“A dark porter-like beer from 3 fonteinen, brewed with Lambic yeast.”
Glassware: Stemmed tulip.
Appearance: Glossy black with a finger of brown head emerging on top. It holds up well and works a webbed lace down the sides of the glass.
Aroma: Here we are thinking 3F, one of the best Lambic breweries in the world, this will be sour AF…nope! It’s nice and meaty with good helpings of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits and toasty/woody elements. Undertones of coffee, vanilla, toasted almonds, cola lollies and a hint of farmyard funk. There’s a very minimal trace of tart acidity in this albeit very delicate. Phenomenal!
Flavour: The Lambic comes through just a little bit more. Tart fruits like cherry and blueberry, subtle lemon and vinegar are quickly encapsulated by chocolate, coffee, toast, woody oak, earthy licorice and cocoa. Nice little roasty-ness through the mid leading in to more chocolate, coffee and toast in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Quite light on. A little thin but it’s saved by the massive flavour profile. Mild-moderate body and Co2. 7%?! Where the hell have they hidden that?
Overall: Totally out of the left field for 3F, we had no idea they had a beer like this in their repertoire. Just goes to the show the expertise of the brewers. Solid drop.