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Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Brewed with Simcoe and Amarillo


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle from Brewforia. Pours darkish hazy orange gold with a foamy beige head. Aroma seems floral and fruity. Med plus body. It starts with sweet caramel but then a whole lot of floral and fruity hop overwhelms that. Not harshly bitter and there’s a brown sugar component, but it’s well or over matched. Good stuff, possibly with a little heat. Hard to be sure if it’s hop or heat.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2568) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2011
33 cl. bottle. Pours a medium, off white head, good duration, over a hazy, particle laden amber (SRM 8) body....nose is honey, toffee/caramel, pineapple, light spice....taste is sweet malts, with honey, pineapple, light pine, licorice, finishing with a light lingering bitterness.....mouth feel thick, sticky, with light alcohol burn, carbonation adds a creamy foam. This is a very sweet I/DIPA, with the malt back bone dominating the hops. It almost wanders into a Barleywine in style. The commercial description mentions Simcoe as one of the hops. I had difficulty detecting it. Was this an older bottle and past its prime? BJCP 7/2/14/4/7

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2011
An incredibly sweet and syrupy beer. Not hoppy at all. Dark orange pour. Thick and hazy. Light tan head. Lots of caramel malt and sugar. Some citrus notes. A bit of bitter bite on the end, but really very little hops. Heavy, sweet and sticky. Way too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4293) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Pours deep hazy amber into a snifter. Off-white head with medium retention recedes leaving spider lacing to mottle surface. Soft, yet nicely carbonated with sweet grass and resin aromas. Bitter resin upfront turning to dark caramel and back to grapefruit in the lasting finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3590) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2011
11.2 oz. Small haze on the copper body and a lasting creamy film of foam above. Aroma is earthy orange, caramel liqueur, and light oak. Flavor is plum, orange caramel, honeycomb, cereal grain, peach, cherry liqueur, and a nice bittering of grapefruit, resin and wood. Light-medium body is smooth, well-balanced, slightly oily and has some alcohol warmth. This one takes a while for the flavors to develop, even at room temperature; very complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 My Bottom Line :
Oranges bloom from this suave Double IPA’s honeyed malts, leading to a balanced finish of resinous bitterness and caramelized cereal sweetness.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A ring of foam circles the gorgeous amber mist.
-The hop signature also provides earthy and leafy notes.
-The round body is silky and comforting.
-Polite carbonation ensures you feel this beer’s gravity.
-This is a nice digestif of a brew that is not unlike many of Dieu du Ciel’s creations in its plump nature.

Bottles. Merci Laurent!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle 330 ml
Aroma mild for double IPA nose. Soapy hops with dry alcohol, barley wine like malty bottom.
Appearance amber with light haze. Plus sized white frothy top. Good looking with decent life span. Noted lace.
Flavor and Palate : Medium plus bodied. Sweet crystal malt with light alcohol on sides. Fresh green hops on top of your palate. Solid brew but with its considerable malty side I would categorize this as American Barley Wine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 12, 2011
Das Bier beginnt dunkel hopfig und zeigt hier bereits seine Stärke. Darüber hinaus wird es im Mittelteil intensiver, der Hopfenanteil bleibt gleich, die Süße steigt aber. Weiterhin dunkel, etwas klebrig, grasig, vollmundig. Malziges, in Teilen schweres IPA. 5/10/11/11/6/11

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Bottle: Pours a clear deep copper orange with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted caramel malty nose with some slightly-muted floral resiny hop notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and light malty sweetness with some soft caramel and oxidation flavors with a good amount of resiny bittering hops before a slightly drier semi-sweet finish. Seems like it’s been sitting around for a few months, but still a pretty good IIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
11.2oz bottle split with mcberko. Pours a cloudy brown amber. Aroma of caramel and citrus fruit. Flavour the same with hints of peach and apricot, with a nice bitter kick at the end. Incredibly smooth and silky. Really good.


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