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

bottling
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on tap
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RATINGS: 102   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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4.2
77ships (11056) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2017
Obtained in a trade with SinH4. BBF 12/2017. 330 ml. bottle. Very dark brown to black, mocha head. Nose is sour cherry syrup, sour chocolate, sour Black Forest cake big vineous, puckering red wine, chocolate truffles. Lively carbonation. Very low balsamic vinegar, body bit thinned out, age probably more sour than nose, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar with puckering sour cherries, acidic Black Forest cake, touch too sour maybe, vinegar oak & faint roast. Quite interesting & tasty, bit too puckering but good stuff for sure maybe a bit better fresh but I doubt that it went more sour with age.

4
Camons (13338) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2017
Draught @ Mig & Ølsnedkeren. Pours hazy dark brown with a creamy tan head, lacings. Aroma of light sourness, malt, wood, light vinegar, light chocolate, tart fruit, cherries. Flavor is light sour, malt, wet wood, light vinegar, tart fruity, cherries. Medium body, soft to average carbonation, light acidic finish. 281017

4.2
minutemat (6063) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2017
330ml bottle from trade. Expected a pink cherry sour, so a surprise to see this pouring a deep russet brown! Aroma has light flanders vinegar like qualities, coming to fruition on the palate with a biting sour tang. Cherries seem a little low in the mix, but do add some welcome berry shades to a moderately sweet vinous character. Some faint earthy moments. Very decent, flavoursome dark sour.

3.7
Desverger (13004) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2017
[email protected], Copenhagen - Dark red verging black with a creamy beige head. Sour fruity with some dark cherry prominence, some unexpected cocoa notes coming in, cherry fruity finish.

3.3
Borup (15436) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2017
From tap at Taphouse. A brown coloured beer with an iff-white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, herbs, spice, dried fruit, cherries and chocolate???

4.4
onceblind (10612) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2017
Black hue under a thin foamy light tan head. Interesting nose of dark malts and bretty funk with a touch of red wine barrels and a touch of herbal red berries. Crisp pop of funk and gentle buggy sourness on the flavor with a massive yet smooth red wine barrel Stout body, more buggy wooden funk, some red wine, and a lingering herbal nuance with red wine grape sweetness and more black malts and a bit of a brettt funky finish. Delightful as, and complex.

3.5
phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2017
330 ml bottle from seeswo- thanks again, Chris! Pours a deep brown with a red hue and lots of tan yeast floaters, with a finger of beige head that settles into a bubbly ring and film. Notes of sour berries, chocolate, roast, toast, earth, tobacco, metal, and plums. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a tart, fruity, earthy, toasty mouthfeel. Does what it intends to do and is pretty good.

3.6
fonefan (51144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2017

Bottle 750ml. @ [ TTOD(U)RBSG17 - The Tenth Official Danish (Ulfborg) Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2017 ] @ fonefan - Brugmansia house, Denmark.

[ As Trois Dames Forêt Noire ].
Clear dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - roasted, wheat, dark malt, moderate yeasty, spicy, saison yeast, tart berries - think it is cherries. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acidic with a long duration, toasted - roasted, dark malt, saison yeast, spicy, tart, tart berries - think tart cherries. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20170819]
7-4-7-3-15

3.7
MrOrla (3529) - Odense C, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2017
Bottle @ TTOD(U)RBSG17. Pours hazy deep brown with a tan head. Aroma of wood - spice, fruity, dried fruits - red berries, slight note of something like cinnamon. Taste is loads of wood - tannis alike, grapey, slight vinegar, tart, with something mild sweet.

3.2
Plovmand (8624) - Grindsted, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2017
Bottle. It pours hazy dark brown with a creamy off white head. The aroma is light roasted with berry notes. Light chocolate. The flavor is sour and roasted with acidic and berry notes. Light metallic.


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