilizer taste on the label. Surely that wouldn’t make sense but I’d enjoy it so much I’d probably do it anyway. Very interesting to taste the similarities in this dark beer and the 3 Fonteinen gueuze. The horsey poo sweaty moldy earthy funk is definitely reminiscent of the gueuze but in such a different context it stands out very different and much on its own. A bit like how pebble stones smell good when you cuddle them. In that regard I’m sorry for those who try this as their first 3 Fonteinen beer. It’s like a difficult art piece from an artist who has your highest regard, but you somehow understand it’s a necessity. Anyway, after trying some of the other buttplug bottles from 3 Fonteinen my expectations were on the lower side and this is actually quite a nice and interesting drink. And the wild yeast lived long and happily everly after. THE END.

3.5
MartyW (270) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2017
330ml bottle at 3 Fonteinen. Pitch black with a light brown head. Caramel, roasted/burned hazelnuts, roasted malt. Moderate sweet, light to moderate bitter. Slightly sour. Good porter

3.7
Juks (439) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours dark brown colour with thick light brown head, stays. Roast, berries, some kama, chocolatey notes in aroma. Taste is tart, roasty, chocolatey. Dry finish. Medium bodied, quite lively carbo. Complex brew, completely different from average porters. Tart porter, Interesting and worth to dry.

4.3
Gehbe (442) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - MAY 10, 2017
Bottle. Lovely aroma, a well balanced mix of oud bruin and porter flavors. Very refreshing taste, amazing balance with just the right amount of sourness. Smooth and frothy texture, excellent body. Amazing!

3.5
islay (2634) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2017
11.2 oz. bottle, consumed on 4-9-17. Pours a cola-like, medium to dark brown with a moderate amount of taupe to tan head. Very nice shade of head. Many small bubbles stick to the sides of the glass. Looks good. Fresh, yeasty aroma reveals scents of blueberries and strawberries. Mineral, caramel smell with a hint of fresh river water. Quite fruity and interesting smell that lacks the roasted malt dominance that most American porters display. Lemon citrus when I return to the nose. Interesting, almost tart flavor (presumably from the wild yeast) with a moderate to large amount of tarry, roasted malt. Lemon and even some tarragon vinegar in the finish. Perhaps a bit of berry, but not nearly as much as the aroma implied. Soft in the palate. Light to medium body. Easy to drink. Interesting beer; something a little different, and the taste and aroma are slightly above average, but it’s far from outstanding. The flavor is somewhat unusual but actually on the weak side (i.e., subtle). I’m glad I tried it, but, unlike most beers from this brewery, it’s nothing special. Reminds me a bit of the English tradition of soured porters (it’s not sour, since no bacteria was used, but the wild yeast nods in that direction even as the beer doesn’t actually go there). It also reminds me of a non-sour, unoaked Oud Bruin.

3.2
Vells (1833) - Rīga, LATVIA - APR 15, 2017
Decent maltiness, kinda porter with some mild, bit artificial cherries. Some mild dark choco, dried fruits, moderate sweetness with light bitterness and some tartness. Decent, but nothing fancy.

2.8
Marduk (7583) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 15, 2017
330ml bottle. Pitch black color. Huge size, brown head, stays. Fruity, sour, cherries? In aroma. Sourish, plastic, roast, woody in taste. Should it taste like that? Weird one. Covers alcohol well. Ohh ok :(

3.7
wlajwl (6742) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2017
Aroma is dark malts, chocolate, dark fruit and sugar/mild funk. The flavor is dark fruit, chocolate, mild earthiness and a tart/sweet/very slightly funky finish.

3.7
SylvainCFC (231) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2017
Bière profondément noire, mousse importante beige foncé (mousse de café), crémeuse, compacte et stable. Nez de café noir, malt grillé légèrement fumé. Bouche sèche, légère amertume noire, arrière-bouche finement acide, fraîche. Alcool présent sans excès. Texture épaisse et huileuse, carbonatation très faible. Bière noir type Porter (malgré les 7° d’alcool) simple, sèche avec une présence de Brett subtile.

3.1
mile (3932) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2017
Bottle. Very dark brown, small to average and mostly diminishing dark brown head. Moderate to full, malty and lightly - sweetish sweetish aroma, light caramel, light coffee with faint roastiness and sourness, light herbal hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light - some and caramel and faint roastiness and ligh coffee, light herbal hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and and faint roastiness with light coffee, faint sourness and light herbal hoppyness, faint alcohol. Caramel sweetish Belgian porter with twist of bret = not for me.


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