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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Loosely translated as "The Brambles", Les Ronces is rooted in Southern California charm. The juicy fruit was commercially brought to life near Bruery Terreux at Knott’s farm in Buena Park, California in the early 1930s. Since their peak in popularity, the berries have become more scarce and elusive, and at the same time, an ideal cohort for our wildly traditional bière™. In Les Ronces, the boysenberries impart a reddish-purple hue to the oak-aged ale, with their sweet-tart flavor profile complementing the sour blonde base in a light jammy, puckering and refreshing fashion.

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3.6
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2017
So this has boysonberries, couldnt tell Just a sweeter blone tart ale. Some purpleish coloring to it. Much less fruit flavoring than fruect.

3.8
ben4321 (6772) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2017
750 ml bottle. Pours kinda purple with a small, fizzy head. Clean, sour fruit aroma and flavor. Nice balancing oak that comes out a bit more as it warms. Lively mouthfeel, tart close. Easy drinking.

3.7
ryanfolty (2611) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2017
April 22, 2017 - bottle from my membership. Brownish purple pour with nice head. Aroma and taste of fruit, wood and mild tartness.

4
koleminer20 (4091) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Shared with ebone1988 and Gus at Gus’ Birthday V1 and The Topaz Turns 100k Spaghettogether. 750 mL bottle from 2016. The pour is a dark ruby color with a thick white ring of head that leaves a couple spots of lace as it falls. The aroma is juicy, sour, full of berry deliciousness, and lightly tart on the back end. There is a light oak, but this smells awesome. The flavor is just as good. The beautiful boysenberry and light oak. The light funkiness is good, and well balanced. The mouth feel is nice. It’s light and crisp with a good bit of carbonation and a lingeringly tart fruitiness and a touch of oak. I’m a pretty big fan of this one.

3.8
ebone1988 (2163) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus for Gus’ Birthday Part One and the Topaz Turns 100k Spahettogether. Aroma is sweet, boysenberry, tart, sour, berries, sugar, funk. Appearance is dark red, light pink head, somewhat clear. Taste is sugary, boysenberry, tart, sour, funky, funk. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, tart sugar covered berry aftertaste. Overall, it’s nice.

3.9
dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 13, 2017
Pinkish brown and clear, big wafting tart aroma of raspberry jam. Very tart and puckering, but fruity and sweet. Really nicely balanced

4
JaBier (8307) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Bottle. Clear red pour with a medium pink head. Aroma of malt, sourness and boysenberry. Malty flavor with boysenberry before a sour finish.

4.2
KansaiBeerLvrs (5388) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 20, 2016
Beautiful deep purple-red color with a big jammy yoghurt berry aroma. Dry barrel puckering matched by ulta berry tartness. I really liked this beer and was pleasantly surprised by it.

4
KyotoLefty (10721) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 20, 2016
750 ml bottle. Gorgeous maroon color with lace. Nose is raspberries and a bit of yogurt / cream. Great tartness, lovely fruit, bit of woodiness from the seeds as wel las the barrels. Great balance of tartness and sweetness.

3.9
ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2016
2016 750mL bottle shared on 10/15/16.
Huge head, per usual from the Bruery (go sugar!) is a violet-flecked beige and tops a dark auburn-magenta body with good clarity.
Fruity nose shows very boisterous berries that are seemingly nicely attenuated. Very light oak/wood character in the nose adds a bit of complexity and the malt underneath provides moderate honey. Soft brett tones show lime, pepper and touches of floral character. No alcohol is noted. The boysenberries are rich yet integrated which is surprising given the relative youth of this beer. Seems it was barreled for a good amount of time, as it seems far more "even" shall we say, than most Bruery beers.
Tart and acidic yet nicely balanced by honey-vanilla-like malts, the texture takes on an oily-to-malty feel with tight, ample carbonation and lip-smacking sourness on the finish. Juicy berries really do delight and are very well done here. Good balance all around and no alcohol or flaw. Reminds me of a slightly more mild/even Sour in the Rye, in some ways.


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