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Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Forêt Noire is a reddish-black ale brewed with a mixture of malts (Carafa, Special B) which give it real body and depth - a color and texture reminiscent of chocolate torte. The beer is then blended with cherry wine and fermented cherries, resulting in a dark, roasty beer balanced by the fruity tartness of cherry. A perfect after dinner drink. The beer was named after the famous Black Forest cake: a combination of chocoolate cake and candied cherry. Cheers !

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3.5
jaghana (6068) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 14, 2017
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with huge copper head and good retention and lacework. Nose is on red fruits, sour notes and wet wood. Aroma is on dark coffee, very tart and dry, redcurrant and tannic notes. Body is very acid, almost lambic like, red fruit at the finish.

3.3
madmitch76 (24806) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2017
18th May 2017
L42 Bottleshare. Thanks to Ade. Hazy deep amber beer, short lived pale tan head. Airy palate, fairly dry, decent fine carbonation. Tart fruits, cherry, edging towards sour. Light Duchesse du Bourgogne vibe. Light dry finish. Not bad.

3.9
The_Osprey (7984) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2017
May 2017 - Bottle share at One Canada Square. Big thanks to Adrian! As ’Trois Dames Forêt Noire’, 6.8%. Dark brown, hazy with a slight orange hue, foamy light brown head leaves full lacing. Aroma has lots of dried fruit – dried prunes, dried cherry, dark raisins and figs. Blend all those together and you have the smell of this beer. Body is light and a little frothy with tingly carbonation. Taste has some light red wine vinegar, sour cherry, cranberries, acidic in the finish. Enjoyable rich flavour but perhaps a touch overly acidic to make it very drinkable. Would be a good contemplation beer. (3.9)

3.6
MrTipple (4966) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2017
Dark fruits, cherries, plums, citrus fruits, dark berries, light funk, some wood. Hazy dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Heavy sour. More intense sour fruits, sour cherries, zesty citrus fruits, lemon, lime, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Beautiful aroma, very sour in palate. Bottle from Beers’n’More, Zurich, shared at Level 42 tasting.

3.7
Theydon_Bois (19494) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Bottle split at L42, thanks to Mr Tipple, 18/05/17. Rich murked up mahogany brown with a reddish glint topped with a decent beige cap. Nose is tangy berry fruit, funk, light wood must, dried fruits, prunes. Taste comprises tarte cherry, wood must, funk, dried fruits, red grape must, black forest gats for sure. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Solid stuff.

3.9
mR_fr0g (12067) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Bottle shared on Level 42 18/05/2017. Many thanks to Mr tipple for this one. A clear mahogany brown coloured pour with frorhy light tan head. Aroma is musty sour, sweet and sour, red wine grape, woody tannin, jammy fruits. Flavour is composed of super sour, bitter lemon, lacto sour, bitter grape, jammy fruits. Palate is medium bodied, sweet, super sour, highish carbonation. Dark cherry. Nice complexity.

3.7
Scopey (14723) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Bottle thanks to to Mr T. It pours hazy deep brown with a small beige head. The aroma is soft, sweet - sour, earthy, soft cherry, red berry, fruit pie and wood. The taste is crisp, dry, sour, tart, decent mouth - feel, tangy, sour cherry, strawberry, sherbet, fairly acidity and wood with a drying finish. Medium body and fine, foamy carbonation. Nice fruity sour brown.

3.8
Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Bottle shared in London - thanks to MrTipple. Pours red-brown with a frothy, tan head. Nice snout, with leathery berries, sweat, earth. Light sweet flavour with lots of tart berries, alcohol, more leather, mild earthy bitterness. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish, with plenty more sour berries, cherry, beaten leather. Solid.

3.6
WingmanWillis (327) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Bottles shared in the cloudy gods of L42. Thanks to Mr Tipple for this one. Pours red brown with a dirty head. Aroma is a little plastic, cherry and chocolate. Taste is a real punch of Sour with Cherry and a hint of chocolate. Not too bad at all.

4
Jashiu (1315) - Gdañsk, POLAND - APR 5, 2017
330ml bottle generously sent by derA as a part of European local swap, many thanks.

Cherries over dark chocolate and dark malts aroma. Taste is full of chocolate body and cherry sourness with a soft sprinkling carbonation. Some pleasant vinegar and mild funkiness in the aroma, love the fruity cherry and chocolate mix character of this beer


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