Happy 4th of July, we are going to get into 3 Fonteinen Zwet.be in this beer blog. It is a pretty unique beer. It is a Belgian Porter, which is unique as it is, but they use the Begian yeast during the brewing process. 3 Fonteinen was founded in 1887 in Belgium. They were brewing lambics beers. It is style of blending old and young beer into one. It was sold 1953 to Gaston De Belder and it has been the family since. The current owners have expanded the brewery and they have been exploring into different beer styles like the one we are review here. Let us get into this unique beer.
It has a jet black color with a constant tan to light brown color head. The smell is a dark chocolate cover fruit. The taste of this full body is a dark chocolate with a tart aftertaste. It is a sipping beer with a cigar.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
This unusual ale is the brainchild of Armand Debelder, brewer and blender of the world-famous Drie Fonteinen lambics. A Belgian Porter, brewed with wild yeast cultured from Armand’s casks of lambic.
Here is a description from their website (www.3fonteinen.be):
Zwet.be, unusual “black” beer mixed gistingis is brewed with wheat, Maris Otter malt and cara malt.
Specifically, the mixed fermentation, yeast culture on the one hand from the Beersel Blonde, other lambic yeast. The lambic, brewed by Armand Debelder, a specific type of Brettanomyces geïsolleerd. This yeast gives this beer of 7% alc. volume slightly tart finish.
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In the end, I hope this would be my last beer on the planet. This is amazing sipping beer. I am a huge porter fan and I have not really been a fan of Belgian beers. This beer is in my top five list of best porters ever had so far in my life. This porter has everything that will make the Belgian fans happy and non Belgian fans happy. There is the dark chocolate to tart notes. This is dark chocolate cover fruit because of the tart. I am pretty speechless on what to say about Zwet.be. It just tells you how much I liked this beer. I will say this just because I like this beer. It does not mean you will like it too. I would keep an open mind and draw your own thought pattern. This is great beer and I highly highly HIGHLY recommend you trying this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser