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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
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RATINGS: 83   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Trois Poules Français Sampled on 4/28/2012. This sour/wild ale pours a dark reddish brown color from a 750ml bottle. Medium sized off white foamy head with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity. sweet, grapes, tart and woody. A medium bodied sour/wild ale. The malts are fruity, grapey and sweet. The hops are earthy. Decent carbonation. Tart and funky, woody and grapey. A lot of petite syrah character. Tart, woody and funky. Very nice beer. Very reminiscent of Cantillon or Rodenbach. Very complex sour ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is tart, funky and sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2012
75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with red wine grapes (Syrah), thx to Secret Santa!, complex sour brew, woody/vinous and slightly fruity/spicy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good X-Mas brew, yet very expensive!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2012

Bottle 750ml. @ [ Sour&Bitter 2012 ] @ Refshalevej 163A, 1432 Copenhagen K, Denmark.

Unclear medium to dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, chocolate, tart, funky, red berries, fruit, grape - wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, tart, berries. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120510]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10088) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2012
Sour & Bitter 2012. Very dark amber/brown beer with a beige head. Sourish woody aroma, oaky, dry, vinous, alittle roasted. Sourish fruity flavor, citrus, grapes, apples, some woody notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Pours dark brown with no head. Nose is red wine, grapes, lemon, vinegar and funk. Taste is extreme sour up front with a bit of sweet. No bitter to be found. Mouthfeel is crisp and lively, body is heavy with a long finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Pours a muddy brown color with a soapy tan head. Aroma has red wine, some spice and caramel. Taste is tart with some vinous notes and spice. Thin bodied and oily. Dry finish. Pretty tasty!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2561) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
27 July 2012, bottle. Dark brown. Nose is really tart brown ale. Thin body and slightly fizzy. Faintly syrupy. Bitter oaky, tart, nutty brown notes. Really great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (2181) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Pours into the glass a solid dark brown with faint ruby highlights when held to light and a smallish off white head that quickly dissipates to a cap. The aroma is fruity and tart with a hint of oak on the edges. The flavor is quite different. Up front is a tongue piercing fruity tartness followed by some oak and a bit of sweet and a whole lot of alcohol heat. Medium to light body with a light level of carbonation and a tart sour mouthfeel. Quite acidic and tart, it kind of works, but is not my favorite.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle. Murky maroon color. Aroma of sour plums. Taste is similar. Light body. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2487) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Pours unclear brown amber with a ver small light tan head. The aroma brings sweet notes, a bit of brown sugar with some sweet unique wood like notes I can’t place my tongue on specificall, maybe raisins and plums. The flavor brings tart, Flemish brown ale like flavors on a clean but full body and tart endingf that sits fairly well on the tongue.


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