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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Mouette a Trois est la meileure biere que vous avez jamais goute ou notre nom níest pas Karl Strauss. Mouette a Trois, meaning Three Seagulls, is the 3rd installment in our less than literal "Twelve Days" series of holiday ales. Brewed with fresh apricots, cherries and a blend of spices, the resulting strong ale is Belgian Dubbel meets fruitcake. Rich layers of candied fruit and warming spices are punctuated by notes of toffee and fresh baked bread. Aging on brandy-cured French oak adds hints of vanilla that linger through a warming finish. Donít. Even. Think. About. Regifting.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (420) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with minimal head. Aroma is mix of fruit and spice. Mostly cherry vibe. Taste is a tad sweet, smooth, hint of spice. I was prepared to not like this, but itís actually not too bad. I can def see fruitcake. Better than most Xmas beers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1128) - - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours Amber with a thin white head. Aroma is cherry and apricot. Taste follows suit and adds a vanilla/brandy note in the finish. There's an unfortunate rubbery note that persists throughout. Medium palate with strong carbonation. This would be pretty good if not for that rubbery note.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinVA (1009) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle into a goblet on Xmas day. Pours a nice deep copper with a cream head. No lacing. Big cola aroma. Taste is a big variety of candied fruits, vanilla, wood, brandy sweetness and a boozy burn. Lightly tart, roasty. Lots of great flavors. They donít necessarily meld well. But itís definitely an interesting beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Rich ruby and violet tinted body with a thin, fast-dying one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, cherries, grapes, prunes, figs, oak, peat, vanilla and a bunch of coganc and brandy. Medium-bodied; Strong alcohol and brandy notes at first with big tastes of vanilla and some peat and smoked bits. Aftertaste relatively mild with only some light fruit and earth coming through with a big alcohol and warm feeling at the end. Overall, a decent beer, but not enough depth nor complexity to make it great - some nice flavours at first, but thatís it. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Texas Liqour in Carlsbad, California on 19-March-2013 for US$12.199 sampled at home in Washington on Christmas Eve (24-December) 2013.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5717) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark reddish brown pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of fig, raisin, plum, nice cinnamon, clove, spice notes, actual cake notes in there as well with some sugary bread notes, slight fruit with orange, apricot, berry notes as well. Taste is a mix of sweet cherry, berry, orange, hints of apricot, nice pie like notes with bread, raisin, toffee, slight belgian yeast, hints of cinnamon, spice, finishing slightly oaky, hints of brandy in there as well, pretty interesting for sure.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
writerljberg (487) - Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2013
From Shane. Thanks! A: Brown with a dark creme colored head. Decent lacing. N: Clove, esters, touch of the tangerine, lots of prune, raisins, dough/bread, cinnamon and spice. T: Slightly sour,, some doughy sweetness. Citrus shines through. Some phenols. Not at all good. M: Bit watery, lighter mouthfeel, alcohol is well-hidden. O: Itís different, but thatís the most I can say about it. Neither my wife nor I really enjoyed this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Draft. Pours reddish amber with an off white head. Dark fruits, a hint of tartness, vanilla, and medium sweet malts. Odd, but it really works. The guy I was talking to at the tasting room said they werenít thrilled with this when they first released it, but that they were really happy with how it was aging. Either way, as of August 2013 itís doing pretty well, so if youíre sitting on bottles and reading average ratings, know that youíre beer might actually be getting better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6523) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2013
22oz bomber pours with a clear deep copper body that supports a tiny thirty second tan head. The aroma offers up fruit cake spices mixed with plums and raisins and cherries and red grapes. After several sips the taste has begun to grow on me. The body is a bit thin and watery but offers up full rich flavors that run from winter fruit cake drizzled with black strap molasses to sweet rich dark fruit juices. It is sweet with cherries and plums and red grapes as well as sugary malts and a thin watery molasses sensation. Pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Deep red amber in color. Lightly sweet smelling. Tastes like cinnamon and fruit. It is light the rinse leaves nutmeg behind. Definitely a holiday fruit cake that can get you drunk.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Clear copper color with fleeting ivory head. Nice tropical fruit, vanilla cake, dry wood, brandy aromas. Smooth medium body. Nice dry wood, char, vanilla, earthy light pit fruit flavors with holiday spices, fruit cake----liquid fruit cake in fact-----very good.


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