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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: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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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 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 (2001) - 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 (1879) - 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 (7271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (1320) - 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 (6403) - .....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 (9989) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12169) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Dark amber pour with a small off-white head. Strong grape and red wine aroma on the nose. A light balsamic note, a bit of grass, a hint of alcohol, and lots of wood. The flavor is nicely tart with a strong balsamic character. Some wood, tannins, and grape skins. Mild malt sweetness, tons of grapes, and red wine. Much better than the regular version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
750 ml bottle shared at the tasting. Served in a Portsmouth tulip. A: Pours a semi muddled, but clear plum color with brown hues mixed in. A small head forms on the pour, but it quickly dissolves to nothing. S: Some sour grape skins, mild musty funk, a heavier malt body and some acidic notes. T: Sour red grapes with a subtle tartness. Grainy malt body with some slight funky aftertones. M: Medium bodied with a medium to low carb and a smooth, slightly malty finish. O: This was decent enough. It as your average dark sour that’s a little better than average, but I wouldn’t want to seek it out again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-16-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2790) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt. The beer is dark chestnut brown with a thin beige collar. The aroma offers oak, wild yeast, caramel malt, a touch of cherries, light spice. Tart and sweet cherry flavors with prevalent wild yeast. Oak and bacteria. Maybe some purple grapes. It tastes like an imperial Oude Tart, though not as tasty. Medium bodied and sufficiently tart. Overall, this was enjoyable.

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