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Fleurac La Triple Brune I.P.A. Vieilli en fût

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Brewed by Fleurac
Style: Black IPA
Ydes, France
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Biere murie en fût de chene
Aged in oak barrels that previously contained beer distillate from Fleurac (label on the bottle neck)


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13231) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Nutty, roasted, high malty, raisins, marzipan notes, mouldy, hoppy notes, high sweetness, caramel.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2013
bottle at yespr. clear brown, small yellowish brownish head. dusty callary aroma. flavor is sourish dusty, oxidized, boozy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10136) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2013
Bottled. Reddish brown coloured. Dense beige head. Aroma. Flowers, caramel, light roast, some spice. Flavour. Herbs, flowers, caramel, spice. Medium bodied. Ends caramelly bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange-red coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and red wine with notes of oak. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, oak and vanilla with notes of red wine. Sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013
Bottled. A red-brown beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of bread, caramel, malt, and a bit of wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of brettanomyces, wood, caramel, malt, and lemons, leading to a dry and tart finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours cloudy brown with a fully gone head. Aroma is wineous and caramelish. Spirit alcohol note. Sweet fruity malty. Caramelish. Smooth fruity. Thick malty and toasted caramelish. Mild citric note. Fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
2013-05-31. Dark brown body, nice creamy tan head. 4+ Aroma of tart fruit and alcohol up front, dry malt behind. Sour cherry like accents. Flavour is quite tart and tangy up front, moderately alcoholic, fruity notes. Average plus bodied palate, good amount of carbonation. 3+ Enjoyable. The sourness is such that I am not entirely sure it’s on purpose, but if it is not it kind of works for it! Bottle listed only as Triple Brune on the program but was apparently the barrel aged version at Mondial de la Biere 2013, Montreal

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (4543) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2013
33cl Bottle, as La Triple Brune IPA Mûrie en fût, thanks Eric! Dark brown colour, thin khaki-beige head. Aroma of wood, balsamic vinegar, vanilla, tart dark fruits, some roasted malts. Flavour is medium-sweet, malty, dark fruits, balsamic vinegar, oak, dry and woody, tart-bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Don’t know if it was intented, but this tasted like a good Flemish Brown ale, in the line of Goudenband. Really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2013
33cl bottle courtesy of Thibault. Acajou, col beige tirant sur le café au lait. Arôme est boisé rappelant le chêne français avec un bouquet sympa de vin et un bouquet rétro-nasal rappelant de trop une vieille eau-de-vie qui enlève un peu du bouquet original de la triple brune. Palais présente ici aussi un alcool bien relevé et de suite notable qui alterne des notes vineuses et plus alcoolisées. Je note ce côté boisé, chêne avec un léger résiduel vin et petit alcool qui couvre un peu le profil de la bière de base. Effervescence moyenne avec une fin de bouche restant très dans le style français surtout au niveau des houblons qui dégagent un léger citronné. Malté est ici entre caramel avec qcq notes grillées et un petit côté sucre brun. Un bel essai, mais dommage que le chêne couvre ici l’intérêt de la bière; les houblons de cette Black Ipa. Nonobstant de ce traitement en chêne qui pour moi couvre de trop la base originale de la bière, cette dernière reste très agréable à déguster.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2012
2012-10-09, draught at La Fine Mousse, Paris, 8-4-8-4-17=41
Black color, with compact head. Interesting aroma, mild, of wood, roasted malts, light sourness. Excellent flavor, dark malts, chocolate, with just the perfect combination of wood, firewood and moderate sourness, leading to a mild astringency; some sweetness appears in the final, indeed increasing the complexity.
Wonderful beer.

2012-09-24, draught at La Fine Mousse, Paris, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Side to side with the unoaked version

Black color, with almost no head, just some spare bubbles. The first note in the aroma is alcohol, then followed by biscuity and toasted malt notes, finally by very light malt sourness and cheesy yeast. Low carbonation, therefore, smooth and round mouthfeel; good flavor of roasted malt, some dark chocolate, strong hopping, although the moderate roastiness partially hides the qualities of the hop; it has also some flavor of rhubarb candies (or Rabarbaro Zucca digestive); it seems a bit sweeter (and therefore more balanced) than the unoaked version; the light alcohol note adds a quid to an already good beer.
Excellent.
Next time maybe a Calvados version?


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