RateBeer
Home >

The Bruery 3 French Hens

 (RETIRED)
overall
95
92
style

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The third verse of our "Twelve Beers of Christmas" saga incorporates vinous and oaky notes into a bold and spicy dark ale. Happy Holidays!

75% Belgian-Style Dark Ale,25% Ale Aged in French Oak Barrels


jjh19's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjh19 (49) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Dark red, tiny bubbles, looks rich. Plenty of wine-like smell. .Spicy, with a lot of red wine notes, and a little tart. Really tight carbonation. A terrific sipper with tight carbonation. Definitely worth a try.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville, opened 12/26/13. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized creamy brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of wood, caramel, bread and very mild vinous notes. The taste is buttery, bready malts, wood, spice, banana, peach and other stone fruits. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, slight heat, very smooth. Nice beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle, opened Christmas Eve. Light brown with a slight beige head. Tart flanders brown aroma to it, some oak, dry, fruit, moderate body and carbonation, booze is well hidden but everything didn’t seem to go well together - curious if the brett had too much time to go to work as it seemed overly tart considering what the bottle seemed to be going for.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (3673) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Aged maybe 2-3 years. Murky darker copper under a foamy beige head. Nose is raisiny and musty, in a good way, with a touch of Bretty sour oak. Very complex and lovely nose. Flavor is mellow and slightly sour, with earthy cherry and date notes. Dry finish with some plantain/date flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (6355) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
To me this one was aliek abeer that wanted to be sour but wasn’t, and its kind of rotten

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1718) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle for Thanksgiving eve 2013. $10.99 price tag -- those were the days!

Dark pours, moderate head. Aroma is almost Flemish red in character, slightly sour with cherry. Abundant spice, some oak. The beer itself is quite sweet with only the faintest hints of the sour flavor on the aroma. Oak, savory mushroom, spices plentiful but not gimmicky in the least. At three years of age it seems to be in its prime with almost no hint of the 10% ABV. Very nice Belgian style, on the sweet side, made interesting by a complex ingredient list -- exactly as expected from the Bruery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresyourball (445) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle shared with friends. Pours a reddish brown with a medium, dense head. Nose is yeast, sugar, figs, raisins. Flavor follows with some booze and oak. Medium mouthfeel. Surprisingly better than I was expecting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1494) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy mahogany with light head. Aromas of stoned fruit, yeast/brett, and toasted malts. Flavors are similar with hints of raisins and port. Nice

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (2964) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

12/29/2010: The Bruery 3 French Hens... Aroma: Sugary, caramel-toffee maltiness; Belgian-y fruit; fleshy fruits. Appearance: Brown-amber color; thin off-white crown. Flavor: Deep caramel; roasted malts; week coffee finish; plum; alcohol in the nose. Palate: Medium bodied; well-carbonated. Overall: Enjoyable, but nothing overly great.

1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle (Alc 10% by Vol) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #256 for this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2013
[750ml bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Clear burgundy colour (slightly reddish off-brown). Meaty oaked aroma, some slightly spicy fruit on the nose. Toffee, balsa, touch of smoke on the flavour, before more of that umami flavour and spiced elements round it out [21062013]

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1655) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Aroma of typical fig and apple. Pours brown and heady. Tastes like a typical quad. Chewy figs and molasses. Not too special but very pleasant.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 27


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50