Koelschtrinker (9890) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours murky orange with a small head. Very fruity aroma of peaches, dried apricot, mango and citrusy hops. Flavour is more bitter and hoppy than the nose suggests, though the very fruity presence is still there. Mango, peaches and apricots form the body underneath some potent resinous hops, with then linger on and on. Wonderful IIPA.
Sammy (8032) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bold tasty DIPA, though pricey. A good hop selection. A tad of sourness.
wlajwl (3483) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry and hoppy with hints of pine, not really that bad, just not among the best.
Ernest (6015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie, toasted grain), moderately hoppy (apricot, resin), moderately yeasty (dough), with notes of dried mango, black tea, and alcohol.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, syrupy/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Although I’m not fond of the doughy yeast or resinous hop notes, there are plenty of other aromatic components that are attractive...overall pleasant. The flavor balance is also quite good for the style...it’s not overboard with sticky sweetness nor overly abrasive with bittering hops. Good for the style.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour with a tight white head. The aroma is lovely, soft and hoppy with notes of mango and pineapple. Some light juicy fruit and passionfruit aroma as well. Fairly rich and sweet, but it works quite well despite that.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. @ Moeder Lambic. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of herbs, flowers, citrus and caramel. Flavour of herbs, caramel, flowers and some grassy and sweet notes. Medium to full bodied. Has a floral bitterness in the end.
TBone (11752) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (BB 01/2012)
Deep amber color, small white head. American hoppy - heavy juicy hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Sticky very hoppy American hoppy flavor. Not very heavy maltyness. Some alcohol. Very much in (American) DIPA style, but not one of my favourites. Well-brewed anyway, Trois Dames is a quality brewery.