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Trois Dames la Tentation
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Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Saison
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The La Tentation blends three different kinds of fermentation. It’s a Saison recipe that is first fermented with Dupont yeasts, followed by a second fermentation with Belgian witbier yeast which has spent one year maturing in oak barrels. The final part of the fermentation comes from wild yeasts from an orchard at the foot of the Jura Mountains. The yeasts and bacteria found naturally on the skin of native Reinette Blanche apples, coupled with months of barrel aging gives the La Tentation a very refreshing acidity. This acidity is balanced by apple fruitiness and hop bitterness, which is characteristic of old-style Saison. Let yourself be tented !


Fritz123's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton. Shared with Brian. Solid pour with a hazy yellow-orange and a huge white head. Aroma was barnyard, funk, pears, apples, papaya, and hay. The taste was pears, apples, papaya, fresh hay, barnyard, horse blanket, and cheese. Great mild saison with a nice spriteness to it. Great carb, light body. Funky finish. Loved it!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2765) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2016
A golden color with a white head. Lemons, vinegar, and spices in the aroma. The flavor is citrusy and sour with some lemons, sour apples going on. Aftertaste is also sour. Overall a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4430) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a hazy yellowish/gold color. Aromas of tart fruit, bread, hint of citrus, and yeasty. Flavor is malty/citrus. Leaves a yeasty orange aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2016
At James’ for his 12k tasting. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft earthy hops on the nose, a bit of musk, apple. Medium-bodied, don’t really get red wine so much, but nice wood, a touch of apple and fruit. Wood into the finish, a touch of soft musk.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (13105) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle - pours gold white head - nose/taste of oak, funk, red wine, buckwheat and apple tart - medium body

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (5919) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with no head. Saison yeast, spice, fruit aromas. Apple, oak, fruits, light yeast Flavors.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (7663) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2015
ahh, man. why would you ever brew with apples .. . very sweet stuff, apple juice, mulled wine barrels, vanilla, and healthy cereal .. . sticky and empty finish .. pass on this .. . . let them go. you’ll stay here with me. we’ll go bowling.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1279) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 18, 2015
750ml served in a tulip glass. Pours a cloudy yellow color forming a medium to small white head with small retention and some small spotty lacings left in the glass. Smell is very fruity and sour. Strong notes of apples, apple vinegar, apricot, green grapes, oak, sweet pale grains and flowery hops. Metallic. Slightly sweet upfront that becomes quickly dry and sour. String notes of apples, apple vinegar, apricot, green grapes, oak and citrus hops. Mild hops bitterness. Metallic hints. Medium body and carbonation. Apple cider aftertaste. Excellent drinkability. Much more to a wild/sour than to a Saison. However, quite smooth and easy drinking to a Sour Ale. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (1031) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Cloudy orange color. The smell has a mild milky sourness. The taste is mildly sour and has a solid fruity apple note. The aftertaste is calm and also light milky.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (2095) - Garching, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2015
Hazy orange color with red head. Apple skin aroma, oranges, some cinnamon. Taste is Bratapfel, more apple skin, more cinnamon, but also some yoghurt body. It has some sort of a christmas feel to it. The finish is with lots of minerals. Low carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (10682) - Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2015
750ml bottle. Golden pour. This is a unique beer that is dry but spicy, with some earthy apple skin notes and fairly heavy cloviness making it a good combo in a saison.


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