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Hale’s / Der Blokken Trés Fem

Formerly brewed at Hale’s Ales
Style: Fruit Beer
Seattle, Washington USA
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
This beer was initially brewed as a collaboration by Kathleen Hale of Hale’s Ales, Jessica Husted and Reina Powers of Der Blokken Brewery. Belgian yeast blend, Saaz hops, 2-Row Pale Malt, Flaked Barley and Wheat Malt, and finally Tart Cherries make up this brew.

Trés Fem is a delicious, crisp, very drinkable ale that combines a smidgeon of tartness with a delicate cherry flavor, strongly reminiscent of a Belgian Kriek.

philbertk's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2012
22 oz. Bottle purchased from Fremont Seattle PCC for $5.25. Thin wispy quickly dissipating white head. No lace. Clear bright rich gold hint of red shade color.Soft cherry mild fruit ester minimal hop front.Medium light bodied mild sweet light cherry flavored clean smooth tasty body with just a hint of tartness. Dry clean easy smooth end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (5241) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
Got to enter some back log to brake up the imp stout tasting ticks. 22oz bottle pours out peach golden topped with a white head. nose is a nice cherry spice some earthy notes and sweetness. taste is more of the cherries spice light tart notes and a little sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3278) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2016
22oz bottle. Golden clear beer. Natural cherry flavor, clean golden ale with low esters. Just a very nice golden Belgian cherry beer with no sign of age

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Sample at Hoof Hearted during the Dragonsaddle Triple IPA Can Release on 11/15/2015. The beer pours a slightly hazy orange color with a medium white head that burns away steadily. Spotty lacing. Aroma of fruit, wheat and malt. Medium body with flavors of cherries, herbal wheat and biscuit malt. The finish is fruity with a mildly tart cherry aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3625) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting thanks to Hayduke. It poured an amber gold color with a white head. The aroma was moderately bready with a trace of some cherries. The taste was of some spicy caramel notes with faint cherry traces. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6222) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Sampled at ESBLS. From Doran via Hayduke. A kind of peach colored beer that is hazy. An off white ring. Some funky yeast in the aroma with cherry. Cherries are tasted prominently and almost make up the entirety of the flavor. Earth. Some tartness and mild bitterness. A nice dessert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by Keir- thanks again! Pours a semi-cloudy gold with a small white head. The aroma has a ton of cherry, with sweet malts, spices, and herbs. Flavor of sweet and dried cherries, sweet malts, and syrup. Pretty straightforward, with a cherry juice character. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a juicy, malty mouthfeel. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2211) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bomber. Pours hazy orange with a medium collapsing beige head. Aroma is strong in cherries, almonds. Taste is sour cherries; not mouth-puckering like a sour ale but definitely nice and tangy. Highly carbonated with a medium body. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4460) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 10, 2012
From a 22 oz bottle purchased at Paul’s Grocery in McCall, ID. Pours a rich gold with a big and attractive white head Good lacing. Nose of sour cherry. Medium body. Carbonated mouthfeel. Flavor is of ripe fruit with cherty dominating. The finish is somewhat tart. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (7361) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
22. Pours a hazy burnished medium amber with a wooly light tan head. Thin rings of drippy lace. Odd nose of soft, rather synthetic cherry quality combined with a little bit of shortbread cookie. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Shortbread and faint cherry mid palate, kind of like a little christmas cookie with a cherry frosting that’s not too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Bought a 22 Fl Oz bottle of this from The Beer Shoppe in Yakima, WA for $11.25. Poured from the Red/Tan labeled bottle w/ a bunch of cherries and a girl putting up her hair into a Port Wine Glass. Has no freshness date on the bottle but brewed in 2012 says the beer shop manager. Aroma- Very sweet, malty with a distant cherry nose. No sour attributes but since cherry is noticeable, a bit above average. Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that has average head retention. Has a medium orange with ruby red highlights and decent clarity. Leaves good lacing behind. Flavor- Malt, wheat, and light acidity comes around. Cherries are once again distant... Should definitely have more yeast and other characters! Quite weak all around. Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Sweet all the way thru, and has the slightly cherry flavor that is left on the palate. Overall Impression- Fell quite a bit short for me... The cherry flavor wasn’t even good enough to make this brew an exceptional one. The side of the label says "Belgian Style beer with Sour Cherries" and I found neither. I really need to keep looking up every beer I am about to buy in the shops. Usually do but didn’t have time with this one. Won’t be coming back to this!

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