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Trois Dames ForÍt Noire

Trois Dames ForÍt Noire
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Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La ForÍt 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 !


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (3264) - 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 (4980) - 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 (8163) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2015
10oz tulip on tap at Ei8ht Ball. This is currently listed as fruit beer here on Ratebeer, but itís 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 Iíve 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, itís not really so much like a "chocolate cake", not nearly as decadent nor rich. Thereís a hint of chocolate to it, but itís just a touch. Thatís probably a good thing, though. Itís a very nice dark sour as it is.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2562) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015
0,33 l bottle Cherries, roasty, chocolate, barnyard, dough, black, hazy, minimal head, tan foam, lightly bitter, heavily sour, medium body, oily and slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1176) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Easily the most tart "stout" Iíve ever tried! The chocolate is a very subtle undertone. Had a very good pour & a sour aroma. Quite different!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle from La Cave ŗ BiŤres, Yverdon-les-Bains
Black color with generous compact head. Smooth beer, with elegant body, pronounced sourness, and a light bread and lemon touch. I donít think of it as a "chocolate cherry cake", but just as an excellent, dynamic example of sour dark ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12140) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Capped 750 from Healthy Spirits. Pours dark ruddy brown with a tan head. Aroma is cheery over a dark sourishness. Med + body. Flavor is tart cherry, chocolate, dark malt, and arguably some hop. Finishes rather tart cherry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a chocolate and cherry aroma. There is a treacle and cherry flavor over a roasted malt base with a mildly sour finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Draft. Dark maroon color with hints of ruby, off pink head. Aroma of red wine, plums, tannins, vanilla. Taste has dark fruit, port wine, toffee. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
King_Alex_II (442) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Chocolate and cherry smell, just like "schwarzwšlder kirschtorte". The taste is much more sour that expected. Very sour indeed :-)


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