Lupulucid (168) - - JUL 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
L’Amoureuse has an interesting combination of acidity and bitterness with a touch of funk and a whiff of vinegar in the aroma. It is slightly boozy with an appealing texture.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Churchkey in D.C. Served alongside L’Amoureuse No. 1 (Blanche). Review from notes.
The beer is reddish and fairly hazy with a small head. The aroma brings grapes, funk, acidity, bread, grains. Definitely the better of the two beers. Smoother with more going on. More pronounced fruit. Tasty grape character throughout. Very enjoyable.
Jow (1663) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Rabbits Club. Nice berry tart nose. Tastes of berries, grape skins, earth, lemons, vinegar, woody, and soy sauce. Nicely carbonated. Really quite tasty. Euro night continues
Fritz123 (562) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Sybarite Pig. Pours a reddish-pink clear with slight white head. Tulip. Aroma was very light with grapes and berries. Taste was not sweet (as expected) but more dry with berries, strawberries, grapes and very light hops. Overall drinkable but not really my style of beer.
ericdevin (466) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Pizza Paradiso, Dupont Circle. Pours a medium brownish red, not much to aroma. Body kind of slippery, viscous, unimpressive, little tartness. Easy drinking, warming well hidden, barrels come in at end to give back a little credit. Good enough, and I like the inventiveness, but the style has been done much better.
CanIHave4Beers (2758) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange color with a big white head and lots of lacing on the glass.
The aroma is pleasant enough, lots of nice fruitiness... some wildflowers... not much else, but it smells pretty good.
Huh, this is an odd beer... tastes a bit like the grape juice at my grandparents house that came out of a can that you used a church key to poke the holes in so as to get the juice out, but without the sweetness. I guess it’s a pretty pleasant flavor, the nice light sourness and funky earthiness work pretty well here. The beer is mildly bitter with some peppery notes.
Weird, but strangely satisfying. Pretty good all together.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Medium white head atop hazy dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, vinous, light funk. Taste is moderately sweet, vinous/grape, light cherry. Medium body, lightly sticky.
tcane7 (1343) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Memphis Taproom. Pours amber with some off-white head. Notes of stone fruit, mild vinegar, oak, red wine, funk.
Loineshawn (3006) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. pours a hazed dirty strawberry rhubarb with a thin offwhite head. notes of strawberries, blackberries, yogurt. leather. cocoa. grapes, pinot noir. a touch of watery, somewhat vegetal, foggy dough. peculiar beer. about a 3/10 on the sour scale. decent.
Hopped_Silly (347) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy, dull, pale, amber. Surprisingly unique. Needs a moment to breath and open, then... Aromas and flavors of dry, dusty strawberries and yeasty, red grape must dominate.. Very wine like, though with more viscosity, subtle carbonation, less acid and a touch of sweetness on the mid-palate, yet I would say it's dry overall. I've never had anything like this before... The grapes used in the brewing process definitely influenced this beers profile. Surprisingly refreshing as you get into it... and dangerously easy to drink. The 8% alc is unnoticeable. I wouldn't classify this as a sour, though there is definitely a subtle tartness and wild, rustic, yeasty nuance which provides complexity against the earthy, red fruit. A very interesting, subtle, unique and balanced brew. This has "warm weather refresher" written all over it. My glass was drained before I knew it. Worth a try.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...