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The Bruery Trois Poules Français

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


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (31419) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25069) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (4585) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Ruddy dark pour, almost no carbonation and an aroma of sour red wine. Flavor is slightly vinegary red grapes, dry wood and pepper. Ok, that’s about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2449) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Dark brown pour. Nose is nice, and not really indicative of how tart it is. "It’s not fuckin’ around, that’s for sure." - Armin yes. This about sums it up. It’s good, boozy and tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, pour is dark brownish, purple/red with no head, aroma brought notes of red grape, hints of funk, touch of oak, slight vinegar, hints of vanilla, touch of dark fruits. Taste is a mix of sour fruits, red grape, some slight wine, oak, touch of acetic, finishing fairly sweet, tart, slightly oaky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1583) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2012
750 ml bottle - pours brown with a reddish hue, no head. Aroma of wild cherries, some wood, vinegar. Light body with a tad too much acidity - fresh taste of red grapes and fruity funkiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7254) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
750ml bottle .. . pours a deep amber ruby .. medium head, lacing is swell .. . woo, very drinkable .. . light tartness, light spice, guava .. . quite a nice beer .. . . Hey! Will you shut the fuck up and let me sing?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (11783) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2012 Bottle. Pours dark almost black with tan head. Nose/taste is mostly vinegar, dark cherry vinegar, vinous notes and hints of chocolate with some vanilla/oak. Taste is heavy vinegar, some grain. Medium body.

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