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The Bruery Trois Poules Français

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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For our third beer in the ‘12 Days of Christmas’ series we decided to take a little creative liberty when approaching the barrel aged version. We were able to acquire an abundance of syrah grapes from the Santa Ynez Valley, which are full of rich, dark berry flavors and a wisp of black pepper which seemed almost too perfect for Three French Hens. The grapes were pressed and the juice was added to the beer which was then aged in wine barrels for one year. The result is a satisfyingly tart, dark ale with hints of oak and dried fruit that finishes with a clean, vinous character typical of a deep red wine.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
9th June 2012
Dark brown - red beer. Small off white head. Cream and sour fruit on the nose. Dry airy palate. Tart sour fruits - raspberry. Sour red wine. No real barrel smoothness here! Finishes semi dry and tart. A bit much with tartness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 15, 2013
Botella. Hazy amber colour, small white like head. Pleasantly fruity berry tart sweet aroma. good mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet and fruity, really nicely tart with berries and some wood to it too. Niiizee.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (2926) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2013
25-JAN-2012, bottle @Papsø tasting, @Yespr. Dark, clear amber with almost no tan head. Tart, malty, brown sugar aroma. Taste is sour berries, malty, sugary. Tart, wood, cherries. Long sour aftertaste. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pentaz (1240) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy brown-red with almost no head. Aroma is dark malt, red berries, grapes, medium balsamic vingeary, overripe fruit, woody, grassy, and some funk. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter and medium(+) tart. Body is medium textures is oily/crisp, carbonation is soft. Finishes clean, tart grape and funky. Mesmerizing beer, I’ll have to drink this one again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (1959) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2013
Sample from 75 cl. bottle. Dark brown colour with a very small, off-white head. Fruity and tart aroma with ripe fruits, red grapes, peppery, spicy notes, a good amount of wood. Taste is light sweet. Medium to full body with a flat carbonation. Fruity, tart finish with red grapes and ripe fruits. Good sour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Hazy orange-red coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of red wine and dried fruits. Light acidic flavour of red wine and dried fruits. Tart finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29482) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
Bottled. An unclear dark red-brown beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of over ripe fruits, over ripe fruits, caramel, and grapes. The flavor is sweet with notes of brettanomyces, wood, caramel, over ripe fruits, and grapes, leading to a dry and tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of thagr81_us. Pours a hazy, nutty brown with a tiny, off-white head. Tart, rotten fruit aroma - think Flemish red. Medium body, low carbonation an initial brown sugar sweetness but soon the woody tartness chimes in, a red wine tartness that really cleans your tastebuds. Delicious. 250113

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3324) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
750 ml. bottle shared by Diego. Thanks! It pours a dark brown color with no head. The aroma is sour vinegar with berries and dark fruity malts. Mostly prunes and raisins. The flavor is sour vinegar with prunes, berries and a little wood near the finish. The acetic aspect of this beer is under control even though it probably is the dominating flavor. The nice, subdued woody finish and dense, fruity malts make this a pretty enjoyable sour.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Murky brown pour with dark purple highlights. Nearly still, no discernible lacing. Not really an inviting beer to look at. Aroma is welches grape juice, oak, balsamic vinegar. Some sweet malt. Taste is very grape skin heavy, with a heavy barrel presence, lots of tannin. Slightly astringent and bitter, again like grape skins. The acetic sourness combined with the lack of any real carbonation hurts this one.


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