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Trois Dames Forêt Noire

Trois Dames Forêt Noire
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Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Fruit Beer
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Forêt Noire is a reddish-black ale brewed with a mixture of malts (Carafa, Special B) which give it real body and depth - a color and texture reminiscent of chocolate torte. The beer is then blended with cherry wine and fermented cherries, resulting in a dark, roasty beer balanced by the fruity tartness of cherry. A perfect after dinner drink. The beer was named after the famous Black Forest cake: a combination of chocoolate cake and candied cherry. Cheers !


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (498) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2015
Bière presque noire, bien sombre du moins qui présente une tête voluptueuse une fois versée. Cependant cette belle tête mousseuse disparaît plutôt rapidement pour ne laisser qu’un petit voile grisâtre peu mousseux à la surface du liquide. Au nez, je ressens des arômes sûrettes de cerises, du bois de chêne neuf ainsi que du chocolat. Bien que cette bière invite au dessert et à l’attente d’un liquide riche et crémeux, le nez est très mince et ne trahit pas véritablement la présence de sucre. Je subodore plutôt un liquide sur et plutôt sec. Ohhhh que j’avais raison! Bien sûrette, la cerise fait son travail de petit fruit qui fait sourire dans une attaque directe et tranchante - le même type d’attaque qu’une Kriek belge (de qualité). L’acidité est amplifiée par une importante effervescence qui me rappelle presque une boisson gazeuse (c’en est une en fait!). Dans ce marasme de sensations buccales intenses, les saveurs restent bien discrètes et peu complexes. Le goût de cerises y est c’est évident et je ressens aussi beaucoup de cacao amer. C’est plutôt mince en terme de goût. Au final la bière n’est pas du tout mauvaise mais très mousseuse dans l’estomac, agressive en bouche et somme toute, mal représentée par une étiquette portant la mention Imperial Stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (1105) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 28, 2015
330ml bottle served in a tulip glass. A: Pours a dark brown color forming a big bubbled tan head that dissipates quickly leaving a lot of soapy and molasses lacings in the glass. A thin layer remains for a long time on the top. S: Great nose. Strong notes of cherry, chocolate and roasted malts. Interesting combination. Sour and a bit metallic. Reminds a Flanders Red somehow. T: Slightly sweet upfront followed by a strong sour and fruity punch. Strong notes of chocolate and cherry. Light metallic notes. Quite sour. Notes of cherry vinegar. Light bitterness. M: Medium body. Good carbonation. Sour and fruity aftertaste. Lots of cherry notes. O: Great drinkability. Another great good surprise from Trois Dames.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6749) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, light brown, fully diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate syrup), with notes of cherry, rubber, oak. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, fizzy carbonation. To cut to the chase, this pretty much sucks. The soda pop-ish head vanishes nearly instantly (and utterly) leaving a vaguely odored beer that is neither enticing nor complex. It really is like an ultra-simple Flemish sour with some Hershey’s syrup squeezed in. Surprisingly dirty aftertaste. Fizzy and watery. Complete drain pour, ugh.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
weark (449) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Bouteille achetée Au Grain D’Orge - De couleur noir avec des reflets rubis et une onctueuse mousse fauve qui tient longtemps - Au nez des arômes de cerise, d’acidité, cidre, de chocolat, de café, de malt rôti et une pointe de vanille - En bouche une forte acidité fruitée, des notes de café, de cerise et de chocolat - Corp moyen, amertume légère/moyenne, bonne carbonation pétillante, forte acidité, final acide sur la cerise le café et le chocolat - Toujours un peu de peine avec les fortes acidité mais une bière ingénieuse et très bien réalisée

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7110) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle from the Party Source at home. Pours dark brown to black with dark reddish highlights and a large, initially fizzy khaki head that settles into a medium creamy head. The aroma and flavor have tart sour black cherries, vinous notes, oak, mild dark chocolate notes, a very light background roasted malt, but definitely more of a sour than a fruit beer to me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5820) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Dark pour at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont. Immediate sour cherry notes. Flavor was light roast, sour cherries. Interesting. Don’t really get the cake notes that the description imparts, but good if you’re looking for a mild tart oud bruin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4696) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Aroma is dark malts, cherries and medium tartness. The flavor is cherries/berries, malts, mild funk and a mix of tart and slight spice in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (3525) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2015
On tap at Ei8ht Ball in Cincy/Kentucky: brown pour with amber tint and no head. aroma of tart cherry and vinegar. tastes are moderate to heavy sour - but evenly so. also wood, raisin, vinegar, wine, chocolate, berry. little dry in the finish. nice. 7.8

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5483) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Quite different. Lots of sour cherry in this with light notes of roast. Pours black, opaque brown with OK head. Tart finish. Thick consistency. Tap at pizzeria paradiso Dupont.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (8711) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2015
10oz tulip on tap at Ei8ht Ball. This is currently listed as fruit beer here on Ratebeer, but it’s definitely a sour... Pours a black color with a ring of bubbly khaki head. Leaves decent bits of lace. Nice vinous dark fruit dark cherry aroma, good chocolate to it. Kind of oaky. Pretty on point, already one of the more impressive Trois Dames beers I’ve had so far. Nice moderate-plus sour taste, very mild with the vinegar, nearly a total lack of it... Just good clean solid belgian sourness. Lighter sweet, mild bitterness. Medium to bigger body. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Light slick texture, then a bit dry in the finish taste-wise. Overall, an awesome dark sour. Great mix of chocolate and cherry. Touch of vanilla. Really enjoyable. Glad I waited until I could get a full pour. Like fiulijn said, it’s not really so much like a "chocolate cake", not nearly as decadent nor rich. There’s a hint of chocolate to it, but it’s just a touch. That’s probably a good thing, though. It’s a very nice dark sour as it is.


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